The Friday after Thanksgiving is often referred to as “Black Friday,” or the day that women across America go nuts, spend absurd amounts of money on perceived good deals, and traditionally help bring the retailers into the black for the year. Looking to piggyback on this, MLB will unleash a slew of 2007 postseason memorabilia to its auction page on Friday.
The auction has all the things you’re used to seeing: autographed bases, balls and uniforms. But then there’s something quite peculiar as well. They’re auctioning one of the cans of bug spray used in the Yankees dugout during game 2 of the ALDS. So says the press release:
Remember Joba Chamberlain trying to deal with those pests on the mound? This figures to be a huge conversation piece, and probably not something you want to spray on that next camping trip.Yeah, you probably wouldn't want to take it on your next camping trip, as whatever the Yankees used sure didn't work. You’ve got to wonder who will buy this? Certainly not Yankees fans. Indian supporters might be interested, but it wasn’t even used by their team. And their ALCS collapse might want to make them forget the post season after all. And let's say you did buy it. Just what would you do with it?
Memorabilia can be a great thing to collect, and way to relive the memories. There’s lot of stuff I’d like, that’s for sure. But a used can of bug spray? That seems like an incredible stretch. In fact, it seems like a second cousin to dumpster diving. Any over/under suggestions on its final price?