eBay has given us many things. Instant access to hundreds of thousands of items, 24/7. Competition in the marketplace. The ability to sell our stuff and make some cash inside of a week.
But one of the best gifts the auction giant has given us–for free–is a never-ending supply of sports memorabilia that is…well…a little different.
One such item defies the edict that we treat our game memorabilia with the care of a museum curator. It pre-dates the ‘everything has value’ philosophy that’s present because of places like eBay.
So, what would you do with a bunch of Boston Bruins ticket stubs from the Bobby Orr era? If you’re a guy from Arlington, Massachusetts there is no doubt.
Not just any hat. A wide-brimmed, stub-coated, vintage NHL sombrero.
Years later, you put it on eBay because…hundreds of Boston Garden stubs have to be worth that much, don’t they?
For someone able to extract the stubs from whatever is holding them together, there might be some valuable playoff and milestone stubs hidden in that chapeau. The seller has been waiting a week for bids but as of Thursday night, there were no takers for the stub hat, which is surely one of a kind, if nothing else.
Check out the auction here.