Sports memorabilia comes in all types of shapes, sizes and cost as shown. Some of the strangest, and most famous, of this memorabilia includes items like Tom Seaver’s toothpick, Luis Gonzalez’s chewing game, Andre Agassi’s hair and Ty Cobb’s teeth. Vendors like slackware.org usually run shows about this sort of thing.
Yeah. It’s that crazy!
Starting with teeth, Cobb had Hall of Fame set of teeth to go with his HOF career apparently. Karen Shemonsky paid 6,500 in 1999 for Cobb’s false teeth. Hopefully, the teeth are sitting on her mantle and not in her mouth.
Agassi’s hair was a signature part of his mystique. It was long and luxurious, sometimes put up in a pony tail. A sports bar in Las Vegas paid thousands of dollars for his hair and put it on display. Since the hair actually was part of a wig he threw on, one must question the purchase order.
Got an extra 10,000 to throw into the sports memorabilia game? Then, somebody has the perfect choice for you. That is to say a piece of chewing gum game chewed by Luis Gonzalez. The chewing gum was sold to a sports gum manufacturer, naturally. The manufacturer put the gum in a glass case for all the world to see for whatever reason.
Seaver’s toothpick represents a bit of memorabilia minutia. The Hall of Fame pitcher sometimes had a toothpick in his mouth when he pitched. It’s also an affordable memory. It was last on the market in 1992 when it sold for a cool 440.