Huffington Post Jim Vigmond, a Toronto Maple Leafs fan, reportedly paid $5,300 for a team toilet from the old Maple Leaf Gardens, ESPN reports.The arena housed the NHL team from 1931 to 1999, and the toilet occupied one of the stalls in the home team’s locker room. “I just thought … what a rare piece and just think of all of the people that have spent time contemplating in that dressing room what lies ahead of them,” Vigmond told the Toronto Star.
I used to be a big fan of sports memorabilia when I was a kid, but as I grew older I totally lost interest, except for a few items from the New York Giants Super Bowl victories.
There is no way I would spend $5,300 bucks on a game used toilet, then sit on it thinking “I wonder if this is where David Tyree took his pre-helmet catch shit before the Super Bowl…was it a good shit or did he eat Mexican food the night before?”
So what sports memorabilia item would I actually spend big money on? Maybe the beer mug that former Yankees pitcher David Wells got sauced out of the night before he threw his hungover perfect game? I would pay a pretty penny for that, I feel like amazing things would happen each and every night after I got drunk out of that mug, but this item probably doesn’t exist because Wells was probably drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon cans.