When it comes to sports memorabilia, we’ve seen people sell and collect game-worn jerseys, cleats, or even the traditional sweatband here and there. But eBay recently listed an auction for… (wait for it) … a piece of used chewing gum. This wasn’t any ordinary piece of gum, though. It was Sir Alex Ferguson’s last piece as manager of Manchester United.
The listing stated:
“Used chewing gum: RARE. Recovered from The Hawthorns. Clear Perspex/wooden case. Unofficial merchandise, rumored to belong to Sir Alex. After 1,500 games of intense chewing as manager of Man Utd, here lies Fergie’s last piece of chewing gum. All proceeds go to the MU Foundation charity.”
Did it sell? Yes, and at a price of nearly $640,000 it might just be the most expensive piece of gum ever bought. I could imagine the lucky winner of Fergie’s gum inviting friends to their house and showing off this masterpiece. Heck, maybe I should start scraping off the bottom of my desks and start selling. Cheers to the MU Foundation charity for racking up $640,000. No one ever pays me in gum.