eBay listings come in all shapes, sizes and degrees of crazy, but nothing quite beats this. Looking for that very special gift for the LeBron James fan in your family? Or perhaps you’re LeBron himself, and have forgotten several of your high school accomplishments. Well, you’re in luck. One very special fan has been scrapbooking LeBron’s every move, and the result is now available on eBay for the very, very reasonable price of …
… $250,000. This man, who is obviously not at all clinically insane, has compiled eight scrapbooks containing a total of 535 laminated pages of articles on LeBron James, most clipped from the AKRON BEACON JOURNAL. And there’s a few ticket stubs, and a couple of autographs, one from former Michigan coach Tommy Amaker! So act now, before this historic collection is snapped up.
To truly appreciate this collection however, you must hear about it in the seller’s own words:
I learned of LeBron’s situation with his father. I though to myself, “If I was LeBron’s father I would make a scrapbook of his games so I could remember his game playing days.” Little did I know when I started this collection it would end up being what it is.
Scrapbook #4 — Approx 94 laminated pages of LeBron’s senior basketball season — all from the Akron Beacon-Journal. Articles covering games, the Hummer story, Deon Saunders, just to mention a few of the stories.
Scrapbook #1 — 31 laminated pages with newspaper clippings, ticket stubs, internet articles, and one green season ticket stub with LeBron’s autograph (top right hand picture — he was a junior). These are from his sophmore and junior seasons. There is also an email I sent to the Akron Beacon Journal wanting to know why they weren’t covering LeBron any better than they were.
Of course the big mystery is, why is the guy selling his most prized possessions? Perhaps he was disillusioned over the whole Nike confiscating-the-dunk-tapes thing. Or, most likely, he needs a big payday to finance his next project: The Allonzo Trier scrapbook collection.
Thanks to STEADY BURN, who invokes the movie “Swim Fan.” Good call.