Monday, September 03, 2007

eBay: George Washington's Hair

Unbelievable. First there was the Mother Teresa autographed Allen & Ginter card that sold for $10,099.99. Now we have a strand of hair belonging to former President George Washington on a Allen & Ginter card available for sale on eBay right now. It currently is at an incredible price of $8,300.00 as of Monday morning.
The hair is said to have been originally obtained from Martha Washington's side of the family and passed through generations. It was acquired by Topps via the collection of noted hair and autograph collector John Reznikoff. It may sound strange, but collecting hair from famous people was fairly common in the 18th and 19th centuries.
UPDATE: Apparently the original auction was pulled for not complying to some unknown eBay rule. Have no fear though, it has returned. Check out the new auction here.

eBay Auction: Geo. Washington Hair:
Hat Tip: SCD:

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