I was trying to decide what to blog about today. I had heard that Zsa Zsa Gabor had a huge auction going on. That wacky guy she was married to was selling off a lot of her stuff. Yet I don’t think there’s enough interesting in her. The late actress hasn’t been relevant in decades. And the last time she made the news was for slapping a cop [side note: if you can ever find the segment she did on Letterman where they go to various fast food places, watch it]. The auction almost made a million bucks, and I was shocked to see a necklace went for $20,000. It said “Dah-ling” and was all in diamonds.
There was also an incredibly awful portrait she had drawn. Perhaps autograph collectors would’ve liked the passport/ID that she signed, but again, not sure who would be interested in anything of hers if it were expensive.
There was another auction that had a Mickey Mantle Topps rookie card that went for over $2 million. It was the second highest amount paid for a card. Yikes. I thought only Honus Wagner tobacco cards fetched that much.
Instead, I thought I’d blog about the Stan Lee craziness that’s going on. He’s being sued by a nurse, I believe for sexual harassment. He’s also suing his former manager for $1.5 million dollars, claiming he wrote checks forging his name. But what I found so bizarre is that he’s claiming his manager, on a few different occasions, had blood drawn from him by a nurse. He then went and tried to sell that blood at a memorabilia convention of some kind in Las Vegas. Now how bizarre is that?
Previously, the only thing I heard about blood when it came to collectibles, is a KISS comic book, that used the various band members real blood in the printing. I’m not sure how many of those issues had the bands blood, but that seemed kind of cool. I’m not sure who would pony up for Stan Lee blood. I mean, he’s the creator of Spider-Man. He isn’t Spider-Man. Now, if you could have blood from Spider-Man, that was mixed with that radioactive spider...that would be something. You could possibly inject yourself, and go off and fight crime. Maybe you could use the DNA to clone him. Who knows, the possibilities are endless. Also, how would you ever prove it was really blood from Stan Lee? Let’s say he has a common blood type like O+. That would still prove nothing. But, you can’t put anything by the comic book fans. Trust me, I live here in San Diego, where ComicCon takes place each year. I’ve seen Stan Lee get swarmed by folks. I was even at a small panel he attended, and he had to be rushed out for some medical emergency. It never occured to me that...while going in an ambulance to the hospital, those emergency responders might have been up to no good.