I understood when people bought sections of the parque floor the Boston Celtics played on. I've seen parts of the floor the Bruins played on, signed by John Wooden and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (side note: wonder if anyone asked the big fella to sign Lew Alcindor while he was Kareem. I know Ali would sometimes sign as Cassius Clay after the name change).
Anywhoooo....I just saw that the wooden coffin Lee Harvey Oswald was buried in will be auctioned. And the wackos at the auction house (no offense D. Sanders) think they'll get $100,000 for it. My guess -- nobody will bid over $1,000.
Sure, it's a piece of U.S. history, but the thing is in bad shape, and nobody probably cares. I know, I know...you're thinkin about the casino that bought the piece of toast with the Virgin Mary burned into it; but I think people flock to see religious things like that. People aren't dying to see morbid memorabilia (oh yeah, that pun was intended).
Texas mortuary owner Allen Baumgardner (come on...is that his real name?) got the modest coffin after it was exhumed in 1981 amid conspiracy theories that Oswald wasn't in it. Oswald was then reburied in another coffin. Hell, why not auction off Lee? His skeleton might've garnered a pretty penny.
This big slab of wood is water damaged after its 17 years at six feet under, so...it won't look as nice in the den next to the other memorabilia you got in the trophy case.