The whole “Toomer’s For Tuscaloosa” thing just got kind of literal. Or (even more) ironic. Or something.
An Auburn fan who grabbed two yards of celebratory toilet paper from Toomer’s Corner the day after Auburn won the BCS national championship is now selling the souvenir to raise money for disaster relief efforts in Tuscaloosa.
From an eBay auction listed Friday afternoon by eBay user RugerBrian:
THIS IS A SECTION OF TOILET PAPER RETRIEVED FROM TOOMER’S CORNER
ON JANUARY 11, 2011 FROM DOWNTOWN AUBURN, ALABAMA.
I CAN PROVIDE A PHOTO OF MYSELF AND COWORKERS WHO WERE THERE ON THAT DAY TO PROVE AUTHENTICITY
AS WELL AS 2 VIDEO FILES (UPON REQUEST).
PEOPLE NORMALLY SELL THIS BY THE SQUARE BUT I AM SELLING MY ENTIRE SECTION (APPROX 2 YARDS)
GREAT FOR COLLECTORS OR FOR RESALE.
I HAVE FRIENDS WHO HAVE MADE PIECES INTO CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS AND OTHER COLLECTIBLES.
90% OF THE FINAL SELLING PRICE WILL BE DONATED TOWARD THE TUSCALOOSA TORNADO VICTIMS RECOVERY EFFORT
and 10% WILL GO TO THE AMERICAN RED CROSS
I WILL SEND A RECORD OF THIS TO THE WINNING BIDDER ONCE PAYMENT IS COLLECTED THROUGH PAYPAL.
The concept is nothing new — Auburn fans were trying to turn Toomer’s relics from January 10 into quick cash on January 11; This particular souvenir scouting mission will hopefully result in something a little nobler.
The starting bid on the toilet paper is $.01. The auction ends Sunday.
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