If you were in the market for one of these, you’re out of luck. A 3-foot Joe Paterno bobblehead recently sold for $2,995.00 on eBay (that’s about $1,000 a foot)! And I don’t know which is worse, the seller for taking advantage of JoePa’s death or the buyer for being that … big of a fan.
The description begins by saying,
Up for bid is something so special I don’t even know if I should be putting it up! This is a Limited Edition Joe Paterno 3 Foot High Penn State Bobblehead! (YES…. I said it correctly, 3 FEET HIGH!!!) There were only 500 of these made and I have #113 out of 500. Joseph Vincent Paterno, 409 Wins! My hero, a true legend in every sense of the word! Screw the media and the haters! One reason I am selling it is that I just discovered family in Norway and I have never been there. It has always been my dream to go there so if Joe Paterno can help me get there, it’s just one more accomplishment I will tack on to his legacy. Long Live Joe Paterno’s Legacy…. “Success with honor!”
And then goes on to state,
NOBODY…. I repeat NOBODY has one of these available!!!
This is an extremely RARE item and I haven’t seen one like it since I bought it. There may be more out there but nobody is selling one! NOBODY!!!
Well, except for those 499 other people who own one (and the other person who has just listed #143 of 500 up for auction on eBay now!). Call me crazy, but I’m with Busted Coverage, “Open a library in rural Pa. or something useful.”