Now that Lance is being strong armed into owning up to his lies memorabilia collectors are not paying so high a price. The latest EBay signed copy sale of “It’s Not About the Bike” was for $49.99. Signed jerseys have taken a bigger hit, now selling for around $500. Notoriety pays still but its not so much as the stuff of legend.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Lance Losing Luster
When Lance Armstrong was racing, I came into a signed copy of Lance’s book “It’s Not About the Bike” courtesy of my postal employment. Having no sentimental connection to the book or its authors, I put it out for auction on Ebay, where the tome was bid up to $125 by a bloke from Australia. At the same time my big boss, by virtue of his position in the hierarchy, was awarded a signed yellow Tour de France Yellow Jersey. I told him the signed jerseys were going for $3,000 on up on Ebay, and volunteered to list the souvenir, leveraging the auction with my thousands of positive feedbacks and 100 percent seller rating. He politely declined.