Something just doesn't smell right about it. I don't know, I certainly would not bid on it even if I did have the money.
"I'm going to fill a dark awful basement with radioactive cockroaches. Yep. Big nasty ones like skateboards on legs, that go click-click-click when they walk. And maybe poisonous. I'm going to starve them for a week.
Then I'm going to catch all the coercive priss-spigots in the world, the ones that want to ban second-hand smoke and dwarf-tossing and beer. I'll smear the rascals with bacon fat, so the roaches won't know what they're eating, as otherwise they might not.
Then I'm going to toss all those greased busybodies into the basement. And whoop. And dance. Ha." - Fred Reed
It's very impressive looking. I would want to have a bit more corroboration for it before I would part with that kind of dough, but if it is what it claims to be that thing would be amazing to have. Of course I'll be skeptical if tomorrow he starts dropping 1906 T-206 or 1933 Goudey "uncut sheets" next on Ebay ;)
Hasn't it been continuously documented that Soriano has made zero effort to make himself a better second baseman? I realize that some guys are just born with an uncanny/insane natural ability in the field, at bat, or both.