The world has too much money, and people are willing to spend crazy amounts of it on the weirdest things. This is highlighted in the most extravagant manner by the online sale listing of jarred sand from the location where Tom Brady filmed his retirement video a week ago.
The item is being sold in an eBay listing that set the bidding to start at $677, in reference to the number of touchdowns that Brady threw in his career. Here is the explanation of the exact item that is being auctioned, according to the listing:
“Bid for 1 of 2 samples taken from Tom Brady’s exact retirement spot on February 1st 2023.
Only 2 samples taken on the day of retirement just hours after his video was posted online. Proof in photos.
You will be receiving an 8oz mason jar bottled with the exact sand the GOAT Tom Brady made his retirement video on.”
You might think, ‘who on Earth would pay $677 dollars for sand?’ If that’s the case, you’d be even more amazed to see that the current bid, at the time of writing this article, is $99,900! For a bottle of sand!!!
The sand does come with video proof that it is truly from the spot that the “GOAT” retired from, and comes with the added benefit of the cheapest shipping cost that the seller could procure.
This massive bid comes just days after the 7 time Super Bowl winning quarterback announced his retirement via Twitter video, saying:
“I’m retiring — for good. I know the process was a pretty big deal last time. So, when I woke up this morning, I figured I’d just press record and let you guys know first. So, I won’t be long-winded. You only get one super emotional retirement essay and I used mine up last year.”
This video even prompted a response from Gisele, who split after a long marriage with Brady at the start of this NFL season. Brady also spent some time reflecting on his children recently, posting General Douglas MacArthur’s prayer about his son, which reads in part:
“Build me a son whose heart will be clean, whose goal will be high, a son who will master himself before he seeks to master other men, one who will reach into the future, yet never forget the past.”
Brady already has his post-playing career lined up, after inking a massive contract to be an NFL analyst for the next decade, according to ESPN, who said:
“Brady can immediately begin working as an analyst for Fox Sports, which signed him to a 10-year, $375 million contract this past summer. He also launched a Brady brand clothing line one year ago, has a successful health and wellness brand called TB12 Sports and founded his own production company, 199 Productions.”
Whatever happens in the next arc of Brady’s career, it is obvious that he will be remembered fondly by NFL fans. If it wasn’t clear before, it certainly is now after his mere presence turned sand into a precious commodity.
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