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Today in Mets eBay Superlatives: Selling ad space

Sometimes eBay's depths can be plumbed for spectacular treasures; other times, for some of the most ridiculous objects available. Here we're mostly interested in the latter. Today, an advertisement (for some reason).

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In my relatively short and somewhat intermittent time finding eBay sales to lampoon here, I've come across some real crap. There's a lot being sold that's awful and completely worthless - but somehow, even when something outright sucks, there's a thread of use to it. I can see where, if it wasn't horrible, I might want to have it - that is, there's a major flaw that, if corrected, would make the item attractive to someone.

Today's entry is the exception.

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I know exactly what this is, as it's an ad that I'm pretty sure I've seen before, in Sports Illustrated or something similar. What I don't get is why anyone would want it. It has a picture of a David Wright card, but that's not enough to convince me to buy a page ripped out of a magazine. Even that itself isn't that notable; it's not like David Wright is a particularly obscure player. I suppose it's maybe worth something for the FREE CODE to Topps Town, but since I haven't the faintest idea what the hell Topps Town is, that's not a great selling point. Also I can see the code clearly, so...there is literally no reason to buy this.

It's not signed. There's no contest to meet David Wright or anything like that. The ad isn't a Being John Malkovich-style portal into Wright's head, or anything. It's going for $5.99 right now, so I guess if you want to drop six bucks on whatever this is supposed to be you should act now, because there are no bids on it. Which is a real shock.