Cubs Scout Puts World Series Ring Up For Auction
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"At least one individual associated with the Chicago Cubs doesn't appear to be the sentimental type. The person is selling an official 2016 World Series ring commemorating the Cubs' historic championship last season, ending their 108-year drought.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports Sunday that the ring, with its 214 diamonds, is listed by Leland's Auctions. It says the seller is a scout but doesn't include a name.
Bidding starts at around $2,000. It'll go higher. Appraisers estimate its value at more than $50,000.
There's at least a theoretical chance the seller will get much less. When the Cubs gave rings to select nonplayers, they sought to dissuade secondary-market sales and reserved rights to buy them back under certain circumstances.
The amount they said they could pay was a single dollar."
Sounds like someone has a major debt to pay. Millions of people would kill (including myself) to own this historic jewel. How dare this scout try to make a quick $100,000?
In all seriousness, good for this person. Scouts don't make a whole lot of cash, and their quality of life isn't that great even though their job is basically to watch baseball for a living.
If I hadn't grown up a die-hard Cubs fan, I'd be all about the money too. Sure, the ring would be a cool story and nice to look at twice a month on display in your basement, but if you're strictly an employee just trying to make a living, why not try to stash some extra cash?