Ontario Lawyer Buys Toilet from Maple Leaf Gardens for $5,300 (Pics)
How much would you pay for a toilet from the home locker room of your favorite sports team’s historic venue?
It’s a hard question to answer, isn’t it? I mean, for the most part, we really don’t know what the going rate for such a unique piece of sports memorabilia would be.
However, recently one Toronto Maple Leafs fan named Jim Vigmond found out how much he’d be willing to pay. Because he paid it: $5,300.
The Maple Leafs’ long-abandoned home, Maple Leaf Gardens, was recently converted into a Loblaws supermarket and a considerably smaller sports complex for Toronto’s Ryerson University. So the Leafs finally got around to cleaning out every last piece of memorabilia they could, right down to the toilets in the home dressing room. Then they put the items up for auction.
Speaking about his unique new acquisition, Vigmond, who is a lawyer, said his friends “thought I had money to burn, and surely there was something that I could have better spent my money on.”
Vigmond then said that he plans to put the porcelain throne in his sports memorabilia room and sit on it while watching Leafs games, smoking Cuban cigars and sipping single-malt scotch.
Rich people. God love ’em.
Anyway, when you think about it, it’s quite appropriate that an avid Leafs fan would buy a toilet, seeing as how the team has been flushing the fans’ hard-earned money down one for years now.