Hey RD, I just got back from the local community yard sales. Forgetting it was today, I headed out after being awake for 18 hours and set about to snag some Monkees VHS tapes, Gameboys without battery cases and whatever else interesting things I could find. Early in, I ran across a sweet old lady selling off some odds and ends from her kitchen. Everything was neatly arranged and priced in her stand, with the sole exception of pricing on one thing...
Yes. A WWF Officially Licensed Stone Cold Cookie Jar in NEAR MINT condition. I immediately giggled at the thought of buying it for the sheer purpose of getting it inducted to the site, but was worried she'd be a SMART MARK and know it was worth it's weight in ebay gold. I decided I'd go as high as one dollar, which oddly enough was what she said she'd sell it for.
If you notice, the sculpter did an amazing job. Not only did he strategically place Austin's hands to make the vest look in place and not hanging about willy nilly to the sides... he also took the "The Texas Rattlesnake" moniker literally by giving Austin what appear to be reptilian eyes.
I decided on my way home that if this cuisine art surived my borderline comatose state and the two shopping bags it was placed (no newspaper), that I'd to give up this treasure to a good friend. He's a big Stone Cold mark, and oddly enough, my only friend who still regularly watches wrestling after WCW ended and they butchered the Invasion. You see, I never got him a wedding gift when he tied the knot around two years ago and I'd like to think this is a gift that everyone in his family could enjoy. A true conversation piece and possibly a heirloom in the making.
Oh, and one more photo...
Stone Cold Cookie Jar gives you two thumbs up (well as much as they go). Still, it's better than his usual hand gesture of two middle Vienna Fingers.
I know you're thinking, with such a booming economy you have an endless supply of $200.00 bills floating around to buy such a gem. But you better hurry kids, cause TNAWrestling.com lists this with a MSRP of 299.99 the price will be going back up any day now.
Last Edit: May 21, 2009 15:21:30 GMT -5 by mrfujiwara
Post by Raging_Demons on Jul 9, 2009 12:35:39 GMT -5
Was at Toys R' Us recently. How about the WWE "Classic" figures of The Rock N' Roll Express?
First of all Robert Gibson looks cross-eyed in his action figure. And Deal was always complaining for year for a crown for his King Haku figure. How about a glass eye for Ricky Morton? Didn't find one in there.
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By far some of the strangest things I've ever seen made by WCW, and that's saying A LOT.
If they only made a Kimberly Page one, Blade would be a happy camper.
Oh, and I did some yardsale-ing today and picked this up for a quarter...
It's copyright 1996 by TitanSports, Inc. and I know in '96-'97 WWF and AOL worked together, but it's just a bit weird to see today considering how AOL merged with Time Warner, then shut WCW down and sold them to Vince. I'm not even sure if these were sold or just given away and I note they're probably less WrestleCrap and more Weird World of Wrestling.
Oh and oddly enough, I received a "sign" before purchasing this... as I was heading to the sale, I passed a kid wearing a Batista t-shirt.
Bill S. Preston, Esq. Blames Everything On Snitsky. Yes, Even THAT.
HHH looks like Million Dollar Man and Duggan somehow had a baby. Also, RVD looks EXTREMEly stoned (although with the direction of his eyes, maybe he was just booking sheets after his drug bust). Oh, and I wonder if HBK comes with a bald spot?