Barry Sanders autographed Silverdome urinal up for auction

If you are looking for the perfect gift for Father’s Day, look no further.

Apparently a gentleman is auctioning off the only autographed Barry Sanders urinal known to mankind. The auction itself is being held on EBAY and can be seen by clicking here. The starting bid was listed at $500.

Here is the item description directly from EBAY. The chronology of the entire thing is worth the read.

I’m auctioning off a truly one of a kind piece of Detroit sports history.  

 
This is a urinal from the home team locker room of the Pontiac Silverdome where the Detroit Lions played from 1975 to 2001.  The Silverdome was home to Barry Sanders who is arguably the greatest NFL football player of all time.  What makes this urinal unique is that it has been signed by Barry Sanders himself with a certificate of authenticity
 
Chronology: 
Early 2014 – The Pontiac Silverdome & RJM Auctions announced an asset auction of the Pontiac Silverdome 
3-21-14 – Barry Sanders tweets “FYI – I am not signing urinals…” 
3-21-14 – Barry’s comment goes viral and several articles were written stating no collector would be able to obtain a Silverdome urinal with Barry’s autograph (see pictures) 
6-19-14 – I won a bid, paying $23.00 for the contents of the home team locker room “2 urinals, 2 sinks, 3 showers, toilet (I didn’t take the toilets), 2 stall partitions in bathroom & shower area (Home Team Locker Room)” See pictures for the lot and invoice from my bid. 
6-24-14 – I picked up the items from the Silverdome.  I was fortunate enough to be able to walk into the decaying Silverdome and into the locker rooms to see the items being removed.  I have included pictures I took of the field, my truck in the tunnel, inside the locker rooms, and my truck with the contents in it. 
9-20-14– Barry Sanders held a public signing event with Detroit City Sports at Lakeside Mall in Sterling Heights MI.  Already having Barry’s autograph on a jersey, football, and hat, I did the logical thing and decided to attach the urinal to a dolly and see if he would sign it. I was quite nervous wheeling in the urinal (which I had bleached and power washed multiple times) to ask my childhood idol to sign it.  After a long wait, I reached the table with Barry and I uncovered the urinal telling him it was from his old locker room.  He responded “Are you for real?”. I said “Yes, will you sign it?”.  Barry said “I refuse” and after a short pause he laughed and said “no problem, where should I sign”.  While signing and taking pictures, a man with Barry (I assume his agent) laughed and said “Hey Barry, last time you saw that thing you were taking a p*** in it”. Barry was extremely nice about it and it was a great experience. 
 
I’m very confident that this is the only Barry Sanders autographed urinal in existence not to mention it’s from the Home Team Locker Room at the Silverdome.  I was shocked that Barry actually signed considering his public statement saying he would never sign a urinal.  Who knows if he will ever do it again and more importantly  I own the other urinal from the home team locker room and don’t plan on taking it to Barry or selling it.  
 
I have a large collection of Detroit Lions memorabilia and I want to let this piece go to make room for other things. 
 
The winning bid will receive: 
Autographed Barry Sanders Home Team Locker Room Urinal 
Certificate of Authenticity 
Invoice, receipt, and auction listing showing proof of the urinal purchase 
Digital Pictures of the removal of the urinals at the Silverdome and pictures with Barry Signing the urinal (I have additional pictures that I didn’t post). 
 
If you have any questions or want more details, please feel free to ask.