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Watered-Down Memorabilia: For $40, Melted Ice From Penguins’ Old Arena Can Be Yours

Who are the memorabilia wizards who came up with this one? By all appearances, it sure looks like some savvy ones, because for $39.99 (plus $5.99 shipping and handling) at shopNHL.com, you too can order a bottle containing water which was once the ice sheet from the old skating grounds of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Mellon Arena. Making the bottle of dirty water even more valuable is that it derived from the ice surface from the very last game at The Igloo, a May 12th game against the Montreal Canadiens,  a heartbreaking 4-3 home loss to the Habs in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, a stunner which prematurely eliminated the Penguins from the postseason.

But now that the Penguins have moved into their new digs this season, the brand-spanking new Consol Energy Center, all the miscellaneous crap from the old arena is now obviously a valuable commodity to memorabilia enthusiasts with money to burn. Can you imagine how much other, for all intents and purposes, useless junk from Mellon could be sold for if they can get away with charging $40 for a little bottle of nasty brown water? The mind boggles. If only they could somehow figure out a way to extract and bottle Sidney Crosby’s irritating petulance. Now that, my friends, is a product which would most certainly move quickly, if only for the sole purpose of cleaning out Crosby’s seemingly unlimited reserve of the stuff.

[H/T Mondesi’s House]