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More Phelps in a Box

This is a follow up to a post I made a couple of weeks ago: "Delicious Irony in a Box"


"Just one more hit, coach. I promise."

It seems I'm not the only person finding ex-Kellogg/Phelps material out in the real world. However, while my roommate and I enjoyed our delicious Kellogg munchies, others are trying to make a profit off of it.

"It seems the interest in mega-Olympian Michael Phelps is not waning, despite the negative press he's had lately.

The flub that got him dropped as a product spokesman for Kellogg's landed him on eBay.

After a picture of Phelps smoking marijuana from a bong came out, the company decided they didn't want him representing them. Problem was, they had already printed cereal boxes bearing the all-time winningest Olympian's face.

Tons of the cereal was donated to The San Francisco Food Bank but some of the boxes are also now being sold on eBay.

A search of "Michael Phelps" on eBay turns up at least 10 results. The cereal boxes feature the athlete's face on Kellogg's Corn Flakes and Frosted Flakes.

At last check just before noon Thursday, bids ranged from $7 to $19.99.

Phelps has won 14 career Olympic gold medals, the most by any Olympian."


Source: NBC Bay Area News

I don't see how anyone could ever want to pay so much for a box of cereal, or how these people could actually think they will make a decent profit off of it. You never know though, people buy the craziest things from ebay.

Would you waste money on this if you were a Phelps fan?

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