Someone in Georgia just made off with a bunch of Terrell Owens’ awesome NFL memorabilia … snatching up the Hall of Famer’s storage unit at an auction … and now TO is scrambling to get it back. TMZ Sports had learned Items in Owens’ old storage unit in Atlanta were auctioned off after he stopped making payments to the company.
There was some really cool stuff, from a custom bust of TO, old playbooks, autographed helmets, cleats, and even a copy of an NDA that we’re assuming the NFLer gave to people at parties.
You never really know when you will strike gold with a self-storage auction.
Consider, for instance, Marc Smith, president of Florida-based Personal Mini Storage. Several years ago, one of his facilities was auctioning off a handful of units, and one of the bidders struck gold with a decidedly unusual find.
“The unit’s tenant just fell off the face of the earth and stopped paying. And when the winning bidder looked inside, there were dozens of boxes labeled ‘Latex Examination Gloves,’” Smith said. “The guy who bought that unit paid like $100 for it. But then he wound up selling the gloves to various places like hospitals and fire departments for almost $20,000.”
Hunting for treasure in a self-storage auction can be a rewarding adventure if you are patient and know what to look for.