Thursday, February 15, 2007

NASA MICHAEL COLLINS Apollo 11 Astronaut Signed Photo

For $7.50, you too can be the proud owner of Michael Collins' autographed photo (item #200077757655).

First, a little background on Michael Collins. Currently a resident of the Outer Banks, NC area, he is known for his contributions to space travel, taking part in manned missions such as Gemini 10 and Apollo 11, working with the greats such as Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong.

But, while I do have an appreciation for modern American history, especially with the advancements in scientific discovery, something about this auction seems...kinda, I dunno, cheesy.

Like, the fact that the main selling point of this auction is that it's "NOT SOME CHEAP HOME COMPUTER PRINT OUT ONTO COMPUTER PAPER."

I guess, that when the seller has very little to go on, and the item isn't actually authentic (because if it were, it'd probably be going for several dozen times the price), he's gotta do what he's gotta do.

Somehow, I fail to see how the Astronomy enthusiast in your life would be greatly appreciative with a gift such as this. Certainly, NASA has plenty of licensed products that would probably fit the bill a lot better?

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