Celebrity Auctions Star Autographs on Ebay
January 21, 2003
And...we’re off. The auctioning of t-shirts on the Ebay website, which starts today and runs through January 30, features a wide range of willing participants, from “Frasier’s” Kelsey Grammar to “Seinfeld’s” Jason Alexander. Some celebs got creative: Kevin Bacon, Rhea Perlman and Jay Leno drew caricatures of themselves, Susan Lucci sketched a map of “All My Children” houses, and Jackie Chan stamped his own handprints in sparkling paint.
So far, the hottest t-shirt -- in early stages of auctioneering -- belongs to George Clooney, whose monikered tee has received 11 bids and is going for $26. The cast of “Friends” is close behind, with 9 bids raising the stakes to $17. Alas, Dustin Hoffman’s contribution is getting a slow warm-up with just one $1 bid. To check out the offerings, go to Ebay.com then scroll to 'Charity' and then click 'Celebrity T-Shirts.' In return for their scrawl, the stars get to denote a charity-of-choice, which will not only receive the proceeds from the sale of each shirt but also a Celebrity cruise-of-choice that they can themselves auction off as a fund-raiser. Meanwhile, Celebrity plans to stock its onboard stores with the unsigned Celebrity t-shirts; look for them to go on sale later this winter/early spring.