A 43-year-old man who has kept a snowball in his freezer for ten long years and even brought it with him when he moved to a new home is now selling his ‘precious’ on eBay.
Lee Thackaberry kept the snowball in a freezer bag as a souvenir from a drunken snowball fight ten years ago.
But he decided to sell his precious souvenir after seeing a report about someone who managed to sell a decade-old snowball for more than $15,000.
In an interview with The Sun, Lee said: “It’s incredible, I can’t believe how long it’s survived. It’s all intact.
“I remember that week there was a particularly heavy snowfall. I went to the pub on a sledge with some neighbours and we had a snowball fight with my wife and friends in the garden on the way home. The snow must have been eight inches deep.
“We came back from the pub quite merry and decided to have a snowball fight. The snow was so thick we nearly lost our little Jack Russell, Pebbles. We couldn’t find him for ages with how thick the snow was.”
He added: “I thought as a laugh we should keep it. Ten years on and here we are. I want to sell it. My wife thought I was mad and I probably am. It’s taken quite a lot of space in the freezer.
“My wife and I have split up now but I hope to get a lot of money for it.”
Lee continued: “I’m not expecting it to make £15,000 but you never know.
“I’m not expecting a huge amount for it but I’d like someone else to get some fun out of it. I have a lot of good memories from the snowball but it’s time for someone else to enjoy it.
“Some people will think it’s totally bizarre – it’s the last thing you’d expect to see on eBay. It might well be a record – I can’t imagine there being many snowballs which are older than ten years old.
“I have absolutely no idea how it’ll be transferred to whoever buys it. We’ll have to think of that when it gets sold.”
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