Alda’s Boots Don’t Sell


The army boots Alan Alda offered as part of the second annual Stand Up for Heroes: A Benefit for the Bob Woodruff Foundation, presented by the New York Comedy Festival and the Bob Woodruff Foundation, failed to sell when the auction closed this afternoon (at 3PM EST). Only one bidder showed interest and the boots, given a fair market value of $25,000, failed to hit an undisclosed reserve. Alda’s signed copy of “Inga” sold for $600 with 13 bids, a copy of The Last Days of M*A*S*H went for $275 with one bid, and a signed copy of M*A*S*H’s Greatest Hits sold for $425 with eight bids.

Will the boots be relisted with a lower reserve? We shall see.

2 Replies to “Alda’s Boots Don’t Sell”

  1. I’d love to see Alan Alda try to sell his boots again considering the great need for financial support for our soldiers returning from the Middle East. November 2008 was in the midst of the financial crisis. The current economy would surly bring a much higher price.

  2. Alda and all remaking cast members should contribute something M*A*S*H relates to sell.
    IMO, supporting our troops and families ranks just above caring for the elderly and Alzheimer’s victims.

    I have seen at least 4 channels running M*A*S*H maeithons lasting full weekends to channels that air reruns for the dirstv3 hours of their day.
    Looked at my DVR few days ago and had 87 episodes waiting for me !!

    With all of the air time it’s been getting, it may very well be worth trying to sell those boots again as well as other memorabilia….can you imagine what Radars teddy bear should go for??

    With these marathons and viewing constantly throughout day and different channels, there may have been enough revitalization of viewers, both nostalgic and those newly addicted to the show?!
    Why not give it a shot?

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