If you’re a fan of Robert Downey Jr. and have been looking for a unique piece of memorabilia, now is your chance. An eBay user is selling what they claim to be Iron Man’s chewed-up gum from Jon Favreau’s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony. With a starting bid of $55,000, this peculiar item has caught the attention of many.
The seller states that they attended the ceremony in which actor, producer, and “Iron Man” director Jon Favreau was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Robert Downey Jr., who played the iconic superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, was present for the occasion and even participated in a lighthearted moment during the event. Downey took a piece of chewed gum from his mouth and stuck it onto Jon’s shiny new star, jokingly stating that it was “just to make it official.”
According to the listing, the seller managed to retrieve the gum, which is now being offered for sale “in the same condition” they found it. While the idea of owning a piece of used gum may seem unappealing to some, the seller is confident that there are collectors out there who will appreciate its rarity.
Of course, the authenticity of the gum is a significant concern. How can a potential buyer be sure that this is indeed the gum chewed by RDJ during the ceremony? The seller suggests that the gum can be tested for Robert Downey Jr.’s DNA. However, it’s unlikely that the actor would provide a sample for comparison.
For those who have a penchant for celebrity memorabilia, this unusual piece of Hollywood history might be a rare opportunity. The auction for RDJ’s chewed gum is scheduled to end on Friday. While it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, this item is sure to be a conversation starter for the winning bidder.