The WWE star performed faculty soccer earlier than his wrestling and film days (Photograph by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan through Getty Photographs)
A uncommon Dwayne Johnson American Soccer card has been bought for $13,988 in a web based public sale.
The piece of memorabilia – which comes from his pre-WWE and The Rock days – is dated from 1994, when he was a school participant on the College of Miami, and the successful bid additionally has to cough up $150 in postage.
Auctioneer PWCC supplied the mint situation merchandise from Bumble Bee – the tuna firm – which featured among the staff’s finest gamers, together with Warren Sapp and Ray Lewis.
It’s stated that the 24-card sheets got out throughout an Orange Bowl recreation in the course of the 1994 season.
Nevertheless, as famous by TMZ, the legend is that it was raining and lots of people didn’t save their playing cards, with reportedly lower than 50 of the Johnson ones from the set.
The official $13,988 successful bid is a giant soar up from an analogous Dwayne Johnson PSA 10 card, which bought for a measly, ahem, $4,228 in 2014.
The Rock has weighed in on the bid, admitting that he can’t consider his stint with the staff resulted in ‘this cool memorabilia.
He tweeted: ‘Nonetheless blows me away, my days at THE U result in this cool memorabilia. Congrats to the brand new proprietor @univmiami @CanesFootball (sic)’
He later responded with an amusing anecdote, recalling how his fellow gamers teased him about his eyes going ‘wild and loopy’ throughout video games.
He added: ‘My teammates used to f**okay with me about my eyes getting wild and loopy when on the sphere’.
One other of those playing cards went for $9,000 earlier this yr, and Johnson joked that no person ‘nobody’ cared about his merchandise once they got here out, they usually had been extra excited about his teammates.
‘My eyes inform the story,’ he replied on the time. ‘Very cool to see my soccer card improve in worth$ for whoever owns them.
‘I used to be so rattling proud when these first got here out. Although nobody gave a s**t about my card – everybody needed Ray Lewis & Warren Sapp’s. What a journey.’
In the meantime, this comes as The Rock made an unexpected return of kinds to WWE and the world of wrestling this weekend as a visitor on Speaking Smack, the place he opened up on his debut.