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Although the books were recalled before they hit shelves, an original edition of O.J. Simpson’s “If I Did It” is for sale on Ebay for $250,000.
According to TMZ, OJ Simpson’s book documenting the “hypothetical” events leading up to the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman was announced in November 2006.
Allegedly, 400,000 books were printed, but due to strong negative feedback from the public surrounding Simpson attempting to profit from the death of two individuals, all were recalled and destroyed.
However, a few elusive copies are still floating around, although the exact number is unknown. One is owned by the original publisher, News Corporation, one was sold on Ebay for $65,000 in 2007, and now another one is now currently listed for sale on Ebay. The seller is asking for the lofty sum of $250,000, and describes the book’s condition as “like new” with minimal wear and tear. The auction ends in 29 days, on February 27.
Although a second edition of the book was printed with commentary in 2007 with the proceeds benefiting Ron Goldman’s family, an original copy is extremely rare and valuable.