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Man Hits Madonna Jackpot in $150 Blind Auction

5/1/2010 4:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A pile of Madonna memorabilia -- including a pic of her holding a water gun shaped like male private parts (top right) -- just went up for sale on eBay ... but the real shocker ... the guy behind the sale acquired all of the items for $150. Total.

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The lucky SOB -- who asked not to be named -- tells TMZ he hit the Madonna mother lode on Sunday during a blind auction at a storage facility in Chatsworth, CA.

The guy tells TMZ the storage unit used to belong to Madonna's first assistant Melissa Crow -- who, according to the owner of the storage facility, fell behind on her monthly payments and therefore forfeited her rights to the property. So ... the guy was able to nab it all for a whopping $150.

Included inside the unit: Tons of photos (including shot of Madge with former flings Warren Beatty and Sean Penn), negatives from Madonna's "Truth or Dare" book, a Polaroid picture of Madonna holding the genitalia water gun, and much, much more.

There are also 17 journals that appear to have been penned by Madonna from 1988 and 1992 -- those are on sale for a ambitious $2.5 million ... but Madge's rep claims they aren't the real deal.

Crow has since taken to Madge blogs asking people not buy the stuff.

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31.

Somebody    

OMG....so far I've learned people like this guy....hate this guy....and think TMZ can't spell....
I say Good job with your buy, so far on Ebay it looks like you've made well over your 150 back. To the haters....Get OVER YOURSELVES!
As for TMZ and their Grammer...I didn't see a problem with it, but then I went to college.

1549 days ago
32.

Brandon    

everyone is making alot of comments seems like alot of hate,I was at the auction with the guy,it was legit nobody simply bid against him,and yes I spoke to him at an auction a few days later in Mission Hills,he was very meek about the buy,and was cool about it,he was just hoping to get the best buck for it.Anyway there is always going to be hate when people lose out on something they could have had.

1549 days ago
33.

cpjjwiii    

@Somebody, for someone who went to college I would hope you knew how to spell. *Grammar*

1549 days ago
34.

THE SHEENY MAN    

Wash your hands!

1549 days ago
35.

Lap Band    

One last thing "Jack" while we are using real names,as I assume thats your real name,I have an offer you cant refuse for all the boxes how about 2 pepperoni pizza's and a 2 yes Two liter bottle of Mountain Dew.

1549 days ago
36.

Ron    

Looks like Madonna's people are full of ****! Not real? Right....They just had the Journals removed from ebay......

1548 days ago
37.

snowmann    

All most all of the Ebay items are reproduced from magazines, and other books so use caution when bidding on that FAKE CRAP, and the lot of the books that was removed from Ebay was a real joke. Not wrote by anyone from the Madonna camp. I hope this guy goes to jail for this. When winning bidders start receiving there items the crap will hit the fan big time!!

1548 days ago
38.

kornaz    

Personal stuff is required to be returned to the storage staff, then it will be returned to the rightful owner. So, basically, pictures and all other things like journals were never his.

1546 days ago
39.

MExoxo    

Mell the assistants husband is the person selling the items and they have already made nearly 30 thousand dollars of junk. Madonna does not give a rats ass about it mel is a broke person and had to use her husband to sell the merch because even though she was fired, she is under contract. Thats the way it is.



xoxo
ME

1543 days ago
40.

Dan Dotson, Auctioneer    

I am the auctioneer that sold Madonna's (former) items to this buyer. He is a great buyer and family man and takes many chances. As he stated, he spends allot of time at the dump or just trying to get his money back.. while breaking his back. I also sold this buyer Suge Knights stuff. It happens, there are many stories about this modern day treasure hunt lifestyle. Happy Bidding.
Dan Dotson, Auctioneer
www.americanauctioneers.com

1466 days ago
41.

NoneYa    

I really resent people who throw around the phrase family man loosely! Bill the buyer of the madonna auctions stuff is no family man, he's an over weight alcoholic who lives with his mommy and doesn't even do his own laundry. If you think he's a hard working man try finding him spending all his time jerkin it at night or spending him money on prostitutes and porn. NICE TRY with the comment about being a family man..

Shame on you DAN.

1460 days ago
42.

NoneYa    

Bill the buyer is no family man, he's an over weight alcoholic who lives with his mommy and doesn't even do his laundry for himself. If you think he's a hard working man try finding him spending all his time jerkin it or spending him money on prostitutes and porn. NICE TRY with the comment about being a family man..

1460 days ago
43.

NONEYA    

Bill the buyer is no family man, he's an over weight alcoholic who lives with his mommy and doesn't even do his laundry for himself. If you think he's a hard working man try finding him spending all his time jerkin it or spending him money on prostitutes and porn. NICE TRY with the comment about being a family man..

Dan Dotson your wife is up in big bear at your place with other men. LMAO must I continue??? hahah

1460 days ago
44.

Dan Dotson, Auctioneer    

Shame on you. Please never come near me and let the cat out of the bag who you are. You must be pretty pathetic to make such comments.

1460 days ago
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