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'Golden Voice' -- Famous Cardboard Sign for Sale

2/4/2011 9:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

"Golden-voiced" homeless man Ted Williams is using his most famous panhandling sign to ask for money one last time ... by selling it in an online auction.

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TMZ has learned, Williams is planning to auction off the original cardboard sign seen in the YouTube video that launched him to superstardom. His camouflage jacket will hit the auction block as well.

Williams' rep tells TMZ, all proceeds from the auction will go to the “Ted Williams Second Chance Foundation” which, we’re told, was created to help talented people who need “a hand up and not a hand out.”

So far, no word on when the items will hit the auction block.


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1.

Areader    

Instead of attempting to profit from the sign Ted Williams should be going into a rehab. He clearly has a gift and it appears he clearly has substance abuse problems. It will not get better for Ted until he gets serious about getting well!

1268 days ago
2.

Cartman    

This guy went from interesting to irritating.

I wish he would just disappear.

1268 days ago
3.

Adam Culture    

What are the chances of Ted Williams and Charlie Sheen throwing a super bowl party?

1268 days ago
4.

Whodis    

Gross.
Will the jacket be washed or left original with authentic bum scented scuzz?
Mmmmm, stale cigarettes, alcohol, vomit, maybe some blown snot sleeves and soaked in months worth of sweat and seedy desperation, that jacket's a keeper!
No need for hangers, it stands upright on it's own.
Comes complete with shoplifter's pockets, bottle holders and the lighter and change you left in your car with the windows rolled down.
Conveniently camoflauged for those midnight adventures about town, ducking from the police, behind strip malls.

1268 days ago
5.

Chris    

Go away and take Lindsay and Charlie with you.

1268 days ago
6.

casting couch    

Didn't TMZ already post this exact same story a couple of weeks ago?

1268 days ago
7.

gablegirl    

He best not use the term FOUNDATION or the IRS will be on his arse - if they can find him and/or if he files taxes. If he does not, more trouble for Teddy, given all of the free PR he received and the fact he was paid.

1267 days ago
8.

SLH    

golden voice ... aluminium face ... steelo pad hair

if this guy goes back to working in radio (which he did most of his adult life), he'll just have the money for coke. there are deeper issues to be taken on

from a bum with a cardboard sign to that idiot Sheen - finding the right psychiatrist makes all the difference

1267 days ago
9.

kawika    

I Wouldn't give him a Nickel for it.
He's getting Irritating now !!!!!

1267 days ago
10.

Brooke    

Ew.

1267 days ago
11.

Truth    

DUDE IS A LOSER FOR REALZ. TALKING ABOUT HANDOUTS, THE AZZ **** TOOK A HANDOUT WHEN HE APPEARED ON DR. PHIL!!! HE TOOK A HANDOUT WHEN THEY GAVE HIM FREE REHAB WHICH HE DITCHED. HE TOOK A FREE HANDOUT WHEN HE GOT NEW CLOTHES. THE LIST GOES ON... WHAT A FVCKTARD. EVEN THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS TOOK BACK THEIR HANDOUT OF A HOUSE AND JOB. THE HYPOCRACY. WHO WANNA HIS DIRTY HANDOUTS ANYWAY. OH, DOES IT COME WITH FREE DISINFECTANT AND TESTING FROM THE CENTER OF DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION?? ...JUST SAYIN. BACK TO THE CAVE WHENCE HE CAME FROM.

1267 days ago
12.

Tom    

I'll drink to that Ted! As I am sure you are too! Ted Williams foundation where the money goes to help small time dealers. Don't see the sign Ted you are going to need it again in about 6 weeks.

1267 days ago
13.

Ginger    

The media fascination with this guy borders on creepy. So he has a nice voice - big deal.

1267 days ago
14.

OooooNooo!    

We are about 12 minutes into this alcoholic's 15 minutes of fame.

1267 days ago
15.

Sugarbutt    

Charlie Sheen looks absolutely terrible.

1267 days ago
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