What does Rod Stewart have in common with a rare Radar Robot?

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And no, the answer isn’t that they both need a good oiling with WD40 before they can get up in the morning. At least, I think that isn’t the answer… No, the link is that they’ve both been spotlighted on Bayraider today. The Radar Robot (pictured) was made by Japanese firm Nomura in the 1950s. Back then, he would’ve cost you just $2.98, but on eBay he’s going for $765 at the time of writing. That’s inflation for you.

You’ll only have to spend $41 to get your hands on Rod Stewart’s smelly old ball – but don’t worry, it’s been kept well, so isn’t sagging at all. It’s a football that Rod kicked into the crowd at a gig in Columbus, Ohio, and subsequently signed. I assume whoever caught it then brought it backstage. Rod’s arms aren’t that long.

Also today on Bayraider: a broken drumstick (musical, not chicken) signed by Led Zep’s John Bonham, a Lindsay Lohan handbag hand-made from her Rolling Stone cover, and some Suri Cruise t-shirts.

Stuart Dredge