Nobody wants to get into Levi Johnston's pants.
Currently enjoying his 15 minutes of fame as the man who fathered a child with Sarah Palin's daughter, Bristol, Mr. Johnston just wrapped a photo shoot last month with Playgirl magazine and the hockey equipment he wore for it is now for sale on eBay.
The gear, put on the auction site by Josh Koll, who says he lent it to Mr. Johnston for the photo shoot, includes pads, pants, stick, gloves and a helmet.
While Mr. Koll has set a reserve price of $50 for each item, none had been bid on as of yesterday morning.
"It's a great deal," says Joey Schebesch, owner of Play It Again Sports in Burlington, Ont. Bad news for Mr. Johnston, though: Few people are likely to be interested in his stick - $50 is too expensive for the model, Mr. Schebesch says. Otherwise, most of the gear is top-of-the-line stuff that can retail for as much as four times Mr. Koll's reserve price.
Clearly a keen salesman, Mr. Koll is not only seizing on Mr. Johnston's notoriety, he also points out that all the equipment is "lightly game-used" but "in great condition."
The items will be on the auction block to the end of next week.
One word of caution, however: Having seen some of the Playgirl photos and the ways in which all this stuff is strategically placed, whoever buys the gear would be wise to give it a good wash before hitting the ice.