On The Block: Thurman Munson's Pilot License

Okay, forget Thomas Hearns's baby spoon; this might be the saddest auction item out there.

Now, you might recall that Munson was killed while practicing landing his small plane. In the world of memorabilia, that just means his pilot's license's value skyrocketed. And sure enough, it's available for $16,500 right now on eBay.

There's a ton of awful jokes just waiting to be made, and I'm sure you'll do so in the comments, but this is an exceedingly macabre piece of sports history. It's akin to:

•Donnie Moore's gun license.
•Sean Taylor's Slomin's Shield.
•Lyle Alzado's prescription pad.
•Pelle Lindbergh's driver's license.
•Reggie Lewis's heart.

Oh, and in case the pilot's license wasn't a unique enough gift for the goth collector in your life, it's been framed with a photo of Munson from his non-burning-wreckage days, and is "autographed!"

Thurman Munson's Pilot License, For Sale on EBAY [Steady Burn]