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Another reason to both love and be slightly nervous about Cardinals fans: A current eBay auction is claiming to be selling the first ever hot dog sold at the new Busch Stadium.

The seller is taking no chances that he will be accused a huckster. He claims to include a DVD that verifies, without a shadow of a doubt, that his hot dog was the first hot dog, bought at the minor-league exhibition game last week. Imagine if you had the first hot dog ever purchased at old Sportsman's Park or the old Busch Stadium! That would be an amazing piece of Cardinals' history. The hot dog is currently wrapped in one sheet of freezer paper, three layers of plastic wrap, and two layers of tin foil and is in my freezer to keep it from molding. Hot dog will be shipped frozen.

We probably don't even need to point this out, since you already knew: 56 bids pumped the price up to $270, the final, winning bid.

1st Hot Dog Sold @ Cardinals Tickets NEW Busch Stadium [eBay]