The iconic Wheaties box featuring former Olympian Bruce Jenner has started popping up on eBay in the wake of his revelation that his is transitioning into a transgender woman.
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The cereal company’s “Breakfast of Champions” salute to Jenner first appeared in 1977 after his decathlon triumph at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. When Jenner took home the gold medal, he was crowned an American hero and afterwards, endorsement deals and appearance opportunities poured in. His likeness became a nationwide brand, including being featured of the front of the famous Wheaties box.
Now collectors are trying to cash in on Jenner being in the news after his exclusive interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer aired on Friday.
A search on eBay returned about a dozen listings for the Jenner Wheaties box itself, a Wheaties cereal box cover towel and magnets. One eBay listing for the box, which said it was in “new” condition, had up to 25 bids for over $260. Another listing for a box listed in “mint” condition also had up to 25 bids and was going for $200.
Another collector on Twitter asked for $500 for the box.
For Sale. Limited Edition Bruce Jenner Wheaties box from when he was a man. $500 OBO. HMU pic.twitter.com/FCmMt77jbj— Francisco (@FriscoFlo) April 26, 2015