Just found an interesting auction on eBay for a Pat Summit basketball camp t-shirt. Sure enough on the shirt it says “Summit Basketball Mini Camp”. Problem is, Pat’s name is spelled Summitt. I highly doubt this shirt has anything to do with our beloved coach Pat.
Now the story behind this find. I once happened across a Pat Summitt bobblehead (this was the 2002 model, not the newer 2008 one) doll on eBay. Only, you guessed it: the person had spelled the name as Summit. To make a long story short, I was able to buy that bobblehead for $15 (plus $10 shipping). I immediately resold it (on eBay no less) for $150 (+shipping) simply by spelling the name right. Needless to say, I am constantly on the lookout for this common misspelling and actually did find it one other time. Unfortunately, only made about $60 on that find.
Now there is auctionbloopers.com, a site that searches specifically for misspelled listings on eBay. Definitely a new addition to my favorites list.