Couple Says $9,000 for JoePa’s Glasses Was a Bargain

February 23, 2010 at 5:42 pm Leave a comment

By now you’ve probably heard that Joe Paterno’s glasses, which were auctioned off over the weekend to benefit WPSU, went for a whopping $9,000. What you might not know is this: The winning couple, Kevin and Michelle Coppola, were prepared to pay up to $10,150.

“I think anybody who went to Penn State would totally understand,” Michelle ’04 told The Baltimore Sun. “What better thing to have than [Paterno’s] glasses? That’s part of his iconic image.”

The Coppolas will add the glasses to their stash of memorabilia, which includes helmets, jerseys, and a couple of Wheaties boxes autographed by Paterno. Kevin ’03 said,  “When we finally buy a house, we’ll have a pretty cool sports basement.”

You can get all the details in this story from the Sun.

Lori Shontz, senior editor

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