C'mon down to bid on Barker's mic

OWASSO, Okla. (AP) -- It takes a die-hard fan to think the price is right for Bob Barker's microphone.

The long and skinny mic that the retiring game-show host used from 1992 to 2002 is being auctioned on eBay. The proceeds will go to an animal rights charity. But the price is like a horse pill, above 19-thousand dollars at last look.

Marc Green is in charge of the auction. He runs a "Price is Right" fan site called golden-road-dot-net, and explains the show's producers thought the item might bring in a thousand dollars.

Green says the microphone that heard from hundreds of Plinko players was custom-made from salvaged parts by C-B-S engineers. Barker's original Sony E-C-M-51 died in the early 90s.

You even get your own mic cord to drag around the family room. Bob doesn't like wireless mics.

The auction ends tomorrow night, right after the repeat of Barker's final broadcast, which C-B-S will air before the 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.


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