The trophy was listed by a Laurel, Md., vendor, who wrote in the item's description that "This trophy is museum quality. It truly belongs in a museum. It is rare that a trophy of this significance comes up for auction. I would hope that you will enjoy the fact that it is up for auction and that you have the opportunity to bid on it. There may never be another auction on E-bay that has this much importance. This will be like buying a piece of thoroughbred history."
"Mr. Cross feels he has been the custodian of the trophy for almost 20 years and it's time for someone else to take the reins and look after this work of art until they deem fit to pass it on to the next caretaker," the seller further noted.