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Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Museum to auction wax sports stars

Associated Press

CALABASAS, Calif. -- If watching your sports heroes on video isn't enough, how about owning them in wax?

Hand-sculpted wax figures of Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Joe Montana, Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali, Mark McGwire and Hulk Hogan will be put up for auction May 1.

The Hollywood Wax Museum is auctioning off more than 200 figures, including athletes and movie stars from the 1970s to the present, from its collections in Hollywood and Branson, Mo.

Each figure comes with a signed certificate of authenticity from the museum. A portion of the auction proceeds will be donated to preserve the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Bids may be placed through the Profiles in History auction house in Calabasas, Calif.