According to TMZ.com, it’s one of the last remaining copies in existence … an original edition of O.J. Simpson’s infamous hypothetical confession book “If I Did It” — and it just hit the auction block … for $250,000.
The book was originally announced in November 2006 — and 400,000 copies were printed — but the release was abruptly canceled following a public backlash … and the books were reportedly recalled to be destroyed.
But according to legend, a small number survived — one reportedly lives at News Corporation (the original publisher), one was auctioned off on eBay in 2007 (for $65,000) … and now, another copy has surfaced on the auction website. It’s unclear how many more are still floating around in obscurity.
The latest book to surface has been listed at $250,000 — and according to the listing, payment is required in FULL within 48 hours of the auction ending.
A revised version of “If I Did It” was republished in 2007 — with added commentary — and proceeds were awarded to the family of one of Simpson’s alleged murder victims, Ron Goldman … but an original edition is practically unheard of.
The auction ends at the end of next month.