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Someone on Facebook is selling piece of pizza purportedly eaten by Patrick Mahomes

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Perhaps the funniest part of this item currently for sale on Facebook Marketplace is the line: “Serious inquiries only.”

Yes, please, no one should contact this seller unless they are intent on buying this item: a partially eaten piece of pizza left behind by Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

That kind of moxie hasn’t been seen since people on eBay were selling bags of air from Kobe Bryant’s last game with the Lakers.

The Mahomes, um, memorabilia was listed on Facebook Marketplace (under antiques and collectibles) among items such as trading cards and jerseys. The cost: $50.

Here is the description: “This half eaten piece of pizza was left behind by Patrick Mahomes at a Shawnee Mission Pizza Shoppe. Comes with a COA and a saliva test strip. I’ll toss in his used hand wipe and tooth pick for free. Serious inquiries only, please.”

This has to be a joke, right?

I’m not sure if someone from Facebook is monitoring Marketplace, but Twitter user Jason Kosmicki shared this on Tuesday (and the slice was still available on Wednesday morning):

In what may be a blow to the seller on Facebook Marketplace, Mahomes responded to Kosmicki’s tweet:

Many people tried to determine the source of the pizza/figure out what was happening:

This is my favorite response:

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From covering the World Series to the World Cup, Pete has done a little bit of everything since joining The Star in 1997. He writes about baseball and has a quirky blog that augments The Star’s coverage of area teams.
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