Apollo Moon Landing Changes The Course Of Today's eBay Prop-Watch

As you know, here on eBay Prop-Watch I usually try to bring you cool auctions for... well... props! Today is a bit different however. In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, I've decided to highlight an object that is even rarer than anything I've shared here on Prop-Watch thus far.

No mystery today. If you haven't guessed what it is already based on that picture, I'll tell you: a real, actual moon rock. And no, it's not made of cheese. It is made of awesome though. Especially if you're a fan of all things outer space. What better way to celebrate 40 years since man first set foot on the moon than to buy yourself a small part of it?

This little speck of moon rock (roughly 1/2" x 1/2") is for real, if the documentation included with the auction is to be believed. You see, it's... kinda weird, the story behind this little guy.

Whoever originally owned the rock, s/he sent it off to have it melted into a batch of aluminum. It seems kind of odd to me then that the rock still exists, rather than having been melted down. But it does, and it's up for a Buy It Now offering of $2,000. Would you pay that much for a small chunk of the moon? Do you believe that this even is a chunk of it?