Anybody looking to put the final touches on their collection of Jimmy Carter memorabilia will have the chance at the end of the month, when all things Jimmy will be put up for auction.
The auction is a long-running tradition and this year will be held in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Feb. 27. The proceeds benefit the Carter Center, but the auction itself provides insight into how the former president spends his free time, more than anything else.
Carter's artwork, for instance, is a bestseller. One of his original paintings sold for last year for $100,000, the highest bid of the auction. Original artwork and "rare prints" from the former president are on the auction block this year, ranging in price from $100 to an even $100,000.
One of Carter's "homemade, private-label" wine bottles will be available for $1,000, as will a $10,000 fly-fishing trip with the Carters at Georgia's Brigadoon Lodge. They are among nearly 180 items up for purchase.
Anyone looking for that famous cardigan sweater he wore during the first year of his presidency when he urged Americans to turn down their thermostats may be disappointed. It doesn't look to be on the list.
But sports fans rejoice -- up for auction is a baseball signed by Carter and three other U.S. presidents, as is a Heisman Trophy football signed by 24 trophy winners.