updated 1/3/2005 7:18:48 PM ET 2005-01-04T00:18:48

A Texas A&M University student has put a rare Rio Grande Valley snowball up for auction on the Internet.

Oscar Garza is a geography student at A&M. He listed the 2- to 3-pound snowball on the eBay Web auction site last Wednesday and will take bids on it through Saturday.

Garza made the snowball Christmas Day while visiting his parents for the holidays in Brownsville. The inch-and-a-half overnight snowfall was the first recorded in Brownsville in 109 years.
The starting bid is $1, plus a $20 shipping charge.

Several people are auctioning specimens of the historic South Texas snow on eBay. One person is auctioning a large bowl of snow for a starting bid of $250,000.

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