No, this is not a commercial for a fast food joint's ploy to sell you half a sandwich for $1 and make it look both a) appetizing and b) filling.
No, you can get yourself a regular professional ballplayer for a mere $1.
As it turns out, Wes Helms got traded for $1. That is all the Marlins had to give the Phillies, who agreed to pay his $2.4 million salary this season. (He is under contract next season, though the Marlins could buy him out.)Just awesome.