Top 20 Most Expensive Things Sold on eBay Auctions in 2018

Thu Mar 28

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eBay started as a marketplace for the sale of goods and services for individuals back in 1995. It was founded in a living room of Pierre Omidyar, in San Jose. As of today, eBay is one of the top dogs of the online marketplace industry with a revenue of $10.746 Billion just in 2018.


eBay originally was just auction-style website, selling almost everything – starting from books to shoes, to cars… Today eBay is known for being the place for buying stuff for cheap and getting a good deal on your desired item. But this is not always the case. To demonstrate this, we present you the top 20 most expensive items sold on eBay in 2018.

 

20) Action Comics #1 (1st appearance of Superman & Lois Lane) – Price: $145,655

Action Comics #1 (cover dated June 1938) is the first issue of the original run of the comic book/magazine series Action Comics. It features the first appearance of several comic book heroes—most notably the Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster creation, Superman—and sold for 10 cents (equivalent to $2 in 2018). It is widely considered to be both the beginning of the superhero genre and the most valuable comic book in the world. Action Comics would go on to run for 904 numbered issues (plus additional out-of-sequence special issues) before it restarted its numbering in the fall of 2011. It returned to its original numbering with issue #957, published on June 8, 2016 (cover-dated August) and reached its 1,000th issue in 2018.


Source: Wikipedia.org

 

19) Richard Mille RM11 Flyback Chronograph Rose Gold Titanium Watch – Price: $148,000

Richard Mille is an eponymous brand of luxury Swiss watches founded in 1999. Richard Mille SA is based in Les Breuleux, in the Canton of Jura, Switzerland.

Source: Wikipedia.org

 

18) 1952 Mickey Mantle & 1941 Joe DiMaggio Baseball Cards – Price: $152,000

Mickey Charles Mantle, nicknamed The Commerce Comet and The Mick, was an American professional baseball player. Mantle played his entire Major League Baseball (MLB) career (1951-1968) with the New York Yankees as a center fielder and first baseman. Mantle was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974 and was elected to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team in 1999.

Joseph Paul DiMaggio, nicknamed “Joltin’ Joe” and “The Yankee Clipper“, was an American baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year career in Major League Baseballfor the New York Yankees. Born to Italian immigrants in California, he is widely considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time, and is perhaps best known for his 56-game hitting streak (May 15 – July 16, 1941), a record that still stands.

Source: Wikipedia.org

 

17) Captain America Comic #1 – Price: $175,200

Captain America Comic N1 was released on March 1st, in 1941.
“What better way to introduce a hero clad in the American flag during World War II than by showing him decking Hitler? Simple and effective, we have Joe Simon and Jack Kirby to thank for this one.” – Marvel.com

 

16) Ralph Togel Gold Masterpiece – Price: $200,000

This creation of fantasy was the magnificent obsession of world renowned Master Goldsmith, the late Mr. Ralph Togel.

This is truly a one of a kind work of gold art, titled, “ Splendour of the East”, which must be valued not only for the value of the gold and precious gemstones but also for the skill, imagination and artistry involved in creating this masterwork.

This handcrafted creation was a tremendous undertaking to develop and construct with over 8,000 hours involved to complete.

The “Splendour of the East” was fabricated from 103 troy ounces of solid 14 Karat gold as well as 40 grams of 18 Karat gold.

Source: ebay.com

 

15) 2003-04 LeBron James Basketball Card – Price: $250,000

LeBron James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is often considered the best basketball player in the world and regarded by some as the greatest player of all time. His accomplishments include four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, three NBA Finals MVP Awards, and two Olympic gold medals.

Source: Wikipedia.org

 

14) 2000 Tom Brady Championship Ticket – Price: $250,000

Tom Brady is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He has won six Super Bowls, the most of any football player ever, and due to his numerous accomplishments, records, and accolades, he is considered by many sports analysts to be the greatest quarterback of all time.

Source: Wikipedia.org

 

13) 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Maybach S650 Cabriolet – Price: $318,000

The Mercedes-Maybach S 650 is based on the open-top S-Class and has adopted the latter’s classic aesthetic proportions, among other features, with highlights which include the dynamic silhouette with coupé-like soft top and the sidewall dropping line which slopes down towards the rear.

Source: mercedes-benz.com

 

12) 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta – Price: $319,000

The Ferrari F12 hits 60 mph from a standstill in 3.6 seconds and runs the quarter mile in 11.3 seconds at a screaming 131.7 mph. It stops from 60 mph in just 106 feet and pulls an estimated 0.99 g on the skidpad.

Source: motortrend.com

 

11) 2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe – Price: $319,900

Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe is one of the most spectacular sports cars in the world, this luxury ultra-performance car satisfies even the most jaded of drivers. Its 6.5L V12 produces 700 horsepower and propels the Aventador to 100 km/h in 2/9 seconds. It has a top speed of 350 km/h.

 

10) 2013 Robinson R-44 Raven II Helicopter – Price: $325,200

The Robinson R44 is a four-seat light helicopter produced by Robinson Helicopter Company since 1992. Based on the company’s two-seat Robinson R22, the R44 features hydraulically assisted flight controls. It was first flown on 31 March 1990 and received FAA certification in December 1992, with the first delivery in February 1993.

 

9) 2016 McLaren 675LT Coupe – Price: $325,800

The McLaren 675 LT coupe was built in a batch of 500 in 2016 and came equipped with the groups familiar 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8, which in this application produces 675 hp and 515 lb-ft. A revised 7-speed dual-clutch transmission sends the power to the rear wheels. Performance levels are towering and the 675 LT really shines on the track thanks to a lightweight bodyshell and superb chassis. Standard specifications include carbon-ceramic brakes, an Alcantara interior with the touchscreen infotainment system and the range of available options extend from a 10-speaker Meridian audio system right up to a fully personalized vehicle.

Source: carbuzz.com

 

8) 2017 Ferrari 488 Spider – Price: $329,998

The Ferrari 488 Spider is the latest chapter in Maranello’s ongoing history of open-top V8 sports cars. It all started with the Targa-top version of the 308 GTB – the immortal 308 GTS – and which ultimately resulted in the full convertible Spider architecture.


Source: auto.ferrari.com

 

7) 2018 Ferrari 488 – Price: $339,000

The Ferrari 488 Spider is the latest chapter in Maranello’s ongoing history of open-top V8 sports cars. It all started with the Targa-top version of the 308 GTB – the immortal 308 GTS – and which ultimately resulted in the full convertible Spider architecture.


Source: auto.ferrari.com

 

6) 2015 Lamborghini Aventador – Price: $362,000

Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe is one of the most spectacular sports cars in the world, this luxury ultra-performance car satisfies even the most jaded of drivers. Its 6.5L V12 produces 700 horsepower and propels the Aventador to 100 km/h in 2/9 seconds. It has a top speed of 350 km/h.

 

5) 2009 Mike Trout Draft Pick Baseball Card – Price: $400,000

Michael Trout is an American professional baseball center fielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). Trout is a seven-time MLB All-Star, received the American League(AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in 2014 and 2016 (finishing second in 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2018 votes), and is a six-time winner of the Silver Slugger Award. He is nicknamed “The Millville Meteor.”

Source: Wikipedia.org

 

4) 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS – Price: $470,000

The Porsche 911 GT2 is a high-performance sports car built by the German manufacturer Porsche from 1993 to 1998, 2001 to 2005, 2007 to 2012, and then since 2018 (as the GT2 RS). It is based on the 911 Turbo, and uses a similar twin-turbocharged engine, but features numerous upgrades, including engine upgrades, larger brakes, and stiffer suspension calibration. The GT2 is significantly lighter than the Turbo due to its use of rear-wheel-drive instead of all-wheel-drive and the reduction or removal of interior components. As a result, the GT2 (now GT2 RS) is the most expensive and fastest model among the 911 lineup with a 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h) time of 2.7 seconds.

Source: Wikipedia.org

 

3) 2017 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce – Price: $499,900

Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe is one of the most spectacular sports cars in the world, this luxury ultra-performance car satisfies even the most jaded of drivers. Its 6.5L V12 produces 700 horsepower and propels the Aventador to 100 km/h in 2/9 seconds. It has a top speed of 350 km/h.

 

2) Patek Philippe Grand Complications Watch – Price: $535,499.99

Patek Philippe is a Swiss luxury watch and clock manufacturer founded in 1839, located in Canton of Geneva and the Vallée de Joux. Since 1932, it has been owned by the Stern family in Switzerland. Patek Philippe is one of the oldest watch manufacturers in the world with an uninterrupted watchmaking history since its founding. It designs and manufactures timepieces as well as movements, including some of the most complicated mechanical watches.

Source: Wikipedia.org

 

1) Lunch with Warren Buffett to Benefit GLIDE – Price: $3,300,100

For the 19th year in a row, the octogenarian CEO of Berkshire Hathawayauctioned off a lunch date to raise money for Glide, an anti-poverty organization in San Francisco, California. When the auction closed late Friday, the winning bid topped $3.3 million according to the online event hosted by eBay for Charity.

Source: cnbc.com

 

 

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