You’ll be surprised at the amount of items you’ll find for sale online, especially when you see some of the incredible prices that certain, rather unexpected items sell for.
At Treasure4U, we know the online sales market inside and out, and here are some of the most expensive items that have ever been sold online.
Ian Usher’s ‘Life’
Ian Usher, a 44-year-old English man who had emigrated to Australia, placed his ‘life’ up for sale online in 2008, selling it for the highest bid of £199,341.
Usher wanted to turn over a new leaf after divorcing his wife, and thought the best way to start a new life was to get rid of his house, car, jet-ski, job and the rest of his worldly possessions. After selling off his possessions, Usher walked away with the clothes on his back, his passport and his wallet.
Following the sale of his ‘life’, Usher set himself the challenge of achieving 100 goals across the globe in just 100 weeks. He completed his journey at the Statue of Liberty in New York City in 2010.
Shoeless Joe Jackson’s Baseball Bat
‘Shoeless’ Joe Jackson was a major baseball player in the early 20th century, earning his name when he removed his shoes to avoid getting bad blisters during the game. ‘Shoeless’ Joe gained notoriety for his involvement in the Black Sox scandal, in which he and fellow Red Sox players were accused of intentionally losing the 1919 World Series after being bribed.
Jackson died in 1951 at the age of 64 of a heart attack, and although he had no children, he and his wife Katie had raised two of his nephews. In 2001, Jackson’s bat – which he named ‘Black Betsy’ – was sold online for £372,274. The bat, which was 36 inches long, made out of hickory and stained black with tobacco, was posted for sale by the star’s nephew, who desperately needed money.
Honus Wagner Baseball Card
Baseball cards have always been a highly collectable item and sell extremely well online, but one that stands out in particular is the Honus Wagner card that was in 2000 for over £700,000.
Honus Wagner was inducted into the Hall of Fame after taking his team – the Pittsburgh Pirates – to the World Series on two occasions. Consequently, Wagner was soon featured on baseball cards, which were sold in cigarette packets.
However, Wagner protested against the cards and demanded that they were no longer produced, meaning that only 200 were ever released. Who knows, maybe you have an ultra-rare piece of memorabilia tucked away somewhere?
The Town of Albert, Texas
Now, not all of us have a town tucked away in our garage, but this is certainly a high value online sale that many people are baffled by. The town of Albert, located in Texas, was first sold online in 2004, where insurance broker Bobby Cave bought it for just £140,000. Located 16 miles southeast of Fredericksburg, the ghost town lay completely almost completely abandoned for many years.
A few years later, Cave resold the town online for an incredible £1.6 million after building a tavern and investing a large amount of money in the town.
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