From Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese to World’s Largest Lunchbox Collection her are 19 Strangest Things Sold on eBay.
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# 10 Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese
People love to find religious imagery in objects, especially with their food. One of the most infamous stories of religious items on eBay was the Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese. A woman in Miami once made a grilled cheese sandwich that had a striking resemblance to the Virgin Mary. The woman, Diana Duyser, actually took a bite out of the grilled cheese before she realized the image on her grilled cheese. She placed it into a Ziploc bag and kept it there for 10 years before selling it on eBay for 28,000 US dollars.
# 9 Action Comics # 1
The first comic book to ever feature the world famous Superman was Action Comics No. 1, published in 1938. On August 24, 2014, it broke the world record for comic book prices. The owner of the Metropolis comic store won the auction for Action Comics No. 1 with a bid of 3,207,852 dollars.
# 8 Virginity
An 18-year-old from a small town Hungary put up something for sale on eBay that might shock you. The girl identified herself with only the username “Miss Spring” and wanted to make enough money to go to medical school. To do this, she put her virginity up for sale. Ebay eventually took down the auction, but Miss Spring wrote letters to celebrities and online news outlets in hopes of continuing her bid and keeping her hope of going to medical school alive. Eventually, the auction was continued via email between a British man and Irish man before the British man eventually won out Miss Spring.
# 7 Original Hollywood Sign
The original Hollywood sign went up in 1923 and said “Hollywoodland” up until 1949. The original Hollywood sign actually went up for sale on eBay in 2005 by Dan Bliss. The final bidding price was $450,000 and now is collecting dust in someone’s storage unit.
# 6 World’s Largest Lunchbox Collection
An eBay seller who went by the username “The Lunchbox Kid” had a collection of over 675 vintage lunchboxes that he put all for sale in 2013. The collection was the result of 20 years of collecting items, some from as far back as 1950’s and would go on to sell for $1.7 million.
# 5 The Right to Name a Baby
In 2005, Melissa Heuschkel from Connecticut auctioned the right to name her unborn baby on eBay. The bidding war stopped at 15,500 US dollars and was won by GoldenPalace.com, notorious for winning strange online auctions. On April 30th, 2005 Golden Palace Benedetto was born.
# 4 Ghost in a Jar
This jar found in an abandoned cemetery was apparently being actively haunted by a ghost. At least, that's according to the man who found the jar who claimed that the ghost was terrorizing him. He decided he needed to get rid of it and put it up for auction on eBay. The Arkansas-based seller listed the cursed object on eBay and it quickly reached 55,992 US dollars when the auction closed. However, the winner decided not to pay up, either in fear of going into debt or in fear of being forever haunted by a jar.
# 3 Zagami Meteor
In 1962 a huge rock known as Zagami hurdled from Mars to Earth, one of the largest ever to break through our atmosphere. It broke up into pieces, the biggest of which was only 188 grams or 0.4 pounds. In 2006 it left the collection of Kaduna Museum in Nigeria and was auctioned off for 450,000 dollars, easily becoming the coolest meteorite sold on eBay.
# 2 Human Liver
A man from Florida auctioned off his liver on eBay, and it reached 5.7 million dollars US before it attracted enough attention to be taken down. It is actually illegal to sell human organs on eBay, probably because of the scary black market that could rise up around that.
# 1 A Man’s Entire Life
A British man living in Australia was sick of his life and wanted a new start somewhere, which is something many of us might relate to. Except, the strange thing he did was sell every aspect of his life to achieve this new start. After a divorce from his wife, he decided to sell all of his property including his house, everything in it, his car, his motorcycle, jet ski and even a trial period at his job and introduction to all his friends to the highest bidder. He succeeded in this auction and ended up making 192,000 British pounds which was enough for him to start a completely new, burden free life.