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Paul Walker’s beautiful 1980 BMW M1 AHG heads to auction

Paul Walker’s beautiful 1980 BMW M1 AHG heads to auction

Paul Walker was an incredibly popular actor that tragically died very early in his life. Walker left behind a daughter and other family members, along with an incredible collection of cars. The BMW M1 seen in the images here was part of the AE Performance collection chaired by Walker and Roger Rodas before being acquired in 2014 by the current owner.

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Blastoise just beat Charizard as the most valuable Pokemon Card ever made

Blastoise just beat Charizard as the most valuable Pokemon Card ever made

We've seen an 1st Edition Gem Mint Charizard Pokemon Card sell for over two hundred thousand dollars. That's a card that was sold to the public, available in packs of cards you could purchase at your local sports card and Magic: The Gathering card game shop. It wasn't easy to get, but it was realistically attainable (if you had the cash back then). A 1st Edition Charizard has traditionally been the most sought-after card in the entire series. As of January of 2021, a different card supplanted the dragon.

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No reserve 2017 Ford GT with matching chronograph and trailer heads to auction

No reserve 2017 Ford GT with matching chronograph and trailer heads to auction

One of the most desirable American supercars ever made is the second-generation Ford GT. Ford made these cars in very limited numbers, and even if you had the money, you couldn't simply buy one. Ford had to approve all buyers of the second-generation Ford GT, and the owners weren't allowed to sell the vehicles for two years after purchase.

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Pistol from James Bond movie Dr. No sells for huge sum at auction

Pistol from James Bond movie Dr. No sells for huge sum at auction

The classic James Bond movie Dr. No that starred Sean Connery in 1962 was the subject of a recent prop auction, one that involved the Walther PP pistol used by the actor. The auction was surprising as the prop ended up selling for considerably more than experts had estimated at $256,000 USD.

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Vintage NES game Super Mario Bros 3 fetches an insane amount at auction

Vintage NES game Super Mario Bros 3 fetches an insane amount at auction

Every once in a while, we catch wind of classic video game auctions that wind up fetching seriously impressive sums of money. Today, we're hearing about one that is perhaps more impressive than any other video game auction that came before it: a sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. 3 that sold for a whopping $156,000 at auction over the weekend.

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eBay Sneaker authentication just changed the game (we hope)

eBay Sneaker authentication just changed the game (we hope)

Today eBay announced a "sneaker authentication program" for the first time*. This system works with an "initial authentication by an independent team of industry experts," allowing some of the most valuable pieces of footwear to go through the auction process with an added layer of trust. This may well be a sign of things to come, with eBay gaining a new level of usership thanks to this layer of professionalism never available at eBay before.

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PlayStation Phone 2 and an alternate Google Nexus

PlayStation Phone 2 and an alternate Google Nexus

This week a device appeared on an auction site with the title "Xperia Play2". This device is not a PSP, nor is it a handheld gaming device made by Sony with any other name. Instead, this would appear to be a real prototype of a device that'd be a direct follow-up to the original PlayStation phone: Sony Xperia Play.

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The world’s rarest Star Wars toy just went up for auction

The world’s rarest Star Wars toy just went up for auction

A true prototype Rocket Firing Boba Fett Star Wars action figure was revealed for sale on eBay this week. As the Star Wars brand made the most valuable "collectors item" toys in modern history, the Rocket Firing Boba Fett is the most sought-after item in the whole Star Wars action figure universe. This version of the action figure is not only one of the very few examples of this action figure to ever exist, it might also be one of the rarest iterations of said action figure.

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Original Apple sneakers just sold for nearly $10k

Original Apple sneakers just sold for nearly $10k

This week a pair of original Apple sneakers sold for just under 10-THOUSAND dollars. Given the relative rarity of these shoes, their notable history, and the fact that they've only come up for sale a few times in the last decade, the price isn't too far off what was expected. Compare this price to what's fetched for a pair of Back to the Future Nike Air MAG shoes, and you might be surprised how affordable these Apple sneakers ended up being.

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Genuine Apple Sneakers resurface, reminding us of a very real past

Genuine Apple Sneakers resurface, reminding us of a very real past

Today we're looking at a pair of "Apple Computer Sneakers, late 20th century" that've appeared in a "collectables" auction. As the auction listing suggests, these sneakers were "produced by Apple exclusively for their employees in the early 1990s." Of course the story of these sneakers isn't quite so simple. We dug a bit deeper to find the source... or multiple sources.

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Former NASA intern’s $2M find: Old tapes and history

Former NASA intern’s $2M find: Old tapes and history

So you're the sort of person that buys odd things at auctions, and you've been called a hoarder, yes? Imagine one day that purchase of a bunch of old AMPEX Video Tapes turned out to be a valuable forgotten buy. That's what happened to Gary George, a former NASA intern who in 1976 purchased a bunch of reels at a government auction.

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Very first 2020 Toyota Supra already sold for over $2M

Very first 2020 Toyota Supra already sold for over $2M

While it was leaked numerous times beforehand, this year's Detroit Auto Show brought the official debut of the 2020 Toyota Supra. The long-awaited return of the Japanese two-door coupe has been welcomed by Toyota fans and Supra enthusiasts, and that excitement has culminated in this weekend's auction of the very first production model.

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