Interesting Items on EBay

October 3, 2013  |  What Sells

Evel Knievel‘s Stuff
He was an American daredevil, painter, entertainer and international icon noted for his famous motorcycle jumps. He passed in 2007. His widow auctioned a mixed lot of his belongings on eBay which included:

Evel Knievel White Leather Jacket – worn for most of his last photo shoots.
Evel Knievel Black & Red Leather Jacket – worn 2006 Daytona Bike Week – his last.
Two black one-piece jumpsuit coveralls
Blue one-piece jumpsuit coveralls
Evel Knievel IGT polo type shirt with logo

Joe Jackson’s Bat
A bat, used from 1908 to 1920 by this ballplayer suspected (and eventually acquitted) of allegedly participating in the 1919 World Series Black Sox scandal, sold for $577,610 on eBay.
“Shoeless” Joe Jackson, 1920 (Pic from the Library of Congress)

Britney Spears Hair
Not so fast. In 2007, a lock of the singer’s hair was placed for bid on eBay by the salon where she got her hair cut after one of her classic rants. However, this was a violation of eBay’s policy and the item was removed. The opening bid the salon put out? $1,000,000!