Derringer’s List O Mania was all about high spenders in the auction world. Rare sports memorabilia, comics, and anything associated with John Lennon proved to be items fetching the highest amounts.
5. ‘Spiderman’ Comic
The first appearance of Spiderman was in this issue, Amazing Fantasy #15, released in 1962.
It’s owner, Walter Yakoboski, bought it for 1,200 dollars as an investment in the 80’s. His hunch was more than bang on. He also kept it in near mint condition.
Sold for: $454, 000
Highest price it ever sold for: $1.1 million.
The world’s most expensive comic EVER?: Action Comics #1, Superman’s first appearance, sold for $3.2 million.
-original cost: TEN CENTS.
4. A Pair of Jeans
A 155 year-old pair of Levi’s 501 jeans were sold for much more than their original price tag. In the 1800’s jeans cost $1. But why is old denim worth this much? Private collectors must know something we don’t.
Sold for: $60, 000
3. A Bottle of Wine
A bottle of 1787 Chateau Lafite is still the most expensive bottle to ever be sold. It was owned by the third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. In fact, the buyer can see Th.J. etched in the glass.
Sold for: $160, 000
2. A Baseball Card
The T206 Honus Wagner baseball card is the rarest and most expensive card a collector can find. It is often only called ‘The Card.’ It has even been the topic of a book with the same title. So few were made because Wagner didn’t like that a tobacco company was making the cards and profiting from him, so he pulled out. Or he just wanted compensation.
Sold for: $1.26 million
1. A John Lennon Record
A certain signed copy of John Lennon’s Double Fantasy album is arguably the most important one for the die-hard fan to own. Why this EXACT copy of the album?
It was the very last album John Lennon ever signed.
Sold for: $525, 000
And last week, John Lennon memorabilia made headlines again at auction. A lock of John’s hair, which he cut during preparation for a film role was sold to a super fan.
Sold for: $35,000
The precious lock was saved by a German hairdresser. Like the Spiderman guy, he made a wise decision to hold on to it. Maybe the buyer hopes John Lennon can be cloned?