Offbeat Auction: Star Trek #25

Somethings on eBay are just too strange not to be shown off. Here is one of those auctions. It is great when you find a seller that doesn’t know what they have and you scoop a bargain, but it can be downright funny when someone has something that they think is valuable and just isn’t. A copy of Star Trek #25 is up on eBay for $15,000.

The copy of Star Trek #25 is shown above and is described as “The comic book is in ziplock bag and little dents and fold on corner of comic book”, the title is “First Edition Star Trek Comic Book Vintage”

Hurry if you are interested in this one, there are only 16 days left in the auction 😉

Thanks to Jeremy A for this laugh.

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23 Responses to Offbeat Auction: Star Trek #25

  1. Wells Floyd says:

    And to think he didn’t even offer free shipping! Those plastic bags are hard to ship, I guess…

  2. Richard Sean Guevara says:

    lol you’d think if they valued it at 15,000 they’d get better protection for it.

    • Anthony says:

      You would not believe how often I see this in antique stores. Normally it’s junk comics priced at $10.

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      • Vann says:

        HA! Me too!

      • Bobby Mansfield says:

        Me, too. I see tons of stuff I’d buy for a dollar, but these people always think they have a treasure. Especially funny when it’s over printed 90s books…

      • Anthony says:

        Yeah. I hit a lot of thrift stores and antique stores, hand out my number, and ask them to call me if they get comics in. Many do. Mostly wasted trips for ragged out copies of books that have been bought and resold numerous times and show the wear of have been sitting in the same box forever bent over. $5 each.

      • Anthony says:

        How ever I did recently pick up some 10 and 12 Cent Detective Comics on the super cheap $1-4 each. Couldn’t pass up golden age books for that price even if they were in lower condition.

  3. Vann says:

    Awesome auction and article!

  4. OC_Guy says:

    I’ll buy the zip lock bag being I am out of them for $1 but only if they throw the comic in for free.

  5. Elvi says:

    Well, if that’s too rich for your blood, he does have a Mighty Morphin Power Rangers magazine for the low, low price of $62!

    I swear it looks like he’s one of those storage locker buyers that is out-of-touch on the true value of the worthless crap he has. YUUUUUPPPP!

  6. Alana says:

    There’s someome trying to sell a reprint of Action Comics 1 beat to hell for 18,000 starting bid or $25,000 buy it now.

  7. Bobby Mansfield says:

    These are always worth a laugh

  8. JT says:

    I blame those shows like American Pickers and Pawn Stars. People especially at yard sales, flea markets, etc., think their old junk is worth a fortune.

  9. ki1owatt says:

    I`m eyeing the Walt Disney`s Dumbo book they`re offering for $1500.00. More in my price range.

  10. Wayne Dickson says:

    LOL..I got two of these for just $10,000

  11. I once saw a seller listing the first few issues of Amazing Adventures (vol 2) which reprints the first issues of X-men, at an astronomical price. I usually don’t bother to contact a seller when I notice something like this, since they usually don’t appreciate it, but they were going on and on about first appearances and how valuable the books were in their description, so I politely clued them in on where to find information on those books and what they actually were. They fired back at me with a slew of profanity and accused me of trying to get them to lower their price so that I could swoop in and buy them at a steal of a price. Seeing as I didn’t even want to buy the books, I’m sure that was the case.

    • Anthony says:

      I recently saw a seller that had listed books as graded CBCS 9.6. For one thing, they did not grade at 9.6 and the second thing was they were not graded. I contacted him but essentially got the same result

      • I’ve seen a lot of those, too. Sellers throw CBCS or CGC into the title to get views, and are supposedly advocating buyers to get the books graded themselves, but it is technically a violation of eBay policy called “keyword spamming”. It may even count as brand name misuse, too. But any time I have reported it, eBay does nothing. Meanwhile it also irks me how many sellers will say “Mint Condition” and you look at the photos and see a dirty book with heavy creasing and tears. And sellers I avoid entirely are the ones who have a blurry, grainy photo that looks like it was taken with 90’s technology where you can barely make out what the cover art even looks like, let alone condition, and all they say in the description is “see photos for condition”. Those listings are just a waste of space on eBay.

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