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.

23 thoughts on “Offbeat Auction: Star Trek #25”

      1. 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…

        1. 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.

        2. 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.

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

    1. 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

      1. 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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