Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Some pretty cool things that sold at auction recently


It’s no secret I’m a slave to auction stalking.  It’s just trippy to me that these things that often represent entire genres of culture just come up for sale. That you can own them.  Ghandi’s eye glasses, Marilyn Monroe’s steam grate dress and the freaking DNA of President Lincoln.  Well… a lock of his hair.  But there’s probably something in there you can clone.   So lets enjoy.




Remember this amazing Christmas classic?  First aired in 1964, “Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer” is shown ever year since.  The 6-inch-tall Rudolph and 11-inch-tall Santa were made in Tokyo of wood, wire, cloth and leather, and are still malleable. Rudolph’s nose still lights up. Santa’s beard is made from yak hair.   They sold for $368,000!

Ughh.  That’s a lot of money, tho.  They are a mess.



The drum kit played by Rush drummer Neil Peart between 1974-1977 sold at auction for just over $500,000!


As a ex-hockey junkie, I am immediately drawn to any and all news of the Great One.  Hockey superstar Wayne Gretzky’s rookie card sold at auction Thursday for a record-breaking $1.29 million, becoming the most expensive hockey card ever sold, Forbes reported.  The 1979 OPC card was sold by Heritage Auctions and earned a Gem Mint 10 rating from the grading service, Professional Sports Authenticator.


The San Francisco 49ers jersey worn by Kaepernick in his NFL debut on Oct. 2, 2011 sold for $128,000 on Friday, according to Reuters. The auction house, Julien’s Auctions, reportedly claims the sum makes Kaepernick’s jersey the most expensive NFL jersey ever sold at auction.



The gun used by James Bond, as played by Sean Connery, in Dr. No.  The gun is a Walther PP, and according to Juliens Auction house it sold for $256,000. That’s a sizable jump from initial estimates, as it was estimated to bring in between $150,000 to $200,000.


And lastly, pocket watches (watches in general) are one of the most desired keepsakes and that means celebrity are twice as valuable.    According to the auction house; “Warhol and Lennon were close friends in 1970s New York and were once photographed together at the Record Plant. Each watch was originally offered by their estates at auctions in the 1980s in New York. The present consignor of these two watches saw that photo and was so captivated by it that he dedicated himself to uniting these two timepieces.”

The pair of very rare and culturally significant 14K white gold pocket watches sold for $50,400.