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  1. Rare Pikachu Illustrator Card Up For Auction on Ebay, Bidding Starts at $100,000

    It's basically like owning a Master PokéBall.

    I think every nerd my age had that sad day in their childhood when they realized the Pokémon cards they'd been collecting weren't really going to be worth anything in the future. Scott Pratte presumably does not have this same problem, because he's got an unbelievably rare illustrator card from Japan -- and now he's asking for $100 grand on eBay.

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  2. Luke Skywalker’s Pants Up for Auction: Feel Free to Supply Your Own Joke

    For A More Civilized Age

    These pants may not look like much, kid, but they've got it where it counts. And they counted for $36,100. But lets get the bigger revelation out of the way first: Luke Skywalker wears Levi's.

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  3. Original Charlotte Brontë Manuscript Goes for $141,000

    Not all that glitters is gold

    One of the odd side effects of the digital age is the gradual loss of the acres and acres of handwritten or typed manuscripts that could be catalogued by archivists interested in following the career of an author. With "save" taking primacy over "save as," those windows (no pun intended) into the process of an author stay shut. Probably there are a lot of writers who prefer it that way. Like most smaller changes wrought by advancing technology these days, I find this more interesting than depressing or uplifting. However, it does mean that two hundred years from now, probably nobody is going to be bidding six figures for a copy of my Scrivener file.

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  4. Want to Rule the World? Man Attempts to Auction Off Earth

    Much more valuable than your Crayola collector's tin, a Japanese man is attempting to auction off the Earth on Yahoo Auctions. Even weirder, at the time of this writing, the auction has 2,772 bids, with the current price sitting at 9,912,356,678 yen, or about 123,472,279 bucks, with four days remaining.

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  5. Woman Buys Lost Renoir Painting At Flea Market, Stands to Make 1,500 Times Her Investment

    It Belongs in a Museum!

    These things happen a lot more often than I thought was possible. I mean, the odds! A woman purchased a painting at a flea market which wound up being from renowned French painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir and is going to sell it for a ludicrous profit. No, the above image is not the one in question but the picture a website called What's Up Finland? used on their post. I just couldn't resist. The real Renoir, and all the details, are after the jump.

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  6. Someone Bought Chewbacca’s Head For $172,200

    Not a Misprint

    A Chewbacca headpiece worn by actor Peter Mayhew in the original Star Wars trilogy just sold at auction for a lot of money (plus a few other props). This is interesting news but I can't help but think, "I thought it smelled bad on the outside..."

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  7. See What Geeks With Tons of Disposable Income Bought At This Huge Sci-Fi Auction

    Holy Rusted Metal Batman!

    In these hard economic times, it's good to know that some people out there are still storing enough money under their mattress for a sound investment or a little indulgence. In this case, someone had an extra $70,000 laying around so they could engage in a bidding war for an actual, gigantic prop from the set of Star Trek: The Original Series. But the Galileo NCC-1701/7 wasn't the only piece of pop culture memorabilia up for auction. See what else had people bidding, like Gene Wilder's original Willy Wonka costume and more Star Trek stuff.

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  8. Munch’s The Scream Sold for Record $119 Million at Auction

    At an art auction held at Sotheby's in New York City yesterday, Edvard Munch's The Scream was sold for a record $119,922,500, quite a bit more than the $80 million the auction house thought the famous painting would snag. The item sold at the auction is one of four known versions of the painting, with the other three all in Norwegian museums.

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  9. Why You Should Craft: Girl’s Needlecraft Fetches Over $1 Million at Auction

    Imagine What You'll Know Tomorrow

    Back in 1807, when a young New Jersey resident named Mary Antrim embroidered the farm scene pictured above, the thought of something like this -- a children's needlepoint sampler -- being sold at a fancy auction for just over a million dollars would have been preposterous. In fact, I would venture a guess that people actually, genuinely used the word preposterous in everyday conversation back in 1807. But that is exactly what happened -- someone bid on and won this 19th century farm house scene, shelling out $1.07 million to own a piece of folk art/thing a kid made to pass the time 200 years ago.

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  10. Beta Raspberry Pi PCs Going for as Much as $2,714 on eBay

    The Raspberry Pi, everybody's favorite $25 PC, has finally gone into beta, and some of those beta boards are up for auction by the company on eBay. It is a $25 PC though, that's the selling point; how much could it possibly go for? Oh, I don't know, how about $2,714 (£1,750), and that's with 5 days remaining. For all of you who are screaming "That is missing the point!" right now, there are a couple of mitigating factors that make this all make a little more sense. First of all, these are limited edition, man. Haven't you ever taken a class in Economics? Also, 100% of the purchase price is going to the Raspberry Pi Foundation, devoted to promoting the study of computer science, so it's for a good cause.

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