What does Michael Jackson’s underwear, Scarlett Johansson’s used tissue and President Reagan’s blood all have in common? They’ve all been auctioned on Ebay for ridiculous amounts of money. We’ve put together a list of the 45 most bizarre celebrity memorabilia items (or body parts) that have been sold online. This proves that some people will do anything to get closer to their favorite celebrities, and also that some people have way too much money on their hands. Whilst the amount paid for #9 will stun you, it’s #2 that made us think OMG!
45. Britney Spears’ Gum
OK so this is crazy. Someone actually bought an already-chewed piece of Britney’s gum. Yes, you read correctly, the flavorless piece of chewing gum was auctioned off for a whopping $14,000. What’s even crazier is that it did not come with a letter of authenticity. I wonder what the person who bought the gum did with it. Put it in a frame over their fireplace perhaps?
44. Elvis Presley’s Underwear
Have you ever want to own a pair of Elvis Presley’s dirty underwear? Well now you can, for about $8,000 that is. His soiled underwear (meaning it had pee and poop in it) was sold at an auction for that crazy amount of money. A fan is fanatic i guess, but can you imagine how much that would smell up your home?
43. Brangelina Breath
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s jar of breath was actually sold for $523. That’s right, air. Someone paid $523 for air that the couple breathed into, and not even on purpose. Someone apparently “caught” their breath as they walked past on the red carpet.
42. William Shatner’s Kidney Stone
Our crazy list continues…Would you pay for someone’s passed kidney stone? Meaning it came out of their body and was placed into a container? Yuk…. Well, William Shatner’s kidney stone sold for $25,000. The stone was eventually returned to Shatner and he donated the money to charity. Still, why would you even want to buy a kidney stone?
41. Oven Mitt From Seinfeld
You might remember this cat-face oven mitt that hung on Jerry’s refrigerator in the award winning sit com Seinfeld. The random set item actually has its own Facebook page made by a dedicated fan. The mitt came with a certification of authenticity from NBC and an asking price of $10,000.
40. Darth Vader’s Helmet
Olympic fencing champion Bob Anderson wore this Dearth Vader helmet for the fight sequences in Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. The universally feared helmet sold for a bargain $115,000 at an auction in April 2003.
39. Cupcake Trampoline
Katy Perry auctioned off this cupcake trampoline prop and donated the proceeds to the relief for the Tsunami that hit Japan. It was part of her “California Dreams” video and it cost the buyer $5,000. Like who doesn’t want a cupcake trampoline in their house, right? At least it was for a very good cause.
38. Kate Middleton’s Dress
This is one of Kate Middleton’s most famous dresses and was sold for $125, 000 at a ‘Passion for Fashion’ charity auction in 2011. It is alleged that the Duchess of Cambridge was wearing this see-through dress at a student fashion show when Prince William first noticed her.
37. Baby Boa Constrictor
A baby boa constrictor owned by Justin Bieber was sold at auction or $1,000. Why did he auction it off? Why did he have one in the first place? Who knows, maybe just because he could or maybe because he didn’t want it anymore. Either way, $1,000 is a lot to pay for a boa constrictor. Perhaps the new owners named it “Biebs.”
36. Justin Timberlake’s French Toast
OK, so N’Sync was one of the hottest boy band of the 90’s and early 2000’s. But seriously, a half-eaten piece of French toast from JT selling for over $3,000 is pretty insane. I mean, he’s a massive celebrity and everything, but what are you going to do with a rotting piece of French toast? I doubt his DNA is still on it, so it’s going to be difficult to clone him.
35. Jennifer Lawrence’s Sports Bra
Here is another piece of celebrity memorabilia that is probably filled with sweat and smells horrible. A fan of Jennifer Lawrence picked up her sports bra at auction for $3,400. It was worn by Lawrence in the hit movie Silver Linings Playbook, so at least its connected to a good film.
34. Justin Bieber’s Hair
Who doesn’t want a piece of Justin Bieber’s hair…right? Well one fan bought it for the insane price of $40,600 from Ellen DeGeneres. She was raising money for the Gentle Barns Animal Rights Foundation, so at least it was for a good cause.
33. Scarlett Johansson’s Tissue
When Scarlett Johansson blew her nose on The Tonight Show in 2008, I bet she didn’t expect that the tissue would later be sold for $5,000 — boogers and all. Why? Well like Ellen DeGeneres, Jay Leno was the one who actually sold it and donated the money to hunger charity USA Harvest. Another good cause, but pretty gross having to be the one to handle that package.
32. Michael Jackson’s Underwear
Apparently celebrity underwear is pretty popular. If you thought $8,000 was a crazy amount to pay for Elvis’ underwear, then this will blow your mind. Want to guess how much Michael Jackson’s soiled underwear auctioned for? A cool $1 million. Whoooa!
31. Half Eaten Toast
One Direction is hot and all, and they are another boy band who constantly top the charts. It is still a surprise that group member Niall Horan’s half-eaten piece of toast sold for almost $100,000. That’s more than Justin Timberlake’s French toast. Pretty impressive.
30. John Lennon’s Tooth
Ever received a weird gift from someone? Well for some reason John Lennon gifted his extracted tooth to his housekeeper. The housekeeper then sold that tooth at auction for $31,000, so maybe it wasn’t such a bad deal after all. It’s still pretty disgusting though.
29. Elvis’ Hair
It’s no surprise that Elvis Presley memorabilia is extremely popular because he is one of the most famous artists of all times. Even though it’s Elvis’, $15,000 is still a massive price to pay for one lock of hair. Yikes!
28. Topless Madonna
You can imagine a picture of topless Madonna going for a decent amount of money. After all, she is pretty popular and people are fans of racy photography. So it shouldn’t be any surprise that it went for $23,000 at auction. That is a big price for just one picture.
27. Albert Einstein Letter
A letter written by Albert Einstein that challenged the concept of God sold for over $3 million. Einstein died a year after the letter was written. $3 million was a huge sum to pay for a letter in 1954, even if it was written by Einstein. Perhaps it held some clues…
26. Space Suit
In another nice gesture from Justin Beiber, the young star teamed up with Ozzy Osbourne to auction off the space suit he wore in his 2011 superbowl performance for charity. It sold for $5,800. The money was donated to the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai hospital.
25. J.D. Salinger’s Toilet
J.D. Salinger’s (author of The Catcher in The Rye) toilet was put up for auction in 2010. The toilet was transported from his home in New Hampshire and listed on eBay for $1 million. A letter of authenticity was also attached. It is rumored that Salinger thought of some of his novels while sitting on that very toilet.
24. Gary Coleman’s Sweatpants
Jimmy Kimmel got into a bidding war with another eBay buyer for a pair of Gary Coleman’s sweatpants. They were signed by the actor and sized XL Gap Kids. The bidding went up to $400,000, which is out of control for sweatpants. The winning bidder never paid, so Kimmel won with his $500 bid. No doubt the seller got excited for a short time.
23. Charlie Chaplin Film
For the price of just $5, a buyer on eBay purchased a tin can he liked the look of. When it arrived, to his surprise he found a rare Charlie Chaplin film inside. The film is seven minutes long and was made in 1917. It is said to be valued at close to $1 million, which is a huge profit if the buyer ever decides to sell.
22. Britney’s Pregnancy Test
Being so popular Britney Spears features again on our list. She took a pregnancy test in a Los Angeles hotel and someone took the positive test out of her trash can and sold it to a radio station in Ottawa. They then put it up on Ebay where it sold for $5,001.
21. James Blunt’s Sister
How’s this for a “How did you two meet” story? James Blunt listed his sister on eBay, but for good reason. He listed it as “Damsel in distress seeks knight in shining armor! Desperate to get to a funeral in southern Ireland, please help!” The person who won flew his sister to Ireland in a private helicopter. Talk about arriving in style! The two later fell in love and got married.
20. Pharrell Williams’ Hat
Pharrell Williams auctioned off the hat he wore at the Grammy Awards on Ebay for $44,100. He donated the money to a charity that works with at-risk teens, called One Hand to Another. So who bought the hat? Arby’s, the fast food chain. Kind of fitting, since the hat resembles their logo.
19. Willie Nelson’s Braids
Willie Nelson’s braids are like a celebrity all on their own. In the 1980’s, Nelson cut off his braids and gave them to Waylon Jennings at a party to celebrate his sobriety. In 2002, Jennings died, and Nelson’s hair was put up for auction in 2014. The braids sold for $37,000, which seem fitting for the status his braids have.
18. President Reagan’s Blood
Following the failed assassination attempt of President Reagan in 1981, someone collected and auctioned off his blood. The vial came with paperwork and was sold for $3,550 to a collector. It was later put up for sale on eBay, but it caused so much controversy that it was donated to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation instead.
17. House’s Cane
House was a widely popular TV show, particularly because Dr. House is a main character you just hate to love. The cane he used in the show went up for auction in 2009. It came with his autograph on the cane. It sold for $8,300 by the TV Academy Foundation.
16. The Queen’s Underwear
Everyone knows of Queen Elizabeth II, so having her underwear would be like owning a piece of history. She accidentally left her bloomers on a plane in 1968 and they were listed on eBay by the estate of Baron Joseph “Sepy” de Bicske Dobronyi. The person who bought the underwear for $18,000 chose to remain anonymous. Perhaps she bought them back herself.
15. Dented Ping Pong Ball
Wil Wheaton named his dented ping pong ball “Silas” and even created a mini story about how he was bullied because of his dent. He put it up for sale and someone actually paid $1,135 for it. That is a bit ridiculous because you can’t even play with it.
14. Buddy Holly’s Glasses
Decades after his death in 1959, Buddy Holly’s widow, Maria Elena Holly, sold the musician’s trademark glasses for $80,000 to Civic Lubbock Inc., a nonprofit organization. The company then donated the famous spectacles to the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, TX, the city where the singer was born.
13. Marilyn Monroe’s Chest X-Ray
Marilyn Monroe was pretty popular during her time and still remains so until this day. One of the most unusual things sold from her estate was her chest X-ray taken in 1954. It sold for $45,000. Wow, that is a lot. I’m certain the silhouette of her breasts was the draw card for the winning bidder.
12. Bottle of Hair Dye
Kurt Cobain is another celebrity who will always be well-known, especially after his untimely death. In 1996, there was an auction for some of his items found around his house. People bought a journal, drawings, and some photos. But the most unusual item purchased was a bottle of hair dye. It sold for $175.
11. Lady Gaga’s Fingernail
At a concert in Dublin in 2012 Lady Gaga lost a fake fingernail whilst on stage. A fan picked it up and auctioned it off on Ebay for $13,000. That was a good way to get the money back from the Lady Gaga concert.
10. Breast Cast
In 2009, Tila Tequila auctioned off a cast of her breasts for $110,000. She worked with Keep-A-Breast Foundation to auction off the item. I can only imagine what the buyer plans on doing with it.
9. Dukes Of Hazzards’s ”General Lee”
When John Schneider, who played Bo Duke in the hit series The Dukes of Hazzard, decided to sell his personal 1969 “General Lee” Dodge Charger, he was surprised how badly people wanted it. In May 2007, Schneider ended up selling the car on Ebay for a whopping $9,900,500.
8. Dorothy Gale’s Ruby Slippers
These were the magical slippers Dorothy used to get back home in The Wizard of Oz. Although a few pairs were made for the movie, in 2000 these sold at auction for $666,000.
7. Marilyn Monroe’s Dress
This is the very dress Marilyn Monroe wore when she sang “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” to John F. Kennedy for his 45th birthday. The dress originally cost $12,000 was sold for $1,267,500 in 1999 to a collections company based in New York.
6. Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” Jacket
The jacket worn by the King of Pop, Michael Jackson in one of the most successful music video of all time, sold for $1.8 million exactly two years after the singer passed away.
5. Britney’s Shopping List
The list gets weirder. Celebrities make shopping lists just like we do. The difference is their shopping lists can be worth money, at least if they are Britney Spears. Someone allegedly dug through her trash and sold her shopping list for $60 on eBay.
4. Mini-Twin Coffins
This takes the cake for a whole new level of bizzare. Jesse James auctioned off two mini twin coffins that were hand-painted. It was sold in 2010, about the same time his career tanked because he cheated on Sandra Bullock.
3. David Bowie’s Hair
David Bowie’s hair was used to make his wax figure at the London Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. An employee stole a lock of it and sold it for $18,000 on Ebay. David Bowie was a legend in music and his death in 2016 made him eternally famous, so it seems fitting a lock of his hair would go for so much.
2. Michael Jackson’s Burned Hair
First thing is first, burned hair doesn’t smell nice. You know the odor will stay in your nostrils for several days. Yet, someone loved Michael Jackson so much that they bought some of his burned hair follicles for $1,600 in 2009. Hopefully they put them in a fireproof box.
1. Corey Haim’s Teeth
Remember Cory Haim, the star of the Lost Boys? In 2001 he had a few of his molars pulled to sell online to pay for his drug habit. That’s a pretty sad reason to have your teeth out. Unfortunately for Corey, nobody bought them. Perhaps his asking price of $150 was too much.