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Revealing eBay’s 20 Most Expensive Purchases of 2018

By: eBay News Team

High-end timepieces, supercars and collectible sports memorabilia among 2018 most expensive sales on eBay.

You know the saying “there’s something for everyone?” Well, that rings true for even the most high-end of shoppers, even when that perfect gift comes with a over-the-top price tag. In 2018, some of the highest ticket items sold on eBay rang up between $145k to more than $3 million. These top item investments ranged everything from high-end timepieces to supercars. And, some of the super pricey purchases include fine jewelry, automobiles, collectible sports memorabilia, and even a helicopter!

But 2018’s highest-priced transaction was actually for good: eBay’s annual Power Lunch with Warren Buffett benefitting GLIDE, a charity with the mission of breaking the cycles of poverty and marginalization. This year’s exclusive lunch with the billionaire fetched $3.3M.

Hungry for more? Here’s a snapshot of some of 2018’s most expensive and remarkable purchases on eBay.

20 Most Expensive Purchases of 2018:

1. Lunch with Warren Buffett to Benefit GLIDE (eBay for Charity): $3,300,100

2. Patek Philippe Grand Complications Watch: $535,499.99

3. 2017 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce: $499,900

4. 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS: $470,000

5. 2009 Mike Trout Draft Pick Baseball Card: $400,000

6. 2015 Lamborghini Aventador: $362,000

7. 2018 Ferrari 488: $339,000

8. 2017 Ferrari 488 Spider: $329,998

9. 2016 McLaren 675LT Coupe: $325,800

10. 2013 Robinson R-44 Raven II Helicopter: $325,200

11. 2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe: $319,900

12. 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta: $319,000

13. 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Maybach S 650 Cabriolet: $318,000

14. 2000 Tom Brady Championship Ticket: $250,000

15. 2003-04 LeBron James Basketball Card: $250,000

16. Ralph Togel Gold Masterpiece: $200,000

17. Captain America Comic #1: $175,200

18. 1952 Mickey Mantle & 1941 Joe DiMaggio Baseball Cards: $152,000

19. Richard Mille RM11 Flyback Chronograph Rose Gold Titanium Watch: $148,000

20. Action Comics #1 (1st appearance of Superman & Lois Lane): $145,655

Most Expensive Watches of 2018

Rare and vintage timepieces ranging from $90k to more than half a million dollars are featured amongst the most expensive watches bought on eBay this year.

1. Patek Philippe Grand Complications Watch: $535,499.99

Patek Philippe Grand Complications Watch2

2. Richard Mille RM11 Flyback Chronograph Rose Gold Titanium Watch: $148,000.00

Richard Mille RM11 Flyback Chronograph Rose Gold Titanium Watch2

3. Audemars Piguet Millenary MC12 Tourbillon Platinum Watch: $145,000.00

Audemars Piguet Millenary MC12 Tourbillon Platinum

4. F.P. Journe Tourbillon Souverain Platinum Manual Wind Mens Strap Watch: $120,000

F.P. Journe Tourbillon Souverain Platinum Manual Wind Mens Strap Watch

5. Vintage Rolex GMT Master Automatic Mens Watch: $91,201.99

VINTAGE ROLEX GMT MASTER AUTOMATIC MEN WATCH 1675

Most Expensive Entertainment Memorabilia of 2018

This year’s top items included two iconic pieces of clothing owned and worn by the King of Pop, in addition to an original 1977 set piece from Star Wars.

1. Ash vs. Evil Dead Screen Used Necronomicon Exmortis SS 3: $35,100

ASH VS EVIL DEAD SCREEN USED NECRONOMICON EXMORTIS SS 32. Original Teddy Bear “Tiger” Used on MASH: $22,400

ORIGINAL TEDDY BEAR TIGER Used on MASH TV SERIES

3. Original First Printing Hendrix/Rick Griffin BG-105 Flying Eyeball Poster: $21,000

MINT Original First Printing Hendrix Rick Griffin BG 105 Flying Eyeball poster

4. Michael Jackson Owned & Worn Black Military Jacket: $20,000

MICHAEL JACKSON owned and worn black Military jacket no glove fedora signed

5. Michael Jackson Owned & Worn Crystal Glove Bad Tour: $19,000

MICHAEL JACKSON OWNED WORN CRYSTAL BAD TOUR GLOVE AUTHENTIC BILLIE JEAN

6. Beatles Signed Photograph: 1961 portrait of the original Fab Four's first shoot: $18,500

Beatles Signed Photograph 1961 IMAGE 1

7. Film-Used & Screen-Shot Piece of Death Star - Star Wars 1977: $16,200

Original Film Used Screen Shot Sectional Piece of Death Star Star Wars 1977

8. Original Oct. 18, 1902 University of Michigan vs. Notre Dame Football Program: $16,100

Oct. 18 1902 University of Michigan vs. Notre Dame Football Program ORIGINAL

Most Expensive Handbags of 2018

Hermes dominates the most expensive handbags bought on eBay in 2018, featuring Birkins galore in a variety of colors, ranging from $30k to nearly $80k.

1. Hermes Birkin Bag Olive Green, Porosus Crocodile Sz 40: $79,000

Hermes Birkin Olive Green 79000

2. Hermes Birkin Bag Beton, Porosus Crocodile Sz 35: $69,995

Hermes Birkin Beton 69995

3. Hermes Birkin Bag Amethyst, Porosus Crocodile Sz 35: $49,915

Hermes Birkin Amethyst 49915

4. Hermes Birkin Bag Matte Blue, Brighton Crocodile Sz 35: $39,500

Hermes Birkin Matte Blue 39500

5. Hermes Birkin Bag Shiny Blue, Crocodile Sz 25: $36,000

Hermes Birkin Shiny Blue 36000

6. Hermes Constance Verso Bag, Alligator Sz 24: $35,000

Hermes Constance Verso 35000

7. Hermes Birkin Bag Blue Iris, Ostrich Sz 35: $34,950

Hermes Birkin Blue Iris 34950

8. Hermes Birkin Bag Emerald Green, Exotic Crocodile Sz 30: $32,000

Hermes Birkin Emerald Green 32000

Most Expensive Sports Cards & Collectibles of 2018

From the Lebron Effect to investments in iconic or modern day players, rare sports cards from Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio to Tom Brady and Lebron James are some of this year’s most expensive sports cards and collectibles sold on the marketplace.

1. 2009 Mike Trout Draft Pick Baseball Card: $400,000

2009 Bowman Draft Picks Chrome Prospects SuperFractors Mike Trout AUTO BGS 10

2. 2000 Tom Brady Championship Ticket: $250,000

2000 Playoff Contenders CHAMPIONSHIP TICKET Tom Brady RC AUTO2

3. 2003-04 LeBron James Basketball Card: $250,000

2003 04 LeBron James UD Exquisite Auto 3 CLR Patch 79of 99 RC BGS 10.5 Gem Mint

4. 1952 Mickey Mantle & 1941 Joe DiMaggio Baseball Cards: $152,000

Two Card Lot 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 7 1941 Play Ball Joe DiMaggio PSA 9

5. 1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Alpha Black Lotus R Power 9: $89,672

1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Alpha Black Lotus R Power 9 BGS 9.5 GEM MINT PWCC

Data is from eBay purchases globally from 1/1/18 - 12/12/18.