Exclusive Look at 8 World's Most Expensive Items Ever Auctioned

By Anurag Katraia

How much would a used pair of shoes cost you? most likely nothing. Therefore, the fact that one person paid more than $2 million for a pair of used sandals might come as a surprise to you! Continue reading to learn more about some of the auction items with the highest prices.

Buzz Aldrin’s space jacket

Along with Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin was one of the first humans to walk on the moon. Aldrin took his first step on the moon while wearing a $2 million fireproof spacesuit.

Leonardo Da Vinci’s painting

The painting of Jesus Christ known as "Salvator Mundi" by Leonardo Da Vinci currently holds the world record for the most expensive piece of art ever sold at auction. One of Da Vinci's 20 known works that has survived any damage, the painting sold for $450.3 million in 2017.

Elvis Presley’s hair

Although famous people's clothes and works of art have sold for millions of dollars, some auctions can be downright bizarre. Elvis Presley, the legendary singer, was known for his distinctive voice, fashion sense, and hair! Therefore, when a lock of his hair sold for $1.15 million in 2002, it was not surprising.

Super Mario video game

A PlayStation 5 is now easily accessible, but did you know that there are some games that are more valuable and extremely rare? The most valuable investment in a video game was a classic Super Mario 64 game that is typically played on a Nintendo, which sold for $1.5 million. Talk about fun for kids!

Pokemon card

A Pikachu illustrator card from Pokemon was the most expensive card ever sold at an auction. In August of this year, the card, which was found to be in excellent condition, was purchased for $5.2 million.

The ‘Lady Blunt’ violin

The most sought-after and rarest violin is the Stradivarius, named after the Italian family Stradivari, which made stringed instruments in the 17th and 18th centuries. It was purchased in Japan in 2011 for $15 million due to its crystal-clear and exceptional sound. Lady Anne Blunt, Lord Byron's granddaughter, once owned the violin.

Marie Antoinette’s pearl pendant

Since Marie Antoinette was born a noblewoman and set the fashion standard, it was only natural that she had a large jewelry collection. In 2018, her pearl pendant was the most expensive ever, going for $32 million.

Jeff Koons’ Rabbit

A rabbit steel sculpture by artist Jeff Koons that is 3 feet tall (91.44 cm) and is the most expensive piece of art. In 2019, the sculpture was sold for a staggering $91.1 million.