Ton and Allen took Auction Hunters
to Chicago this week, and boy, was it cold! A very brisk seven
degrees to be exact. A century and a half old, this community was guaranteed to be flush with antiques and with Chicago being a sports town, that’s all the more fun to be found by our Hunters. All-new episodes air Tuesdays at 10PM/9c
SnowmobileSold For: $950
Being a Michigan native, Allen was stoked when he and Ton came across this 1984 Yamaha SS 400 snowmobile. As much as he wanted to keep it for himself, he was just as excited to see how much it was worth. This particular model was one of the first outfitted with shock absorbers and could easily top out at 85mph. After taking her for a spin across the snowy tundra that is the Midwest, Allen finally parted ways with this beast of a ride, but only after getting the right price.
Earlier this week on our head-to-head Facebook competition we put the signed Joe Jackson glove up against the high flying snowmobile. However, we offered up a bit of a trick question. As you find out in the episode, 'Shoeless' Joe Jackson was illiterate and couldn't sign his own name, therefore making the signature a forgery. Those of you Hunters out there that chose the snowmobile, well, you were right on the money this time.
It was a more casual but still highly profitable week for Ton and Allen. They only spent $1,050
on their units, but sold off the contents for $3,905
, allowing them to take home a highly respectable $2,855
Still can't believe that the Joe Jackson signature is a forgery? Then check out the recently posted episode "The Chicago Grand Slam" to get a closer look. All-new episodes of Auction Hunters
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