From Rainy Day—To Raining Money!
Since we first reported on the recent sale of a NRFB Magnum Power uniform set (HERE) for a record-smashing $13,200.00, fans around the world have been asking to hear more from the item’s seller. Today, in an exclusive to The Joe Report, seller “Jelibeli” writes in to offer his intriguing personal story of this rare item:
“Hi, I just read the article in The Joe Report. There were some really neat responses, so I thought I’d help clear up the questions by adding the following information: I purchased the Magnum Power set at a household auction. It was inside a box with one unopened Eagle-Eye GIjOE as well as some other unopened toys from that era. The boxful sold just MINUTES before a cloud-burst was to soak everything else in sight ( it was an outdoor auction.) Obviously, we are not GIjOE collectors and had no idea of the value. But I am so happy it went to a collector that appreciates it! —Jelibeli”
Bottom Line: Thanks for the update, Jelibeli. It’s great to know such rare finds are still possible, and that you were able to rescue this unique piece of GIjOE history in time. We’re also glad your subsequent ebay auction was such a success (no risk of rain that time, HA).