London Olympics Auction Will Break Bank of Sports Fans

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterAugust 14, 2012

Photo Credit: London Olympics Auction
Photo Credit: London Olympics Auction

You too can own a piece of the London Olympics, and it will only cost you an arm and a leg. 

The Official London 2012 Olympic Auction (h/t Off the Bench) is up and running, and some of the most bizarre and inane objects you didn't know you needed to have are available. 

The following prices are merely the auction value at the time of this writing. Olympic fanatics, bid responsibly and leave some flags and torches for the rest of us. 

Of course, you fans of magical nannies are covered with the auction selling off a full Mary Poppins costume. At £705 ($1,106), you can buy a used dress that also doubles as an expensive Halloween costume. 

At that price, you almost have to wear this thing the moment you get it in the mail. Wear it to the mall, the movies or just out for a bike ride. Classic British swag. 

Perhaps scaring the kiddies is your game. Well, buy this gem-encrusted mascot named Wenlock and place it in their bed as they sleep. 

The entire family will awake to sounds of joy, and only for £4,020 ($6,308). 

A signed Tom Daley photo is going at £510 (roughly $800). Sure it's signed, but I don't know that I would pay that much for even a life-size Daley bobblehead that dives into a pool at the push of a button.

Okay, I might. 

Though I searched and searched, I couldn't find the inflatable octopus from the closing ceremony. I will chalk this up to a minor oversight and wait patiently to bid on it in the near future. 

This will look splendid on the front lawn. 

We now have one more Olympic event to keep us all captivated for the next few days, watching to see what new items hit this amazing auction. 

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