$11,732 for Vintage Burton 'Black Widow'
Stated as; "Team Issue only 1 of 7 Produced Ever! (Super Rare)"January 15, 2013
By James Massey
(Source: WhatSellsBest.com) - This vintage Burton 'Black Widow' Snowboard has fetched a final bid of $11,732 on eBay.
The Snowboard, was described by the seller as an original Burton 140 Performer "Black Widow" Experimental Series. Made in 1983 and ridden by Burton Team rider, Bob Novak.
The seller also stated (in the listing) Novak had signed the board which was only 1 of 7 produced for the team. Adding; "The last time this board was used Bob (Novak) took 1st Place in the downhill @ Pando Ski Area in 1984."
This is the second-time in the past year that we've tracked a Burton exceeding five-figures.
In March of 2012, another vintage Burton fetched a final bid of $11,211 on eBay.
That board was described as a 'BB1 Londonderry' made between 1978 and 1979. According to the seller it appeared to have never been ridden and in mint condition. (see the full story here)
Video: Jake Burton - On the early history of Burton (Source: PBteen/Youtube)
Auction Data & Statistics
The vintage 'Black Widow' Burton received 44 bids from 12 bidders over the course of 7 days. The opening bid on January 6th, was 99 cents. The final bid was $11,732. The eBay view-counter recorded over 1,000 visitors to the listing. The auction ended on Sunday, January 13th (2013), at 1:30pm Pacific Standard Time.
For more information and close-up photos of the board see; **eBay auction listing; #330854596836 (auction links may expire after 90 days).
Related Burton Auctions and Information:
- Mint vintage Burton Snowboard fetches $11,211 on eBay
- All Snowboards on eBay Today (opens on eBay)
- Burton Company History: 1983
Want to quote us? If you're willing to credit the article to WhatSellsBest.com, and install a live-link to the original article, or www.WhatSellsBest.com, you can feel free to quote up to 50 words.
While all other uses are prohibited without prior written permission (from whatsellsbest.com), we are friendly, and often willing accommodate mutually beneficial ideas and collaborations.*Price is based on foreign (currency) exchange rate at time of sale.
** eBay auction links generally expire within 90 days of auctions end
WhatSellsBest.com is a free website which monitors millions of auction items, to track the top selling (highest bid) items on eBay, and report top sold items from a variety of specialty auction houses worldwide.
Founded in late 2008, by James Massey, the site has quickly became a valued resource for collectors and treasure hunters interested in knowing which rare antiques and vintage collectibles were selling best at auction.
Journalist and reporters from a wide-variety of media outlets, (CBS, AOL News, Inside Source, eBay Radio, Smart Money, and others) have also found WhatSellsBest.com to to be an informative and helpful website.