These Socks Are Made of Gold!


I want to thank my friend Alan McDonald for sending me the link to this listing. I’m not even sure how to describe this head scratcher. I know you are not going to be tempted to click on the link just by see the picture but trust me you will want to see how high this auction went for.


New Knee Scouts Boy Scout Socks L BSA Large 2100



If anybody has a theory on this one I’d like to hear it! 18 bids?




Here are my theories:

1. This is actually a local fundraiser where common items are offered and people bid absurd prices, not so much for the items, but to donate money to the charity and have some fun at the same time.

2. The garter socks era is past and middle aged men who grew up in the Scouts with the red top socks are now successful and affluent captains of industry who want to recapture the memories of their youth via little tokens like parts of Scout uniforms.

3. The mob is fencing stolen goods to buyers using code signs. Knee socks = flat screen TV’s, Cub Pow-Wow = diamond jewelry, etc.

4. These people have no idea what they’re doing.

By ISCA87L on January 20th, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Eighteen bids, but only three bidders. Two of the three bidders — the only two to go to $35 and above — have single-digit feedbacks.

By Tegularius on January 20th, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Good grief….I’m Speechless.

By nwcoasttrader on January 20th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

I have a sealed bag of mint World Jamboree dirty laundry I will let go for $ 150.00. May or may not contain vintage scout items but guaranteed to be a suprise to the high bidder.

By thebar on January 24th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Hi! I’m a Boy Scout and I’ve been looking for a pair of these exact socks for months. Is there any way you could point me in the right direction or help me out here?

By Sebastian on July 8th, 2014 at 10:28 am

I am interested in purchasing the boy scout socks, as shown, in size large. I do not see that the ones shown are available.

By Shirley bender on December 20th, 2015 at 9:30 pm

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