Big bid for Madoff's boxers
Once Bernie Madoff's, this bull sculpture sold at a Miami auction for $5,000.
June 6th, 2011
07:41 AM ET

Big bid for Madoff's boxers

Someone dropped $400 on Bernie Madoff's underwear during a weekend auction of the convicted Ponzi schemer's stuff in Miami.

That's 14 pairs for that price, but still.

The boxers certainly weren't the highest-priced items up for bid at the Miami Beach Convention Center, according to The Miami Herald. About 150 buyers showed up in person, and 6,000 got into the action online, the paper said. The bids brought in more than $400,000, most of which will go to Madoff’s fraud victims.

Here's a quick receipt from the event staged by the U.S. Marshals Service:

Golf clubs: $15,000

Sculpture of a bull: $5,000 (though appraised at $210)

Rolex watch: $31,000

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Filed under: Auctions • Justice
soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. CSnSC

    God I miss our 'regular' trolls. ACP what will u do once the trial is over, start collecting Anthony memorobilia and open a museum in your garage ?

    June 6, 2011 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  2. Ellis from Panama

    I sleep in the raw. Who needs boxers?

    June 6, 2011 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Kelly

      Quiubo, lao pe!

      June 6, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jazzzzzz

    Make up your mind you idiot. MORON.

    June 6, 2011 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jeff Frank ( R-Ohio )

    It does'nt matter how many times you click on the "report abuse" re: ACP.
    OK CNN Legal Dept. lets skip down to the part where Anthony's Case Posts "violates" your own Community Guidlines & User Content.
    * You agree not to upload, post or otherwise transmit User Content that does not generally pertain to the designated topic or theme of any Interactive Area.
    You do not enforce your own system, but you expect us to comment on topics.
    Some of the people are "really getting fed up" with your lax ways.
    A lot of us have responsibility to family and jobs, and don't have that much time to spend on here.

    June 6, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  5. Riff*Raff

    Last week some fool paid $14k for the Unabomber's hoodie and sunglasses. This week someone dropped $400 on a thief's used underwear. WTH? Too much money, and not enough sense; like buying a bull sculpture for
    $5000 that is worth $200.

    June 6, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  6. tired

    Really? a big deal is being made over a man's underwear? Must be a slow news day.

    June 6, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
    • wayne

      cnn would rather talk about underwear than say something about more about millions wasted on earmarks. Or for that matter figure out the reason politicians spend millions to get a job that supposedly pays thousands. My check book would never keep up with that logic, no wonder our country is broke or is it?

      June 7, 2011 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Merve

      Haha web designer. I think lots of plepoe are guilty of that. Some merely jump on to blast links, but some I think try to be a source' of certain types of information. What do you think WebGal?~David WalkerDavid Walker recently posted..

      April 22, 2012 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    There probably is much more important news.
    Big Brother wants us to focus on undies right now.
    I don care, long's I get my check.

    June 6, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  8. madoffgolf

    this is crazy! The same golf clubs are now available for bidding on ebay. The bid starts at a lot less money so people should start bidding! The bag was sold "as is" and contained his complete iron set as well as personal items such as his sunscreen, a Davidoff cigar label, and more. All the details are on

    June 6, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  9. goinggone

    his golf clubs are already on ebay... theirs even a site for it

    June 6, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  10. sandyk

    Ok that someone would buy these boxers ... maybe there is something to raising the tax rate on the wealthy someone just has too much money and not enough sense!

    June 6, 2011 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. slotjockey

    This Story is pure CNN all Americana BS, the average American readers desperatly crave dat BS. Keep up the good work, cant wait till sarah goes janet on national tv.

    June 7, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
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