Rio 2016: People paying thousands for Olympic torches

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People paying thousands for Olympic torchesPeople Are Paying Insane Amounts Of Money For These Olympic Mementos

Olympic torches are some of the rarest and most desirable of all Olympic collectibles.

Unlike Olympic pins, which sell for fairly cheap and are easy to come by, an Olympic torch can cost an obscene amount of money.

According to Fusion, right now on eBay, there are hundreds of Olympic torches for sale—some of them at astounding prices.

Torches from the 2012 London Olympics are listed anywhere from $3,000 to $6,500.

Last year an Olympic torch carried by Caitlyn Jenner at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics sold at auction for $24,000 which is well over its tangible worth.

The 1952 Helsinki Summer Games torch sold for nearly $400,000 at auction in Paris in 2011.

Meanwhile, torches used just this year for the Rio Olympics are already being listed at $4,000.

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