David Beckham's (of English soccer fame) old car (a 1997 BMW) sold on eBay for more than $170,000. The blue book on the car is roughly $30,000. If I was a retired athlete, I wouldn't seek a gig doing news broadcasts... I would buy cars, drive them a few hundred miles and then sell them for 6 times what they are worth to my whacky fans.
Beckham better watch out, because whoever paid that much for his car is probably stalking him too.
I remember a few years ago when the Ford Expedition from the Soprano's (HBO show) sold on eBay for 3 times what it was worth.