Cookies help us deliver our Services. By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn More.

The Most Expensive Item From Pawn Stars Season 13 Isn't What You Think

Anyone who watches "Pawn Stars" knows the best part of the show is when shop owner Rick Harrison starts to sweat over a big deal. Season 13 saw no exception to this, as some very expensive items made their way through the doors of the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas.

In this season, Rick and his employees made pricey deals on a handful of rare items. Corey and Chumlee spent $30,000 on an Egyptian mummy cartonnage from the 2nd century A.D., possibly one of the oldest items ever brought into the shop. On top of that, a man brought in two currency notes from the late 1800s on two separate occasions, earning him $22,000 and $35,000. Although that may be the richest man coming out of Season 13, it's not the most costly item. Surprisingly, this item might be even smaller than a banknote.

So what was the most expensive item from Season 13 of "Pawn Stars"?

Rick got three for the price of one

When a man brought in three original postcards by Jean-Michel Basquiat, he was hoping to break Rick's bank. At first, the man asks for $38,000 each, for a total of $114,000. This seems high, but Basquait is considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, playing a significant role in the Neo-expressionism movement. If these postcards are legitimate, he may have a case for such a high asking price.

Rick calls in an expert, who surprisingly brings in reinforcements, a personal friend of Basquiat's. The two experts carefully examine the postcards and reveal they are all legitimate and estimated at $50,000 apiece. Rick explains the risk involved and knocks the price all the way down to $50,000 for all of them. Although the owner tries again at $30,000 apiece, Rick holds his ground and offers $50,000 for them all. The owner accepts the offer, not realizing he could have tripled his money by taking it to an auction.