The Official London 2012 Auction site lists the torch along with a shard signed by David Beckham. You can bid on the David Beckham torch here.
Own a unique piece of history with this very special Olympic Torch. This is the Torch carried by David Beckham on 18 May 2012 as the Olympic Flame arrived in the United Kingdom, and used to light the first Olympic cauldron of the London 2012 Torch Relay. One of the most coveted items of London 2012 is made even more special through the addition of an original David Beckham autographed shard... and it could be yours, the website says.
It's a piece of history from the unforgettable journey of the Olympic Flame through more than 1,000 cities, towns and villages in the UK over the course of 70 days, shining a light on the very best of Britain. This 2012 Olympic Torch is combined with a custom designed, engraved and autographed metallic shard and is delivered to you within a bespoke collector's box. Each Torch has a unique serial number and comes complete with a Certificate of Authenticity and on-line product registration card. This rare and historic Olympic artefact could be yours to own!
Bidding for the David Beckham torch started at £51 Wednesday morning and now stands at £2,050, or $3,228.
The Official London 2012 Auction website identifies only the leading bidder by first name. Bidding runs through July 4. The summer games begin July 27.
The website has other London Olympics-related memorabilia up for auction, including other torches from the relay and autographed photos of Olympians.
London was awarded the 2012 Olympics in 2005, beating out Moscow, New York City, Madrid and Paris.
David Beckham is one of Britain's most famous athletes and is best known for his 10-year stint in the English Premier League with Manchester United.
David Beckham and his wife, Victoria Beckham, are worth about £165 million, or more than $259 million, as of 2011, according to therichest.org. Victoria Beckham rose to fame in the 1990s as Posh Spice as part of the pop group the Spice Girls and accounts for £13 million of the couple's net worth.