For Sale: Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Jacket

Legendary piece of memorabilia expected to fetch up to $400,000
By Tim Karan,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 6, 2011 4:16 PM CDT
Michael Jackson's "Thriller" jacket is among the memorabilia available for auction on June 25 and June 26, 2011, at Julien's Auctions.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

(Newser) – You might own a cheap knockoff of Michael Jackson's iconic "Thriller" jacket, but if you've got a couple hundred thousand dollars burning a hole in your pocket, you can snag the real thing. The red and black leather jacket worn by the King of Pop in the 1983 video is expected to fetch between $200,000 and $400,000 at a Beverly Hills auction later this month, reports the AP.

The jacket—worn and signed by Jackson—was a gift from the singer to his longtime costume designers. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Shambala Preserve, where Jackson's two Bengal tigers have lived since 2006. Also for sale: the wig Jackson wore during the announcement of his "This Is It" concert series, a fedora and glove he wore onstage, the shirt he wore in the "Scream" video, and a mailbox from the estate where he died in 2009.

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