Springsteen's 'Born to Run' Draft Sells for $197K

That's about double the estimate at Sotheby's

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 5, 2013 5:58 PM CST

(Newser) – Sotheby's underestimated the value of the Boss. A handwritten 1974 draft of his classic song "Born to Run" sold for $197,000 at auction today, reports Reuters. The presale estimate was between $70,000 and $100,000. Sotheby's revealed neither the buyer nor the seller, notes AP. The draft is an early version of the song, but it includes the familiar line, "Tramps like us, baby we were born to run." Impressive sale, but Norman Rockwell still has him beat by a mile.

A page from a handwritten manuscript of Bruce Springsteen's 1975 hit Born to Run.
A page from a handwritten manuscript of Bruce Springsteen's 1975 hit "Born to Run."   (AP Photo/Sotheby's, File)
Bruce Springsteen.
Bruce Springsteen.   (John Minchillo/Invision/AP, File)
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