Jackson's '84 Glove Sells for $190K

Bidders snap up $1M in memorabilia at auction
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 27, 2010 6:02 AM CDT
Jackson's '84 Glove Sells for $190K
Michael Jackson performs during "Victory Tour" in this July 1984 photo. Bidders bought up Jackson memorabilia worth nearly $1 million at an auction that began Friday on the anniversary of his death.   ((AP Photo, File))

(Newser) – Bidders bought up Michael Jackson memorabilia worth nearly $1 million at an auction on the anniversary of his death, including $190,000 for the Swarovski-crystal-studded glove he wore on his 1984 Victory Tour. The bidding that began Friday on more than 200 items was "unlike anything we've ever experienced," said the auctioneer. Some items, like the glove, brought 10 times more than their estimated value, he said.

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The glove had been expected to sell for between $20,000 and $30,000. "Let's just say I wasn't walking out of here without that glove," said the winning bidder. Other items:

  • A pair of Jackson's stage-worn loafers that were listed as worth $2,000 to $3,000 went for $90,000.
  • The custom jacket that the pop singer was wearing during his interview with Barbara Walters was listed at $6,000 to $8,000. It sold for $120,000.
  • A white Fedora sold for $56,250.
  • One of the last autographs Jackson signed, and dated June 24, 2009, in his handwriting, went for $21,000.
(Read more Michael Jackson glove stories.)

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