Michael Jackson‘s iconic Swarovski crystal studded glove worn during his 1984 Victory tour sold on Friday for $190,000. The glove sold during an auction of the late King of Pop’s memorabilia in Las Vegas.
The Michael Jackson glove was originally only estimated to sell for around $30,000. The winning bidder, a Los Angeles resident named Wanda Kelley, apparently wasn’t fazed by the final price. “Let’s just say I wasn’t walking out of here without that glove,” Kelley told the Las Vegas Sun.
Other Michael Jackson memorabilia at the auction also went for hefty prices. The jacket he wore during an interview with Barbara Walters sold for $120,000 and a white Fedora was purchased for over $56,000. A pair of the pop starâ€™s shoes was bought for a whopping $90,000.
We love Michael Jackson as much as the next fan, but we kind of have to cringe at the thought someone would pay more for his dirty shoes than our entire material possessions on this Earth are worth. Ouch.
Michael Jackson is still broke because he didn’t get to star in “Confessions Of A Shopaholic”. This is a horrible crime, because NOBODY can spend money on crap faster than Michael.
He’s gonna auction off some of his crazy stuff because he is running out of storage now that he’s left Neverland, and because “it’s the economy, stupid.” Actually, it’s BEEN the economy for Michael, which is why he’s parting with his sparkly gloves. Maybe Michael should be considered a leading economic indicator, since he’s been in a recession longer than any of us.
In addition to the sparkly gloves, here’s some more of Jacko’s junk you can buy:
* Heinous signed painting of Mike dressed up like a queen king (above)
* Freaky “Grandmother” fortune teller
* Scary Michael J Robo-Head
* Fugly MJ Golf Cart airbrushed with Jacko as Peter Pan
* Tacky Rolls Royce that looks like the inside of Liberace’s coffin
AND SO MUCH MORE!
Sadly, the auction catalog does not show Jesus Juice among the 2000 items on the block. Maybe Mike will change his mind before the gavel falls in April.