Saturday, July 12, 2014

Expensive Auction Items

The hand-scribbled lyrics to Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" sold for $2 million, a world record for a popular music manuscript and the "the only known surviving draft of the final lyrics for this transformative rock anthem."

It trounced the previous record holder, John Lennon, whose lyrics for "A Day in the Life" sold for $1.2 million.
Jeff Koons' Michael Jackson and Bubbles sculpture. Sold: $5.6 million, 2001.

John Lennon's Rolls Royce. Sold: $2,230,000, 1985.
Eric Clapton’s “Blackie” Stratocaster Guitar by Fender. Sold:$959,500, 2004.

Jerry Garcia's "Tiger" guitar. Sold: $957,500, 2002.
A “Beatles ’65” album signed by all four members of the band. $300,000.

George Harrison's guitar fetched $657,000.
Babe Ruth finished his career with 714 home runs and is widely regarded as the greatest professional baseball player in the history of the sport. $ 5,300.

Shaquille O'Neal custom Michael Jackson glove. $ 3800.

Michael Jordan signed basketball. $ 1400.
A stubless ticket from Cassius Clay's first fight versus Sonny Liston that took place on February 25, 1964 in Miami Beach, Florida. The ticket features head shots of both fighters. Ali would defeat Liston to become the Heavyweight Champion of the World. $ 1920.

Muhammad Ali standing over Sonny Liston after knocking him down in the first minute of the first round of their championship fight on May 25, 1965. The poster has been signed twice by Ali. $ 1250
The King's memorabilia remains in high demand. His jumpsuit was valued at $80,000-100,000, though bidders boosted it to $197,000.

Elvis can be seen wearing the suit on stage in Las Vegas in the MGM documentary Elvis: That's the Way It Is (MGM, 1970).