Michael Jackson's white glove brings in $350,000 at auction
Would you pay $350,000 for this?
That's how much Michael Jackson's glove -- called the "Holy Grail of Michael Jackson memorabilia" --
sold for at auction in New York last night. It was expected to bring in $50,000.
Heck, the commission wound up being more than that.
Wouldn't want to be around when the winning
bidder, Fossman Ma of Hong Kong, finds out he can't buy a right-hand version to match.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: The glove Michael Jackson wore during a 1983 Motown special sold for seven times the expected price Saturday at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York's Times Square. Too bad this auction didn't have a "Buy It Now" option. Justin Lane / EPA.
[For the record: The caption in earlier version of this post said the glove sold for nine times the expected price. However, even when Michael Jackson is involved, nine times $50,000 is still quite a bit more than $350,000, and the Ministry should do its basic math better than that. The glove sold for seven times its expected price, not including commission and tax.]