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Michael Jackson's white glove brings in $350,000 at auction

November 22, 2009 | 10:01 am
Glove

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.]

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