Michael Jackson glove sells for $330,000; Johnny Cash jumpsuit goes for $50,000 [poll]
If there is such a thing as a money tree, it's probably covered in sequined Michael Jackson gloves -- this observation coming after another single glove worn by the pop star sold for $330,000 at the "Icons and Idols" auction Saturday in Beverly Hills.
The glove worn during the "Bad" tour was a relative bargain compared to the Motown-special glove that went for $350,000 at a New York auction in November 2009.
If you were looking to harvest from a money shrub, however, there you might find something from the Johnny Cash collection. An embroidered blue jumpsuit worn by Cash when he was rehearsing for a 1969 concert at San Quentin prison was also auctioned off Saturday for $50,000, which was 10 times the expected sale price. It was picked up by a fan from Belgium -- just in time for gift giving on the feast of St. Nicholas.
Cash had been snapped in the suit giving the finger to a concert photographer. The image was later used in a "thank you" ad in 1998 after the singer finally won a best country album Grammy, for his 1997 recording "Unchained."
A jacket worn by John Lennon in a Life photo shoot, a guitar used by Jimi Hendrix and black shoes worn and signed by Jackson were among the items up for bid Friday and Saturday.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Photo: A Michael Jackson glove from his "Bad" tour is seen during the preview day of the "Icons and Idols" and "Property From the Life and Career of Johnny Cash" auctions at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills on Nov. 19. The auctions were held in Beverly Hills on Friday and Saturday. Credit: Gabriel Bouys / AFP/Getty Images