Some people will basically give an arm and a leg to get their hands on some very specific items that belonged to celebrities. Take Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” dress, for instance. That dress sold for more than $1.2 million!
Then there’s James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5, which went for $6.4 million. Yes, these buyers are millionaires themselves. But if you were too, would you spend more an amount like $10,000 for your favorite celebrity’s fake nails? Or what about $5,000 for a used tissue?
Air Jordan 1s
A pair of Nike Air Jordan 1s, which were game-worn by Michael Jordan himself in 1985, AND are signed by him, sold for $560,000 in a Sotheby’s auction in May 2020. When you think about it, it makes sense. I actually expected them to be sold for more.
Guinness World Records announced the pair of Nike Air Jordan 1s as the most expensive pair of sneakers ever sold at auction. Well, gee whiz. They were sold, by the way, by the world record holder for the largest collection of sneakers.
Michael Jackson’s Velvet Jacket
It looks like Kim Kardashian is one super fan of Michael Jackson. She must be, considering she paid $65,625, which is more than three times the expected selling price. The velvet jacket worn by MJ was for her 6-year-old daughter North.
The expensive Christmas present was altered to fit the little girl, as Kardashian explained in her Instagram story. Before the auction, Julien’s predicted that the jacket would sell between $10,000 and $20,000. But Jackson wore that jacket to Elizabeth Taylor’s 65th birthday party in Los Angeles on February 16, 1997, and again at the 50th Cannes Film Festival. So yeah, there’s some significance to it.