Few pieces of pop music memorabilia are more recognizable than Michael Jackson's glittery white glove. Now, after hiding in a storage unit for years, one of MJ's iconic embellished accessories is hitting the auction block for the first time ever.
Fans of the King of Pop will be able to bid on a long-missing right-hand glove owned by the legendary musician at GWS Auction's "Legends: Iconic Film and Music Memorabilia Auction" on Saturday, August 25. Jackson famously wore a single glove on his left hand during his historic televised moonwalk to "Billie Jean" in 1983, but he owned several different versions, and on other occasions, he wore a right-hand glove instead.
According to the auctioneers, this particular glove sat in a storage facility for eight years after being shipped with some of the singer's other personal possessions from Paris to a Los Angeles storage facility. The contents of the unit were sold in 2003 after years of nonpayment on the space. The glove switched hands again in 2010 and has been held in a private collection ever since. The upcoming auction will mark the first time it goes up for sale to the public.
The auction house says this right-hand glove, with its crystal embellishments, is in "beautiful condition" and lists its starting price at $15,000. Whoever takes it home will also receive a certificate of authenticity and a letter of provenance from the storage unit's original buyers.
The sparkly glove is just one of the many exciting pop culture artifacts going up for auction at the same time. The collection includes other Michael Jackson pieces, such as his red blazer and black fedora, as well as assorted movie memorabilia, like a top and an underskirt Julie Andrews wore in Mary Poppins (1964) and a Munchkin costume from The Wizard of Oz (1939).
You can register to bid at gwsauctions.com.