Late American singer, Michael Jackson’s first moonwalk socks are to be sold for an extremely huge amount.
Michael Jackson’s socks are going to be put to auction and are set to rake in the princely sum of $1 million (£776,000) as part of a lot which also contains a signed letter from the singer.
The socks, which were worn by the late singer the first time he ever showed off the moonwalk during a TV performance of Billie Jean in 1983, were gifted to music executive Frank DiLeo.
As well as the crystal-encrusted socks, the lot includes a signed letter from Michael to Frank – who signed him to Epic Records and managed him from 1984 until 1989 – thanking him for keeping him ‘on his toes’ during his Victory Tour.
It also comes with a certificate of authenticity – which, let’s be honest, is the least you’d want if you’re spending $1mil on some second-hand socks – as well as a letter from Frank’s wife, confirming they were worn for the debut of the moonwalk.
The Man In The Mirror star’s socks could well break the $1million estimate and go for up to $2million (£1.5million), but there will also be some more affordable items in the auction too.
Other rare pieces of MJ memorabilia up for grabs will include original gold and platinum awards for Thriller, Dangerous, Bad, This Is It and Off The Wall, as well as a prop sign used in the film Moonwalker in 1988.
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