Prison Polaroids of Tupac and wife, Keisha Morris, signed by Tupac for a fellow inmate, have together sold for more than $9,000 at an auction this week.
Auction house Nate D Sanders obtained the photographs from the wife of a fellow inmate, Carmella Viserto. While serving his 1995 prison sentence at Clinton Correctional Facility, Tupac gifted Carmella’s husband, Anthony, with the two Polaroids.
One of them shows Tupac and wife, Keisha Morris, on their wedding day on April 29, 1996, at Clinton Correctional Facility. The Polaroid, which measures 3.5” x 4.25” and described in near fine condition and signed by Tupac and Keisha.
Prison Polaroids Gift From Tupac
Writing at the top of the Polaroid his and his wife’s name, “Keisha & Tupac” in pen, Tupac leaves a personal message underneath. It reads, “2 Carmela & Anthony our inspiration to be patient & loving. UR great friends we wish u much success & happiness as we take each day with the next. 2PAC.” Keisha signed the right margin “Love Keesha”, which interestingly is spelt differently to the way Tupac wrote her name. It sold at auction for $3,750.
The second photograph, from June 4, 1995, shows Tupac with wife Keisha, throwing up the ‘Westside’ sign. Both are hugging, while Tupac throws his famous sign with his right hand. Again, Tupac personally signed the Polaroid for Anthony and wife Carmella writing at the bottom. It reads, “2 Our Best friendz Much Love 2 the Both of u 2PAC & Keisha.” The auction set a minimum bid of $3,000, this Polaroid sold for $5,491 with a total 5 bids.
More Tupac Memorabilia Sold In 2019
2019 saw some of the rarest Tupac memorabilia to go up for auction. Last month, Gotta Have Rock and Roll listed nine rare Tupac items ‘The Rock & Roll Pop Culture Auction‘. Furthermore, in July, Tupac’s 1995 prison I.D. card from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York. Hosted by Heritage Auctions, the I.D. card sold for $30,000 at the final bid. As a result, it broke the record for the most expensive Tupac item ever sold at public auction!