Tupac memorabilia has proved extremely popular in recent years, with items such as I.D. cards, photographs and signed items all going up for auction. This month more of Tupac’s items will go on sale, with prices ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 depending on the item.
The online auction site, Gotta Have Rock and Roll, has some quality Tupac gems up for grabs! In what they are calling ‘The Rock & Roll Pop Culture Auction November 2019’, nine Tupac items will be up for bidding on. These items range from handwritten poems to items of clothing worn by the music icon.
A 3.5 x 4.25 Polaroid photograph showing Tupac with fellow Outlawz members K. Kastro and Edi Mean holding handguns. The minimum bid on this Polaroid is $1,000 and expected to bring twice that amount.Another photograph, this time from a close friend of Tupac’s. Inscribed with ‘IT AiNT EAZY’, ‘NoToRious’ and ‘STR8 BALLIN’ in silver paint pen.
When looking through the items up for auction, you come across one of the most iconic images in music. This, of course, is the cover of ‘Pac’s album, ‘All Eyez On Me’, with Tupac throwing the ‘Westside’ up. Up for auction is the 4.75 x 4.75 booklet signed by Tupac himself. Inscribing the booklet with ‘Thanx 4 the Cali4na (heart) 2Pac’, estimated to bring $20,000 – $30,000 at auction.
Probably the pick of the items is Tupac’s ‘Gang Related’ screen worn maroon shirt. Playing a corrupt cop alongside James Belushi, ‘Gang Related’, released in October 1997, was Tupac’s last movie. The short-sleeved shirt comes with an original photograph of Tupac on the set wearing the shirt. It also bears the studio wardrobe department tag, describing what Tupac would be wearing for that particular scene. It has a required minimum bid of $5,000 and comes with an ‘It’s A Wrap Production Wardrobe Sales’ Certificate of Authenticity.
SOLD! For $30,000
Earlier this year, in July 2019, a prison I.D. card belonging to Tupac broke the world record for the most expensive Tupac item sold at public auction. The I.D. card stems from Tupac’s time in Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York. Tupac would serve 9 months in Clinton before his release on a one million dollar bail by Suge Knight and Death Row records. The opening bid was for $2,000. 30 bids later and the I.D. would sell for $30,000!
Auction will open for bidding on November 13 on Gotta Have Rock and Roll website. Fans of Tupac will no doubt keep a close eye on how much the items bring.