Michael Jackson Glove Heads To Auction
The coming months and years will likely see a flood of Michael Jackson memorabilia. Some will be common or have only a tangential relationship to the superstar. Others that have a direct connection to Jackson's iconography will be more valuable. Michael Jackson wore many gloves while performing and so they will be of varying prices but one of only two Michael Jackson electric-white gloves used during the 1984 Victory Tour is likely to fetch a high price when Profiles in History auctions it off in October.
The glove was consigned by its designer Ted Shell who went on the Victory Tour to protect and maintain the glove which is covered with bugle beads, Austrian crystal rhinestones and fitted with 50 small lights which were powered by a nine-volt battery in the cuff. After the tour Jackson gave Shell one of the gloves and kept the other. Joseph Maddalena of Profiles in History estimated the value at $60,000 to $80,000, but it could sell for much more. The glove is one of many Jackson items that will go up for sale at the auction on October 1 and 2, 2009. Other items include costumes, a platinum record for the 20 millionth copy of "Thriller" and one of his fedoras, another of Jackson's signature accessories.