Michael Jackson Cement Handprints Up For Auction
Another Michael Jackson relic from 1984 is up for auction. Nate D. Sanders Auctions, the California auction house which sold off Lee Harvey Oswald's coffin recently, now has up for sale a 375-pound cement slab featuring Michael Jackson's hand and foot impressions along with his signature. The monumental piece will be auctioned off at Nate D. Sanders' Tuesday, February 15, 2011 auction.
The slab's bottom left corner is dated "6/84," when Jackson was at the zenith of his career, winning eight Grammys for his monumental album "Thriller." His left palm print features a heart shape design with a surface crack running through it, thus the name, "The Broken Heart Stone." He made the impression in June of 1984 for the city of Las Vegas for their Walk of Fame project, nearly 25 years to the day of his death. The Walk of Fame never materialized and the autographed stone along with Jackson's imprints was buried in the basement of the Riviera Hotel for over two decades.The impression comes with a Letter of Authenticity from Riviera President and Chief Operation Officer Mark Sterberns. The listing suggests the slab would be suitable for display at a restaurant or casino (something for the Michael Jackson gallery in Macau perhaps?).
The auction ends Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 5 pm Pacific Standard Time. Online bidding has begun and is currently over $8,000.