Michael Joseph Jackson first set foot on the American pop-music stage in 1969, when, at the tender age of 11, he was the front man (or child) for the Jackson 5. A solo career followed in 1971, culminating in 1982 with the world’s best-selling record of all time, Thriller. The winner of 13 Grammy Awards, Jackson was one of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice.

Throughout his career, Michael Jackson collectibles gave fans a chance to connect with their hero. Buttons and pinbacks promoting albums like Thriller and Bad are some of the most affordable collectibles, with lapel pins being only a modest step up in cost.

For vinyl record hounds, Jackson records of note include the 45s of his first recording with the Jackson 5, a tune called “Big Boy,” with “You’ve Changed” on the B-side. Other 45s of note include his 1972 hit for the movie “Ben” and the 1983 collaboration with former Beatle Paul McCartney titled “Say Say Say.” Also collectible are sealed LPs of Off the Wall and Thriller.

Jackson’s image was perhaps the most prized items for loyal Jackson fans. In 1984, the sports-card company Topps produced Michael Jackson trading cards, as did O-Pee-Chee. In 1986, Disney put Jackson’s image on Captain EO watches, buttons, plush toys, and other items to celebrate the opening at Disneyland of the Francis Ford Coppola directed and George Lucas produced 3-D film of the same name—Captain EO ran at various Disney parks between 1986 until 1998.

Dolls and action figures were another big Jackson collectible category, particularly the Thriller dolls from the mid-1980s.

Signed photographs can be problematic as collectibles because they are so easy to forge, but there are plenty of them out there, including charming 8x10 black-and-whites from the King of Pop’s early days as the lead singer for the Jackson 5.

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nwitimes.com, September 17th

David Holle, the memorabilia designer from Hard Rock Cafe's corporate headquarters in Orlando, was at the location when it originally opened, helping with hanging the final priceless and trademark Hard Rock star-owned items. "I've been with Hard Rock...Read more

10Best: Rock and roll hotels around the USA
USA TODAY, September 16th

With a memorabilia collection valued at over five million dollars, The Hard Rock is a playground for music enthusiasts. From classic to modern, some favorite displays include iconic stage costumes, rare personal items and a seemingly endless selection...Read more

Michael Jackson's family treasures are going up for auction.
NZ City, September 16th

2009 - and his family have been put up for sale by a company named Vintage Associates, who obtained the property from a major collector of Michael Jackson memorabilia, who has been dec lared bankrupt, the New York Daily News newspaper reports...Read more

MJ Memorabilia Auction For Charity
Michael Jackson World Network, September 14th

Amongst the special items for sale are a glove worn by Michael on his 1997 Australian tour, a Michael Jackson 'Black Or White' singing doll in its original autographed presentation box, a signed black and white photograph depicting Michael Jackson with ...Read more

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New York Daily News, September 11th

When it comes to Jackson family memorabilia, nothing is too obscure, odd or even disgusting for the auction block. La Toya's old sex toys will soon be up for grabs. So, too, will be a black tuxedo that was worn not by the King of Pop but by his pet...Read more

Former Kingston resident auctions off rare memorabilia from Lady Gaga, Michael ...
Surrey Comet, September 3rd

Michael Jackson's glove, Marilyn Monroe's blue jeans and albums from The Beatles, Queen and David Bowie, all signed by the artists themselves. These are just some of the rare collectors' items now available to buy online thanks to former Kingston...Read more

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Michael Jackson World Network, September 3rd

The Memorabilia Vault, an online auction source for all types of autographs and memorabilia, have currently on offer some Art work created by Michael, which they would like to share with MJ fans. It is common knowledge amongst his fans that Michael ...Read more

Remember The Time: Quincy Jones Shares His Memories Of Michael Jackson
VH1 (blog), August 29th

VH1 salutes the musical genius of Michael Jackson and celebrates his birthday with not only these heartfelt reflections from Quincy Jones, but also with exclusive images from the Hard Rock International archives of rare MJ memorabilia. Head up to the...Read more