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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Michael Jackson memorabilia is on auction blockWorcester Telegram, December 4th
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David Guetta & Calvin Harris To Rock The House At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino ...Sacramento Bee, December 3rd
Additionally, Harris holds the record with the most top 10 UK hits from a studio album with nine top 10 hits, previously held by Michael Jackson. "We're excited to welcome this Among the resort's many offerings are luxe accommodations featuring the...Read more
Jesse Owens' Olympic Medal Up For AuctionHuffington Post, December 2nd
(AP) — Amid the jerseys and baseball bats held in a secure room at SCP Auctions, there's a piece of sports memorabilia that speaks to much more than athletic prowess: an Olympic medal won by track star Jesse Owens at the 1936 Games in Berlin. The...Read more
Rare Axl Rose memorabilia for saleEyewitness News, November 22nd
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Dr Klein Auctions Michael MemorabiliaMichael Jackson World Network, November 21st
Fans of Michael Jackson are certain to make a beeline to the auction being held in L.A. this week. The late pop superstar's dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein – who declared bankruptcy recently – will be selling the contents of his Hancock Park home in Los ...Read more
Michael Jackson memorabilia on the blockVoices, November 18th
Fans of Michael Jackson are certain to make a beeline to the auction being held in L.A. this week. The late pop superstar's dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein — who declared bankruptcy recently — will be selling the contents of his Hancock Park home in...Read more
Selling Michael Memorabilia?Michael Jackson World Network, November 14th
Channel 4's hit series 'Four Rooms' is back and looking for people who want to sell their show stopping items for large amounts of money. They are asking if any Michael Jackson fans have unusual memorabilia that you may wish to sell. Do you own ...Read more