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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Peoria Journal Star, February 11th

19; Glenn Bradshaw: Legacy, Preston Jackson Gallery, through Feb. 26, Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, 305 SW Water St. Free; donation requested. Betty Friedan memorabilia on display, first floor glass case, through Feb. 21 (free with general...Read more

'Music is Medicine' brings memorabilia to Winship Cancer Institute
Emory University News and Events, February 11th

On view are three dozen items including multiplatinum commemorations of worldwide record sales for Michael Jackson and Taylor Swift; guitars signed by Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson and George Strait; and handwritten lyrics from Alan Jackson. Katz has ...Read more

Joe Brat's collection of Michael Jackson art for sale on Staten Island
SILive.com (blog), February 10th

His obsession with the drawings started when he spotted some Jackson memorabilia on eBay two years ago, including two sketches. "I bidded on them, and the guy who was selling them worked for Sony," he says. "I wound up losing the bids, but the guy told ...Read more

East Valley Community Events Calendar, Feb. 11-17, 2016
Las Vegas Review-Journal, February 10th

Sin City Sinners album release party: The Las Vegas-based band — featuring Joshua Alan, Michael "Doc" Ellis, Scotty Griffin and Blas Elias — plans to host a free album release party for "Let it Burn" at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at Count's Vamp'ed Rock Bar...Read more

Collectibles 'heavyweight' gets 57 months in memorabilia fraud case
Chicago Sun-Times, February 8th

The judge said Allen, 52, “schemed,” “deceived” and “lied” as he took part in a scam to trade in phony memorabilia and con collectors who bought goods from the auction house in the western suburbs. Allen leaned forward in his chair as the judge...Read more

Minecraft creator auctioning off forgotten Michael Jackson memorabilia for charity
Hollywood.com, January 28th

The previous owner left Bentley furniture, Shepard Fairey prints and framed and autographed Jackson pictures, according to TMZ.com, and now is auctioning off the forgotten items to benefit the charity Design by Donation, which supports at-risk youth...Read more

Minecraft Creator Giving Away MJ Leftovers ... Found in $70 Million Pad
TMZ.com, January 28th

0127_minecraft_house_auction_gallery_launch Minecraft creator Markus Persson is simply giving away a bunch of stuff, including Michael Jackson memorabilia that was left behind in his insane Bev Hills mansion. Not only did the billionaire gaming mogul ...Read more

Michael Jackson collection of 100 drawings to be sold
Page Six, January 17th

McBratney told us his obsession with the Jackson drawings began when he bought some Jackson memorabilia on eBay, including two drawings, and was then led by a dealer to a woman in Mexico who did not speak English but said she'd acquired a number ...Read more