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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The city's Dominican population treating him like Michael Jordan—or even Michael Jackson, for that matter. Emanuel Richardson, who played for .... have various memorabilia encased in glass displays at Carnesecca Arena. Two students, not even born when ...Read more
The Best Movie & TV Book Gifts of 2014/FILM, November 24th
This guide includes a ton of cool gifts, including a wide range of books, graphic novels, toys, collectibles, music, movies, games, art and other fun gifts, the majority of which were released this year. .... subjects including legendary directors such...Read more
Auctions of Oscars draw big moneyThe Columbian, November 23rd
The late Michael Jackson famously acquired David O. Selznick's "Gone With the Wind" Oscar for a record-breaking $1.5 million. Even Steven ... Both Julien and Heller say that Hollywood memorabilia is extremely popular in Asian countries. "These are the ...Read more
Weird Al on Curly Hair Care and the Michael Jackson Song That Got AwayParade, November 4th
I was going back to the well of Michael Jackson a third time after doing “Eat It” and “Fat”; I was getting kind of desperate for a hit. I said, “How about I do a parody of 'Black ... You have all your old Hawaiian shirts and other memorabilia. Have you...Read more
Julien's ICONS & IDOLS Auction to Offer Rock N' Roll Memorabilia, 11/7-8Broadway World, October 27th
These highlights include Liberace's "Stars & Stripes" ensemble ($6,000-$8,000), Whitney Houston's stage worn cat suit (Estimate: $2,000-$3,000), Michael Jackson's Breakaway jumpsuit (Estimate: $8,000-$10,000), a Michael Jackson video worn jacket ...Read more
US: Equatorial Guinea official must sell Malibu mansion, Michael Jackson ...The Week Magazine, October 12th
Obiang will surrender a mansion in Malibu, California, luxury cars, and Michael Jackson memorabilia. He will be able to keep items that are overseas, including Jackson's famous white crystal glove and a $38.5 million Gulfstream jet, but those could be...Read more
Feds Take Malibu Mansion, Michael Jackson Memorabilia From African KleptocratLos Angeles Business Journal, October 10th
The Second Vice President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, has agreed to forfeit his Malibu Mansion and other assets purchased with corruption proceeds as part of a settlement with the Department of Justice...Read more