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­Record-setter: Michael Jackson glove sold for $200,000

Published time: December 21, 2012 15:27
Edited time: December 21, 2012 19:27
AFP Photo / Gabriel Bouys

AFP Photo / Gabriel Bouys

Most people would throw away a single glove, because they don’t have the pair, but one glove that used to belong to pop icon Michael Jackson has sold for almost $200,000 at auction.

An unnamed buyer paid $199,069 for the Swarovski-crystal-encrusted glove setting a record for the late singer’s memorabilia, according to the Nate D. Sanders auction house.

The seller says Jackson wore this black glove at the 1984 American Music Awards, breaking the tradition of wearing white ones, AFP reports. At the ceremony Jackson was rewarded for his best selling album of all time Thriller.

Michael Jackson gave the glove as a gift to an ill boy along with a book and autographs during a charity visit. “My original glove, love, MJ,” the inscription read.

In 2010, a white Jackson glove was auctioned in Las Vegas for $192,000 during the sale to marke the first anniversary of the singer’s death.

Michael Jackson died aged 50 from an overdose of a powerful anaesthetic. His physician Conrad Murray was sentenced to 4 years in jail for involuntary manslaughter.