Boxing Gloves go for $836,500.

Although we are not involved with boxing gloves, I found it interesting that the boxing gloves worn by Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) on February 25, 1964 to upset formidable world heavyweight champion Sonny Liston brought $836,500 at a New York auction held almost 50 years from the day of the fight. 
What I also find interesting is that beats the price paid for Michael Jackson’s flashy glove in 2009 which sold for $420,000. 
As much as you may find this glove trivia interesting, I guarantee you will find much better prices at Gloves-Online.com.  

Two gloves fetched $670,000 last week.

That’s not a typo in the headline but it does confirm to me that I am in the right business. I just wish I had my hands in the deals.

The first was Michael Jackson’s flashy glove he wore during his performance at the 1983 Motown 25 (shown). It sold for $420,000 to a buyer in Hong Kong, China. I sure wish I thought of putting rhinestone sequins on a store bought glove.


The other was a NASA award of $250,000 for developing a more flexible space glove for use by astronauts. This is the second year in a row that Peter Homer in Maine won. I made a post here last year about his first space glove achievement.


Several years ago I helped a NASA prime contractor develop glove liners but I think I might be better off hooking up with Mr. Homer. Maybe I’ll even get luckier for the bigger prize and have a new stage performer find me. The bottom line is that I think NASA got a deal looking at the numbers and the gloves.

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The End of a Glove Era

Today, reports surfaced that Michael Jackson will be laid to rest in pure MJ fashion – as in he will be wearing one (and only one) of his favorite gloves.

Turns out La Toya Jackson chose a white leather glove made for Michael 10-12 years ago – a glove covered in Swarovski crystals.

We will miss MJ. He sure inspired a lot of interest in gloves. I wonder how many know the basis behind the glove.

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We have a Winner!

The glove auction for Santonio Holmes’ gloves wrapped up last weekend. The winning bid for these historical sport gloves was $70,200.00. I wonder if the marketing gurus at Reebok ever realized that they made gloves worth that much money. I guess we’ll see what they sell for next season.

To help you resolve your curiosity, I was not the winner. The winning bidders name is not yet known.

Own the Gloves that Won Super Bowl XLIII

It seems that auctioning off celebrity gloves is becoming vogue this year. However, this one is worth mentioning.

You can own a pair of historical gloves by going to the auction (click the Title). The auction ends Feb. 15th at 9:59pm EST – 14 days from the exact moment Santonio Holmes made his historical catch to win the Super Bowl for the Pittsburg Steelers. (Click on image to enlarge the photo)

All proceeds go to the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America.



The last I looked the bidding was up to $7,400.00. That’s sure one hot pair of gloves I’d love to get my hands on.