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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Although I’m not much into the celebrity gossip, this is for those who are.
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BTW, I won’t be attending the auction. There is just something about a re-cycled glove that doesn’t appeal to me.
Disclaimer: I have to remind myself (and all of you) that this Blog is all about Gloves.