At the end of 2015 a sweater that Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain had worn during an MTV Unplugged performance back in 1993 was auctioned for an incredible $137,500! This got us thinking about what other weird and wonderful memorabilia belonging to some of pop’s biggest stars have been sold over the years. So we’ve done some digging and we’re warning you now, prepare to be shocked at the crazy amounts fans will pay for something that’s ever so slightly related to someone famous…
Justin Timberlake’s half eaten French toast
During a breakfast interview with New York’s Z-100 back in 2000, Justin Timberlake was unable to finish his French toast. So rather than letting it go to waste, the DJ’s first reaction (obviously) was to auction it on eBay, with an NSync fan buying the leftover breakfast for $3,000!
Niall Horan’s half-eaten vegemite toast
Now we’ll carry on with the toast theme… (what is it with these pop stars not being able to finish their breakfast, do they not realise it’s the most important meal of the day?! And more importantly, why are people buying this – have they not heard of the McDonalds breakfast menu?!)… Niall Horan’s half eaten vegemite toast from 1D’s appearance on Australia’s Channel 7 show Sunrise, found its way on to eBay in 2012. With him being part of the world’s biggest boyband it’s no surprise that it attracted a lot of bids, but we’re sure we’re not the only ones amazed that it was finally sold for $100,000. Yes, you did read that correctly, $100,000 for a half-eaten slice of toast. Crazy.
Britney Spears’ chewing gum
We all considered Britney to be the bubblegum pop queen of the 90s, but it seems some of us took that a bit too literally when a piece of chewing gum that she had spat out during her show at Wembley in 2000 ended up on eBay. Why someone would take her gum to sell in the first place, we don’t know, and why someone bought it for the ‘Toxic’ price of $14,000, we can’t quite figure out either.
Justin Bieber’s lock of hair
We were aware of Bieber Fever but this took appreciation for the teen heartthrob to a whole other level! When the Biebs decided it was time to change his swooping signature hairdo in 2011, the singer generously gave a lock of it to be auctioned on The Ellen DeGeneres show in aid of an animals right charity. If you thought a lock of hair would be worthless, think again. It sold for $40,668. We can only imagine what would happen if he sold all his hair. But at least now he knows that if his music career ever stalls, he can always rely on those golden locks to help him carry on making money.Source: Press Shot
James Blunt’s sister
The one that tops all of the above has to be when James Blunt sold his sister on eBay. He confessed to The Guardian how he was addicted to selling items on the site in order to help him raise money to tour the world and when he had ran out of things to sell he decided to auction his sister online. She apparently needed a lift to Ireland for a funeral, so he put up an advert to see if someone could take her. We know what you’re thinking, this can only end badly. But, in a twist of events, the guy who won the bidding is now her husband. Now isn’t that a story for the grandkids?!
Well, there you have it, it seem some fans will pay just about anything to have something belonging to one of their idols. So make sure to bear that in mind if you ever run into a celeb, as it seems their leftover toast, gum, or even a strand of hair could be worth a ridiculous amount of money! What item of pop memorabilia from your favourite singer would you want to buy? Let us know in the comments!