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Michael Jackson glove sells for $330,000; Johnny Cash jumpsuit goes for $50,000

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If there is such a thing as a money tree, it’s probably covered in sequined Michael Jackson gloves -- this observation coming after another single glove worn by the pop star sold for $330,000 at the ‘Icons and Idols’ auction Saturday in Beverly Hills.

The glove worn during the ‘Bad’ tour was a relative bargain compared to the Motown-special glove that went for $350,000 at a New York auction in November 2009.

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If you were looking to harvest from a money shrub, however, there you might find something from the Johnny Cash collection. An embroidered blue jumpsuit worn by Cash when he was rehearsing for a 1969 concert at San Quentin prison was also auctioned off Saturday for $50,000, which was 10 times the expected sale price. It was picked up by a fan from Belgium -- just in time for gift giving on the feast of St. Nicholas.

Cash had been snapped in the suit giving the finger to a concert photographer. The image was later used in a ‘thank you’ ad in 1998 after the singer finally won a best country album Grammy, for his 1997 recording ‘Unchained.’

A jacket worn by John Lennon in a Life photo shoot, a guitar used by Jimi Hendrix and black shoes worn and signed by Jackson were among the items up for bid Friday and Saturday.

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-- Christie D'Zurilla

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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