Kurt Cobain has given the world the beautiful gift of music. Most fans picture him playing his guitar looking dapper in his lime green sweater. For those who cherish the memorable and very famous Nirvana performance on MTV’s “Unplugged” in 1993 will also love the memorabilia that’s up for grabs. Julien’s Auctions is currently taking bids for the same unwashed green cardigan Kurt Cobain wore almost 26 years ago and bidding closes on Oct. 26. Julien’s estimates the sweater will sell for $200,000 to $300,000. That’s the power of a famous personality; in the 1960s this sweater originally retailed for about $16 and was purchased four years ago by the current owner who bought the sweater for $137,500. The sweater was gifted to his daughter’s nanny, who kept it until falling on hard financial times while battling cancer five years ago, according to Rolling Stone. She auctioned it off, and it went for $137,500. Now, the starting bid on the sweater is $50,000, and it could sell for double or more than what the client paid for in 2015.
As far as the sweater is concerned, it has got all but one button missing, with stains and a burn-hole from his original wear. The owner kept the sweater in acid-free tissue in a safe to preserve it. Also in the auction is Cobain’s left-handed Fender Mustang guitar, which is expected to sell for between $300,000 and $500,000.
[Via – CNBC]