Published: 2018-04-23 13:27
Last Updated: 2018-04-23 14:32
Nine years after his death and the interest in Michael Jackson’s memorabilia hasn’t dwindled.
This year would have been the year the King of Pop turns 60 and for the occasion another coveted item of his will be sold at an auction.
The signature black loafers MJ wore when debuting his “moonwalk” in 1983 during the rehearsal for “Billie Jean” is likely to fetch an eye-watering price.
Despite that, auction house owner, Brigitte Kruse, the starting bid of the loafers would be the "very conservative estimate" of $10,000, the CNN reported.
Fans and collectors who want to make a bid or assess the competition can head to auction house website. The auction will be held on May 26, 2018.
This isn’t the first item of the Motown 25 TV special to be sold at an auction. The white glove he wore during that very same performance also had an opening bid of $10,000 in 2008, a few months after his death, but soared above the estimates to reach a selling price of $350,000.
"Anything related to Michael Jackson is extraordinary, and to have something so incredibly historical as these shoes worn by Michael when he first did that now famous moonwalk is beyond special," Kruse wrote. "We are so very honored to be able to offer them at auction," she added.
More than 35 years after its release, MJ’s “Thriller” remains unbeaten in the most sold album by male artist category.