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Pop Icon Tribute Auctions

The Crystal Michael Jackson Glove Sold for Over $190,000

— June 29, 2010 — Pop Culture
The fact that the crystal Michael Jackson glove sold for over $190,000 proves that the pop icon manages to live on after his death. Auctioned off to Los Angeles resident Wanda Kelley, the glove was only expected to pull in $20,000 to $30,000.

Managing to sell for over six times its expecting price, Kelley is no doubt a dedicated fan. In memory of one year after Michael Jackson’s death, the purchase of this glove must mean more to her than we can ever know.
Trend Themes
1. Memorabilia Auctions - Providing a lucrative market for pop icons' fans interested in collecting rare and unique items, there is an opportunity for disruptive innovation to modernize and streamline the auction process.
2. Celebrity Nostalgia Merchandise - As more celebrities pass away, there is an opportunity for companies to create innovative products that pay tribute to them in a meaningful and sustainable way.
3. Online Auction Platforms - Providing a convenient platform for buyers and sellers to connect, there is an opportunity for disruptive innovation in creating easy-to-use and secure online auction platforms for rare and unique items.
Industry Implications
1. Auction Houses - With rising demand for rare memorabilia, there is an opportunity for traditional auction houses to embrace new technology and techniques that can help them expand their reach and tap into new markets.
2. E-commerce - With more people turning to online shopping, there is an opportunity for e-commerce businesses to create platforms specifically designed for buying and selling rare items like celebrity memorabilia.
3. Marketing and Advertising - As more companies look to tap into the lucrative nostalgia market, there is an opportunity for marketing and advertising firms to help them create effective campaigns that resonate with consumers and drive sales.
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