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The Cardigan That Kurt Cobain Wore On ‘MTV Unplugged’ Is Going Up For Auction

Album cover of Nirvana's MTV Unplugged session. VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Album cover of Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged session.


Super rich grunge enthusiasts, start your engines: Rolling Stone reported that Kurt Cobain’s iconic green cardigan from Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged session is going up for auction on November 7. It comes with a $20,000 opening bid, and is expected to go for somewhere between $40,000 and $60,000.

Auction house Julien’s Live described the sweater as “a blend of acrylic, mohair and Lycra with five-button closure (one button absent), with two exterior pockets, a burn hole and discoloration near left pocket and discoloration on right pocket.” Sounds legit. If that isn’t enough Cobain, you can also bid on a lock of the man’s hair. Starting bid: $4,000.

Also in this rock block of music memorabilia: the bass head used on Ringo Starr’s kit for the Beatles 1964 appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, John Lennon’s acoustic Gibson J-160E and, perhaps most importantly, Steven Tyler’s insurance card.

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