You Won’t Believe How Much Kurt Cobain’s Old Sweater Sold For At Auction

If you were to list some clothing from pop culture and historical events that scream “1990’s” you might say MC Hammer’s parachute pants and Kurt Cobain’s Cardigan from his 1993 MTV Unplugged performance.  Cobain’s shirt might be the most 90’s clothing item this side of Monica Lewinski’s blue, stained dress.

Ironically one of the most iconic things that Cobain ever wore was not a grunge style flannel shirt, but this old sweater. This is to the 90’s what Marty McFly’s red jacket is to the 80’s if Marty McFly were a real person. On November 7th in Beverly Hills the Auction House Julien’s  sold it along with other memorabilia from The Beatles and Elvis in an event called Icons and Idols: Rock N Roll. It might drain you when you find out how dumb the prices are.

Someone must have been on some lithium, because the sweater that Cobain sang “The Man Who Sold The World” in, sold for a crazy $137,500! That is enough money to serve the servants.

According to Julian’s the unnamed purchaser of the sweater will also receive a little bit of extra love buzz with the shirt;

“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.”

Cobain fans will know that this is exactly what he would have wanted. This wasn’t even the most expensive item of the auction. The Beatles drum head which appeared on their performance on The Ed Sullivan Show as well as two album covers sold for $2,125,000. That is a lot of stained Cardigans.

Follow Phil Haney on Twitter @PhilHaney

Source: Julien’s