Want to own Kurt Cobain's Blockbuster card? Bidding starts at $100
LOS ANGELES - Kurt Cobain may be dead and gone, but his fandom lives on. And many of them will be bidding next month on items from an oddball collection of his letters, awards, drawings, receipts - and even his Blockbuster Video card.
You can join in, too.
The Nov. 4 auction includes many of Cobain's possessions that were found after the Seattle rock star's death on April 8, 1994, from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Julien's Live Auctions is offering the items, many of them with starting bids of only $50. Included in this category are items such as letters he wrote, music shop receipts, tour ephemera and an unused Nirvana concert ticket.
His Blockbuster video rental card, issued by a store in Los Angeles to Kurt D. Cobain, has a starting bid of $100 and comes with scraps of paper found in a wallet insert. Julien's estimates that the winning bid for these items will be in the $400 to $600 range.
Other items up for auction will be pricier.
Nirvana's MTV Video Music Award for "Smells Like Teen Spirit" has a starting bid of $12,500 and is expected to fetch $50,000 to $70,000. A signed drawing labeled "Mr. Moustache" has a starting bid of $2,500.
You can check out the rest of the lot here.