MUMBAI:The signed footprint and handprints of Michael Jackson will soon be up for auction. In June 1984, Jackson pressed his hands and feet into concrete for what was meant to become part of the Las Vegas Walk of Fame Project. Jackson also signed an autograph into the cement. However, the Las Vegas Walk of Fame project never materialized but the Riviera Hotel stored Jackson’s cement casting – along with those from countless other celebrities – in a storage unit. Now, this will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders.
A certificate of authenticity (COA) from Riviera president and COO Mark Sterbens, who is standing beside Jackson in the photo and assisted him during the event, is also included in the lot. The full-size, original 30" x 30" slab, weighing approximately 500 lbs. and dated 6/84 in, has been custom-encased.
Currently, the Jackson signed foot and handprints lot has bids nearing $16,000 – but the item is expected to go much higher before the auction ends next week.