There is a very fine line between superfan and stalker, and these bizarre picks for the weirdest celebrity memorabilia prove just that. Forget the autographs and the bobbleheads, this memorabilia allows fans to get up close and personal with their favorite stars. Yes, we’re talking bodily fluids folks.
While survey says this video is a hoax, Los Angeles man Curtis Cook claims to own a vast collection of celebrity crap for sale. Cue the toilet jokes because this fellow says he possesses jars and jars of famous feces for sale for the ultimate fan. There is nothing creepy about this right? Normal people collect poop belonging to others, right? Right?
In 2006, the online casino GoldenPalace.com became the lucky buyer of a real life kidney stone passed by none other than actor William Shatner. The Priceline.com spokesperson and Star Trek actor not only banked a cool $25,000 for the stone, but also included a surgical stint and string, both used to help him pass the stone, in the deal. Bonus: Shatner even gave advice on what to do with his kidney stone, since clearly there is only one way to show off such a find. He said, “The stone was so big, you’d want to wear it on your finger.”
Brad and Angelina occupied god-status in the celebrity world, and fans viewed the very air they breathed to be just as holy. If you’d like to cleanse your sins and even maybe become immortal, then consider breathing the rarefied, Oscar-winning air that they exhaled at one point during their lives. Someone packaged it into a jar and sold it for $530 on eBay.
Because clearly pee-covered sticks apparently make the ultimate collectors’ items, a used pregnancy test supposedly belonging to pop star Britney Spears hit the auction block in 2005. At the time, Spears and her then-husband Kevin Federline lived in a Los Angeles hotel, where the star allegedly took the test. While Spears gave birth to her first child later that year, the test sold to GoldenPalace.com for $5,001, which went to charity, a double positive situation.
Who cares about finding Jesus or the Virgin Mary in food when you can have half-eaten food from your favorite famous person. Such thoughts ran through the head of N-Sync fan Kathy Summers who spent $3,154 to own a piece of French toast partially eaten by pop hottie Justin Timberlake. This would be no breakfast treat for Summers though as she stated her plans for the memorabilia would be to “probably freeze-dry it, then seal it… then put it on my dresser.” At least she’s not letting it go to waste.
It’s creepy enough that a lab worker kept a vial of Ronald Reagan’s blood after she treated him at her hospital following his near assassination. It’s even creepier that it received bids of up to $31K when it went up for auction. The winning bidder eventually donated the blood to the Reagan Foundation, after much encouragement on their part.
Since nothing says stalker like collecting nasty bodily fluids from your favorite celebrity, fans of Scarlet Johansson bid on her used tissue on eBay in 2008. The tissue, which was handed to the celeb by Jay Leno during her appearance on The Tonight Show, sold for a crazy $5,300 with the proceeds going to Johansson’s favorite charity, USA Harvest.
Extracting DNA got a bit weirder when someone allegedly extracted DNA from hair that belonged to the late pop singer Michael Jackson, and put it into a perfume. A company called My DNA Fragrance, true to its title, creates their scents using DNA from Jackson and celebrities like Samuel L. Jackson, Elvis, and others. What’s that smell? Why, it’s Jackson’s newest fragrance, The Musk in the Mirror.
Why settle for just any old strand of celebrity hair when you can nab a piece of burnt hair from the exact moment when Michael Jackson turned into a literal hot mess? A piece of singed hair from MJ’s infamous 1984 Pepsi incident went for $1600 in auction in 2009. While MJ was shooting a commercial with various members of the Jackson clan, a planned explosion went off too soon and set Jackson’s head aflame. He suffered third-degree burns that eventually got him hooked on pain meds.
Because everyone needs a salmon-colored toilet that formerly belonged to a celebrity, Henry Kolty put exactly that up for auction in 2005 after purchasing a home formerly owned by the Grateful Dead singer Jerry Garcia. Strange memorabilia collector GoldenPalace.com won the auction for the used commode by putting up $2,550. However the toilet and other items for sale, including two other toilets and a dishwasher used by Garcia, were stolen before the transaction could be completed.
Nerd king Wil Wheaton literally made one thousand dollars off of posting a picture of a useless ping pong ball from his basement. Presented without commentary.
Compared to the other freaky items on this list, a bra sounds pretty tame, as sold by singer Cher in 2007. But the manner in which the sale took place stands out as unusual. Cher herself put the bra up for auction and allowed the undergarment to be sold and put on display for eternity at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas for an undisclosed amount of money, which went to charity. It must be awesome to be Cher and wake up one day and think, “Hey, I should sell my bra for charity today.”
Prior to his untimely death in 2010, actor Gary Coleman had a fondness for selling autographed pieces of his clothing on the Internet for one reason or another. Though pretty normal compared to other weird celebrity memorabilia, one pair of size 12XL Gap Kids sweatpants jumped the shark and went viral. With some help from TV host Jimmy Kimmel, bids reached $400K, but sadly most of them turned out to be bogus. Kimmel saved the day though and ended up buying the pants himself, for a whopping $500.
In 2012, a check signed by Marilyn Monroe for $228.80 appeared at an auction and soon sold for $15K. The check, made out to a furniture company on the day before Ms. Monroe’s body was found, is considered proof her death was not a suicide. As a representative at Heritage Auctions said, “Would one be concerned with new furniture on the last day of one’s life? Probably not!”
A book about needlework sounds rather dry on its own; a copy of American Needlework Treasures previously owned by the fabulous Barbra Streisand, however, takes needle-and-thread into a whole new realm of engagement. Sold by one Barbra lover to another on eBay, this book reportedly came from Streisand’s home, sailed the high seas aboard the Queen Mary II, arrived in Ireland to be put on display. With a history like that, this may just be the most famous needlework book ever.