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Johnny Cash Auction Gets Big Bucks

Posted by Christina Forte on 12/08/2010
The late Country Music legend Johnny Cash is and will always be an international sensation; an auction of his things over the weekend drew in bidders from around the world and made more than $700,000.
Some of the items included a signed Martin guitar with which Johnny wrote the first few lines of his hit, "I Walk the Line." The item sold for $50,000. Additional auction items included personal notes from well-known friends, including Kris Kristofferson, Bruce Springsteen and Kirk Douglas; handwritten lyrics; one of his signature capes; and personal effects belonging to his wife, the late June Carter Cash.
One of the items that caused quite a stir was the iconic denim jumpsuit he wore during his filmed performance at San Quentin prison where he flipped the bird to the camera. The jumpsuit sparked a bidding war that far surpassed the initial estimation of $5,000 and ended at $50,000.
"Johnny Cash is a true legend and his collectability spans all continents," Darren Julian, President and CEO of Julien's Auctions said (quote via "Bidders from around the world participated in the auction, proving that the Man in Black's legacy will forever live on."

Source: The Boot