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Would You Drop $60,000 on Kurt Cobain’s Ratty Old Cardigan?

Looks good on him.
Looks good on him.

Kurt Cobain is dead, may he rest in peace. Would it surprise you that some people still want to make money from his brief time on Earth?

A not-insignificant number of Cobain’s personal effects are coming to auction, which means we must ask: Would you be willing to spend $60,000 on a cardigan that Cobain wore during Nirvana’s very memorable MTV Unplugged set? Surely, there are better things to spend money on than the picked-through remnants of Cobain’s estate? Feel like sending your first kid to a year and a half of college, or no?

The sweater is listed on Julien’s Live auction house and described thusly: “The Manhattan brand sweater is 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, size medium.”

This is like found-word poetry written from the essence of Kurt Cobain himself. But is it worth $60,000 to own the personal effects of a beloved deceased man? A button may be absent — but Cobain did perform a great, iconic set with his band while wearing it, so maybe it’s a trade-off. But maybe we should just let the man rest in peace.

The bidding starts at $25,000, so apologies if your bank account is not up to the challenge.

Would You Spend $60K on Kurt Cobain’s Cardigan?