To do well in an auction, you need a discerning eye, eg, be able to distinguish Van Gogh's brushstrokes from a forger's, detect if bodywork's been done to an otherwise cherry Mustang, or determine whether that platinum star next to k_dogg88's name makes those $5 Jordans any more legit...it must, what the hell else could it mean?!? Forgoing all that and just hawking really cool stuff is Freeman's Pop Culture Auction
Hosted at Freeman's, who've conducted hoity-toity art and antique auctions for 200+ years, The PCA's loaded with more than 300 lots, including autographed sports equipment, noteworthy pop art pieces, and famous photos, recalling memories both fond (Hootie & The Blowfish!) and terrifying (Hootie & The Blowfish!). Notable pieces include
Music Memorabilia: Nab Jim Morrison's high school yearbook (signed!), a pair of pristine Adidas shell-tops autographed by Run DMC, and a b&w photo of Grace Slick next to a disfigured female figure (good luck figuring out who's who)
Sports Stuff: Pick up love notes written by Michael Jordan to his girlfriend in 1981 (signed "Miguel Jordan" and dated "5 de Mayo"), Joe Namath's autograph inexplicably scribbled on a baseball, a Peter Max painting of the '82-'83 Sixers with 15 signees, and a pair of Reeboks from Shaq's rookie season, notable for being Shaq's, but more notable for being PUMPS!!
Art, But Cool: Here you'll find autographed spray cans from graffiti legends T-Kid, Serve, and Blade, a model of an AT-AT walker with three Adidas stripes called the AD-AT, and "Guns & Roses": a floral and firearm pastiche painted on the bottom of a bare skatedeck, which really doesn't work without the Axles
To get your bid on, you can show up at the auction house or follow/bid on their website; with items appraised from $100 (Jimi Hendrix postcard) to $15,000 (check signed by Lennon & McCartney), there's something for every budget, unless you're after a Virgin Mary grilled cheese, in which case, good luck outbidding GoldenPalace.com/not eating it.