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Goldin’s May Elite Auction is filled with items for the astute collector. Several items stand out from the offerings that include celebrity-owned vehicles, million-dollar comics, collectible high-end trading cards, and one-of-a-kind memorabilia items.
Tupac Shakur Personally Owned H1 6.5L V8 Hummer
The vehicle on auction, Tupac Shakur’s 1996 American Motors Hummer H1, was bought in August 1996, approximately a month before his death. The rapper owned and drove the vehicle, which features a 6.5-liter turbodiesel V-8 engine with 195 hp and 430lb-ft of torque. The slick black customized automobile also includes a grille guard, 38″ Dick Cepek off-road lights, and an external PA system with three sirens. The white lettering, “Eliminator,” has been added to the space above the rear driver side fender. The bumpers are diamond plate, and the wheels and tires oversized for potential off-roading (GC package) to match the Cepek lights. The interior trim is a rich burl wood with cream-colored leather upholstery. The 12-disc Clarion sound system is unsurprising, given Shakur’s love of music, and the interior also features a Sony GPS, a central tire inflation system, a rear sliding glass window, and full power options. The windows are made with privacy glass, and a 12,000-pound winch rests at the rear bumper.
2001 Bentley Arnage Red Label Personally Owned by Steve McNair
A 2001 Bentley Arnage Red Label that was personally owned by former Tennessee Titans quarterback McNair from his purchase date of Nov. 24, 2003, until his death. The ownership of the luxury car was subsequently transferred to his wife, Jonula “Mechelle” McNair, and has remained in her name since then. The vehicle comes equipped with a 6.5-liter V-8 engine with automatic transmission.
1986-86 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan Rookie Card
One of the most sought-after modern cards of any type, and arguably the most popular card from any era or sport. This is an opportunity for a collection of basketball cards to reach the apex of refinement by owning a coveted 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie card. Jordan is seen here in a PSA GEM MT 10, the highest grade acknowledged to exist by the grading company. It’s a distinction that fewer than two percent of all the examples ever validated by that company are qualified to boast.
Lewis Hamilton F1 Collection
Lewis Hamilton, the current Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team driver, has won the most races in Formula 1 history, with 103 as of the 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, and is even with the legendary Michael Schumacher as a seven-time Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship victor. Offered in the collection is a 2006 Futera Grand Prix Next #95 Lewis Hamilton Rookie Card, his first-ever trading card that recently sold for $312,000 at Goldin.