Rapper Tupac Shakur’s ticket to the boxing match he attended the night of his murder is selling at Goldin Auctions.
The bout took place in Las Vegas on September 7, 1996 and pitted Mike Tyson against Bruce Sheldon for the heavyweight title.
Tupac attended the heavyweight championship fight in Las Vegas on the night he died
Tupac was there alongside notorious Death Row records boss Suge Knight.
On leaving the building they and members of their entourage got into a fight with Orlando “Baby Face” Anderson, a member of the Crips gang (Tupac associated with rival gang the Bloods).
Soon after they drove out to Club 662, a venue owned by Death Row records.
As their convoy waited at the lights, a car pulled up and fired several rounds into Tupac and Knight’s vehicle.
Tupac would die in hospital a few days later.
Goldin explains: “This is the very ticket Tupac used to gain entrance to the fight.
“The 3 1/4 x 4 ½ inch ticket has the MGM Grand logo and the fight information printed in dot-matrix computer type.
“Section FLR4 Row E Seat 2, Tupac’s seat, is printed at the bottom and “Tupac” has been written in an unknown hand just above the seat number, most likely by someone in the box office.”
Recently a long essay Tupac wrote from prison in 1995 realised $172,275, becoming the most valuable piece of hip hop memorabilia ever sold at auction.
This piece is offered with an opening bid of $7,500, with the sale due to close on January 28.
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