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  • 'Ultimate' Bruce Springsteen collection up for grabs
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    Paul Fraser
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'Ultimate' Bruce Springsteen collection up for grabs

A 300-strong collection of Bruce Springsteen's personal memorabilia is up for sale at collectibles dealer Moments in Time.

Heading the collection is a set of Springsteen's handwritten draft lyrics to the song that propelled him to global fame, 1976's Born to Run, in addition to lyrics for Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) and 10th Avenue Freeze-Out.

Bruce Springsteen address book

Who's in the Boss' address book?

Several band-signed guitars also feature as does the 4F Card that saw Springsteen escape the Vietnam War draft after failing his physical.

You can also own his underwhelming 8th grade report card as well as his address book, complete with snippets of handwritten lyrics, according to Billboard.com.

One of just four acetate records of two original Castilles songs (Springsteen's first band in the 60s) also stars.

The price for what Moments in Time is calling 'The Ultimate Springsteen Collection'? $7.5m.

Although that asking price will preclude most, it's evidence of the enduring appeal of Springsteen.

And while Moments in Time would no doubt like to sell the collection in its entirety, the firm's CEO, Gary Zimet, told Billboard that sales of individual items were not out of the question.

The collection is believed to belong to property developer (and Bruce Springsteen fan we assume) Michael Crane, who accrued the items over a seven-year period.

"It's extraordinary that one person could assemble such a truly unbelievable collection," Zimet told the publication.

The Boss' memorabilia has shown strong performances at auction. Springsteen's 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible sold for $468,000 in 2011 (bought by Crane) while another set of handwritten lyrics for Born to Run achieved $197,000 at Sotheby's in 2013.

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  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
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