Barack and Michelle Obama’s keepsakes will be up for sale at celebrity auctions in December.
The Obamas’ items will be auctioned off by Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills along with artifacts from Michael Jordan, Colin Kaepernick and the late Kobe Bryant.
On Dec. 4, during the “Icons and Idols” auction, the former president’s items will be offered as a bundle package complete with the #23 white mesh jersey from his days as a member on the Punhahou School basketball team in Honolulu, Hawaii and the 1979 yearbook featuring photos of him on the court with his uniform. The items are expected to sell for $150,000 to $200,000.
Two days later, during the “Hollywood” auction, Michelle’s fanbase will have the opportunity to bid on the black vintage Norman Norell 1950s gown she wore in 2010 at a Christmas fundraiser in Washington, D.C. The gown is expected to bring in a maximum of $70,000.
“The Obamas’ personal items ... don’t come up very often,” said Julien’s Auctions gallery director Kody Frederick. “But every now and again, some things fall through the cracks.”
“In this historic election year, Julien’s Auctions is honored to offer these two sensational pieces from one of the most iconic and revered Presidential couples, former president Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama,” the auction house’s executive director Martin Nolan added.
“From Barack Obama’s high school basketball jersey that bode his destiny as the future U.S. commander in chief to the vintage dress that sealed Michelle Obama’s status as a fashion forward style icon, these highly collectible items exude the grace and glamour that the Obamas came to be admired for during their years in the White House and exemplify why they are American royalty.”
Look below for photos of Barack’s Punhahou jersey and Michelle’s vintage gown.