The 10 most valuable pieces of Bruce Springsteen memorabilia

Bruce Springsteen, also known as "The Boss," is one of the most iconic American musicians of all time.

With a career spanning over four decades, he has produced hit after hit, selling out stadiums and concert halls across the world.

As a result, there is a thriving market for Bruce Springsteen memorabilia, with collectors willing to pay top dollar for rare and unique items.

In this blog post, we take a look at the 10 most valuable pieces of Bruce Springsteen memorabilia to sell at auction.

1. Born to Run Signed LP:

The 1975 album Born to Run is widely considered to be Bruce Springsteen's breakthrough album. A signed copy of this LP is extremely rare and highly sought after by collectors. In 2019, a copy sold at auction for $10,000.

2. Original Lyrics to "Thunder Road":

"Thunder Road" is one of Springsteen's most popular songs, and the original lyrics to this classic tune are highly coveted. In 2013, the handwritten lyrics sold for $37,500 at auction.

3. 1957 Chevy Bel Air Convertible:

The 1957 Chevy Bel Air Convertible featured in Springsteen's music video for "I'm on Fire" is a highly sought after piece of memorabilia. In 2011, the car sold at auction for $468,000.

4. Fender Esquire Guitar:

Springsteen's Fender Esquire guitar, which he played during the recording of Born to Run, is a highly valuable piece of memorabilia. In 2011, the guitar sold for $100,000 at auction.

5. Tour Jacket:

Springsteen is known for his iconic denim and leather tour jackets, and vintage examples from his early tours are highly sought after by collectors. In 2014, a jacket from his 1984-1985 Born in the USA tour sold for $3,000 at auction.

6. Concert Poster:

Original concert posters from Springsteen's early shows are highly collectible. In 2013, a poster from a 1975 concert at the Roxy in Los Angeles sold for $5,000 at auction.

7. Original Artwork:

Springsteen is also a talented artist, and his original artwork is highly prized by collectors. In 2017, a painting he created titled "The Wall" sold for $110,000 at auction.

8. Harmonica:

Springsteen is known for his harmonica playing, and a harmonica he used during the Born in the USA tour is a highly valuable piece of memorabilia. In 2013, a harmonica played by Springsteen during a concert in 1984 sold for $16,000 at auction.

9. Autographed Guitar:

An autographed guitar is a must-have for any serious Springsteen collector, and can command a high price at auction. In 2014, a guitar signed by Springsteen sold for $6,500 at auction.

10. Stage-Used Microphone:

A microphone used by Springsteen during one of his legendary live shows is a highly collectible piece of memorabilia. In 2012, a microphone used by Springsteen during a concert in 1974 sold for $4,000 at auction.

Bruce Springsteen memorabilia is highly collectible, with rare and unique items commanding top prices at auction.

From signed LPs to original artwork, concert posters to stage-used microphones, there is a wide variety of valuable items available for collectors.

Whether you're a die-hard Springsteen fan or a serious collector of music memorabilia, these items are sure to add value and prestige to any collection.

About your Author:

Adrian Roose has over 30 years’ experience covering all aspects of the rare stamp & memorabilia industry during which he has sold over £50m of unique items, helping build collections for Royalty, household name celebrities and 1,000s of collectors around the world.

Adrian was previously a Director at Stanley Gibbons, a Board Member of Stampex, and Executive Director of Paul Fraser Collectibles, PFC Auctions and JustCollecting, prior to founding The Memorabilia Club.

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