Dianne Manson/Getty ImagesHere’s the perfect gift for the Bruce Springsteen fan in your life, and you’ll only need $7.5 million to buy it. Memorabilia dealer Moments in Time is offering what it bills as “The Ultimate Bruce Springsteen Collection.”
The package includes a butterscotch blonde Telecaster signed by the entire E Street Band, handwritten lyric sheets for several classic Springsteen tunes including a 1974 draft of “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,” a 1971 draft of “Rosalita,” a 1974 draft of “Born to Run” and a complete Springsteen lyric book from 1968.
Also in the lot are the Boss’ personal address book from 1972 with the lyrics of “Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?” scribbled inside, his 4F card excusing him from the draft during the Vietnam War, the black-and-white flannel shirt Springsteen wore in the cover shot for The River and the black leather jacket he wore on the cover of Born to Run. In all, 300 pieces are up for sale.
Moments in Time CEO Gary Zimet tells Billboard the items come from a collector who amassed the trove over past seven years, after he bought Springsteen’s 1957 Chevy Bel Air convertible.
“It’s extraordinary that one person could assemble such a truly unbelievable collection,” says Zimet.
Seven-and-a-half million bucks will buy you the whole set, but Zimet tells Billboard he will consider breaking the set up if, say, you only have a mill or two to pony up for one or two of the items.
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