Neverland Auction: Weirdest Yardsale Ever

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 14, 2009 7:47 AM CDT
Neverland Auction: Weirdest Yardsale Ever
Items owned by musician Michael Jackson are seen on display at the Julien's Auctions Michael Jackson exhibit in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Saturday, April 11, 2009.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

A big, plastic motorized baby lies in its cradle, waving its limbs. Its fingers are missing. “That is just creepy,” remarks an onlooker, one of many milling about this abandoned Beverly Hills mall. Decked out with red carpets like an award show, it’s currently exhibiting a host of items to be auctioned off from Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch, the Washington Post reports. And the baby is just the tip of the iceberg.

There’s the traditional memorabilia from Jackson’s career—his awards, platinum albums, and huge array of costumes—but there’s also a huge quantity of toys and oddities. Bronze garden statues of children and cherubs, a gigantic, talking, Lego Darth Vader, a golf cart with Jackson painted on the hood—as Peter Pan. “What is unusual,” says the auctioneer, “is what a pack rat he was.” (More Michael Jackson stories.)

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