Glenn Danzig, pictured here wearing the hand-painted gloves that could be yours if you’ve got $10K+ burning a hole in the pocket of your leather pants.
Glenn Danzig’s hand-painted gloves “marking the end of the Misfits era and the beginning of the Samhain era” are currently up for auction. The opening bid is a princely ten thousand dollars.
The auction is being handled by punk memorabilia dealer and archivist extraordinaire, Ryan Richardson. We’ve written about Ryan here before at Dangerous Minds. He’s the Internet saint who has made the entire print runs of several crucial ‘80s punk zines available online.
The gloves come directly from the Austin musician who Danzig gifted them to someone on September 23, 1984. The identity of the owner has been kept confidential, but if you follow ‘80s Texas punk rock, you will have heard of the band he was in. According to Richardson’s website which is hosting the auction, a full history and signed provenance statement will be provided to the winning bidder.
Ten thousand dollars might sound like an insane amount of money for this beat up pair of gloves, but rare Misfits-related items have a history of fetching high sums. Some of the most valuable records ever sold on eBay have been Misfits records. In 2008 a first pressing of the Misfits “Horror Business” single went for over $14,000. The year before that a slightly tattered show flyer made by Glenn Danzig sold at auction for almost six thousand dollars. The Misfits enjoy one of the most rabid fan bases of any group in history and apparently some of those rabid fans also have fat wallets.
Bid hard HERE.
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
The entire print run of classic punk Slash magazine is now online
The entire print run of classic SF punk magazine ‘Damage’ is now online!
The entire print run of transgressive LA punk art and music zine NO MAG is now online