The Notorious B.I.G's mugshot has hit the market.
Collectors have been known to take their obsessions to great lengths. For some, no price tag is too imposing. Such is the reality for those on the chase for celebrity memorabilia; from first edition novels to game-worn attire to rare photography. Today, an intriguing piece of memorabilia has hit the market: a mugshot belonging to the legendary Notorious B.I.G.
Apparently, Biggie was previously arrested at a nightclub, between 1994 and 1995. When the rapper was taken to a County jail for booking, a man reportedly asked the rapper for his autograph, as his little sister Megan was a fan. Big complied, hooking up the fan with a mugshot and personalized note. The note reads, “To: Megan, Much Love, ‘Thanks 4 the phone call’ B.I.G.”
Now, the mugshot has made its way onto Moments In Time, a reputable dealer of autographs and memorabilia. The current price is $36 thousand dollars.
This isn't the first time a Biggie related item was placed up for sale The SUV the rapper was murdered was going for up to $1.5 million; while the idea of riding in a dead man's car is macabre to say the least, it gains value as a singular piece of history. Some might argue that in itself is worth the steep fiscal cost.