Kurt Cobain’s MTV VMA & Blockbuster Card Are Being Sold For Shocking Price

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Kurt Cobain’s MTV VMA is being auctioned with a starting bid of $12,500. The auction lists the value at $50,000-$70,000.

The auction states, “An MTV Video Music Award Moonman presented to Kurt Cobain for Best New Artist in a Video of 1992 for the Nirvana song “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” the iconic single from the diamond selling album Nevermind. Cobain reportedly used his Moonman award as a doorstop in the downstairs bathroom of his Seattle home.

12 1/2 inches tall

PROVENANCE From a Family Member of Kurt Cobain.”

His Blockbuster card is also being sold, with an opening bid of $100.

The auction states, “A membership card issued by Blockbuster Video at the 1508 North Orange Grove location in Los Angeles, bearing the name Kurt D. Cobain printed on the verso. Together with a plastic wallet insert containing two scraps of paper, one printed with the name and address of John Silva at Gold Mountain Entertainment (Nirvana’s management company) and one printed with the name and address of Lee Johnson at Voldal-Wartelle Accounting (Nirvana’s accounting firm), both of whom were thanked by Dave Grohl during his acceptance speech at Nirvana’s induction ceremony into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Largest, 3 3/4 by 2 3/4 inches

PROVENANCE From a Family Member of Kurt Cobain.”

  • Trovoid

    I can’t comprehend the fact that there are people out there willing to spend that much money on such pointless items. How do you get that obsessed? People are crazy.

    • Anonymous501

      It’ll probably get purchased by someone who is wealthy, and for whom the asking price is chump change.

  • Raj

    Good old Blockbusters, too bad about selling the moonman it may not have meant much to him but he still kept it around! Hope they don’t sell all of Cobain’s stuff, Frances go buy it!