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- Posted on Sep 18th 2009 4:00PM by Catrinel Bartolomeu
Seller's Description: "I bought this the minute I saw it on the shelf. Now, it seems to be a rare collectors item from what I am seeing on other auctions. Bid on it if you like Pac or if you want something that seems to be rising in value. I set a low reserve. Email me with questions. R.I.P Makaveli"
Our Take: "It ain't easy being me," sang Tupac in 1995, "Will I see the penitentiary or will I stay free?" Demented as it may sound, Tupac probably would have predicted his own untimely death before he'd ever imagine his likeness shrunk, formed in plastic and packaged neatly into a store-ready box. This item may be a sad metaphor for what's happened to the soulful message-based roots of his music, but Tupac meets the two requirements for high-price memorabilia: worldwide fame and a sudden end.