I have M Jackson’s black Fedora from 1984 Miami victory concert

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  1. Tocon51

    Tocon51 New in Town

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    I’ve got the hat MICHAEL Jackson wore and threw into the crowd at the victory concert tour in Miami in 11/94. I am the one who cought the hat in my left hand while jumping up out of my folding chair in the second row center stage seat in a 50k crowd that I paid an employee to stand in a line for 18 hrs to get my tickets. It is real and this is no bs. Problem is proving it’s real. It does have makeup and sweat stains inside. This is real. I’m 68 and want to sell. Help me please! How do I validate its real? What’s it worth? I would think dna would work but really? Who is verifying Jackson’s dna? I’d love to get er done! Thanks
     
  2. Cornelius

    Cornelius One of the Regulars

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    LOL
     
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  3. konadog

    konadog A-List Customer

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    beat it
     
  4. Héctor Fernández

    Héctor Fernández One Too Many

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    This is definitely a "Thriller".
     
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  5. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned Practically Family

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    Cmon guys. Getting a DNA match for COA should be as easy as ABC. 123 even.
     
  6. robrinay

    robrinay One Too Many

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    Who cares?
     
  7. Will Zach

    Will Zach Practically Family

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  8. Monitor

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    Puns aside, I can only imagine how frustrating this must be. Somebody would be willing to pay good money for that hat, I've absolutely no doubts about that but yeah, it's pretty much impossible to verify that it's genuine.

    Wish you luck, OP.
     
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  9. jacketjunkie

    jacketjunkie One Too Many

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    Contact the Jackson estate for help or find help from a professional specialized on these items. The later will probably ask a considerable percentage of the sale revenue but may still be better than the hat dusting away.
     
  10. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    You can’t get there from here. Even if it was certified it was one of his stage hats I don’t know that it would bring as much as you might be expecting. The DNA route does not seem likely.

    There are threads in the hat forum that discuss Jackson’s hats. I got the feeling that there are a great many of them out there and that he used to frequently give them away too.

    Without provenance all you have is an inexpensive hat and a story. I believe you, but you can’t expect collectors to take your word. I don’t see how you can verify that he wore it, and I don’t think it would bring all that much at auction even if you could verify it.

    Good luck.
     
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  11. Tocon51

    Tocon51 New in Town

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    Thank you. It is allll for real and yes very frustrating. No one to blame but me. At any rate, thank you. I found this site and hoped for some informative info. I didn’t expect to get such an assortment of smart ass remarks from smart ass people who think they’re comedians. I thank you for the third intelligent reply. Two other approached this seriously with not good but most likely accurate info on the situation. I’m not giving up just yet and appreciate any constructive suggestions. The only other intelligent suggestion was to see what the market will bare on eBay as a non verified item. For your three and only intelligent replies thank you.
    The hat is a Dobbs Wool Black Fedora from NY. I think around $120 cost. Just guessing. I read he gave many special made souvenir autographed hats away and their value would be less than a hat he wore not made as a souvenir. Who knows. Again thank you.
     
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  12. Tocon51

    Tocon51 New in Town

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    Thank you. Good suggestion
     
  13. Tocon51

    Tocon51 New in Town

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    Thank you.
     
  14. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Try not to take the comments from the peanut gallery too hard - folks round here are generally pretty friendly, but sometimes what is intended as a gentle joke can come over wrong in the written word.
     
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    Edward Bartender

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  16. Will Zach

    Will Zach Practically Family

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    It came across terrible. OP's question was totally legit given the prices commanded by MJ hats with provenance. The old-timers here did not acquit themselves well at all.
     
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  17. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey Call Me a Cab

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    ...and some of the new members get offended much too easily.
     
  18. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    No, but in their defense I laughed.
     
  19. Nobert

    Nobert Practically Family

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    As far as I'm concerned, anyone who puts in a dependent clause about paying an employee to stand in line for 18 hours so they can see a pop star and is now seeking to cash in invites a certain amount of ridicule to come down on their head. Maybe they should wear a hat.
     
  20. SteveFord

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    You have to admit, some of those comments were pretty funny.
    At least I didn't throw in that tasteless one about the missing glove.

    The suggestion to contact the Estate is a good one but who knows what they can do for you, perhaps offer a letter of authenticity. Old concert stubs would be a plus in supporting your case.
     
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