You just never know what kind of treasures you’ll find on Craigslist. A recent discovery by one lucky Craigslist miner turned up numerous CDs and three notebooks of original material from Tupac Shakur himself, which are slated to be sold by an online collector.
Featuring unreleased music and lyrics by the legendary rapper, the items were found by a man who was answering an ad for baseball cards on the popular site, according to TMZ. The three notebooks were in the possession of the original seller through his father, who worked for the rapper. No names have been released as part of the sale.
The items will be put up for sale on autograph website Moments In Time, a seller who has dealt in Tupac merchandise previously, including a letter that was written by the rapper in jail, which sold for $255,000.
The dollar value of such a trove of nostalgia from one of hip-hop’s most iconic musicians is likely to have a very high ceiling, and things like handwritten notes for Tupac’s Point Tha Finger are expected to fetch tens of thousands of dollars each.
So far, few people are questioning the authenticity of the items, especially due to the fact that the handwriting does match that of the previously-sold letter. Many of the songs haven’t ever been released publicly.
Tupac’s family has long been opposed to the sale of the rapper’s memorabilia, and is looking to find a legal way to block the sale of the items. His mother Afeni Shakur has a history of barring the sale of any of her son’s personal items, and will do anything in her power to stop it.
Unfortunately for the family, they likely have little recourse to block the sale of items between private individuals.
There has yet to be an official start date for the sale of the times, which will probably be sold one item at a time, rather than as a whole package — unless someone offers a large enough sum of money to stop them ripping out pages from the notebooks one by one and serving them up to the highest bidder.