Everyone remembers Elvis Presley as the King of Rock and Roll, but how much would you be willing to spend on a piece of memorabilia from him? Every year, people flock to Graceland to try and experience a piece of the magic that he possessed, but what if you could bring that home with you?
There are so many people worldwide who are obsessed with Elvis, and would stop at nothing to have a little connection to him in one way or another. Some lucky fans have the memories of their times at Elvis concerts to think back on, but his newer fans may not have the same experience.
There was one particular concert that is currently the source of a lot of attention thanks to one tiny piece of memorabilia that is left over that has fans fighting to own it.
On April 19th, 1956, Elvis performed a concert in Tulsa, Oklahoma. While the concert was a huge success, it left people a little bit nervous over public safety. Even Elvis was quoted in the newspaper as being afraid. "I get scared when the audience starts hurting each other. That's why I stopped giving autographs. The bigger kids run over the smaller ones and I'm always afraid they'll get hurt."
In the article it specifically states that he gave this interview while "sipping a concession stand Coke from a paper cup" and now, over 60 years later, that paper cup is in the news again but for a completely different reason.
It's up for auction, and people are willing to spend a lot of money for Elvis's trash...
The paper cup that Elvis drank from has been listed on Ebay and the auction has gained a lot of momentum. The cup will be sold with a letter of authenticity and a notebook full of research that was conducted to try to validate it as the real one that the King drank from that night.
In the side of the cup, there is an autograph with the date and according to the letter of authenticity it is the real deal.
It was listed at $100, but has already skyrocketed to over $800 at the time of writing, but it's jumped over $100 within an hour, so chances are it will end up selling for a lot more than that.
They include images of Elvis drinking from the cup, as well as photos of the venue. There is also footage of the concert that you can watch.
The owner of the cup was optimistic that they might be able to get about $1,000 for the cup, but seeing as how it's already over $800 and there is still five days left on the auction, chances are they are in for a huge surprise.
Would you be willing to spend that much money on something that Elvis drank from?