A basketball signed by Michael Jackson sold for $245,000
The ball - which was also autographed by Michael Jordan - was originally estimated to sell for just $600 before the auction of over 100 pieces of memorabilia, including numerous items related to the `Thriller` singer, in Macau, China, on 09.10.10.
The basketball was bought by an unknown internet bidder, while another mystery fan paid $180,000 for a black crystal-studded glove and an arm brace the singer wore while filming a promotional video for his 1995 album `HIStory`.
A `Beat It` jacket was bought for $156,000 - nearly 20 times more than its estimated value.
Also up for auction was a costume worn by Michael Keaton in `Batman Returns`, which fetched over $43,000 and a velvet ball gown once worn by the late Princess Diana, which was bought by a South American museum for $114,000.
In total, over 435 celebrity items were auctioned off, including a black lace bra once owned by Marilyn Monroe, a pair of `Star Trek` character Mr Spock`s prosthetic ears, a pair of Bruce Lee`s shoes and a costume worn by Madonna on her `Girlie Show` tour.
Over $3.2 million was taken in total at the auction.