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Michael Jackson

Black Surgical Mask Fetching

Over $20,000 at Auction

4/26/2012 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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A black surgical mask that Michael Jackson allegedly wore the night before he died in 2009 has hit the auction block -- and the bids have already surpassed $20,000.

According to the auction house -- Nate D. Sanders Auctions -- MJ wore the mask (above) while rehearsing for his "This Is It" concert tour on June 24th, 2009 ... the singer's last ever rehearsal.

The auction house claims the mask  -- made of silk fabric, personally designed by the King of Pop -- contains visible traces of MJ's stage make-up along with a strand of his black hair.

One of MJ's former bodyguards was in possession of the mask, and swears by its authenticity. MJ famously wore surgical masks outdoors as a form of disguise.

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The auction ends April 30th -- and bidding has already reached $21,190. The auction house estimates the mask will sell for $50,000-$150,000.

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Manimal    

I'll take creepy things that nobody wants for 100, Alex.

855 days ago
2.

Michael Jackson Was A Pedo    

Why would anybody want a pedo's mask?

855 days ago
3.

Bob    

oh god tmz, leave michael alone already. this is ridiculous

855 days ago
4.

Cartman    

MJ's Pedo fan's would pay more if had touched a child while wearing it.

855 days ago
5.

Manimal    

If you throw in the gravy boat found in Whitneys TUB OF DEATH, I've got 10 dollars.

855 days ago
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yvonne from uk    

Way too many people surrounding Michael who were just out to cash in. I wouldn't trust his bodyguard that this is authentic, he probably had loads of these masks and some he probably never wore, not too hard to put make-up and hair on the mask now really is it, and after nearly 3 years would the hair still be on there? i doubt it. Why has it only just come up for auction anyway. Wish they would just let Michael rest and stop trying to cash in.

855 days ago
8.

Luz    

I thought the video This Is It, which shows Michael Jackson singing and dancing with the red shirt, was the last rehearsal. He's not wearing a mask there! Puleeeze!

855 days ago
9.

RaineeDrops    

Whomever bids on that or purchases it, is mentally deranged.

Stupid! Senseless!

Stop making Michael Jackson an idol to worship, he is not an idol to worship nor is he any better or above anyone else, he is not a God, there is only 1 God!

To bid on something so strange, makes you strange.

854 days ago
10.

susie    

duilama, Grow up! He was not for the last flippin time a child molester! What he was is the most chartible giving artist ever! Giving hundreds of millions away! What have you done besides spewing your hatefulness.Also you said he was talentless what you are is clueless.He sold more than 750 millions albums worldwide! airhead!

854 days ago
12.

HumanNature    

TO THE RABID iPad


THE "QUACK" IS A CONVICTED FELON WITH NO MEDICAL LICENSE AND STILL SITTING ON THE JAIL "DIARRHEA" TOILET!!!

854 days ago
13.

jimi    

does it smell like little boy booty?

854 days ago
14.

HumanNature    

THE WORLD STILL LOVE & MISS, THE "KING"!!!!

854 days ago
15.

mj fan forever    

It's horrendous that these people are ready to exploit even this and even more if it's true!!! NO difference anyway from his family of parasites, so-called relatives, which are ALWAYS ready to make money exploiting Michael Jackson in any way they can, no matter what!!! It's very sad and very unfair, not so that it had to go!!!! LOVE and MISS Michael Jackson very much!!!!!

854 days ago
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