Nate D. Sanders Auctions is gearing up to present an extraordinary piece of music history: a signed concert ticket by Tupac Shakur from January 1992, just two months after the release of his debut album, 2Pacalypse Now. The auction is scheduled for January 26, 2024.
On the Nate D. Sanders Auctions website, potential buyers can explore images of this rare 1992 concert ticket from a Digital Underground show that took place at The Warfield in San Francisco, California. The autographed ticket, featuring Tupac’s unmistakable signature and the inscription, ”PEACE 2U 2PAC,” captures a pivotal moment when Tupac was on the verge of stardom, conveying the artist’s iconic message of peace.
It’s not the first time that Nate D. Sanders Auctions has offered a piece of Tupac memorabilia. In 2019, the auction house sold two Polaroid photos from Tupac's 1995 prison stint, one of which included his then-wife, Keisha Morris. The photos were provided by Carmella Viserto, the wife of Shakur’s fellow inmate, along with a letter of authenticity. Additionally, Bonhams auctioned never-before-seen handwritten letters and photos from the same prison term for $59,625, surpassing presale estimates by more than $42,000, as reported by Forbes.
Drake, the Canadian rapper, made headlines by acquiring a gold, ruby, and diamond-encrusted ring that once belonged to the late Death Row Records artist. The ring, with a presale estimate between $200,000 and $300,000, bore the inscription “Pac & Dada 1996” in honor of Tupac's engagement to actress Kidada Jones. Drake reportedly paid $1.016 million to Sotheby’s for the ring and was spotted wearing it during a night out at Starlet’s of New York.
The upcoming auction of Tupac's signed concert ticket offers a rare opportunity for individuals to own a tangible piece of Tupac Shakur’s formative years and enduring legacy. The concert ticket, associated with Digital Underground’s crucial role in Tupac’s early career, is a sought-after collector’s item for fans and enthusiasts, serving as a nostalgic memento that highlights the artist’s profound influence and lasting impact on hip-hop.