Two Polaroid pictures signed by Tupac Shakur, taken during his 1995 prison sentence and gifted to a fellow inmate, have now landed at auction house Nate D. Sanders. With bids starting at $3,000 for each, the pictures will go up for sale today at approximately 10pm EST and feature the rapper posing with his then-wife Keisha Morris.
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Nate D. Sanders Auctions will be taking bids Thursday for two of the Tupac’s Polaroid photos that were reportedly taken during his time in prison in 95’ with his wife at the time. The pictures were given by Shakur to fellow inmate, Carmella Viserto, who also provided the auction company with a letter of authenticity. — . Per a press release from the auction, bidding for both photos will begin at $3,000.
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Taken the day after Tupac’s prison wedding on April 30, 1995, one of the pictures arrives with a handwritten message from the rapper: “2 Carmela & Anthony our inspiration to be patient & loving. UR great friends we wish u much success & happiness as we take each day with the next. 2PAC.”
This isn’t the first time Tupac’s prison memorabilia goes up for auction. Earlier this year, Tupac’s NSFW illustrations, drawn during his sentence, were sold at an auction for over $20,000.