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  • OJ Simpson's 'last autograph' will auction later this year
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OJ Simpson's 'last autograph' will auction later this year

The last autograph OJ Simpson signed before his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and waiter Ronald Goldman, were murdered, is coming to auction.

Simpson signed the dance recital invitation for a boy just five hours before the double murder, reports Forbes.

OJ Simpson autograph
Simpson signed this autograph just five hours before his ex-wife was murdered

 

The boy and Simpson were both in the audience at the Paul Revere Junior High Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 12, 1994. Simpson's eight-year-old daughter, Sydney, was among the dancers.

The recital was an important discussion point in the trial of Simpson for the murders. Two witnesses recall Simpson looking resentfully at his former wife, who was also in attendance.

"It was almost like he was simmering," friend of the Simpsons, Candace Garvey, told the trial.

The item will auction this autumn at Lelands auctioneers.

No estimate has been made available for the piece. Simpson's autograph can sell for as little as $30, yet the importance of this example will likely ensure it achieves at least $5,000.

"The sky is really the limit, but we are hoping it will sell for at least a couple of thousand of dollars," Lelands' Jordan Gilroy told Forbes.

Simpson's memorabilia has halved in value since he was charged with the murders, according to a report by JustCollecting. Simpson's game-worn jerseys, for example, have dropped from $8,000 at their peak to just $4,000 today. 

The Buffalo Bills star running back was acquitted of the murders but a civil case later found him liable.

Simpson is serving a 33-year jail term for the armed robbery of two memorabilia dealers in 2007.

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