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OJ Simpson's credit card auction draws over 50 bidders, price hits P114,000

By NICK GARCIA Published Apr 23, 2024 4:57 pm

The credit card of American football star OJ Simpson is reportedly being sold at an auction nearly two weeks after his death was announced on April 10.

TMZ reported that sports memorabilia collector Jonathan Lepore bought Simpson’s expired Bank of America Visa business credit card on eBay for $70 (P4,000).

Lepore was planning to give it to his father, who was friends with Simpson from the ‘80s to the early ’90s, but the footballer’s death made him sell it instead.

According to auction website Goldin, there are over 50 bidders, with the item selling for over $2,000 (P114,000). The auction ends on April 25.

"The card itself displays mild peripheral wear and small spots of light discoloration. The reverse side authorized signature section has not been signed, and the card expired in Jan. 2023,” read the auction description for Simpson’s card.

Simpson’s family announced that he died of cancer on April 10, surrounded by his children and grandchildren. He was 76.

In 1994, Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman were found murdered outside her home in Los Angeles.

Brown had been stabbed in the throat so savagely she had almost been decapitated. Simpson immediately became the prime suspect.

Five days after the murders, he led police on a wild car chase which was broadcast live and watched by millions.

He eventually surrendered and went on trial in January 1995.

The trial, which became a media sensation, ended in a not-guilty verdict, dividing the United States.

Simpson’s nine-month trial, dubbed as the trial of the century, has been the subject of several television shows, books, and documentaries.

An episode of the 2016 anthology television series titled The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story won multiple Emmy awards including outstanding limited series.