Would you pay $8,000 for Elvis’s socks?

From The Telegraph:

There is a special kind of passion that drives collectors of Elvis memorabilia; men and women prepared to spend tens of thousands of dollars to own an otherwise ordinary object that was once touched by the King of Rock and Roll.

On Thursday night, several dozen of them gathered in a studio theatre for the biggest-ever auction held on Elvis’s own Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee.

Glenn Johnson, a rangy Texan, paid $7,500 for some luggage which included a toiletry case containing a cuticle tool, a comb, and a nail file. He also got a pair of gold-toed socks.

Do you feel strange paying money for Elvis socks, I asked.

“I used to,” he said. “But not anymore.”  [MORE]