Handwritten Tupac Letter Sells For $172K

Tupac Shakur

Tupac memorabilia is big biz, and items keep popping up for sale for thousands. Most recently, a handwritten letter from the rapper sold for a whopping $172,750 USD.

Goldin Auctions, the company responsible for the sale, said the was part of a 10-lot Tupac Shakur collection, which also included plaques and contracts. The entire lot sold for $206,625 as a whole.

"This remarkable letter from Tupac exemplifies what’s thrilling about the auction business as this recently discovered find caught the eye of several serious and well-heeled bidders who went back and forth for hours until this record-setting price was reached," said Goldin Auction founder Ken Goldin. "We congratulate all of our consigners and bidders on being part of this historic night."

The letter was written in 1995 to Nina Bhadreshwar, who worked at Death Row Records.

"I did not begin thug life," Pac writes in the letter. "I just personified it. I couldn’t stop it if I tried but in my heart the thug n*gga has advanced 2 be a Boss Playa. So No Thug Life is Not Dead but in my heart it is. If U are sharp u will learn from this."