Someone Paid $9,900 for Walter White's Underwear
When you hear about people paying exorbitant sums for underwear, it’s probably something diamond-encrusted from Victoria’s Secret, not a worn out pair of white briefs that once belonged to a middle age chemistry teacher. Nevertheless, the iconic pair of tighty-whities Bryan Cranston donned during the Breaking Bad pilot recently fetched $9,900 at a Screenbid auction that featured an impressive cache of memorabilia from the late AMC series.
Among the other items sold are the bike lock Mr. White killed Krazy 8 with ($3,400), the Hello Kitty phone Saul gave Jesse ($4,600), Tio Salamanca’s bell ($26,750), a Los Pollos Hermanos bucket ($4,000), Tuco Salamanca’s acrylic-encased grill ($20,250), the infamous pink teddy bear ($23,250) and Gale’s copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, which went for a whopping $65,500.
Most of these items can be proudly displayed on a mantle or bookshelf, but a pair of underwear? Is the buyer going to wear them? Do undies usually get mounted behind glass and hung up in somebody’s den? Are they going to do something else with them that we can’t even imagine? So many questions.