We all had a few days of respite, a few days of safety, but as everyone now knows, OJ Simpson is now back out on the streets, somehow making a $125,000 bail. (Do the Goldmans get that money if he's convicted?) Now that we realize he can be arrested for stealing his own property — if it's really his — we wonder: How much is OJ's property actually worth?
We don't know much about the memorabilia industry, but we don't know a lot of people proudly showing off Simpson merchandise in their homes; we can't imagine it was worth that much. That said, some merchandise might have some value, and CNBC's Darren Rovell tries to put a price on it.
1. The Glove My Estimated Value: $3 Million
On June 15, 1995, Simpson — in the courtroom — put on the extra large gloves, one of which was found bloodied outside the residence of Nicole Brown Simpson, the other found at his estate. Although they are supposedly O.J.'s size, the gloves don't fit him, which leads Simpson's late defense lawyer Johnny Cochran to utter the famous line, "If the glove doesn't fit, you must acquit." The prosecution argued that the glove didn't fit because it was shrunken by the blood. This will never see the light of day, but if it did, I bet someone could get $3 million for it.
Also up for hypothetical bidding are the Bronco, the Heisman Trophy, the suit and tie from the reading of the verdict and, amusingly, the wheelchair Simpson sat in as Nordberg in The Naked Gun. We'd pay good cash for that, we won't lie. Though not as much as the bail OJ just paid.
But yeah: OJ's free, everybody. Lock the doors tonight, sleep tight.
The Best OJ Memorabilia [CNBC]