Goldin Auctions Donates Tupac Shakur Memorabilia to Temple University’s Blockson Collection

Temple University’s Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection unveiled to the media newly acquired material from the estate of slain rapper Tupac Shakur before the university at a private donor reception on Nov. 1 to acknowledge the gift from Goldin Auctions of Runnemede, New Jersey.

The material includes Shakur’s diamond earring from the cover of “All Eyez On Me,” as well as the bullet-dented gold and diamond crown medallion Shakur was wearing during a 1994 shooting in New York City.

Other items include handwritten “I Ain’t Mad At Cha” and “It Ain’t Easy” lyrics; unreleased track lists “Street Fame,” “Troublesome,” “The Young Thugz” and “Nuthin’ Gold;” and other handwritten song lists or working lyrics, such as “Who Do You Love” and “Only Fear of Death.”

“We have offered for auction many of the most iconic pieces of Tupac Shakur memorabilia, so we felt it fitting to donate these items to Temple due to the stature and expertise of the Blockson Collection and because Temple offers a course about him (Tupac Shakur and the Hip-Hop Revolution),” said Goldin Auctions founder Ken Goldin, a Philadelphia native. “We hope this collection helps continue to teach the legacy of Tupac to his fans and the entire Temple community.”

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About Blockson: The Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection is one of the nation’s leading research facilities for the study of the history and culture of people of African descent. The collection of over 500,000 items has materials on the global black experience in all formats: books, manuscripts, sheet music, pamphlets, journals, newspapers, broadsides, posters, photographs and rare ephemera.

About Tupac Shakur: Tupac Amaru Shakur is one of the most influential artists of his generation. A prominent voice of 1990s hip-hop, Shakur is best known for his fearlessness, raw honesty, prolific catalog and poetic lyricism. Shakur’s 11 platinum albums and 44 singles have resulted in more than 42 million copies in sales. Widely considered one of the greatest rappers in hip-hop history, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017, becoming the first solo rap artist in history to receive that recognition. Shakur was the victim of a drive-by shooting on Sept. 7, 1996, in Las Vegas; he died six days later, on Sept. 13, 1996, at the age of 25.
About Goldin Auctions: Sports memorabilia impresario Ken Goldin has sold more than $700 million in memorabilia from many of the biggest names in sports, history and pop culture and was the pioneer of using the medium of television to sell sports memorabilia. Over the past few years, Goldin Auctions sold Babe Ruth’s 1918 contract for a record $1.02 million, an Honus Wagner T206 card for a public sale record $3.12 million, the Mike Piazza Post-9/11 home run jersey for $365,000, and the 1979-80 Wayne Gretzky PSA 10 rookie card for a record $465,000. Goldin Auctions strives to break new ground and offer collectors the best in collectible treasures up for auction in the marketplace. All game-worn or autographed items come with team, player, league or additional LOA from industry leading authenticators; and collectors can bid with confidence that their proxy/ceiling bids remain confidential. For more information, visit

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