Colts owner Jim Irsay pays big bucks for Ringo Starr’s Beatles drums


Los Angeles-based Julien’s Auctions concluded its sale of Ringo Starr‘s memorabilia on Saturday night and the biggest sale of the three-day event has a tie to the sports world.

The buyer? Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay.

The price?

A mere $2.2 million. (For comparison’s sake, he’s paying Colts QB Andrew Luck $3.4 million this season — so it’s a pretty strong investment piece.)

Starr’s first-pressing mono copy of “The White Album” — numbered 0000001 — sold for $790,000 in the sale in Beverly Hills, which included memorabilia from Starr’s career as well as clothing, antiques and fine art.

For those of us who aren’t NFL team owners but might have a few bucks to spend, Starr signed a limited number of the hardcover auction catalogs. Unsigned, the two-piece hard-cover catalog will cost a collector $200 — auction catalogs for notable sales can be collectable on their own — but the signed version, which will be signed by Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, costs $1,000. For more information on the auction catalog, click here.

To view items in the auction, click here.

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