Some of you may remember that American Idol winner, Phillip Phillips used to work in his dad’s Georgia pawn shop. Now it looks like his family is packing up the shop. An auction is set for December 1 at the Albany Sporting Goods and Pawn, and among some of the items up for grabs are personal items from Phillip.
Pearson Auction Company auctioneer Tony Pearson said, “It should be a once in a lifetime kind of opportunity for anyone who is interested in obtaining some kind of Phillip Phillips’ memorabilia. It should be a great sale.”
If you’re selling his stuff, better do it while Phillip is riding high. I hope Phillip and his family aren’t naive about his prospects. Only a couple of Idol graduates have managed to sustain superstar careers.
Several of the guitars he played growing up , all signed personally. Pictures, posters, CD’s and music from American Idol. The tickets his parents used each week attending the show framed.
Phillip Phillips’ father Donnie Phillips said “It’s kind of a give back thing. I just appreciate everybody in Albany, Lee County. Surrounding counties for what all they have done for us. The support they have given us. And I just want to say thank you again.”
Even the turkey seen on American Idol will be auctioned.
Pearson said “When he came home from American Idol this is the famous turkey he carried around in the video clip. I think everyone remembers the turkey.”
Yeah. I remember the turkey.
Phillips said “I think his album is better than the one he came out with during American Idol. And he is really doing good. He is getting better and better.”
Pearson said “I don’t think he’s a one hit wonder kind of deal. So I think it will be a really good investment to pick up any of these things. Of course it should increase in value over the years, definitely.”
Oh my. Mr. Phillips needs to do a little research on the typical trajectory of an American Idol, once they leave the show and enter the real world.
Everything in the store, including the store itself will be auctioned. I guess Phil’s family will be working for him now? I’m not clear on what’s going to happen next for the family.
The Albany Sporting Goods and Pawn auction will start at 9:00 AM Saturday December 1st, with a preview of the items at 8:00AM.
You can link to the auctioneer’s website here.