Michael Keaton’s 1989 Batman suit is for sale. Batman is celebrating his 80th anniversary in 2019, which includes a very special auction taking place in London September 30 – October 1, featuring iconic props and costumes from classic Batman films. According to auction hosts Prop Store, Michael Keaton’s Batsuit from Tim Burton’s seminal 1989 film is estimated to sell for upwards of $148,000.
This incredible auction may not be a realistic consideration for most, but it’s still quite remarkable to think that one lucky person is going to walk away with one of the most important artifacts of the character’s legacy and long-running franchise. In addition to Keaton’s suit, the Prop Store auction will also have some other remarkable Batman props – not all of which are strictly from Burton’s 1989 film.
“Prop Store is very excited to be offering props and costumes from so many fantastic eras of Batman, from an autographed Batarang from the 1966 series to Michael Keaton’s Batsuit from the 1989 film and Heath Ledger’s Rocket-propelled Grenade Launcher from his role as the Joker in The Dark Knight,” said Prop Store CEO Stephen Lane.
Here’s a list of some of the other merchandise you can bid on when the auction goes live:
- Batman (Adam West) and Robin’s (Burt Ward) autographed Metal Batarang from the Batman TV series (1966-1968). Estimate $49,000 – $74,000
- Catwoman’s (Michelle Pfeiffer) cowl and costume components from Batman Returns (1992). Estimate $7,500 – $9,000
- Two-Face’s (Tommy Lee Jones) screen-matched Ringmaster Top Hat from Batman Forever (1995). Estimate $3,500 – $6,000
- Joker’s (Jack Nicholson) costume from Batman (1989). Estimate $37,000 – $60,000
- Riddler’s (Jim Carrey) costume from Batman Forever (1995). Estimate $12,000 – $18,500
It might not be the most affordable event in the world, but the entire auction will offer over 900 different props and items of memorabilia, meaning that while a $98.5K Batman suit might not be all that practical either financially or logistically, there are sure to be many other smaller and perhaps more affordable items. Even if you can’t make it to the auction or have no cash to spare, it will be live-streamed starting September 30 from Prop Store’s website. Registration is now open at www.propstore.com/liveauction.