$40,000 can’t buy you love, but it can buy a shirt stained with John Lennon’s blood

FILE - In this May 13, 1968 file photo, John Lennon appears at a news conference in New York. Lennon’s 75th birthday will be celebrated next month in New York City at a concert featuring Willie Nelson, the Roots, Steven Tyler and Sheryl Crow. Event producer Blackbird Presents announced Friday that the show will tape at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 5, 2015. It will air on AMC on Dec. 19. (AP Photo/John Lindsay, File)

In this May 13, 1968 file photo, John Lennon appears at a news conference in New York. (AP Photo/John Lindsay, File)

When John Lennon was fatally shot in 1980 outside an apartment building, a concierge rushed to his aid. The man, whose name is Jay Hastings, was wearing a white button down shirt that became soaked with Lennon’s blood.

According to WOGL, Hasting’s shirt has auctioned off the shirt for $40,819. Originally, it was expected to go for only about $9,000.

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Photo via Heritage Auctions

The auction sale also included a signed copy of the album “Double Fantasy,” along with a typed letter of thanks from Yoko Ono to the apartment staff, a Thanksgiving cared signed by Lennon and Ono and a Rolling Stones articles with Hastings from 1981.

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