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It seems that some people have way too much money and don’t know what to do with it. At a recent auction of classic TV show memorabilia, the bar from the set of the sitcom Cheers sold for $675,000 dollars!

Auction Event Of Classic TV Show Memorabilia

I found an article on written by their Staff about the auction. The event took place over three days at Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas. Over 4,700 people submitted bids from all around the world.

Other TV Show Memorabilia Sold At Auction

You better believe there were more classic TV show props and costumes that went to the highest bidder. So, how much would you pay for the costumes worn by Batman and Robin from the 1960’s show? Yup, the ones worn by actors Adam West and Robin Ward. Well, someone paid $615,00 for those 50+-year-old rags.

According to the post, the set from the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson went to the highest bidder for $215,000 bucks. A direction sign from the TV show M*A*S*H went for $150,000 dollars.

The Collector And Seller Of This TV Show Memorabilia

All of the items were collected by a man named James Comisar. Per the article, he spent more than thirty years collecting and preserving the sets, props, and costumes from many classic television shows.

Heritage Auctions says that close to 1,000 items were sold at auction for a total of more than $5 million bucks. Wow!

Hi Honey, Look What I Bought!

So, all of this begs the question: I bought it, now what do I do with it? What does one do with the set from Cheers? That is one of my favorite all-time sitcoms, but do I want that stuff in my garage? And, will that person ever wear the costumes from the 1960’s TV show Batman?

But, I suppose, if you love something, and you feel it was part of your life, you want to own a piece of it. Especially if you have wads of cash and you don’t know what to do with it.

Hey, you know what? I got a bridge I’d like to sell ya…

26 Graphic Tees From Old TV Shows That Give Us Major Nostalgia

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So what was your favorite night to sit down and watch TV? Were you amped up on Thursdays for NBC’s Must See TV? Or did you sit down on Fridays for ABC’s TGIF? TV shows between the 80s and 90s are still considered some of the best of all time. Heck, with shows like Seinfeld, Friends, Fraiser, Golden Girls, M.A.S.H., Cheers and so many more… they’re not wrong. So because we like to take trips down memory lane we’ve put together a list of 26 graphic tees from 80s and 90s TV shows that will have you feeling incredibly nostalgic. 

  • Schweddy Balls

    Yes, we’re kicking it off with SNL. Alec Baldwin talking about Schweddy Balls while Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon try to keep it together goes down as one the best SNL skits of all time.

  • Little Jerry Cock Fighting Champion

    Sitcoms like Seinfeld are one of the many reasons we have the sitcoms we have today. How could I not put a Little Jerry shirt on this list?! Little Jerry Seinfeld is forever in my heart. 

  • Vandelay Industries

    And what’s a good list about graphic tees that give us nostalgia if I don’t include Vandelay Industries. The number of people who will shout “Say Vandelay! Say Vandelay!” the second after you utter Vandelay Industries is obscene. But it speaks to the nature of Seinfeld.  

  • Mandelbaum's Gym

    “It’s go time.” Wouldn’t you love wearing this to the gym? You’ll be lifting weights in the spirit of Izzy Mandelbaum. Just make sure you don’t throw out your back.

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  • Del Boca Vista Retirement Community

    You may not be able to buy property in Del Boca Vista, but you can sure grab this cool shirt from it. Honestly, name me an episode that George’s father is in that isn’t funny?  

  • FRIENDS Monica’s Turkey Head

    I love the show FRIENDS. My parents especially loved it, to the point where they sat down together every Thursday night when they were first married to watch it. The Thanksgiving episodes are my favorite, and this one in particular is amazing because it’s the first time Chandler admits he loves Monica after she tries to cheer him up using this turkey head. 

  • Central Perk T-shirt

    Speaking of FRIENDS, if you’re a diehard FRIENDS fan you’re going to want this. I feel like this is exactly the kind of shirt Central Perk would now be selling in their coffee house if they were actually real. 

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  • Holiday Armadillo

    One of the most bizarre Christmas episodes is when Ross dresses up as the Holiday Armadillo to help teach his son Ben about Hanukkah. Might be the perfect shirt for your holiday gatherings! 

  • Shady Pines Retirement Home

    Oh man, Golden Girls will forever live in our hearts as one of the funniest and most wholesome shows on the planet. It covered so many important topics and featured an all-star cast of hilarious women. This Shady Pines Retirement Home is a must have for sure. 

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  • Squad Goals Golden Girls

    Wanna go a bit simpler with your love of The Golden Girls? What about this Squad Goals shirt featuring the housemates? Let’s face it, they are squad goals.

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  • Cheers

    You didn’t think we’d make a list of graphic tees inspired by 80s-90s TV shows without including Cheers right? This one is a classic. The Cheers logo on a tee in your choice of red or black. 

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  • Let’s Get Back To Norm

    Norm! We love this Norm tee. It’s the perfect gift for all your avid Cheers fans. 

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  • Jesse and the Rippers

    There are so many fun references from Full House, like “You got it, dude” or “Have mercy.” But we found something really cool. This Jesse and the Rippers tee is a great find because it’s very specific and people will ask about it.

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  • KACL Presents Nightmare Inn

    Remember the time on Fraiser when Fraiser tries to direct an old-time, Agatha Christiestyle, radio drama to celebrate KACL’s 50th anniversary? This shirt commemorates the Nightmare Inn broadcast and brings a smile to our faces. 

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  • I’m Listening Fraiser Shirt

    Another great Fraiser shirt! This one comes in 3 different colors and multiple style options. 

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  • The Max Saved By The Bell Shirt

    Didn’t you also want to stop by the Max when you watched Saved By The Bell? This super cute retro-style tee is really fun and perfect for any fan. 

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  • Bayside Tigers Tee

    Talk about nostalgia! This Bayside Tigers shirt is making us want to binge-watch the show all over again. You can grab this design in a t-shirt, long-sleeve, crewneck sweatshirt, or hoodie. 

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  • Pinedale Shopping Mall Turkey Drop

    “As God as my witness my I thought turkeys could fly.” My dad got me a shirt just like this for Thanksgiving one year because we had watched this episode of WKRP In Cincinatti together, and now I wear it every Thanksgiving 

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  • The Nanny

    Ah Fran Drescher. Can you hear the nasally laugh in the back of your head? Because I certainly can. 

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  • Will & Grace T-shirt

    Will & Grace is one of the shows that I may not have liked to start, but the farther I got into it the more I enjoyed it. This shirt had be laughing because I could clearly hear Karen’s, Megan Mulley’s, high pitched voice saying “Oh, Honey, I don’t care.” 

  • 3rd Rock From The Sun

    3rd Rock from the Sun is another amazing TV show. With the amazing cast of John Lithgow, French Stewart, Kristin Johnston, and Joseph Gordan-Levitt this show was a bizarre comedy. 

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  • M.A.S.H. 4077th Vintage Tee

    Okay, M.A.S.H fans you can finally have your very own M.A.S.H. 4077th unit tee shirt.

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  • The Regal Beagle

    If you love Three’s Company I’m sure you’re chuckling and shaking you head with this one. The Regal Beagle was the hangout spot for Jack Tripper, Janet Wood, and Chrissy Snow.  

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  • Three’s Company

    Looking for a more retro look? This Three’s Company shirt features our three stars with the gorgeous sun and beach behind them! 

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  • Sugarbaker & Associates Interior Design

    Some of you are going “Ooooo, Designing Women!” I found this one and instantly went, yes! I love finding shirts from the fictional companies in the show. This one featuring the Sugarbaker & Associates Interior Design had me invested immediately. 

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  • Four Touchdowns In A Single Game

    If you love Married with Children, you remember that Al Bundy would bring up the fact that he had four touchdowns in a single game during his time at Polk High. This one is definitely a fun fan shirt! 

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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.

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