You probably recognize Irsay’s latest purchase if you know anything about the Beatles.
And according to the curator of Irsay’s rare guitars and collectibles, it was money well spent, at least compared with a Lennon guitar that went for $2.41 million at the same auction.
“Jim’s logic was sound,” Chris McKinney told the Indianapolis Star. “If you showed the guitar to 20 people, one might recognize what it is. If you show the drum head to 20 people, most will be able to identify with it.”
The Star points out that there were seven such drum heads made during the Beatles’ tenure as the biggest band in the world. Irsay now owns No. 2. Paul McCartney owns No. 1. Good luck getting that one, Jim.