CULTURE & ARTS

'Simpsons' Co-Creator's Sweet Memorabilia Up For Auction

The sale will benefit the late Sam Simon's charity.

The art and artifacts collection of Sam Simon,"The Simpsons" co-creator who died this year, will be auctioned by Sotheby's this fall. As you might expect, it includes some cool vintage Simpsons memorabilia.

Simon helped create "The Simpsons" in 1986. He left the show after its fourth season, but kept the title of executive producer. Before his death from colorectal cancer in March at age 59, he left his $100 million fortune to charity

Sotheby's is selling Simon's collection of fine arts and memorabilia to benefit the Sam Simon Charitable Giving Foundation. The collection includes souvenirs from 19th century boxing matches and pin-up art, according to the Los Angeles Times. 

But we know you're here for the Simpsons-themed goods. Simon's custom Simpsons jacket will be on sale, along with a funky pinball machine. The New York Times reports the game says “Hey, man, I’m an underachiever, too,” in Bart Simpson's voice. 

 The collection reportedly includes a Simpson's yarmulke, and an Itchy & Scratchy-themed bag. 

Sotheby's will offer Simon's "Simpsons" memorabilia at a dedicated sale in New York on Oct. 22. Other items in his collection will be auctioned as part of 11 other sales this fall.

  • Simon's Personal "The Simpsons" Jacket
    Estimated value: $600-800.
    Sotheby's
    Estimated value: $600-800.
  • "The Simpsons" Data East Pinball Machine
    Circa 1990. With backglass featuring vgnettes from opening, including Bart on skateboard, Simpsons in the car, Homer at
    Sotheby's
    Circa 1990. With backglass featuring vgnettes from opening, including Bart on skateboard, Simpsons in the car, Homer at the nuclear plant. Estimated value: $1,000 to $2,000.
  • Bart mug 
    Sotheby's
    Bart mug 
  • The table will be offered for sale Oct. 22 by Sotheby's New York. 
    Douglas M. Parker Studio
    The table will be offered for sale Oct. 22 by Sotheby's New York. 
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