The speech that Obama delivered at the 2008 Democratic National Convention is going to the auction block.
The historical speech solidified Obama’s acceptance of nomination for President of the United States. Bidding starts at $100,000 for the printed speech that’s held together in a three-ring binder. Then-Sen. Obama (D-Ill.) had the paper version of his speech, in which he accepted the nomination for president “with profound gratitude and great humility,” at the podium in case of any teleprompter snafus.
The speech was picked up by a maintenance worker tasked with dismantling the stage. The worker initially took the speech to secret service to turn it in, but was told he was fine to keep it.
Goldin says the 54-page document is “so historically important,” that he sees it being housed in either the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture or at Obama’s future presidential library in Chicago. Experts say the speech could go for as much as $1,000,000.