A shop in New York City, GOTTA HAVE IT!, was in the process of auctioning off the fingerprints of Beatle John Lennon along with a lot of other celebrity memorabilia, when the Federal Bureau of Investigation confiscated the item. Even Homeland Security got involved. The prints were expected to sell for over $100,000.
The fingerprint card was consigned by an unnamed promoter. The FBI was looking into whether the card was illegally retrieved from government files. At least the other 850 celebrity lots were unaffected.