One of Madonna‘s iconic ’80s MTV Video Music Awards — this one for “Best Female Video” — has a new home after a lucky buyer snatched it off the auction block.
RR Auction tells TMZ … Madonna’s VMA, aka the Moonman trophy, for her hit song “Papa Don’t Preach” went to the highest bidder, who dropped $38,484.
As we reported … the shiny Madge memorabilia was expected to fetch around $60k before the bidding began, so someone got themselves a sweet deal.
In case you didn’t know, the song came out in 1986 as a single from her album “True Blue” … and it became the pop star’s 4th number-one hit.
“Papa Don’t Preach” — Madonna’s song about teen pregnancy — ended up garnering 3 VMA noms and a Grammy nomination for “Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.”
A few other big-ticket items at the auction included Tom Hanks‘ screen-worn military uniform from “Forrest Gump” … which sold for $20,771.
Pete Rose‘s milestone bat, which he used to break Honus Wagner‘s singles record, got a winning bid of $23,293 — and Nirvana’s “In Utero” CD booklet, signed two months before Kurt Cobain‘s passing, went for nearly $12K.