noah | October 13, 2009 9:45 am

A “large quantity” of the late Elvis Presley’s hair—shown at left in all its tufted glory—is expected to fetch between $8,000 and $12,000 at an auction taking place this Sunday in Chicago. The hair supposedly came from Presley’s shaving of his head when he joined the Army in 1958—meaning that, yes, the locks up for bid are 50 years old. Mmm, crunchy! For those of you who want a lock of a famous musician’s hair but are on a bit of a budget—or are looking for tresses of a more recent vintage—$130 (and fleet fingers) can possibly net you among other things a lock of Pete Wentz’s hair, salvaged from Mark Hoppus shaving off Wentz’s “emo haircut” during Fall Out Boy’s show at Madison Square Garden last Sunday. [via Reuters / icecreamhdaches]