eBay seller Marc Goldberg has been collecting serial killer memorabilia for decades. Today, he shares his fascinating collection. Some come from the most famous serial killers of all time.
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Marc Goldberg’s True Crime Collectibles
Richard Ramirez, The “Night Stalker”
Born: February 29, 1960
Died: June 7, 2013 (cause of death was B-cell lymphoma)
Number of murders: 14
Span of Crimes: April 10, 1984–August 24, 1985
Criminal penalty: 19 Death sentences (was sentenced to die in California’s gas chamber)
Interestingly, Marc first met Doreen Lioy, who was Richard Ramirez’s wife from 1996–2013. She purchased a product from him on eBay, and they became friends.
Eventually, Marc also became pen pals with Ramirez. In addition to exchanging letters, Marc also received a variety of photographs of him on death row.
Despite a growing relationship between Ramirez and Marc, it eventually had to end. With two children, and understandable fears due to Ramirez having their address in his possession, Marc’s wife demanded he stop writing him.
Doreen Lioy and Richard Ramirez on their wedding day held behind bars.
Ramirez on death row
Ramirez sent this photograph directly to Marc. It was taken on August 20, 2007.
Henry Lee Lucas
Born: August 23, 1936
Died: March 12, 2001
Number of murders: 3 confirmed, 8 disputed (claimed hundreds)
Span of Crimes: 1960–1983
Criminal penalty: Death, commuted to life imprisonment
This is a random letter from Henry Lee Lucas, to someone located in Missouri.
Born: March 5, 1947
Died: September 15, 1996
Number of murders: 6 confirmed, hundreds more claimed
Span of Crimes: 1961–1983
Criminal penalty: Death, commuted to life in prison
After writing to Ottis Toole in prison, Marc received this drawing. Although he also received a letter, he believes Toole mailed him a letter that was likely supposed to go to someone else.
Born: August 27, 1906
Died: July 26, 1984
Number of murders: 2 murders confirmed, 9 corpses mutilated from dug up graves
Criminal penalty: Institutionalized in the Mendota Mental Health Institute
In the early 1990’s, Marc was in contact with a man from a forum. The man claimed to have sold him a copy of Ed Gein’s death certificate, and also a letter to a judge regarding Gein’s psychological test results.
Born: May 21, 1960
Died: November 28, 1994
Number of murders: 17
Span of Crimes: June 18, 1978–July 19, 1991
Criminal penalty: Life imprisonment (16 life terms) 941 years in prison
In order to obtain Jeffrey Dahmer’s police files, Marc wrote to Milwaukee Wisconsin Police Department and spoke to Detective Gonzalez (in the 1990’s). He told the detective that his kid was doing a report on Dahmer, and was interested in seeing what he could send.
Gonzalez said it was under court order, and that he needed family to release anything. Fortunately, Marc was able to convince the detective to make copies of the police reports on his own. After receiving a check from Marc, Gonzalez sent him all of the Police Report files.
Jeffrey Dahmer’s signature.
Born: November 24, 1946
Died: January 24, 1989
Number of murders: 30 confessed; total unconfirmed
Span of Crimes: February 1, 1974 – February 9, 1978
Criminal penalty: Death by electrocution
Framed FBI Most Wanted Poster
This FBI Most Wanted poster was purchased online.
Thanks to his FBI agent friend, in addition to Jeffrey Dahmer’s FBI files, Marc was also given these Ted Bundy FBI files.
How To Contact Marc Goldberg
If you’re looking for serial killer collectibles to purchase, you can find them on Marc’s eBay page.
Marc also owns a website for sports betting previews and the best sports book promo codes.
eBay page: eBay.com/SpookyExpressMemorabilia
1873 Newspaper Reveals Early Reports Of Murders Caused By The Bloody Benders (One Of America’s First Serial Killer Families)
Number of murders: Murdered at least 12 people
Span of Crimes: 1871–1872
Criminal penalty: To this day, what happened to the Bender’s remains a mystery.
This newspaper is part of my own serial killer collection.
The New York World was a newspaper published in New York City. It was in circulation from 1860 until 1931. The following images show a report from Parsons, Kansas (dated May 9, 1873).
The headline says “Eight Dead Bodies Found Under A House.”
Despite committing some of the most brutal murders in modern history, they will continue to fascinate people around the world. Images of their faces will circulate the Internet for decades after their death. Humans will be talking about these famous serial killers until the end of time.