A Vanilla Ice sweater — surprisingly, not handmade — that Birnbaum found while scouring eBay. Though he’s never encountered another Vanilla Ice collector, he occasionally gets outbid on rare items. Could it be the Ice himself?
This jacket is an exact replica of one that Ice wore on stage — Birnbaum donned it when he did his Ice impersonation.
A selection of Birnbaum’s Vanilla Ice magazines. He has five boxes devoted to Ice alone.
Some Vanilla Ice backpacks.
Part of the Dennis Rodman collection: a tiny Russian doll painted as Rodman in a wedding dress. It opens up to reveal different Rodman hairstyles.
A Vanilla Ice Ken doll. There were several, all in different lamé jackets.
No collection would be complete without that object of cultural fascination and embarrassment: the fanny pack.
One of the crowning points of Birnbaum’s collection is this fan’s sleeping bag.
Birnbaum’s custom-airbrushed pants correspond to Ice’s performing jeans.
A seashell Dennis Rodman fan tribute, complete with piercing.