Fantastic Lineup of Brady Cards and a 2017 Patriots Super Bowl LI Player Ring Also Featured in Auction, Which Closes September 25
New York, NY – The penultimate Tom Brady football card and the most important Stephen Curry basketball card headline the Lelands 2021 Late Summer Classic Auction, which is open for bidding and runs through September 25.
Among the sensational selection of Brady cards on the auction block is a 2020 Panini Flawless Super Bowl Gems Tom Brady “1/1” Autograph with 24 diamonds, a 2000 Donruss Elite Status #183 Tom Brady Rookie – Jersey #10/10 – PSA Mint 9.
The Patriots incredible comeback win in Super Bowl LI – rallying from a 25-point deficit – was the biggest in Super Bowl history. And now, a Patriots player’s Super Bowl LI ring is up for bid by Lelands. The player has asked to remain anonymous.
Another auction centerpiece is a Bear Bryant personally worn houndstooth hat obtained directly from the legendary Alabama Football coach. A similar Bear Bryant trademark houndstooth fedora sold for $73K in a recent Lelands auction.
The auction also boasts a phenomenal pair of Lebron James Cavaliers 2017 Eastern Conference Playoffs game-worn, signed, photo-matched sneakers that were gifted to teammate Kyrie Irving. The shoes, from Game Four of the first round, include the single greatest inscription from King James or any player: “To Young God - You’re the F***ing Truth Bro.”
Also featured in the auction is Michael Jordan’s personally worn clothing, including coats, jackets, suits, dress shirts, athletic shirts, belts and even his underwear. The MJ wardrobe is from the personal collection of Jordan’s longtime personal security guard and close friend, John Michael Wozniak, who starred in “The Last Dance” documentary.
Other superb basketball items up for sale include a 2003 Authentic LeBron James and Michael Jordan SP Dual Signature autograph #JJ-A, as well as Jordan, Larry Bird and Shaquille O’Neal signed jerseys from NBA referee Tim Donaghy, an MJ signed Chicago Cubs ticket from the day (9/12/84) he signed with the Bulls, a 1982 NCAA Finals Jordan and James Worthy signed “The Shot” UNC Tar Heels championship ticket, a circa 1957 Bill Russell Celtics rookie era warm-up suit, and an Elgin Baylor 1968 Lakers game-worn jersey.
The auction also includes a 1951 Mickey Mantle Major League debut ticket stub, a hobby fresh complete set collection with 1952 Topps, vintage sports and non-sports photos from the legendary Brown Brothers Photograph Archive, stunning single signed baseballs from Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, and Cy Young, a Yankees team-signed baseball with Ruth standing alone on the sweet spot, and a 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects X-Fractors #BDPP89 Mike Trout Rookie Autograph.
Additional auction highlights include:
- Famed long distance runner Steve Prefontaine’s bib from his first-ever NCAA Cross Country Championship victory
- Tiger Woods’ 1997 flight-worn Thunderbirds “VIP” USAF flight suit
- A 1979 Topps Hockey unopened wax box
- A 1990-91 Mario Lemieux Penguins Stanley Cup Championship season game-worn jersey
- Peter Pocklington’s 1985 Edmonton Oilers Stanley Cup Championship ring
- A Jack Lambert Steelers / NFL Pro Bowl game-worn helmet
- A 1973 Secretariat Man o’ War Stakes race-worn shoe
- Stanley Ketchel’s 1908 middleweight champion belt and Ketchel 1909 fight-worn gloves
- 1999 Pokemon German first edition Base Set sealed booster box (purchased by consignor in Germany for 6.99 Deutschmarks)
For more information about the Lelands 2021 Late Summer Classic Auction, visit https://lelands.com.
The First Sports Memorabilia and Card Auction House in the World
Established in 1985, Lelands is the first sports auction house and the premier appraisers and authenticators in the entire sports collectible hobby. Its late founder, Joshua Leland Evans, was a pioneer in the field and acknowledged by his peers as the most knowledgeable figure in sports memorabilia. Lelands has handled many of the largest landmark auctions, achieving world record prices for countless iconic items including Babe Ruth’s 1927 Yankees World Series ring ($2,093,927), his 1919 “Curse of the Bambino” signed contract ($2,303,320), and a 1920 Ruth Yankees jersey ($4.5 million). For more information, visit https://lelands.com.