A Mel Ott 1931 New York Giants Game-Worn, Photo-matched Jersey and the “Holy Grail” of Tom Brady Cards Headline Lelands 2021 Fall Classic Auction

A 1933 Goudey Complete Set and a Hobby Fresh 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente Signed Rookie PSA Also Featured in Auction, Which Closes December 11

New York, NY – A spectacular 1931 Mel Ott New York Giants game-worn, photo-matched jersey and the most important Tom Brady football card headline the Lelands 2021 Fall Classic Auction, which is open for bidding and runs through December 11.

The Ott jersey up for bid is absolutely stunning and historically exceptional. Fewer than five jerseys worn by the Hall of Fame slugger and one of the greatest hitters in MLB history have survived the passage of time and been offered for public sale. Adding to the rarity and significance is this marks the first time an Ott jersey has been definitively photo-matched, referencing one of Ott’s rarer cards, the 1933 George C. Miller.

The 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket #144 Tom Brady Rookie Autograph is the “Holy Grail” of Brady cards, and one of the hottest cards in the history of the hobby. The card being offered has an autograph grade of 9 and a NM-MT 8 grade. Lelands has achieved two different world record prices for this very card in recent auctions, and this card is poised to join that upper echelon.

The auction also boasts a 1933 Goudey complete set (240) of cards, where some have been graded and encapsulated by PSA. The Goudey set headlines Troup’s Trove, an impressive collection of over 100 hobby fresh complete trading card sets spanning from the 1910s to the 1980s, including some of the most iconic sports sets ever made.

Another auction centerpiece is a 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente Signed Rookie PSA. The card is by far the most sought after one in the famed ’55 set and arguably one of the greatest rookie cards to come out of the 1950s. The card being offered is one of only nine ever graded by PSA and is as fresh as they come.

The auction also features the 1983 76ers NBA Championship ring given to guard Franklin Edwards. The 1983 76ers are considered one of the greatest teams in NBA history, losing just one game throughout the playoffs on their way to the title.

Among other auction highlights are the only known Dr. Anthony Fauci signed Nationals Bobblehead, a Clemente Champ Ticket, a 1961 Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers signed, game-worn jersey, a circa 1913 Ty Cobb “holding out” letter, the earliest known Miguel Cabrera game-worn, photo-matched Marlins rookie jersey, and Paul Molitor’s 1998 Twins final career home run game-worn jersey.

Also up for bid is a Bear Bryant personally owned and worn houndstooth hat and his Crimson Tide baseball hat, both of which were found in the legendary coach’s 1972 Cadillac. Lelands recently sold another Bear Bryant trademark houndstooth fedora for $73K.

Additional auction highlights include:

  • Another pair of Michael Jordan’s personally worn underwear from the personal collection of “Last Dance” security guard John Michael Wozniak
  • A Secretariat lock of hair
  • A 1940 Seabiscuit Santa Anita Handicap race-worn shoe
  • A 1941-2021 Kentucky Derby near-complete run of programs signed by each winning jockey
  • Red Wings great Sid Abel’s 1949 All-Star game-worn jersey sourced directly from Abel
  • Wayne Gretzky’s 1992 All-Star game-worn jersey
  • An Aaron Hernandez signed handwritten letter inside of book from prison

For more information about the Lelands 2021 Fall Classic Auction, visit https://lelands.com.

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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.