A Pop 1 Josh Allen NT RPA 2/3, the Only Known 2000 Playoff Contenders Football Championship Ticket Uncut Sheet with Tom Brady, and Jackie Robinson’s Original Photo Used for his 1947 Bond Bread Rookie Card.
(New York, NY) Nov. 21, 2022 – Mickey Mantle’s notorious 1972 signed and handwritten “lewd” Yankees questionnaire and a magnificent “Mean” Joe Greene Steelers game-worn jersey from the team’s 1975 Super Bowl-winning season highlight the Lelands 2022 Fall Classic Auction, which runs through Dec. 10.
When asked by the Yankees to share in writing his favorite Yankee Stadium memory in advance of the stadium’s 50th anniversary celebration in 1973, Mantle did not recall an on-field moment or anything about baseball for that matter. Instead, in a jaw-dropping answer, Mantle revealed an intimate, personal experience he had with a female fan during a game.
“Mean” Joe Greene Steelers game-used jerseys are exceedingly rare and the spectacular home jersey being offered here was worn by the legendary defensive tackle during the team’s Super Bowl-winning season of 1975. This jersey is truly a “Holy Grail” for Steelers and NFL Hall of Fame collectors.
The auction also features a Pop 1 Josh Allen NT RPA 2/3, an incredibly rare 2000 Playoff Contenders Football Championship Ticket Uncut Sheet with the record-setting Tom Brady
rookie card, and the incredible Type I original photo of Jackie Robinson used for his 1947 Bond Bread Rookie Card. Additional auction centerpieces include a 2003 Ultimate Collection Basketball #127 LeBron James Autograph Rookie Card, a 2000 Upper Deck Exclusives Football Gold #254 Tom Brady Rookie Card, a Mickey Mantle 1957-58 Yankees game-used batting helmet, and a Babe Ruth signed 1929 Kashin Publications R316 card.
Among other highlights are a Frank Robinson 1966 Orioles game-worn jersey from his MVP, Triple Crown and World Championship season, a Phil Rizzuto 1955 World Series game-used
and signed bat PSA 10, a Harmon Killebrew 1964 home run game-used and signed bat, George Weiss’ 1951 Yankees World Series ring, and a Derek Jeter game-used 1995 rookie season bat.
The auction also boasts an extremely scarce 1959 Yoo-Hoo Mickey Mantle PSA 4, a 1952 Topps Baseball #311 Mickey Mantle “Rookie” Card, the 2001 Patriots Super Bowl ring presented to player Je’Rod Cherry, Kobe Bryant 2012 playoffs photo-matched sneakers, and a 2017 Flawless Patrick Mahomes PSA 10 Emerald Auto.
Additional auction highlights include:
- 1955 Topps #123 Sandy Koufax Rookie PSA NM-MT 8
- 1954 Topps signed near complete set with Jackie Robinson
- Signed 1955 Topps Jackie Robinson
- Roy Campanella 1950s Brooklyn Dodgers game-worn hat,
- Harmon Killebrew 1957 Senators game-worn jersey
- 1967 Bear Bryant personally worn crimson red jacket
For more information about the Lelands 2022 Fall Classic Auction, visit Lelands.com.
Established in 1985, Lelands is the world’s first sports memorabilia and card auction house, and the premier appraisers and authenticators in the entire sports hobby. Its founder, the late Josh Leland Evans, was a pioneer in the field and acknowledged by his peers as the most knowledgeable figure in sports memorabilia. Renowned in his own right, Evans’s long-time partner Michael Heffner continues Lelands’ four decade tradition of personal customer service and maximizing results for clients. Lelands has handled many of the largest landmark auctions, achieving world-record prices for countless cards and iconic memorabilia including a Tom Brady rookie card ($3.1 million), Babe Ruth's 1927 Yankees World Series ring ($2.09 million), Ruth’s 1919 "Curse of the Bambino" signed contract ($2.3 million), and a 1920 Ruth Yankees jersey ($4.5 million).