Features Pete Rose’s National League Rookie of the Year Award, Miracle Mets Manager Gil Hodges’ 1969 Pennant-Clinching Game-Worn Jersey, the American Pharoah 2015 Belmont Stakes Trumpet and a 1985 Kentucky Derby Trophy. Vintage Sports Memorabilia and Pop Culture Auction Also Includes A Leather-Bound Book Containing Signatures of Every U.S. President and the Only Known Henry Ford Signed Baseball
New York, NY (Sept. 22, 2016) – Muhammad Ali’s 1972 passport, a 1996 Olympics Torch autographed by Ali (not the one used by him), a knockout collection of photos and negatives of the boxing and global icon headlined by an amazing assemblage of 400+ from-the-camera negatives of the Ali training camp for Clay-Liston II, and an Ali vs. Sonny Liston Boston Garden fight poster signed by Liston are among the spectacular sports memorabilia being offered as part of the Lelands.com The Greatest Auction, which closes Oct. 28. 2016.
The auction at Lelands.com also features a pair of boxing shoes worn and signed by Ali and inscribed “Enjoy life its Later Than You Think,” an Ali “Rumble in the Jungle” championship ring, an Ali vs. Mac Foster April 1, 1972 on-site poster, a 1972 Ali vs. Jerry Quarry II fight contract, a boxing glove signed, inscribed and presented to Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams, an Ali “Athlete of the Century” heavyweight championship ring, a 1965 Ali vs. Liston II signed collage complete with tickets programs and more, and an Ali “Power of the People” black velvet painting.
Additional one-of-a-kind memorabilia featured in the auction include scandal-scarred all-time MLB Hit King Pete Rose’s 1963 National League Rookie of the Year Award, the jersey worn by Mets manager Gil Hodges in the 1969 Pennant-clinching game (and most likely during the World Series), the trumpet used to call Triple Crown winner American Pharoah to the Post at both The Preakness and Belmont Stakes, a stallion halter worn by American Pharoah, a 1972-73 Secretariat worn racing shoe, a 1985 Kentucky Derby Trophy, an important 1963 “Wither’s Stakes” Sterling Trophy by Cartier, a 1910’s Detroit Tigers sweater, and a 1920’s Executioner’s football helmet.
“From the one-of-a-kind Muhammad Ali memorabilia to Pete Rose’s Rookie of the Year Award to the fantastic horse racing memorabilia and more, this auction is truly the greatest,” said Lelands.com founder and Chairman Joshua Evans.
The Lelands.com The Greatest Auction also includes the 1960 U.S. Olympic hockey jersey worn by Hall of Famer Paul Johnson in the gold medal-winning game, a Ray Bourque 1999-2000 Bruins game-worn jersey, and a 1989-90 Wayne Gretzky signed game-used Kings jersey.
In addition, the auction features a 1963 Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals last game signed jersey, a 1999 World Champion New York Yankees diamond-encrusted World Series pendant, Lebron James 2008 game-used signed shoes, a 1909 Indianapolis Motor Speedway poster from their inaugural opening, and a 1986 New York Giants NFC Championship Trophy.
Lelands.com will also be auctioning off a sensational selection of pop culture memorabilia headlined by a signed presidential collection of every U.S. commander-in-chief, the only baseball signed by Henry Ford and a 1935 Oscar for Best Picture of the Year.
For more information about the auction, please visit www.lelands.com.
Lelands (www.lelands.com) is the industry leader in sports and Americana memorabilia. Founded in 1969 as the world’s first sports auction house, Lelands pioneered the move into high-end, Internet-based catalogue auctions in 1988. In the 1990s, Lelands opened its offices in Manhattan, where it held the first- ever live sports auctions, generating star-studded crowds and major news including the sale of the Buckner ball. In 2000, Lelands auctioned the Charlie Sheen Collection, considered the finest “quality” baseball collection ever assembled. In 2012, Lelands purchased and sold a 1920 Babe Ruth New York Yankees jersey for a world record for a sports piece – more than $4.5 million. Two years later, Lelands became the dominant player in horse racing memorabilia beginning with the sale of the Seabiscuit collection of Christopher Lowe. In 2015, Lelands offered for private sale the personal collection of 1980 Olympic hockey star Jim Craig, including his gold medal, jerseys from the Soviet and Finland game.