Lelands, The Originals are proud to introduce “THE INVITATIONAL AUCTION”. More than 1,000 lots including the six incredible collections. The auction is in progress and closes on Friday, August 17, 2018. Bid, register and view the auction at lelands.com/Lots/Gallery. Previews are available by appointment and can be made by calling or emailing Lelands.
Basketball legend Oscar Robertson’s personal collection of historic career memorabilia – headlined by his 1971 Milwaukee Bucks NBA championship ring – hockey great Guy Lafleur’s 1976-77 Hart Memorial Trophy and a circa 1941 Ted Williams game-worn cap highlight the Lelands.com 2018 Invitational Auction, which closes Aug. 17 and features more than 1,000 exceptional lots.
The most exclusive sports memorabilia and card event of the year, the Invitational also features a 1936 Jimmie Foxx Louisville Slugger game-used H&B vault marked bat, an amazing assemblage of over one million high grade 1950s – 80s vintage baseball and sports cards, a classic fur coat worn by Joe Namath and a historic offering of hundreds of PSA graded T206 cards originating from hobby pioneer Charles Bray.
Additional “Oscar Robertson Collection” highlights include The Big O’s NBA 50th greatest players signed lithograph, game-worn jerseys from his playing days with the Bucks and at the University of Cincinnati, his Basketball Hall of Fame ring and Hall of Fame induction trophy, 11 of his NBA All-Star rings, his 1956 Indiana high school basketball championship ring, his 1958-59 College Player of the Year Award and so much more! Each item offered in this extraordinary 51-lot collection will include a letter of authenticity signed by Robertson.
“It gives me pleasure to share my memories with fans and collectors through items that I have kept over the years,” said Oscar Robertson, who was named as one of the five greatest players of all-time by the NBA and was the first player in history to average a triple-double for a season.
The Lelands.com auction also boasts a 1959 Mickey Mantle All-Star game-used bat, John Havlicek’s 1971 signed 15,000th point ball, Jackie Robinson’s 1951 LOOK magazine presentation watch, a spectacular 1871 Eagle Baseball Club Poster, Nellie Fox’s 1959 White Sox American League Championship ring, a pair of never-before-seen “Holy Grail” Carl Horner Imperial Cabinets of the 1903 White Sox and 1904 Red Sox, a 1948 Leaf Satchel Paige rookie #8 PSA NM 7, a circa 1927 Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig dual-signed baseball, an early 1920s Tris Speaker game-used and factory side-written bat, a 2014 Bryce Harper Nationals game-worn walk-off home run jersey and several Mike Trout game-used bats.
Also up for auction is an 1894 Temple Cup program – one of the finest baseball programs known to exist and the only known copy in private hands – a 1966 Pete Rose game-worn Reds jersey and a Rose original silkscreen Andy Warhol, 1919 World Series “Black Sox” tickets, a 1911 Maude Nelson girls baseball poster, a circa 1939 Hall of Famers signed baseball with five original inductees and Johnny Evers, a 1951 Bowman baseball complete set, a 1912 first-ever Fenway Park ticket and Lou Brock’s 2011 St. Louis Cardinals World Championship ring.
Other incredible items up for bid include an early 1970s Rod Gilbert New York Rangers game-worn jersey, a 1994 Wayne Gretzky Ninety-Niners game-worn jersey, Craig Patrick’s Lester Patrick Award, a circa 1960 Jerry Lucas Ohio State game-worn jersey, a circa 1977 Bernard King game-worn New Jersey Nets jersey, a 1964 Cassius Clay vs. Sonny Liston signed full ticket, Sugar Ray Robinson’s training gloves and a circa 1968 Pele signed game-worn jersey.
The Lelands.com auction also features an outstanding collection of horse racing memorabilia including a 1973 Secretariat Kentucky Derby winning race-worn horseshoe, a 1973 Secretariat Belmont Stakes nail, an American Pharaoh worn halter at Ashford Stud, as well as a horseshoe, halter and flysheet cooler worn by Seattle Slew.
In addition to the Namath fur coat, other fantastic football memorabilia up for auction include a 1982 Jack Ham game-worn Steelers jersey, a 2010 Brett Favre Vikings 499th touchdown game-used jersey, a 1980 Franco Harris game-worn Pro Bowl jersey, a 1998 Dermontti Dawson game-worn Steelers jersey, a 1902 inaugural Rose Bowl program, a 1980s Heisman Trophy Bronze Statue and a 1966 Jim Brown pre-retirement Browns contract.
The auction at Lelands.com also boasts an exceptional lineup of vintage music and Americana memorabilia headlined by a 1984 Bruce Springsteen “Born in the U.S.A.” main stage guitar, the only known photo of JFK and Marilyn – from official JFK White House photographer Cecil W. Stoughton – a Playboy #1 with Marilyn Monroe cover, a 1967 Colonel Sanders personally worn and owned suit, a 1948 James Dean twice-signed high school yearbook and a slice of wedding cake – in its original tin – from the 2011 wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.
Established in 1985, Lelands (www.lelands.com) is the first sports auction house and the premier appraisers and authenticators in the entire sports collectible hobby. Founder Joshua Leland Evans is 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 landmarks auction. Now in its fourth decade, Lelands has been involved in the sales of hundreds of millions of dollars of the most important sports memorabilia and cards in the world.
Why Choose Lelands Auctions
The Original Sports Auction House
Lelands is the original sports auction house and the most respected and trusted firm in the “hobby.” Now in our fourth decade, Lelands possesses a deep knowledge base and a wealth of experience that is unsurpassed by any sports auction firm in the world.
Our Greatest Strength is Knowledge
Lelands’ sports collectible knowledge is unrivaled. Partners Joshua Leland Evans and Michael Heffner have a combined 80 years of experience collecting and authenticating sports memorabilia valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
The Choice for Serious Sports Collectors
Experienced sports collectors come to Lelands first, relying on us for fast and accurate in-house authentication and appraisal, reserving the use of grading services as a secondary opinion.
The Most Important Auctions in the World
Lelands is the auction house of choice for discerning collectors who want to own the most important pieces in the hobby. The Lelands’ Invitational is the single most anticipated sports memorabilia auction in the world, and held only when warranted. The Lelands’ Semi-Annual Classic is the most celebrated regularly-scheduled auction in the industry. The Lelands’ Open is a monthly event that receives the most bid volume of any of our auctions.
Buying: The Trusted Name in Sports Collectibles
We work with our clients to understand their interests, and provide expert guidance to fulfill their requirements. As the most informed team in all of sports memorabilia and vintage card collecting, we know the current market, what pieces are available, and their current and potential future value range.
Selling: Meeting Your Needs
With our vast experience and informed view, Lelands more precisely values, and more effectively markets, the vintage sports pieces that are brought to our attention. Based on a seller’s circumstances, we may recommend an outright purchase, consignment for private placement, or consign for one of our important auctions.
Your Invitation from the Originals
Lelands is the original sports auction house and the premier appraisers and auctioneers in the hobby. Whether selling your collection or seeking to buy an important piece of sports history, we invite you to experience the best team in all of sports memorabilia – Leland’s.