Game Worn Jerseys and Michael Jordan Cards Bring Top Results in Lelands 2024 Winter Classic Auction

A Roberto Clemente 1960 Pirates World Championship year game-worn jersey (SGC Excellent) sold for $256,714, a 1997-98 Michael Jordan Metal Universe Championship Precious Metal Gems PSA NM-MT 8 netted $232,847, and a Ted Williams 1942 Red Sox game-worn, photo-matched jersey from his first Triple Crown season fetched $191,563 in the Lelands 2024 Winter Classic Auction, which closed on March 16, 2024.

The 1997-98 Metal Universe Championship Michael Jordan Precious Metal Gems headlined “The Golden Age Collection,” a hobby fresh offering of 100+ important inserts from the greatest era of modern sports card collecting, starting in 1993 and running through the early 2000s. This Jordan card marked the first time since 2020 that a PSA graded example of it came to auction.

The Roberto Clemente Pirates1960 World Series-winning season game-worn jersey comes with full SGC authentication book. During that historic season, Clemente batted .314 with 94 RBI, leading the Pirates to their first championship in 35 years. An incredibly important piece, this gray vest-style button-front top received a grade of excellent from SGC, the second-highest grade attainable.

The Ted Williams 1942 Triple Crown Red Sox game-worn, photo-matched jersey comes with MEARS and Resolution LOA. During that epic season, Williams hit .356 with 36 home runs and 137 RBI to capture his first of two Triple Crowns. The only known Splendid Splinter jersey from 1942, this hobby fresh gem is sourced from the family who has been in possession of it since that season.

Among other auction centerpieces were a 1991 Kentucky Derby Owner’s Trophy ($165,479), a circa 1920s Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig dual-signed Yankees original photograph PSA Type 1 – Auto 9 ($131,066), a Babe Ruth and Honus Wagner signed baseball ($102,694), and a Sidney Crosby 2005-06 rookie year Penguins game-worn, photo-matched jersey ($86,464).

The auction also featured a signed 1949 Bowman Jackie Robinson #50 PSA Authentic Auto 9 ($85,772), a Pete Rose 1976 Reds World Championship year signed, game-worn jersey ($41,477), a Ted Williams 1940s Red Sox game-used jacket ($40,920), a Lynn Swann Steelers game-worn jersey photo-matched to November 27, 1978, when he had a season-high 134 yards and two touchdowns ($37,620), a Brian Leetch 1994 Stanley Cup Playoffs Rangers signed, game-worn, photo-matched jersey ($37,620), and a Jerry Lucas 1960-62 Ohio State Buckeyes game-worn jersey ($31,676).

Additional auction highlights included a circa 1989 Ken Griffey Jr. Mariners signed, game-used glove ($26,060), a 1936 U.S. Olympic baseball uniform ($24,025), a late 1960s Buffalo Bisons “Pepsi” style game-worn jersey ($24,025), a John Havlicek 1960-62 Ohio State Buckeyes game-worn jersey ($21,440,), a Craig Patrick 1977 Minnesota Fighting Saints game-worn jersey with pants ($17,075), a Tony Gwynn 1999 Padres signed, game-used helmet ($14,332), a 1974 O-Pee-Chee baseball unopened wax box ($14,332), a 1948 Bowman Carl Braun signed rookie card ($13,988), and a 1962 Wilt Chamberlain 100-point game vintage photograph ($13,579).

For the full results of the Lelands 2024 Winter Classic Auction, visit https://lelands.com.

ABOUT LELANDS
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). For more information, visit https://lelands.com.

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