Lelands today announced that its Fall 2019 Classic Auction totaled $3.6 million in sales. Highlights of the auction, which closed Dec. 6, included the personal collections of actor Charlie Sheen and Pittsburgh Steelers great and decorated Vietnam War veteran Rocky Bleier.
The Cleveland Indians cap worn by Sheen’s Ricky “Wild Thing” in “Major League” and the actual screen and game-used pitched ball from the climactic scene where Vaughn strikes out his nemesis with a 101 mph fastball sold for $14,298 and $10,742 respectively.
For the first time ever, Steelers icon and true American hero Rocky Bleier made available his vast collection of memorabilia, which chronicles the story of his extraordinary life, from the football field, battlefield of Vietnam and back. The total sales for The Rocky Bleier Collection was $98,427.
The Lelands Fall 2019 Classic auction also featured the 1911 Philadelphia Athletics World Champions gold medallion ($45,574) and 1913 Philadelphia Athletics World Champions pocket watch ($27,570) presented to star player Rube Oldring, as well as the personal collection of Babe Ruth’s former roommate with the Boston Red Sox, Dick Hoblitzell (total sales was $68,192).
The auction also included a fantastic card collection headlined by a 1917 Collins-McCarthy complete set ($107,460), a 1916 M101-5 Sporting News blank back #151 Babe Ruth rookie ($80,736), a 1921 D350-3 Standard Biscuit Co. Babe Ruth ($60,659), a signed 1933 Goudey Lou Gehrig #92 ($59,098), a 1911-36 Zeenut collection ($44,876), an untouched 1971 Topps Super unopened box ($8,878) and a 1978 Topps graded partial set ($25,962).
Among the other auction highlights were Johnny Bench’s 1975 World Series Cincinnati Reds game-worn jersey ($20,011), Ricky Ledee’s 1999 Yankees World Championship ring ($28,297), a 1927 New York Yankees team signed baseball ($59,098), a Derek Jeter 2002 Yankees game-used, home-run bat ($12,998), Heinie Groh’s New York Giants sweater ($53,725), a Ted Williams 1949 single signed baseball ($6,064) and a 1909 Joe Jackson PSA 1.5 ($24,427).
Also sold in the auction was a helmet worn by Ernie Davis when he played in Elmira, NY’s Small Fry Football League ($9,766), an Ernie Davis 1962 signed football ($7,337), a 1959 Syracuse Football national championship ring ($4,141), and a 1960s Los Angeles Rams store display bobbin head ($17,264).
For more information about the auction, please 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. 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 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 www.lelands.com.