Lelands offers the most exclusive auction event of 2022! The MINT Collective presented by eBay, a first-of-its-kind event uniting sports collectors, professionals, and investors, announced the launch of The MINT25 Auction, an exclusive and unprecedented collection of 25 of the greatest and most iconic artifacts in sports history. The MINT25 Auction will be conducted by Lelands – the original sports memorabilia auction house – and run online from January 2 – 29, 2022.
The MINT25 Auction is open for bidding at Lelands.com and will take place entirely online. As such, bidding rules revert to Lelands regular online auction rules. In summary, The MINT25 Auction will close for Normal Bidding on Saturday, January 29, 2022, at 10 PM Eastern Time. Any person who has bid on a lot during Normal Bidding, may continue to bid on that lot after 10 PM ET during Extended Bidding, until there are no more bids on that lot for 30 minutes. Each lot will close independently on a lot-by-lot basis.
For your convenience, Bidding Rules (and Terms and Conditions) of the auction may be viewed on our website. As always, please read the Terms and Conditions before bidding.
Among the historic items being offered in The MINT25 Auction are a Tom Brady 2010 New England Patriots signed, game-worn, photo-matched jersey, a 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket #144 Tom Brady Rookie Autograph BGS NM-MT+ 8.5 – Auto 9, Babe Ruth’s 1918 Hillerich & Bradsby bat contract signed six times by Ruth, and Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls jersey from his 1998 game-winning buzzer-beater against the Atlanta Hawks in what was his legendary final season with the Bulls and as chronicled in “The Last Dance.”
To qualify for The MINT25 Auction, lots were selected based on their extreme rarity, historical significance, hobby interest, and appraisal value. The complete list of lots up for bid are as follows:
• A Tom Brady 2010 New England Patriots signed, game-worn, photo-matched jersey (Estimate: $500,000 – $600,000)
• A 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket #144 Tom Brady Rookie Autograph BGS NM-MT+ 8.5 – Auto 9 (Estimate: $1,500,000 – $2,000,000)
• Babe Ruth’s 1918 first Hillerich & Bradsby bat contract signed six times (Estimate: $800,000 – $1,000,000)
• A Michael Jordan 1998 Chicago Bulls game-worn “Last Dance Buzzer Beater” jersey (Estimate: $300,000 – $400,000)
• Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls game-worn Air Jordan I sneakers from his broken foot game on 10/29/85 (Estimate: $400,000 – $500,000)
• A 1986 Fleer #87 Michael Jordan Rookie Card PSA Gem MT 10 (Estimate: $300,000 – $400,000)
• A 2005-06 Exquisite Collection Limited Logos #LLMU Michael Jordan Game-Used Patch Autograph – Jersey #23/50! BGS Mint 9 – Auto 10 (Estimate: $175,000 – $225,000)
• A 2008 Skybox Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Green #23 Michael Jordan 08/10 PSA Gem Mint 10 (Estimate: $250,000 – $300,000)
• A 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle Rookie Card PSA NM-MT 8 (Estimate: $350,000 – $400,000)
• A Mickey Mantle 1952 game-used All-Star bat from his very first All-Star Game (Estimate: $200,000 – $300,000)
• A 2012-13 National Treasures NBA Signature #6 Kobe Bryant Game-Used Logoman Autograph 2/5 BGS Mint 9 – Auto 10 (Estimate: $200,000 – $225,000)
• A 1951 Bowman #305 Willie Mays Rookie Card PSA NM-MT 8 (Estimate: $200,000 – $300,000)
• A 2020-21 Panini Prizm Gold Prizm #1 LeBron James Tribute 01/10 PSA Gem Mint 10 (Estimate: $250,000 – $300,000)
• A T3 Turkey Red Complete Baseball Master Set (Number 3 on the SGC Set Registry) (Estimate: $150,000 – $200,000)
• A 2004 Panini Sports Mega Cracks #71 Lionel Messi Rookie PSA Gem Mint 10 (Estimate: $250,000 – $300,000)
• A 1957 Topps #77 Bill Russell Rookie SGC NM-MT 8 (Estimate: $200,000 – $250,000)
• Mike Eruzione’s 1980 Team USA Hockey gold medal winning game-worn jersey (Estimate: $375,000 – $500,000)
• A T206 Baseball Card Complete Set minus Honus Wagner (Estimate: $300,000 – $400,000)
• A 1961 Fleer Basketball Unopened Wax with Wilt Chamberlain Rookie Showing (Estimate: $425,000 – $500,000)
• A Wilt Chamberlain 100 point game signed program and basketball, with high-grade ticket stub (Estimate: $100,000 – $200,000)
• Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record-setting 38,387th NBA point basketball (Estimate: $400,000 – $500,000)
• A 2017 Panini National Treasures Green #161 Patrick Mahomes RPA Rookie Patch Autograph – Jersey Number 15/15 BGS Mint 9 – Auto 10 (Estimate: $1,000,000 – $1,250,000)
• A 1910 E98 Ty Cobb Card PSA Gem Mint 10 (Estimate: $400,000 – $500,000)
• A Super Bowl LII Tom Brady to Rob Gronkowski TD pass football (Estimate: $200,000 – $300,000)
• A 1999 Pokemon Base Set 1st Edition Unopened Box (Estimate: $300,000 – $400,000)
Originally scheduled for January 28-30, The MINT Collective has been rescheduled for March 25-27 in Las Vegas out of an abundance of caution and for the health and safety of attendees, partners and staff.
The MINT Collective will come at an exciting time for the industry, as collectibles have catapulted into mainstream conversation previously reserved for fantasy sports and sports betting. The sports collectibles market is growing at a fast clip relative to the overall $370 billion global collectibles market, attracting a new type of collector drawn to this alternative asset class and its high-yielding return potential.
The MINT Collective is where lifelong hobby and passion meets investment strategy and the future. The event will celebrate the love of collecting and explore its role in portfolio building and long-term earning potential. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with top collectors and experts, leading sports and collectible brands, investment strategists, and influencers seeking to shape the future of this industry; buy, sell and trade in our exclusive marketplace; take part in our on-site auction; and view rare memorabilia at our Collector’s Carnival.
The MINT Collective is a joint endeavor from IMG, a global leader in sports, events, fashion, and media, and Collectable, the leading fractional investing platform for blue chip sports collectibles. Tickets for The MINT Collective are now on sale at TheMINTCollective.com.
To learn more, go to www.TheMINTCollective.com and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @1MINTCollective or ‘The MINT Collective’ on Facebook. Potential vendors can sign up to be notified when applications for limited spots on the marketplace floor become available via the event website.
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,