The 1985 Kentucky Derby Owner’s Trophy sold for a record $188,305, and Jackie Robinson’s original 1962 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Plaque garnered $72,600 in the Lelands.com Traditions Vintage Sports Auction, which closed Jan. 8.
The Lelands.com auction also featured a 1930-31 Babe Ruth game-used bat ($70,738), a Moe Berg single signed baseball ($35,458), 2015 Triple Crown champ American Pharoah’s halter ($19,326), a 1927 Pid Purdy Cincinnati Reds game-worn uniform ($27,569), a Ruffian race-worn saddle from Jacinto Vasquez ($21,780), and a complete uniform worn by actor Tom Hanks in “A League of Their Own” ($13,343), a 1909 World Series seventh and deciding game full unused ticket ($26,003).
Additional memorabilia sold in the auction included a Speedo swimsuit used by Michael Phelps in the 2008 Olympics and signed by the superstar swimmer the night he won his record eighth gold medal ($8,270), a 1960s Brian Piccolo Chicago Bears jacket ($5,797), a 1941 Hugh “Shorty” Ray signed NFL Football Record Book ($11,692), and the helmet worn by Los Angeles Rams quarterback Roman Gabriel ($7,339) when he suffered a concussion during a 1970 game and subsequently used the following year in government hearings regarding the effects of head trauma on artificial turf.
The auction also featured an early 1960s Jack Twyman Cincinnati Royals game-worn fleece warm-up jacket ($14,147) and a 1954 Milan Indians State Champions jacket ($8,285) – the team from the tiny Indiana school that served as inspiration for the film “Hoosiers.”
Lelands.com also auctioned off a vintage 1927 Lou Gehrig photo by Charles M. Conlon from “Baseball Magazine” — “The Sultan of Swat’s Probable Successor” ($13,001) and a 1975 Boston Red Sox World Series ring from the general manager ($5,513). See these and all of their prices realized from this auction at www.lelands.com
Lelands.com is seeking consignments for their May 2016 auction which closes in one week. Contact Lelands.com today and let them help you achieve world record prices for your collectibles.
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 games, and the iconic flag he wore on his shoulders after the “Miracle on Ice.”