Julien’s Auctions, the world’s premier entertainment and sports memorabilia auction house held the highly anticipated Sports Legends auction event today giving collectors and fans the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bid on an unprecedented collection of sports memorabilia. The auction took place at Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills gallery.
For the first time, Julien’s Auctions presented historic collections including iconic pieces from the Harlan Werner Collection and the Monica “Whaley” Whalen Monica All-Star and World Series Collection. Werner traveled with Ali to numerous countries and various states throughout the U.S. and throughout his time with Ali amassed a huge collection of memorabilia and personal items. Whalen “Whaley” Monica started attending baseball’s World Series in 1926 and baseball’s All-Star game in 1937. He never missed a game for over 50 years with the exception of the two years he served in the Coast Guard, and such amassed an incredible collection of baseball memorabilia. Other sports memorabilia was also offered from tennis, cricket, baseball, basketball, golf and football.
Sports collectors and fans from around the world bid on-site, on the phone or via online at the Sports Legends auction event. Highlights from the Harlan Werner Collection of Muhammad Ali included a Muhammad Ali and Pele signed canvas image which sold for $12,500, a Muhammad Ali signed 1966 Olympic torch and display which sold for $15,360, a 1960 Rom Olympics light heavyweight Bronze medal sold for $10,240, a Muhammad Ali signed WBA Championship belt which sold for $7,680, a Cassius Clay 1960 A.A.U. National Amateur Boxing Championship’s Most Outstanding Boxer award sold for $35,200, a Muhammad Ali 1981 Training worn and signed robe sold for $31,250, a Cassius Clay vs Sonny Liston 1964 signed fight program sold for $12,500, a 1967 Rocky Marciano typed and signed letter regarding Muhammad Ali’s conversion to Islam sold for $20,000, a Muhammad Ali Joe Frazier signed 1971 uncut ad card sheet sold for $16,000 and a Muhammad Ali signed and inscribed LeRoy Niemen Serigraph sold for $22,500.
Sports highlights from the world of sports also highlighted the day-long auction event. Other highlights included a Sachen Tendulkar March Used and Signed Cricket Bat sold for $10,625, a Pete Sampras tournament used and signed tennis racket as well as an Andre Agassi 1999 tournament used and signed tennis racket both sold for $7,500 each individually, a 1934 New York Yankees team signed baseball with Ruth sold for $5,000, a Babe Ruth Joe DiMaggio signed baseball sold for $10,000, a Michael Jordan 1987-1988 game worn Chicago Bulls shooting shirt sold for $7,040 and a Brooks Robinson complete 1969 World Series game worn Baltimore Orioles uniform hit a homerun when it sold for $51,200.
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