A Tom Brady rookie card sold for $857,695 and the most important Steph Curry card garnered a world record price of $364,884 in the Lelands 2021 Late Summer Classic Auction, which closed September 25, 2021.
The 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Rookie Ticket #144 Tom Brady Autograph card is the “Holy Grail” of Brady football cards. The spectacular card sold is graded a BGS NM-MT 8 with an autograph grade of 9, and follows two other specimens of the card selling for world record prices of $2.25 million and $3.1 million in Lelands’ two previous auctions.
The 2009 National Treasures #206 Stephen Curry (RPA) Rookie Patch Autograph is the most iconic and desirable Curry card in the hobby. The remarkable card sold features an absolutely breathtaking patch cut from what appears to be the “RR” on his Warriors jersey. The card is graded a BGS MT-9 with an autograph grade of 10.
Additional record-setting prices achieved in the auction included a 2000 Playoff Championship Rookie Ticket #144 Autograph – Donruss Vault Copy BGS Auth – Auto 10 ($193,506), a 2003 Authentic LeBron James and Michael Jordan SP Dual Signature autograph #JJ-A ($142,946), a 2000 Donruss Elite Status #183 Tom Brady Rookie – Jersey #10/10 – PSA Mint 9 ($137,521), and a 1951 Mickey Mantle Major League debut ticket stub ($101,269).
Also featured in the auction was a 1968 Elgin Baylor Lakers game-worn jersey ($131,066), a 2017 Patriots Super Bowl LI Championship player ring ($92,146), and Lebron James Cavaliers 2017 Eastern Conference Playoffs game-worn, signed, photo-matched sneakers gifted to teammate Kyrie Irving ($63,679).
Other highlights included a Mario Lemieux 1990-91 Penguins Stanley Cup Championship season game-worn jersey ($50,416), a Cy Young single-signed baseball ($46,392) and Michael Jordan’s personally worn underwear ($3,341).
For the complete results of the auction, 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. Its late founder, Joshua Leland Evans, was 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 https://lelands.com.