Mike Trout’s 2011 MLB debut game-worn jersey, the penultimate Tom Brady rookie card, and a complete 132 card Fleer basketball PSA 10 set with the legendary Michael Jordan rookie headline the Lelands 2021 Spring Classic Auction, which is open for biding and runs through April 2.
Trout is the greatest player of this generation, and his Anaheim Angels jersey from his first MLB game will likely be the most historic modern-day baseball game-worn ever sold. The spectacular jersey is photo-matched to July 8, 2011, when a-then 19-year-old Trout made his debut and set out on his path to becoming one of the best ballplayers ever. As if it wasn’t historic enough, this is also the jersey that Trout is wearing in his 2011 Topps Update rookie card.
Brady is The GOAT, further cementing his legacy as the NFL’s best with his seventh Super Bowl win, and now the “Holy Grail” of Brady rookie cards — a 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Rookie Ticket #144 Tom Brady Rookie Autograph card— is up for bid by Lelands. The card is graded NM-MT+ 8.5.
MJ is considered the greatest NBA player in history, and being offered by Lelands is the greatest and best “His Airness” rookie card: the 1986-87 Fleer #57. The Jordan rookie headlines this complete Fleer basketball set, all of which have been graded PSA Gem Mint 10.
The auction also marks Lelands’ biggest modern card offering ever, led by a hobby fresh LeBron James 2019 Logoman 1/1 and Rookie RPA’s of Luka Doncic and Zion Williamson, among others. Also up for bid is a 2003 LeBron James Ultimate Collection Autographed Rookie, a PSA 9 Wayne Gretzky 1979 O-Pee-Chee Rookie, a 2003-04 Bowman Gold Chrome Refractors #123 LeBron James Rookie, a 2008 Emblems of Endorsement LeBron James, a 1998-99 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems #53 Kobe Bryant, a 2013 Prizm Silver Giannis Antetokounmpo PSA 10/10, a 2000 SP Authentic Tom Brady Signed Rookie, and a Patrick Mahomes 1/1.
Another auction centerpiece is a fantastic collection of Buffalo Sabres memorabilia, headlined by the actual puck from the very first goal in franchise history, and game-used sticks from the team’s 1975 Stanley Cup Finals appearance. Additional highlights include game-worn jerseys and other gear from Sabres greats Dominik Hasek, Tim Horton and Roger Crozier.
Also on the auction block is Steelers Hall of Famer Jack Lambert’s personal collection, including game-worn gear and awards. The trove even features his teeth holder from his Steelers locker where he put his fake teeth before each game.
Additional auction highlights include original photos and one-of-kind negatives from the famed Brown Brothers archive, an early 1970s Walt Frazier Knicks game-worn jersey, a Bear Bryant personally owned and worn houndstooth hat, a Babe Ruth signed 700th home run game ticket, one of the finest Ruth single-signed baseballs, a Christy Mathewson 1910 single-signed baseball, an Ernie Davis 1961 Syracuse vs. Pittsburgh game-worn jersey and game ball, a 1952 Topps near-complete set, a 1938-43 Mel Ott Giants bat, a circa 1955 Ted Williams Red Sox game-used glove, and an array of Secretariat memorabilia.
The auction also sports a wide variety of impressive pop culture and historical memorabilia including a Whitey Bulger archive of handwritten letters and the last known photos of him.
For more information about the Lelands 2021 Spring Classic 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 hobby. Its founder, the late Josh Lelands 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 land,ark 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.