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Lelands 2022 Spring Classic Auction

One of the most anticipated auctions in the sports collecting hobby. These milestone events garner significant media attention and feature an impressive array of some of the most important sports cards and memorabilia.

Overview of Top Auction Items

Baseball and Trading Cards

Lot # 3: 1916 M101-5 Blank Back #151 Babe Ruth Rookie Card SGC FR 1.5

Scarce 1916 M101-5 Blank Back #151 Babe Ruth (R) card. The card has been graded and encapsulated by SGC FR 1.5. One of the most important cards in the entire hobby, this 1916 beauty depicts Ruth as a young pitching phenom for the Boston Red Sox. Before becoming "The Sultan of Swat," Ruth was an accomplished pitcher as can be seen in his career 94-46 record and 2.28 ERA. His 1916 season was perhaps his best as a pitcher with a record of 23-12, a league leading ERA of 1.75, 9 shutouts over 40 starts, and 170 strikeouts. The card itself is nicely centered with a clear black and white image of Ruth in pitching follow through pose. All four corners have moderate rounding and the edges show a hint of roughness. There is a horizontal crease running through the center of the card bisecting Ruth's torso. Despite the flaws, the card displays well and would be the centerpiece of any collection.

The Brown Brothers Collection

Lot # 1049: Circa 1918 Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox Photograph (PSA Type II)

Vintage photograph capturing Babe Ruth as a member of the Boston Red Sox. The bust-length image pictures Ruth posing on the field as he stares directly into the camera. As noted by PSA, this image of Ruth dates to 1916, which was his second full season with Boston. Three Brown Brothers credit stamps appear on the reverse, along with several handwritten editorial notations. The photo (6x7.5"), which is slightly trimmed to its current dimensions, remains in Excellent to Mint condition. Culled from the legendary Brown Brothers Photo Archive. PSA encapsulated as Type II Authentic.

The Brown Brothers Collection

Lot # 1128: 1950s Marilyn Monroe Studio Publicity Photograph (PSA Type I)

Original Type I photograph capturing Marilyn Monroe. This classic 20th Century Fox publicity image pictures Monroe posing in a sexy black dress as she stares suggestively into the camera. Seven Brown Brothers credit stamps appear on the reverse, along with several handwritten editorial notations. The photo (8x10") displays several light-to-moderate creases and is in Very Good to Excellent condition overall. Culled from the legendary Brown Brothers Photo Archive. PSA encapsulated as Type I Authentic.

The Brown Brothers Collection

Lot # 1136: Circa 1890 Wall Street New York Photograph (PSA Type I)

Original Type I photograph picturing Wall Street in New York, circa 1890. The famous thoroughfare is captured during the day, with numerous pedestrians seen on the sidewalks and horse-drawn wagons on the street. Also clearly visible in this image are the statue of George Washington, which sits in front of Federal Hall, and Trinity Church. Three Brown Brothers credit stamps appear on the reverse, along with a handwritten pencil notation that reads “Wall St + Trinity Church.” The crystal-clear photo (4.75x7”) displays a slightly trimmed left border and is otherwise in Excellent condition. Culled from the legendary Brown Brothers Photo Archive. PSA encapsulated as Type I Authentic.

Tickets, Publications & Pins

Lot # 987: 5/10/70 Bobby Orr "Flying Goal Game" Ticket Stub PSA PR 1 (mk)

Bobby Orr revolutionized hockey. Presented is a ticket stub from the game in which Orr scored one of the most famous goals in hockey history. As for Orr, never before had a defenseman been such an offensive force. Orr was a 3-time winner of the Hart Trophy, and a 2-time winner of both the Art Ross and Conn Smythe Trophies. He was a 9-time All-Star and won eight Norris Trophies, in a row, a Calder Trophy, and two Stanley Cups. His career was at its peak in the 1969-70 season with The Boston Bruins, and he scored 33 goals and 87 assists for 120 points, an all-time record for a defenseman. In his career, Orr scored 270 goals and added 645 assists for 915 points. In the 1969-70 Playoffs, Boston reached the Stanley Cup finals against the St. Louis Blues. Boston won the first three games and went into overtime in a home game at the Boston Garden for the potential Stanley Cup clincher. Deep in Blues' territory, Orr shot at the St. Louis goal, and as he saw the goal score, he went into the air, arms outstretched like Superman, as if he were flying. Many people thought Orr was tripped by St. Louis defenseman Noel Picard, but Orr later insisted that his "flying" was deliberate. Orr explained, "As I went across, Glenn's (goalie Glenn Hall) legs opened. I looked back and I saw it go in, so I jumped." The iconic photo of Orr's "Flying Goal" was made by photographer Ray Lussier, and it depicts Orr's great joy as he smiles while airborne. Orr's wondrous goal clinched the Stanley Cup for Boston, their first Stanley Cup since 1941. The $3.00 ticket stub is for the 2nd Balcony, and it measures approximately 1.5x1.5". The stub has been encapsulated and graded PR 1(MK). The ticket stub represents "The Flying Goal," a singular moment in hockey history by the consensus greatest defenseman of all-time.

The Brown Brothers Collection

Lot # 1062: Honus Wagner Photograph (PSA Type II)

Vintage photograph capturing Honus Wagner as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Wagner is pictured taking batting practice prior to a game against the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds as several of his teammates look on in the background. Five Brown Brothers credit stamps appear on the reverse, along with Wagner's name written in pencil. Although no year is listed, the uniform style shown here was used by the Pirates only in 1908 and 1909. The crystal-clear photo (7x5") remains in Excellent condition. Culled from the legendary Brown Brothers Photo Archive. PSA encapsulated as Type II Authentic.

The Brown Brothers Collection

Lot # 1057: Ty Cobb Photograph (PSA Type II)

Vintage photograph of Ty Cobb as a member of the Detroit Tigers. A smiling Cobb is captured posing in front of the dugout as he gazes directly into the camera. An unidentified gentleman, who is only partially visible, can be seen on Cobb's left. Three Brown Brothers credit stamps appear on the reverse, along with Cobb's name written in blue ink. Although no year is listed, the uniform style shown here was worn by the Tigers only in 1914. The photo (6.75x4.75") remains in Excellent condition. Culled from the legendary Brown Brothers Photo Archive. PSA encapsulated as Type II Authentic.


Lot # 14: "Deflategate" Game Used Football (NFL Referee Provenance)

A part of NFL history is offered in the opportunity to possess a game used football from the famous "Deflategate" game on January 18, 2015. The game was for the AFC Championship, and it pitted the home New England Patriots against the Indianapolis Colts at the Patriots' home field, Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. According to NFL rules at the time, each team was to supply a dozen NFL footballs each inflated to between 12.5 pounds per square inch (PSI) and 13.5 pounds PSI. To make a very long story short, there were allegations by the Colts during the first half that the Patriots had deflated the footballs to below the required minimum. Why? Footballs with less pressure are easier to handle, throw, and catch. The game officials did some testing of the footballs at halftime. The game resumed and the Patriots, who had held at 17-7 lead at halftime, went on to defeat Indianapolis 47-7, with Brady's passing statistics for the game at 23-35, for 226 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception. After much litigation, the NFL suspended Brady for four games in the 2016 season and fined the Patriots a million dollars and took away New England's First Round draft pick in 2016 and the team's Fourth Round pick in 2017. After the U.S. District Court vacated the judgment of a lower court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reinstated the judgment. This court decision cited email evidence that well before the "Deflategate" game a Patriots locker room employee referred to himself as "The Deflator," as well as evidence that Brady was at least aware of the deflation actions. Thus, Brady sat out the first four games of the 2016 season. The Patriots went on to win the Super Bowl at the end of the 2016 season, and Tom Brady went on to be the consensus pro football Greatest of All Time, the GOAT. Before the AFC Championship Game, this football was provided by the Colts. It shows great use with white spots throughout that can be seen on other balls used in the game (via Getty images). In addition, the ball has exactly the same handwritten wave mark above the "The Duke" stamp on the panel with the large NFL gold logo as the Patriots' Deflategate ball we sold in 2015. The consignor was gifted the ball by a close friend who was one of the NFL officials who officiated the game. Possessing this football means a chance to own and display this keepsake of one of the most memorable stories in the annals of professional football.


Lot # 1231: 1962 Wilt Chamberlain 100-Point Game Ticket Stub PSA PR 1

The single-game NBA record for most points in a game was set on a cold, rainy night, not in a big city, but in Hershey, Pennsylvania, at the Hershey Sports Arena on March 2, 1962. Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain, the 7'1" center for the Philadelpha Warriors, set the record in scoring 100 points as the Warriors defeated the visiting New York Knicks 169-147. Offered is a rare ticket stub to that game, a game that is one of the most iconic events in pro basketball history. The NBA was in its 16th season and still financially struggling at that time. NBA teams sometimes scheduled "home" games in nearby smaller cities when their home arena was unavailable because of NHL hockey games or other events. At that time, the Philadelphia Warriors scheduled several games each year in Hershey. Only 4,124 fans were in attendance, and the game was not televised. No film or video of the game has been discovered, and the only audio is a partial play-by-play of the fourth quarter. In the 1961-1962 season, Chamberlain averaged a still NBA record 50.4 points a game. At halftime, the Warriors led 79-68 and Chamberlain had 43 points. Warrior point guard Guy Rodgers said, "Let's get the ball to Dip (Wilt - the Big Dipper). See how many he can get." The Warriors coach, Frank McGuire concurred. With ten minutes to go in the game, Chamberlain had 75 points, three fewer than the 78-point record he set earlier in the season. At this point, Warrior forward Tom Meschery noted that the game result started to become secondary to Chamberlain reaching 100 points. The Warriors concentrated all their efforts into helping Chamberlain score 100, so the Knicks, not wanting to be embarrassed as the team to give Chamberlain the record, started to foul other Warrior players before they could pass the ball to Wilt. In turn, the Warriors started to foul the Knicks as soon as New York had the ball in an effort to get the ball back so they could set up Chamberlain. With less than a minute to play, Chamberlain had 98 points and the Warriors had the ball. They got the ball to Chamberlain in the low post and Chamberlain missed, Ted Luckenbill rebounded, and the Warriors got the ball to Chamberlain, who again missed, and finally, after another Luckenbill rebound, Joe Ruklick passed up an easy lay-up and passed to Chamberlain for a close in dunk or lay-in (reports differ). Two hundred spectators happily raced onto the floor, and after a delay, the game resumed. Chamberlain then stayed near mid-court, later explaining why he didn't try to score more because "100 sounded better than 102." Chamberlain actually lived in New York City at the time, and after the game he hitched a ride back to Harlem with Knick forward Johnny Green and two other Knicks. Chamberlain nodded off to sleep a few times, and he later humorously recalled that when awake he would hear the Knicks calling him "the [expletive deleted] who scored a hundred points on us." The 11.5" x 1.75" stub has been encapsulated and graded PSA PR 1. It's a ticket stub to the biggest individual scoring game in NBA history, by a man who seemed larger than life. With so few spectators at the game and the passage of time, it's a rare memento of an earth shattering performance.

Mantle and Maris

Lot # 881: 1961 Roger Maris Record Breaking 61st Home Run Ticket Stub PSA GD 2

1961 NY Yankees vs Boston Red Sox October 1, 1961, ticket stub from the game Maris hit his 61rst home run. Maris' home run brought a Yankee 1-0 win and, more importantly, broke Babe Ruth's 34 year single season home run record of 60 set in 1927. Maris hit his bomb during his second at bat on a 2-0 count from Boston hurler Tracy Stallard. The stub itself has been graded, authenticated, and encapsulated by PSA GD 2. The stub was for section 21, box 133E, seat 5 for the season finale. The stub comes from the original owner who saw the game live. Also included is an original envelope from the Yankee Ticket Offices which has an attractive Spalding baseball advertisement on the reverse. The envelope is in EX condition with some light handling wear and a pencil written "Tickets-Maris Hit 61st Homer" notation.

#1 Muhammad Ali PSA Ticket Collection

Lot # 1321: 1975 Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier III "Thrilla in Manila" Full Ticket PSA VG 3 (Pop 1 - One Higher)

Full ticket issued for the Heavyweight Championship bout between champion Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier held at the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines, on October 1, 1975. Graded VG 3. Foreign tickets for Ali championship fights, especially full examples from significant bouts, are rare and this example is no exception. This is the ONLY example of this particular full ticket graded at this level by PSA, with just one graded higher. It is also one of only five full examples listed in the PSA Population Report. This ticket was culled from the #1 Ranked Muhammad Ali Ticket Collection on the PSA Registry, which is being offered as a "set break" in our Spring Classic 2022 auction. Listed on the PSA Registry as "Muhammad Ali On-Site Ticket Collection," the collection is 74.60% complete with a Weighted GPA of 11.56. The famed "Thrilla in Manilla" fight between Ali and Frazier marked their third and final bout, and it remains one of the most memorable in boxing history. Fought in stifling heat, the bout soon became a battle of attrition as both fighters struggled in the later rounds. The fight eventually ended when Frazier's cornerman, Eddie Futch, threw in the towel prior to the fifteenth round. Ali was equally exhausted and claimed after the fight that it was the closest he ever came to dying. He also said that Frazier quit just before he was going to. This is an exceedingly rare souvenir from one of Ali's career-defining bouts.

#1 Muhammad Ali PSA Ticket Collection

Lot # 1317: 1973 Muhammad Ali vs. Rudi Lubbers Ticket Stub - One of Two PSA Examples! PSA Authentic

From the #1 Ranked Muhammad Ali Ticket Collection on the PSA Registry "Set Break" in the Lelands Spring Classic 2022. Named "Muhammad Ali On-site ticket collection" on the Registry itself, the collection is 74.60% complete with a Weighted GPA of 11.56. The ticket stub is for the 12-round boxing match at Senyan Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia, on October 20, 1973. Ali, weighing 217.5 pounds, was a 4-1 favorite over Rudi Lubbers, the 196-pound Dutch heavyweight. Ali won a unanimous decision and easily battered his opponent throughout the contest. A crowd of 25,000 attended. Lubbers was outmatched, but he never went down, even though he was pummeled and bleeding from the nose and had his right eye almost closed. Ali employed mostly left jabs, saving his injured right hand. When asked about not throwing many right-handed punches, Ali replied, "I have to save this for Joe Frazier." Ali was referring to his scheduled fight with Joe Frazier on January 28, 1974, in New York City. It was Ali's chance to avenge his first loss as a professional boxing, when he lost to Frazier in a battle for the World Heavyweight Championship on March 8, 1971. The rare ticket stub has been encapsulated and graded by PSA AUTHENTIC, one of only two PSA graded examples.

#1 Muhammad Ali PSA Ticket Collection

Lot # 1314: 1972 Muhammad Ali vs. George Chuvalo Full Ticket PSA EX-MT 6 (Pop 1 of 1 Highest Graded)

Full ticket (5.5x2") issued for the NABF Heavyweight Championship bout between champion Muhammad Ali and George Chuvalo held at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, British Columbia, on May 1, 1972. Graded EX-MT 6 by PSA. Foreign tickets for Ali fights, especially full examples, are rare and this example is no exception. This is the ONLY example of this particular full ticket graded at this level by PSA, with NONE graded higher. It is also one of only six full examples listed in the PSA Population Report. This ticket was culled from the #1 Ranked Muhammad Ali Ticket Collection on the PSA Registry, which is being offered as a "set break" in our Spring Classic 2022 auction. Listed on the PSA Registry as "Muhammad Ali On-Site Ticket Collection," the collection is 74.60% complete with a Weighted GPA of 11.56. Chuvalo was a five-time Canadian Heavyweight Champion, whose main claim to fame today is that he was never knocked down in his ninety-three professional fights. Chuvalo kept his streak of staying upright intact during his bout against Ali, but he lost a unanimous twelve-round decision. This was Chuvalo's second loss to Ali, with the first having taken place in 1966. Following that first bout, which also ended in a unanimous-decision win for Ali, Chuvalo was described by Ali as "the toughest guy I ever fought."

#1 Muhammad Ali PSA Ticket Collection

Lot # 1320: 1974 Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman "Rumble in the Jungle" Full Ticket - PSA PR 1 - One of Two PSA-Graded Examples!

Full ticket issued for the Heavyweight Championship bout between Muhammad Ali and champion George Foreman, held at Stade du 20 Mai, in Kinshasa, Zaire, on October 30, 1974. Graded PR 1 by PSA. Foreign tickets for Ali championship fights, especially full examples for historically significant bouts, are rare and this example is no exception. This is one of only two examples of this particular full ticket listed in the PSA Population Report. It is the only example graded at this level, with the other graded just a half-point higher. This ticket was culled from the #1 Ranked Muhammad Ali Ticket Collection on the PSA Registry, which is being offered as a "set break" in our Spring Classic 2022 auction. Listed on the PSA Registry as "Muhammad Ali On-Site Ticket Collection," the collection is 74.60% complete with a Weighted GPA of 11.56. The famous "Rumble in the Jungle" against George Foreman was perhaps Ali's greatest bout. Given little chance to win against the younger and stronger champion, Ali once again shocked the world. Unveiling his famous "rope-a-dope" strategy, he allowed Frazier to tire himself out, setting him up for an eventual knockout in round eight. Despite all the publicity surrounding the fight at the time, souvenirs of any kind are scarce, with full tickets probably the rarest of all such mementos.

#1 Muhammad Ali PSA Ticket Collection

Lot # 1313: 1972 Muhammad Ali vs. Alvin "Blue" Lewis Full Ticket PSA EX 5 (Pop 1 - One Higher)

Full ticket (5.5x3.5") issued for the heavyweight bout between Muhammad Ali and Al "Blue" Lewis held at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland, on July 19, 1972. Graded EX 5 by PSA. Foreign tickets for Ali fights are rare and this example is no exception. This is the ONLY example of this particular full ticket graded at this level by PSA, with just one graded higher. It is also one of only three examples listed in the PSA Population Report. This ticket was culled from the #1 Ranked Muhammad Ali Ticket Collection on the PSA Registry, which is being offered as a "set break" in our Spring Classic 2022 auction. Listed on the PSA Registry as "Muhammad Ali On-Site Ticket Collection," the collection is 74.60% complete with a Weighted GPA of 11.56. Lewis was one of Ali's long-time sparring partners and he also sparred with George Foreman. He made a game effort in his bout with Ali, but he was outclassed and lost by technical knockout in the eleventh round.

#1 Muhammad Ali PSA Ticket Collection

Lot # 1304: 1963 Cassius Clay vs. Doug Jones Full Ticket - Only PSA Graded Example! PSA VG 3

Exceedingly rare full ticket (5.75x1.75") issued for the heavyweight bout between Cassius Clay and Doug Jones, held at Madison Square Garden in New York on March 13, 1963. Graded VG 3 by PSA. This is the ONLY full example of this particular full ticket listed in the PSA Population report and we have never seen another. This ticket was culled from the #1 Ranked Muhammad Ali Ticket Collection on the PSA Registry, which is being offered as a "set break" in our Spring Classic 2022 auction. Listed on the PSA Registry as "Muhammad Ali On-Site Ticket Collection," the collection is 74.60% complete with a Weighted GPA of 11.56. The fight against Jones was one of the toughest of Clay's (Ali's) early career. Jones and Clay entered the bout, respectively, as the second and third-ranked fighters in the heavyweight division. Clay won a hard-fought ten-round unanimous decision, but the result didn't sit well with the ringside crowd, who booed and littered the ring with trash following the announcer's call. Less than a year later Clay shocked the world by defeating Sonny Liston for the heavyweight crown.

#1 Muhammad Ali PSA Ticket Collection

Lot # 1316: 1972 Muhammad Ali vs. Mac Foster Full Ticket PSA EX 5 (mk)

Full ticket (9.75x2.75") issued for the heavyweight bout between Muhammad Ali and Mac Foster, held at Nippon Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan, on April 1, 1972. Graded EX 5 (MK) by PSA. Foreign tickets for Ali fights, especially full examples, are rare and this example is no exception. This is one of only six examples of this particular full ticket listed in the PSA Population Report. The ticket displays a Japanese stamp on the reverse which has been crossed out in red marker, which is the reason for the "MK" qualifier. This ticket was culled from the #1 Ranked Muhammad Ali Ticket Collection on the PSA Registry, which is being offered as a "set break" in our Spring Classic 2022 auction. Listed on the PSA Registry as "Muhammad Ali On-Site Ticket Collection," the collection is 74.60% complete with a Weighted GPA of 11.56. The bout against Mac Foster was the fourth for Ali following his loss to Joe Frazier in "The Fight" less than a year earlier. Ali upped his winning streak to four by defeating Foster in a fifteen-round unanimous decision.

Modern Sports Cards

Lot # 9: 2021 Absolute Football Kaboom! Gold #K19 Tom Brady #06/10 PSA GEM MINT 10

2021 Absolute Football #K19 Tom Brady Kaboom! Gold card. An extremely rare pull, the Kaboom! cards were packed at an approximate rate of one per case with a checklist of 50 cards. This example is the even rarer gold version of which only 10 were produced. The card itself has been graded and encapsulated by PSA Gem Mint 10. The card is perfectly centered with smooth edges, four sharp corners, and a clean surface. The reverse is defect free. It is #6/10.

Modern Sports Cards

Lot # 1: 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket #144 Tom Brady Rookie Autograph #13/100 BGS NM 7 - Auto 10

Did you hear Brady is coming out of retirement?! Did you hear Lelands has another 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket #144?! It's true!!Lelands is once again proud to offer another hobby fresh example of the hottest football card in the history of the hobby.Over a dozen of these Champ Tickets have sold since the 2021 Super Bowl, and no one has handled more than Lelands.Limited Edition and sought after example is numbered 13/100 and has been graded and encapsulated NM 7 - 10 Auto by BGS and features 9.5 Centering; 8 Edges; 7 Corners and 6 Surface.Lelands has set two different sales records for this very card, and this one will most definitely be remembered.As the 2022 NFL season approaches, one must assume that Tom Brady will once again be in contention for his eleventh Super Bowl appearance and eighth Vince Lombardi Trophy making this already desirable Rookie Card more attractive in the current booming card market.

NY Yankees, Giants & Mets

Lot # 904: 5/20/12 Derek Jeter New York Yankees Signed Game Used Bat (Photo-Matched & Steiner)

Presented is a signed game used bat used by Derek Jeter in the 2012 season, and photo-matched to May 20th (Getty 146297532) Jeter played his entire 20-year career for the New York Yankees. He started off as the American League Rookie of the Year in 1995. The Hall of Famer became the Yankee Captain and was a part of five World Series championships, once as the World Series MVP. He hit .310 lifetime, with 260 home runs and 358 stolen bases. Jeter was a 14-time All-Star, won five Silver Slugger Awards and five Gold Gloves. Jeter has signed the bat in silver marker on the barrel. The 34", 32-ounce black Louisville Slugger bat is cracked. It shows great use, with pine tar on the handle, and numerous tiny chips, scuff marks and minor paint loss. It comes with a Steiner hologram, and a Steiner Certificate of Authenticity. This COA is on a plastic card, and the card has one small piece that has broken off but is included with the rest of the card. Derek Jeter is a Hall of Famer, and a game used Jeter bat would be a valuable piece in any sports treasure trove.


Lot # 1232: 3/2/62 Wilt Chamberlain 100-Point Game Philadelphia Warriors Program

The Wigwam March 2, 1962 Philadelphia Warriors vs New York Knickerbockers game program from the Hershey Arena in Hershey Pa. This game was the scene of NBA history as it saw a young Wilt Chamberlain of the Warriors put up a never before or since seen 100 points against the Knicks. Prophetically, the cover of the 35 cent program features Wilt Chamberlain. The program is unscored except for an ink pen inscription of 100 points adjacent to Chamberlain's name in the box score. The Warriors team not only featured Chamberlain but also future Hall of Famers Paul Arizin, Tom Gola, Al Attles, and Guy Rodgers while the Knicks featured Richie Guerin. The program itself is in Fair condition. The centerfold has become unattached at the staples. Both the front and back covers have moderate creasing and wrinkling throughout. There are two circular holes punched near the spine for insertion into an album. The covers have some soiling and general age toning. The spine is intact but for a 1/2" split at the very top. The staples are clean and rust free. A highly desirable and rarely seen piece of NBA history.


Lot # 4: 1985 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls Game Worn Air Jordan I Rookie Era Sneakers from Judge Cafe Collection (MEARS)

There is no "I" in team," said Michael Jordan. "But there is in win."  Displayed is a pair of game worn Nike Air Jordan shoes worn by one of the greatest winners of all time and the consensus pro basketball Greatest Player of All Time (GOAT), Michael Jordan himself. As viewers of the television documentary The Last Dance witnessed, Hall of Famer Michael Jordan was obsessed with winning, and the 5-time NBA MVP eventually would be the driving on-court force behind the incredible double Chicago Bulls Three-Peat of NBA championships. The shoes could have been worn during the second half of his 1984-85 rookie season, or the beginning of 1985-86 season, or both. Included with the game worn shoes is a Letter of Opinion from MEARS Authentication which gives the shoes a grade of Authentic. The color scheme is Red, white, with a black Nike swoosh with black laces. According to the MEARS Letter of Opinion, the shoes date to the 1985 time frame based on the ""850102 - TYPS" production code stamped in white lettering inside both ankles. The "85" stands for 1985, and the "0102" means the shoes were produced around January or February. The shoes are Left - size 13 and Right - size 13.5. According to MEARS, "documented examples of Michael Jordan shoes have entered the hobby and support size 13 (left shoe) and size 13 1/2 (right shoe). The larger 1/2 size was to accommodate an ankle injury." The Mears LOA goes on to point out the following: The shoes exhibit moderate game wear. There is a slight black paint scuff on the outside of the left shoe, and a scuff to the back heel of the left shoe. MEARS also states that the shoes show additional signs of game use, including court dust, a compressed left toe, heel compression in both shoes, and drooping laces. The shoes source from an individual who's grandmother, Carol Couch, was the owner of the Judge Cafe (a popular spot for the Utah Jazz team) and a season ticket holder of the Jazz. At that time, Jerry Sloan was a customer of the Judge Cafe and knew that Carol Couch collected game worn NBA sneakers, and so Sloan, who as a former Chicago Bulls player, had connections to Michael Jordan, obtained the sneakers and gifted them to Ms. Couch. The Mears LOA also indicates that these shoes are photo style matched. In Jordan's first year, he averaged 28.2 PPG, and was the NBA Rookie of the Year. In Michael's second season, he broke a small bone in his foot in the season's third game, and he only played in 18 games, averaging 22.7 PPG. As for adding these shoes to one's treasured basketball trove: Michael Jordan is the pro basketball GOAT, and these are a fine-looking pair of his game worn shoes.


Lot # 15: 12/22/13 Peyton Manning to Eric Decker Touchdown Football for TD #49 from Manning's Record Breaking Single-Season Passing TD Game (Photo-Matched)

Presented is the football that Peyton Manning threw for a touchdown pass to Eric Decker early in the 4th quarter in Manning's record setting game on Dec. 22, 2013, when he broke Tom Brady's record for touchdown passes in a single season in a 37-13 away victory for the Denver Broncos over the Houston Texans. Since Peyton Manning is now a ubiquitous presence on television, announcing games and appearing in numerous commercials, it's possible to forget just how great he was. Tom Brady set the NFL record for touchdown passes in a season when he recorded 50 in 2007 with the New England Patriots. Peyton went into the Dec. 13th game with 47 TD throws on the season. The Hall of Fame QB notched his first scoring pass of the game with a 36-yard reception to Demaryius Thomas in the First Quarter. With about seven minutes left in the Fourth Quarter, Manning connected with this offered football to Decker on a 10-yard pass to reach 48 TD passes. Later in the Fourth Quarter, Manning again hit Decker for a TD, this time on a 20-yard reception, to tie Brady with 50 touchdown tosses. Then, with 4:08 left in the game, Manning broke Brady's mark with a 25-yard reception to Julius Thomas. Manning wound up that season with a still record 55 TD tosses. Manning's terrific season was recognized as he was named the Associated Press MVP for the season. Manning finished his career as a 2-time MVP and a 2-time Super Bowl winner, and the Super Bowl MVP in SB XLI.  The ball is photo-matched to Getty 458911667. "Broncos" stamped on ball and has white marks from when Decker spiked the ball in the end zone. The displayed ball represents a great Peyton Manning accomplishment with the ball used in one of his TD passes on the day when he set an all-time NFL record. 


Lot # 11: Kris Jenkins' Game Worn Shoes from 2016 NCAA Championship Game Winning Shot (Jenkins LOA & Photo-Matched)

"Jenkins, for the championship," said CBS television announcer Jim Nantz as Villanova's Kris Jenkins launched a long three-pointer against North Carolina just before the buzzer in the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship on April 5, 2016, at NRG Stadium, in Houston, Texas. The buzzer sounded midway through the flight of the ball, and when Jenkins' shot swished through the net, Villanova had the National Championship in one of the greatest buzzer beater shots in college basketball history. Presented is the opportunity to possess the shoes Jenkins wore when he hit his iconic shot. Villanova, coached by Jay Wright, was a Number 1 seed going into the tournament, as were the Roy Williams coached Tar Heels. Villanova had reached the championship game after crushing Oklahoma 95-51 in the tournament semi-final. Jenkins had blossomed into a solid player in this 2015-16 season, and the 6'6" forward was an outstanding long-range shooter, averaging 13.6 PPG, and shooting 38.6% on his 65 3-point shots. In the closely contested 2015-16 Championship Game, North Carolina had tied the game at 74 points on a long-range heave by Marcus Paige with only 4.7 seconds left in the game. Then Jenkins inbounded the ball to Ryan Arcidiacono, who dribbled up the left side and crossed midcourt. Jenkins was trailing the play. "I was the last option," Jenkins explained. Arcidiacono saw Jenkins open to his right at a point to the right of the top of the key, about four feet outside the 3-point line. Arcidiacono passed to Jenkins. "I was a catch-and-shoot player," said Jenkins. "This may sound crazy, but I thought it was going in as I shot it. I thought that about every shot I took." Jenkins took his catch-and-shoot shot, and the rest is history. The Nikeid (Nike) shoes, made in China, are size 16. The embroidery on the back of the tongue of each shoe reads '"VU." The left shoe back tongue is also embroidered to read, "HUNGRY." The right shoe back tongue is embroidered to read "HUMBLE." The shoes are in good condition, and yet show excellent wear, with a few tiny stains and some scuff marks. The shoes are photo matched to Getty 520219410, and they come with a Certificate of Authenticity from Kris Jenkins. Jenkins played some pro basketball overseas, and he now works for Villanova as a student athlete development assistant. Kris Jenkins will always be remembered for his miraculous shot, a shot that will be replayed again and again throughout the ages. Here are the shoes that helped launch that now immortal shot.

Modern Sports Cards

Lot # 6: 1986 Fleer Basketball #57 Michael Jordan Vintage Signed Rookie Card PSA EX 5 - Auto 9

Michael Jordan's #57 basketball card is by far the most sought after card in the famed 1986 Fleer basketball set and is arguably the greatest basketball card ever produced.Examples in high grade are difficult to come by and authentic vintage signed examples are even scarcer.Hobby fresh and submitted to PSA by Lelands, this EX 5 with 9 autograph is a Pop 1 example with only 18 higher.Signed in strong and crisp black marker back in the 1980s, the signature is perfectly placed on the front of the card and has a tremendous overall appearance.This is a must for any serious basketball autograph enthusiast.


Lot # 10: 1962 Wilt Chamberlain 100-Point Game Ticket Stub PSA GD 2

"No one roots for Goliath," was a comment that Wilt Chamberlain made many times to describe what life was like for the 7'1" center. Presented is an opportunity to secure a ticket stub from one of the most amazing games in basketball history - the March 2, 1962, game when the Big Dipper, the Goliath of the Philadelphia Warriors, dropped 100 points against the New York Knicks. The game was a "home" game for the Warriors held at the Hershey Arena, in Hershey, Pennsylvania. In '62, the NBA was still fighting to become a recognized big-time sport. A number of NBA teams would schedule some of their home games in nearby smaller cities, often because the team was not able to use its normal home court, usually because a hockey game, a circus, or some other event was given priority over the NBA. The attendance in the Hershey Arena was only 4,124, less than half of capacity. There was no televising of the game, and there were no members of the New York Press in attendance. The late season game meant little in the standings. Chamberlain averaged an incredible 50.4 PPG in '62, and in December he had already broken the existing NBA single game scoring record of 71 by scoring 78 points. Chamberlain was playing against back-up centers on the Knicks because the team's starting center, Phil Jordan, was reported sick. By halftime, Wilt had 41 points. In the Warriors' locker room at the half, point guard Guy Rodgers said to the team, "Let's get the ball to Dip. Let's see how many points he can get." Philadelphia head coach Frank McGuire agreed. In the third quarter, the Warriors began feeding Wilt the ball on practically every possession, and by the end of the third quarter, Chamberlain had 69 points, and the Warriors had a 125-106 lead. Then, the game became surreal. The Warriors focused their attention on having Chamberlain break his own 78-point record, and the Knicks became focused on not being embarrassed by Chamberlain breaking his scoring record against them. Soon, the focus was already on a possible 100 points even before Chamberlain soon broke his own scoring record. The Knicks no longer cared about winning the game, so they ran out time on offense just so the Warriors would have less chance to break the record. In turn, the Warriors, to get more time to help Wilt's quest, began to foul the Knicks as soon as New York had possession. The game became farcical, but not to the competing players on each team. As time went on, Dave Zinkoff, the Warriors' public address announcer, began to announce Chamberlain's total points each time Wilt scored. With less than a minute in the game, Chamberlain had 98 points, and the Warriors had possession. Joe Ruklick passed the ball to Chamberlain in the lane, and Wilt scored with 46 seconds to go in the game, either on a lay-in or a dunk, accounts differ. About 200 spectators stormed the court in jubilation. When play resumed, Chamberlain stayed at midcourt. He later said, "I didn't want to score any more. 100 points sounded better than 102." Chamberlain was then living in Harlem, in New York City, and he hitched a ride back to New York with Knick forward Johnny Green and two other Knicks. Chamberlain playfully recalled, "I was dozing on-and-off in the back seat, and I heard the Knicks talking because they thought I was asleep. They said, 'That [expletive deleted] scored a hundred points on us.'" Because the crowd was so small, and with the passage of time, ticket stubs to this historic game are very rare. The ticket stub has been encapsulated and graded by PSA "Good 2." The ticket stub to this out-of-this-world game will enhance any sports memorabilia assemblage, and it should become increasingly valuable over time.

Baseball Equipment

Lot # 19: 1925-28 Ty Cobb Game Used Bat (PSA)

"The bat is a wondrous weapon," said Ty Cobb, a man who should know.Offered is the extraordinary chance to own the bat of this warrior-likebatting genius. Cobb was known for his combative playing style, so hiscalling a bat a weapon seems appropriate for him. Just before Cobb madethe Major Leagues in 1905 with the Detroit Tigers as a 19-year-old, hismother shot and killed his father. In the trial that followed, Cobb'smother said that she thought his father was a burglar. In acontroversial decision, she was acquitted of manslaughter. Cobb'salready competitive nature seems to have been enhanced from thistraumatic incident, as well as the hazing he experienced as a rookietrying to break into the Major Leagues while still dealing with hisfather's death. Consequently, Cobb batted and ran as if he were at war.At the plate, Cobb used a "spread" batting grip in which he separatedhis hands for more bat control, particularly helpful with the heavy batsused in his time, especially in his early years. One of only fiveinaugural inductees to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cobb is stillconsidered by some as the greatest baseball player of all time. Hebatted .366 lifetime, the highest career batting average in history. Heled the American league 12 times in batting average, and he hit over.400 three times. He won an American League MVP and a Triple Crown in1909. In his 24-year Major League career, he amassed 4,189 hits - theall-time record until it was broken by Pete Rose in 1985. Cobb alsostole 892 bases, a total when he retired that was the highest in the20th Century.

The offered ash bat is an unbroken Hillerich and Bradsby professionalmodel Ty Cobb bat (Number C28, as identified by the PSA/DNAAuthentication Team) from 1925-28. As such, it was used by Cobb eitherin one or both of his final seasons with the Detroit Tigers and/or in aperiod of 1927-28 with his other, and final team, the PhiladelphiaAthletics. It is 34.5 inches long, and it weighs 39.0 ounces, muchheavier than bats used in today's game. Many marks from baseballs are onall sides of the barrel. The handle shows evidence of three tape rings,with two still attached. A notation or inscription was removed from theleft barrel. Post Ty Cobb use is suggested by the condition of thebarrel. The bat shows great use, some from Cobb and some from an unknownplayer or person at a later time. What prevents this from being ahigh-grade bat is the fact that it was used after Cobb used it, as thiscreated additional marks and some gouges. The length and weight areperfect for Cobb, and there is no doubt that he used this bat as his"weapon." The barrel even has some cleat marks and tobacco juice stains,both Cobb traits. The bat comes with a Letter of Authenticity fromPSA/DNA. What's presented is a remarkable opportunity to possess, toproudly display to others, and perhaps to even carefully hold, and thenactually swing, a baseball bat used by the immortal Ty Cobb.

Baseball Memorabilia

Lot # 1008: 1894 "Temple Cup Print" by Hy Sandham

Outstandingexample of what is generally regarded as the premier nineteenth-century baseballdisplay piece. This enormous black-and-white lithograph was created by notedartist Hy Sandham and pictures a game in progress at the Polo Grounds. TheGiants are at bat against an unidentified team wearing dark uniforms. Thepitcher is in mid windup, while a runner on first takes off for second. Featuredalong both the top and bottom borders are individual portraits of forty-fourprominent baseball figures from the period, including players, leagueofficials, and team owners, all of whom are identified in print. Sandham hassigned the piece in pencil in the lower right corner of the white border. Asnoted in small type near the top border, this piece was “Printed in Paris –Copyright 1896 by Boussod Valadon & Co., Successors to Goupil & Co.,Publishers, Paris, London & New York.”

This is the mostimpressive of the three different versions of this lithograph produced duringthe era and the only one featuring two sets of portrait images. (One version hasportrait images just along the base, while the other features no portraitimages, but has been hand tinted in color). In one of the other versions, thetitle “A Base Ball Game” is printed along the base; however, collectors havelong referred to all three versions of the lithograph as “The 1894 Temple CupPrint.” The main reason for that is because the date 1894 is listed below theartist’s name in the lower right corner of the artwork. (Sandham created theartwork in 1894, but prints were made in subsequent years; the originalpainting resides in the Baseball Hall of Fame.) 1894 was the first year of theTemple Cup, an annual postseason best-of-seven series that matched the firstand second place teams in the National League, and which was the forerunner totoday’s World Series. The Giants defeated Baltimore in four straight games towin the first Temple Cup in 1894.

The question of whether the game scene featured here depicts the Temple Cup series or a regular-seasoncontest is secondary to the lithograph's incredible aesthetic appeal. Measuring animpressive 41x28” (visible dimensions) it truly must be seenin person to fully appreciate its scale and exceptional graphics. The piece deresistance is the inclusion of the forty-four portrait images. Those along the upperborder picture various League officials, team owners, and managers. The bottomportraits depict the top players in the league. Included here are National Leaguepresident A. G. Mills, National League secretary Nicholas Young, Harry Wright, A.G. Spalding, Ned Hanlon, Chris Von Der Ahe, Frank Selee, John T. Brush, John Ward,Cy Young, Hugh Duffy, Wilbert Robinson, Cap Anson, Ed Delehanty, Charles Comisky,Roger Connor, and Amos Rusie.

The lithographdisplays light toning, light scattered foxing, and a few small areas ofvery light staining in the white border areas. The piece has also benefitted from professional cleaning. It should be noted that most of the flaws are common to this piece and do not significantly detract from its overall Excellent to Mint appearance. This is a superb example of thisimportant nineteenth-century baseball display piece and one that would be a welcomeaddition to any advanced collection. Matted and framed to total dimensions of 50.25x37.5". Please note: the size and/or weight of this lot will necessitate an increased shipping charge.


Lot # 2: 2021 LeBron James First Ever Los Angeles Lakers 75th Anniversary "City Edition" Game Worn Jersey from 12/3 (Double-Double) & 12/23 - Total 59 Points & 20 Rebounds (MeiGray & Photo-Matched)

LeBron James is one of the best players in NBA history, and the only player to have won NBA championships as the Finals MVP with three franchises (Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and Los Angeles Lakers). He is a 4-time NBA MVP, an 18-time All-Star, was on four NBA championship teams, and at one time or another played regularly at every position except center. The Los Angeles Laker franchise is tied with the Boston Celtics for the most NBA Championships with 17. LeBron James and the Lakers were mixed together with the NBA's 75th Anniversary, and the resulting concoction produced a beautifully stunning "City Edition" jersey that was worn for the first time by LeBron in a game on December 3, 2021, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. To mark the league's 75th Anniversary, special City Edition uniforms were designed for each of the NBA franchises. The jersey for each uniform was creatively designed to recall the history of each franchise. The Lakers' roots trace to the Minneapolis Laker team that entered the NBA in 1948-49 after playing in the National Basketball League and the Basketball Association of America, both forerunners of the NBA. The Lakers took the new NBA by storm, winning the championship in their first two seasons, and five of the first six years. The Lakers moved to Los Angeles for the 1960-61 season, and the team's superstars included Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, and then Wilt Chamberlain. In Later years Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James became the leading players. The design pays homage to each decade of Lakers' dynasties. The Lakers announced this innovatively styled jersey in November of 2021, and this is the jersey from the first time LeBron ever wore the style, on December 3rd. The Lakers wore this style jersey on November 12th and 15th, but LeBron was inactive and did not play in those games. A Los Angeles Laker press release said of the new City Edition,"...The primary color is the iconic Laker purple that emerged in the late 1960s. The stars surrounding the number evoke the groundbreaking Minneapolis Lakers.... The belt buckle includes the famous 'L' logo from the three-peat era of the 2000s and the shorts incorporate the baby blue from the original championship teams in Minneapolis - the squads that laid the foundation for a franchise unlike any other."

LeBron James first wore this new City Edition jersey in the Lakers' 119-115 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on December 3, 2021, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. James had a Double-Double in playing 36 minutes, with 23 points, 6 assists, 11 rebounds, and 2 steals. LeBron wore this same jersey again in the Lakers' 138-110 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on December 23, 2021, also at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. James played 34 minutes, and he scored 36 points, with 6 assists, 9 rebounds, 1 steal and 2 blocked shots. This purple jersey is a size 54+6 inches in length and it is registered into the NBA Authentication Database as number "LALW05039." The jersey is MeiGray LOA and photo matched. Shows excellent use. NBA 75th Anniversary logoman patch on the back. There is a Nike Swoosh on the right upper chest. A Bibigo patch is near the left sleeve, and a Nike logo patch near right sleeve. The numeral "6" is on the front and back, in white trimmed in baby blue.  A gold "17" tag patch on the back neck represents the Lakers' 17 Championships. The jersey has size "54" and "Length +6" tagging on the front left outer tail, with handwritten "12-23-21." Other tagging on the front left outer tail reads "Every Player Every Game LALW 05039," and "City Edition." Printed in white above the above-mentioned tags is "The Lakers Dynasty." The jersey comes with a Letter of Authenticity from the MeiGray Group. This visually appealing game worn LeBron James City Edition Laker jersey is a unique item that could only become more precious with the passage of time.


Lot # 20: 2022 Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors "Double-Double" Game Worn Jersey from January 21st Victory (MeiGray & Photo-Matched)

Stephen Curry is regarded by some as the greatest shooter in NBA history, and when discussing who is the greatest long-range shooter in NBA annals, this Golden State Warrior is the consensus champion. Offered is the white Association Edition jersey that Curry wore when he had a Double-Double game on Jan 21, 2022. The 6'2" point guard darts like a waterbug amongst the behemoths of the league and finds space to get off his shot. Sometimes he doesn't even need to find open space as he creates the shot for himself off the dribble. Curry works endlessly to perfect his shot. He explains, "I want to practice to the point where it's almost uncomfortable how fast you shoot, so that the game then kind of slows down." When opponents do manage to double team him, Curry finds an open teammate, and he has averaged 6.5 assists per game for his career. Curry is a 2-time NBA MVP and is a 2-time NBA scoring champion. He has been a key part of three NBA championships, is an 8-time All-Star, a 7-time NBA First Team All-Star, and he led the league in 3-point field goals seven times. The displayed home white Association Edition jersey was worn during his three-pointer record breaking 2021-2022 season during which he topped Ray Allen on Dec. 15, 2021 in New York's Madison Square Garden for the record for the most 3-point field goals in NBA history. This jersey was worn by Curry in the Golden State Warriors' 105-103 victory over the Houston Rockets. Curry was spectacular as he notched a Double-Double, as he played 38 minutes and notched 22 points, 12 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 block. The jersey shows "30" and "Golden State Warriors" on the front along with a beautiful blue and gold logo of the Warriors featuring the Golden Gate Bridge. The back has "CURRY" in blue block letters and underneath the name is "30" in blue numerals. A special NBA 75th Anniversary "Logoman" is on the back. Rakuten and Nike swoosh patches are on the front near the neck. A gold-colored "6" tag on the back neck represents the six Championships won by the Warriors. The jersey comes with a Warriors and MeiGray Group Letter of Authenticity, and the jersey is photo matched. It is registered into the NBA Authentication Database as number GSWW06903. A "Championship Athletics" manufacturers' tag is on the left front tail with size "48" and "Length +4", the NBA logo, and a Nike Swoosh, along with a handwritten "1-21-22." Other tags on the left front tail read "Every Player Every Game GSWW 08903," and "Association Edition." The colorful, visually appealing jersey is in excellent condition. Curry appears to be a sure-fire future Hall of Famer as he is on the NBA's 75th Anniversary Team, and as of the end of the 2021-2022 regular season he holds the all-time NBA record for 3-pointers with 3,117. The offering represents a chance to obtain a game worn jersey from Stephen Curry, the best 3-point shooter in history.


Lot # 16: 11/14/21 Tom Brady Game Used Touchdown Football to Mike Evans for Evans' 71st Career Touchdown - Ties Buccaneers All-Time TD Record (Photo-Matched & Fan Provenance)

Lelands is once again extremely proud to offer another significant football thrown by the great Tom Brady. Young superstar and Super Bowl Champion Mike Evans is more than just a fan favorite, he's an intricate component of the Buccaneers winning machine. Loaded with talent and aided by Tom Brady's expertise, Mike Evans is sure to be making an impact in the NFL for years to come. Offered game used football is the very ball that Tom Brady threw to Mike Evans on November 14th, 2021 for Evan's 71st career TD, which tied Mike Alstott for Buccaneers all-time touchdowns record. As per usual, Evans handed the ball to a fan in the stands just before he began celebrating with the rest of the team. Wilson football shows fine use, features the NFL crest and is complete with the Buccaneers specific "344" serial number. Outstanding one-of-a-kind piece has been consigned to Lelands by the lucky fan himself and we've even uploaded a photo of that happening!


Lot # 1155: 10/15/17 Tom Brady Game Used Interception Football to Buster Skrine from Record-Breaking Game - Brady Sets NFL Record for Most Regular Season Wins by a QB (Resolution Photo-Matched)

Tom Brady sets another record and Lelands has a ball from the game! On October 15, 2017 at MetLife Stadium, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots beat the New York Jets (again) and in doing so, Brady broke the NFL record for most regular season wins by a quarterback. Offered Official Wilson “The Duke” football was thrown by legendary quarterback Tom Brady and intercepted by Buster Skrine during the second quarter of the Patriots’ 24-17 victory over the New York Jets on that fateful day in October of 2017. Only the second interception of the season thus far for Tom Terrific, the pass was intended for Phillip Dorsett and miraculously intercepted by Buster Skrine with 3:13 left in the second quarter. Brady shook off the interception and finished the day 20-38 with 257 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Photo-matched by Resolution Photomatching, this milestone game ball has been beautifully painted in Jets colors and reads, "Buster Skrine Interception Off Of Tom Brady - NY Jets Patriots - 10-15-17 - At MetLife Stadium" along with a Jets and Patriots logo attached. Remarkable piece.

Modern Sports Cards

Lot # 7: 2009 National Treasures "Platinum" Basketball '15 Panini Replay #206 Stephen Curry RPA Rookie Patch Autograph 5/5 PSA NM-MT 8

NBA career 3-point king, Stephen Curry's 2009 National Treasures buyback autograph card from 2015 Panini Basketball Replay. Hand numbered 5/5 on the front, this card features an absolutely beautiful three color patch cut from what appears to be the "AR" on his Warriors jersey. Graded NM-MT 8 by PSA and this is the only example encapsulated by them. According to the product details, "all the cards are hand-numbered and the options consist of both base and insert cards that were later signed as well as cards that were originally issued as autographs." The blue "Rookie National Treasures" logo at the bottom right corner of the card is the same as the Century Platinum numbered to 5 versions that were inserted into the 2009 National Treasures Basketball boxes, so its possible this card was a backup in case Panini needed to replace a damaged one. With only five of these numbered from 2015 Panini Basketball Replay, it makes this card much harder to find than the standard RPA pulled from the 2009 boxes. The Century Platinum /5 versions pulled from a box sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars and this is your chance to own a tremendous National Treasures Curry RPA for a fraction of the price. 

Modern Sports Cards

Lot # 8: 1998-1999 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems #53 Kobe Bryant #5/50 - Two 10 Subgrades! BGS MINT 9 (Pop 1 of 3)

A favorite among basketball collectors everywhere, the 1998-99 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems #53 Kobe Bryant showcases a metal inspired design with subtle embossing and a great image of the soon to be Hall of Famer.  The 1998 Metal Universe set marks the third and final year for the "original" PMGs with a design that resembles a gold tint refractor and featured 123 subjects, of which Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan ranked supreme.  Scarce Limited Edition "05 of 50" has been deemed MINT 9 by BGS with 10 Centering; 10 Surface; 9 Corners and 8 Edges.  While "5" is not Kobe's jersey number, this number is still significant by representing the five NBA Championships he won with the Lakers. This is just one of three MINT 9 examples in the entire world, with only three higher, and is the first Kobe 1998 PMG to be offered in a major auction in any grade! With the increased demand for any and all Precious Metal Gems, especially the top tier legends like Kobe Bryant, we cannot stress the importance of this opportunity. The heavy hitters going after "grails" like these are not just collectors anymore, but rather investors that see immense potential in the "one of a kind" cards that are seldom shown to the public, let alone offered for sale. This may very well be the last time you see this gem, unless you become the victor.


Lot # 1258: 1992 Christian Laettner NCAA Championship "The Shot" Ticket - One of Three PSA Examples! PSA PR 1

Presented is an exceedingly rare Ticketmaster ticket stub to the March 28, 1992, NCAA Men's Basketball Eastern Regional Final game between Duke and Kentucky, the game with the miraculous finish when Duke's Christian Laettner hit a turn-around 18-footer from near the top of the key as time expired, a play now simply called "The Shot." In an interview years later with Graham Bensinger on the television show In Depth, now recently retired Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said of the final 2.1 seconds in overtime, with Duke trailing 103-102 and about to take the ball out of bounds under its own basket. "I'd be lying if I said I thought we were really going to win." Coach K continued, "But as a leader you have to portray the confidence of saying, 'We're gonna win.' Grant [Hill] was going to take the ball out of bounds. I asked him if he could throw a 75-foot pass and he said he could. Grant made the pass, and Christian hit the shot. When Christian hit that shot, he was 20 for 20 on the night. 10 for 10 on the foul line and 10 for 10 from the field. It was like playing roulette when red keeps coming up." Duke was the defending 1990-91 NCAA Champion, and when they beat Kentucky with "The Shot", they advanced to the Final Four. The Blue Devils prevailed against Indiana by three points and then they crushed Michigan to take back-to-back titles. The stub measures approximately 2" x 5". The valuable ticket stub represents one of the most exciting finishes in basketball history. It has been encapsulated and graded PSA "PR 1". Only three ticket stubs for "The Shot" game have ever been graded by PSA.

Baseball Equipment

Lot # 804: 1968 Gil Hodges First Ever as a Manager New York Mets Game Worn Jersey (Photo-Matched LOA)

From Gil Hodges' days with the Mets in New York comes this outstanding game worn jersey.  Remarkable Spalding jersey is complete with all manufacturers tagging including size "44" tag, wash instructions and "Set 1 1967" flag on the front tail along with a felt "44-67-44" swatch in the collar.  Pin striped home jersey features the famous Mets insignia (restored) and "14" on the front with a Mets skyline logo on the left sleeve and an oversized "14" on the reverse; all in blue felt on orange tackle twill. 

 Repurposed and issued to Hodges in the spring of 1968, this jersey was originally worn by Al Schmelz, a pitcher on the 1967 roster.  Since Schmelz and Hodges both wore the same size 44 and the jersey was lightly used and relatively new at the time, one of the "4s" in "44" was replaced with a "1" making it a Gil Hodges number "14" jersey.  Jersey shows fine use and features numerous signs of wear including stains in the ventilated arm pits, pulls, a few thins spots and dirt stains on the back.  Comes with Photomatch.com letter.