The Originals

The First Sports Memorabilia and Card Auction House in the World

Established in 1985, Lelands is the first sports auction house and the premier appraisers and authenticators in the entire sports collectible hobby. Founder Joshua Leland Evans is 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, including The Mickey Mantle Auction of the Greer Johnson Collection ($1.3M), The Harry M. Stevens Auction ($1.8M), and the famed Boston Garden Auction ($2M total sales). Now in it’s fourth decade, Lelands has been involved in the sales of hundreds of millions of dollars of the most important sports memorabilia and cards in the world.

Hobby Legends

Partners Joshua Evans and Michael Heffner

Founder Joshua Evans and partner Michael Heffner’s love for the hobby and unrivaled longevity and success finding the most important and desired sports pieces, has kept Lelands at the pinnacle of the sports memorabilia and vintage cards hobby. Their unparalleled instincts for value and authenticity, their impeccable taste, and a keen sense for change in this constantly evolving market, have made them hobby legends.

Collectors Depend on Lelands

The Most Trusted and Respected Sports Auction House in the World

Founder Joshua Evans and partner Michael Heffner’s love for the hobby and unrivaled longevity and success finding the most important and desired sports pieces, has kept Lelands at the pinnacle of the sports memorabilia and card hobby. Their unparalleled instincts for value and authenticity, their impeccable taste, and a keen sense for change in this constantly evolving market, have made them hobby legends.

Our Auctions

The Most Important Auctions in the Hobby

Lelands is the auction house of choice for discerning collectors who want to own the most important pieces in the hobby. Our auctions include:

 
  • The Invitational: The most exclusive event in the hobby. Coincides with The National and reserved for the greatest collections from history.
  • The Classic: Our celebrated semi-annual collectibles auction features an impressive array of important memorabilia and card collections.
  • The Monthly: Our hobby-friendly auction features memorabilia and cards. Receives the most bids of any of our auctions. The way things used to be!

Buy with Confidence

The Trusted Name in Sports Memorabilia Since 1985

We work with our clients to understand their interests and provide expert guidance to fulfill their requirements. As the most informed team in all of sports memorabilia and card collecting, we know the current market, what pieces are available, and their current and potential future value range. Trust is more than just our word and reputation. It is the most important value of our firm. We ensure that any piece purchased through Lelands is authentic, because we will refund for any item that is not.

Meeting the Needs of Sellers

We Value and Market Better than Any Other Firm

With our vast experience and informed view, Lelands more precisely values, and more effectively markets, the vintage sports pieces that are brought to our attention. Our in-house authentication and appraisal services means that we can provide sellers with a value range quickly and accurately. We use secondary authentication services to validate our findings. We understand that selling needs vary, so we provide options and suggest the best avenue to meet selling objectives.