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Now in our fourth decade, Lelands is the most respected auction house in sports cards and memorabilia. The Lelands Spring Classic is one of the most exciting auctions in sports cards and memorabilia. Lelands Classic Auctions are milestone events featuring an impressive array of important card collections and memorabilia finds. From the Mickey Mantle Auction to the historic Boston Garden Auction, Lelands is consistently selected as the auctioneers of record for landmark memorabilia collections and the most significant sports pieces available.
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The 1992 Dream Team was the greatest basketball team ever assembled. Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Scottie Pippen signed, game-worn shoes from the team's historic run are up for auction. The Jordan shoes are the first Jordan photo-matched Dream Team items to ever be offered publicly. These sneakers are the highlight the Lelands 2020 Spring Classic Auction, which is open for bidding and runs through June 19. A spectacular collection of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James photo-matched, game-worn gear and rare high-end autographed cards are also up for auction. Headlining the offerings is a 2005-06 Upper Deck Exquisite Dual Number Pieces Michael Jordan & LeBron James Patch Auto signed by both, a 2004-05 SP Authentic Dual Signatures #JJ Michael Jordan & LeBron James Auto 2/25, a 2003-04 LeBron James Rookie Collection, and a 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan Rookie Card PSA Mint 9, the most recognizable card in the industry. Among the sensational Jordan basketball and baseball game-used memorabilia up for sale is a pair of signed sneakers he wore during the 1981-82 University of North Carolina season, and his 1994 Chicago White Sox game-worn warmup jersey and White Sox game-used wristbands.

Jordan Sneakers

Jordan Sneakers

Michael Jordan Dream Team Sneakers

Worn by Michael Jordan during the Tournament of Americas Gold Medal game held on July 5, 1992, this pair of sneakers is the only Michael Jordan photo-matched "Dream Team" item, of any kind, to be offered publicly. The photo-match is to an undated image but the consignor did receive them in the locker room following the mentioned Gold Medal game. The backs of each shoe were signed beautifully by Jordan in the locker room following the game.

Joe DiMaggio

Joe DiMaggio

1949 Photo-Matched Bat

From a powerful period in the great career of the "Yankee Clipper", this 1949 Joe DiMaggio signed game used bat is simply remarkable. Hillerich & Bradsby model D29L Joe DiMaggio professional model bat is un-cracked and shows evidence of outstanding use. Many ball marks and ball stich impressions are visible on the left barrel. Cleat marks are visible on the barrel as well as blue bat rack streaks. Model number (D29L) is stamped into the knob and Joe DiMaggio's facsimile signature is noticed on the barrel. From the 1949 labeling period, this ash bat is 35.75" long, weighs 35.3 ounces and received Hillerich & Bradsby's standard finish. Upon closer inspection you'll notice the subject bat is branded with the very rare and first version of "Reg.U.S.PAT.OFF." under the center brand. Resolution Photomatching and PSA have both photo-matched this bat to September 28th, 1949, one week prior to the World Series where the Yankees faced the Brooklyn Dodgers. Although we have no evidence, it is highly possible that DiMaggio used this fine bat in the World Series that October. Vintage signed on barrel in black, this bat has everything going for it and presents tremendously. Comes with Resolution Photomatching LOA, PSA GU 9 LOA and Beckett LOA.

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Game Worn Shirt

In conjunction with Green Eyes Estate Sales in Michigan, Lelands is proud to be offering this Kobe Bryant game worn and signed t-shirt from 1996 Magic Johnson Roundball Classic. Kobe was well on his way to becoming one of the greatest basketball players to ever play when he scored 21 points in the game at the young age of 17. After the game, he was swarmed by the media and eventually interviewed by Dick Vitale. Kobe was wearing this very t-shirt (Adidas patch prominent on left sleeve) during the televised interview. After the interview, the consignor managed to get some face time with young Kobe and asked for his shoes but settled for this signed t-shirt instead. Signed on top left shoulder in his high school full name signature and inscribed "#33." Signature certified by PSA and comes with LOA. Also comes with a ticket stub to the game. 10% of proceeds will be going to the Mamba Foundation.

Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth Signed Photo

Majestic 8x10" black and white image of Babe Ruth in posed follow-through of his swing, eyes staring into the distance at yet another of his titanic blasts. Signed in blue marker and inscribed, "Sincerely, Babe Ruth," back is totally clean and this specimen remains in tremendous shape. Comes with Beckett Letter of Authenticity grading the autograph a perfect 10, and we concur wholeheartedly.

Michael Jordan & LeBron James

Michael Jordan & LeBron James

2005-06 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Dual Exquisite Number Pieces

2005-06 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Dual Exquisite Number Pieces #DNJJ Michael Jordan & LeBron James Patch Auto #4/23. The card has been encapsulated and graded by BGS MT 9 with subgrades of centering 9.5, edges 9, corners 8.5, and surface 9.5. The autograph grades a BGS 10. Both players have signed the card in bold blue on the card front. A wonderful investment piece of two of the NBA's greatest.

Mickey Mantle

Mickey Mantle

1952 Mantle Rookie Card

If you asked every sports card collector if they could have one card - just one card - in their collection, the 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle rookie card would likely be the top vote-getter, even over the T206 Honus Wagner plus any one of the Babe Ruth “Rookie” cards. The name Mickey Mantle transcends baseball, a it is arguably the greatest sounding sports name of all time. Every sports card collector dreams of owning the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card, but with high grade examples ranging from $400,000 to $1,000,000, a true high grade Topps Mantle rookie is out of the price range of even the most ardent collectors. This example has received a grade of EX+ 5.5 by SGC and is a true beauty.

Connor McDavid

Connor McDavid

Connor McDavid Rookie Card RPA

Fantastic 2015-16 Upper Deck The Cup Connor McDavid rookie patch auto numbered 97 of 99. The card number of 97 matches McDavid's jersey number! The card has been encapsulated and graded by PSA MINT 9. It has a beautiful 5-color break patch in white, orange, and blue. It is signed by Conor McDavid with 97 inscription beneath the patch swatch. The card is hobby fresh and was just pulled at Jaspy's case break, comes with the original "The Cup" box autographed by both the breaker from Jaspy's and the consignor. Video of the card being pulled is linked here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13Rs_Yb4kjE

Lou Gehrig

Lou Gehrig

Lou Gehrig Signed Photo PSA 10

Portrait of Lou Gehrig is dignified, regal, elegant, refined and polished. All of these words could be used to describe the appearance of the Iron Horse in this photograph with his soft smile and perfectly fitted pinstriped uniform. Arguably one of the finest Gehrig signed photographs in existence, this remarkable image features the Iron Horse in Yankees Stadium and is nothing short of fantastic. Beautiful GEM MINT 10 signature is found perfectly across his bright white uniform in perfectly matching pencil. This vintage photo likely dates to the 1920's early 1930's and has a tremendous overall appearance. Some creases noticed at the corners but none go into the image or distract your eye. For every fifty signed Ruth photos you see, you'll see maybe one of these. Recently PSA encapsulated GEM MINT 10 autograph.

Troy Polamalu

Troy Polamalu

Steelers Game Worn Jersey

It's very, very, very rare to find a real example of a Troy Polamalu jersey, this is the first one that we are auctioning for the Steelers. Dating from the 2004 campaign - his second in a 12-year NFL career - this white road jersey is all original and shows really nice use with paint transfers and repairs. Reebok NFL Equipment size 44 tag is on the tail with "04-44" tag in the collar. Polamalu's number 43 is in black on front, back, and sleeves, embroidered Steelers logo is sewn to the left breast, and the Hall of Famer's name is sewn on a plate in yellow lettering with black trim. One of the most popular players of his era, the standout safety was a Pro Bowl selection on eight occasions while winning two Super Bowls while playing his entire career in Pittsburgh. This is just a really rare jersey from a super talented and well-liked player. Sourced directly from the Pittsburgh Steelers. Photo-matched to: August 14 preseason (51197358), November 14th - 2 Interception game! (580012596), December 18th (51887047, 52007739), January 2nd (81221252). Given the range of these dates, one can rightfully assume the jersey was worn throughout the entire season.

Red Sox

Red Sox

1915 Red Sox Championship Medal

This 1915 Boston Red Sox World Championship pendant was presented to first-baseman Dick Hoblitzell, the man the team assigned to room with Babe Ruth on road trips in order to be a "good influence" on the rowdy, young star. All-original and one of a kind, the jewelry features an emblem with wreath design holding a diamond at the center with "World's Champions 1915" surrounding it. The back of the emblem is engraved: "Richard C. Hoblitzell" and this is part two of the "Dick Hoblitzell Collection," as the World War I veteran's 1916 World Championship watch is also featured in this auction. The link attaching the emblem to the ribbon is stamped "14K" and "FHCo" and there is a leather ribbon with the chain at the top. Comes directly from the Hoblitzell family. Prior to his military commitment, Hoblitzell played 10 years in the majors with the Reds and Red Sox, winning two World Series with the latter.

Secretariat

Secretariat

Rare Secretariat Complete Program Run

Here's a jackpot for Secretariat aficionados and collectors: a complete run of programs for the 1973 Triple Crown winner, with 19 of the 21 rating near-perfect, even close to MINT.

Red Sox

Red Sox

1916 Red Sox Championship Watch

1916 Boston Red Sox Championship Pocket Watch presented to Babe Ruth’s roommate, Dick Holblitzell. The Boston Red Sox won three championships from 1915-18.

Rod Woodson

Rod Woodson

Rod Woodson Game Worn Jersey

Hall of Fame defensive back Rod Woodson spent 17 years in the NFL, 11 of which saw him earn Pro Bowl honors. From the height of his prime in 1992 comes this gorgeous, all-original, Steelers white road jersey which is distinguished by a custom-hemmed tail and shows very nice use.

John Stallworth

John Stallworth

John Stallworth Game Worn Jersey

Beautiful John Stallworth jersey dating to his 1974 rookie season, very likely his first pro jersey. It has the Honus Wagner Sporting Goods tag in the tail which was used up to 1972, but as was common with the Steeelers, jerseys were kept from season to season.

Jordan & LeBron James

Jordan & LeBron James

MJ & LeBron SP Auto

2004-05 SP Authentic Dual Signatures #JJ Michael Jordan & LeBron James Auto 2/25. The card has been encapsulated and graded by BGS NM-MT+ 8.5 with sub-grades of centering 9.5, edges 8.5, corners 9.5, and surface 9.5. The autographs have been graded BGS 10.

Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth 1/1 bat knob book

Outstanding and one of a kind 2019 Topps Transcendent Babe Ruth Bat Knob and Cut Signature 1/1 card #CSBK-BR. This is THE Holy Grail of all Babe Ruth cards and one of the ultimate pull and chase cards from the 2019 Topps Transcendence product.

LeBron James

LeBron James

LeBron Ultimate Auto

2003-04 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Ultimate Signatures LeBron James Rookie Auto #LJ-A graded Authentic with an autograph grade of 10.

Jack Lambert

Jack Lambert

Jack Lambert Game Worn Jersey

A terrific and very, very rare jersey from Hall of Famer Jack Lambert, this white Pittsburgh Steelers road jersey displays great use with repairs and paint transfers.

LeBron James

LeBron James

LeBron 1/1 Auto BGS 9

2004-05 Upper Deck Rivals #LJA45 Bonus Pack LeBron Jame Auto 1/1 features an image of James dunking and his impressive blue "23" inscribed signature.

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

1986 Fleer Jordan PSA 9

The most recognizable basketball card in the industry is the 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie. A great design, with an excellent action shot of the most incredible player in history, what could be better?

Home Run Kings

Home Run Kings

HR Kings 50 Auto Book

This amazing "card" is actually fourteen cards affixed together to create one monster of a collecting experience. Signed by an astounding 50 Hall of Famers and current superstars

LeBron James

LeBron James

LeBron SP Signature Auto BGS 9.5

2003-04 SP Signature Edition LeBron James Rookie Auto card is a bright white beauty that features an impressive image of a young LeBron James and his bright, bold and blue signature.

Lou Gehrig

Lou Gehrig

Lou Gehrig Single Signed Baseball

The "sister ball" to the other Lou Gehrig signed ball in the auction, this beautiful example has great provenance and a remarkable story. For decades, this baseball was forgotten (along with its sister ball) in a dresser drawer somewhere in the northeastern United States.

Jerome Bettis

Jerome Bettis

Jerome Bettis Game Worn Jersey

In the pantheon of Pittsburgh Steelers greats, few can claim as much popularity and effectiveness as Jerome Bettis. Known as "The Bus" for his hard-charging style of running, Bettis amassed over 15,000 total yards in his 13-year Hall of Fame career.

Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth Signed Bat

A spectacular rarity, the only way Babe Ruth could have made this one-in-a million bat any more valuable is if he had stuck diamonds into the wood. As it is, the lumber is worth its weight in jewels to Ruth collectors, as it comes with a mind-blowingly rare Babe signature and inscription on the barrel.

Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth 1932 High Grade Signed Ball

Spectacular example of the most coveted prize in the hobby. Official American League (Harridge) ball features the beautiful and flowing example of the Babe's unmistakable mark. Black fountain pen signature rates a solid 7/10 and is marvelously scripted across the sweet spot.

Mel Blount

Mel Blount

Mel Blount Game Worn Jersey

Blessed with uncommon size and speed, Steelers cornerback Mel Blount earned the second of his five Pro Bowl selections in 1976. That fall, the four-time Super Bowl champion wore this all-original white road jersey, which shows very nice use.

Leaf Paige

Leaf Paige

1948 Leaf Paige Rookie Card

Reading the back of this card just takes the reader away to another place and time. With gems like "Most picturesque player in baseball" and "Should sizzle into his old stride this year" you just can't help but want to go to see him pitch.

Ty Cobb

Ty Cobb

T206 Cobb Green PSA 6

The Ty Cobb portrait used for the T206 series has become so much more than a depiction of a man. The formal portrait has reached "iconic" status and even gives collectors a chance to choose a favorite surrounding color.

George Mikan

George Mikan

1948 Bowman Mikan rookie auto

George Mikan's #69 basketball card is by far the most sought after card in the famed 1948 Bowman basketball series of colored cards and is arguably the greatest basketball card ever produced.

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