Craig has been trying to sell his collection of ‘Miracle on Ice’ memorabilia since last summer, first via a $5 million straight sale price tag and then through Leland’s latest auction. In addition to the mask, 13 other lots did sell including his game-used stick ($60,654), his goalie pads and blocker ($23,033 for each lot) and his skates ($17,569).
Lelands also sold a circa 1925-26 Lou Gehrig game model bat for $131,769, a 1934 Tour of Japan photograph signed by Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Jimmie Foxx for $130,016 and a 1937 Carl Hubbell New York Giants uniform, photo-matched to wear during that year’s World Series for $96,000. All prices include a 20% buyer’s premium.
Just days after Lelands announced plans for a Muhammad Ali memorabilia auction later this year, Heritage revealed plans to do the same thing. The company says it’ll create a special catalog for 100 high-end Ali items that will be held in conjunction with its August Platinum Night event.
Among the items that will be up for bid:
- 1964 Cassius Clay Handwritten letter to Time Magazine Regarding Islam
- 1964 Sonny Liston Fight Worn Gloves from First Cassius Clay Bout
- 1965 Edward J. Neil Award Presented to Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali)
- 1966 Muhammad Ali Fight Worn Gloves from George Chuvalo Bout
- 1972 Muhammad Ali Fight Worn Gloves from Floyd Patterson Bout
- 1970’s Muhammad Ali Training Worn Gloves Inscribed to Julius “Dr. J” Erving
- 1975 Muhammad Ali Fight Worn Shoes from Chuck Wepner Bout
- 1976 Muhammad Ali Fight Worn Robe from Norton Bout
- 1978 Muhammad Ali Fight Worn Robe from Leon Spinks II Bout
- 1978 Muhammad Ali “Three Times World Champion” Ring
- 1980 Muhammad Ali Fight Worn Gloves from the Larry Holmes Bout