Jackie Robinson’s original 1962 Baseball Hall of Fame induction plaque, the coveted Clipper Medal awarded in 1868 to baseball pioneer George Wright, the 1985 Kentucky Derby Owner’s Trophy, and a halter used by 2015 Triple Crown champ American Pharoah’s halter are among the items being offered in the latest Lelands auction catalog which closes Jan. 8.
The Robinson plaque includes a letter of authenticity from Rachel Robinson and carries a $50,000 opening bid. It sold in December of last year for $100,001 via SCP Auctions.
Lelands is also offering a Bath Ruth game model bat ($25,000 MB) and several single signed Ruth baseballs, an Ernie Davis game-worn jersey from his 1960-61 Heisman Trophy winning season at Syracuse ($10,000 MB) and even a Speedo swimsuit used by Michael Phelps in the 2008 Olympics and signed by the superstar swimmer the night he won his record eighth gold medal,
Additional one-of-a-kind horse racing memorabilia featured in the auction include a 1936 Seabiscuit Horseshoe Presentation Silver Ashtray, a Ruffian race-worn saddle from Jacinto Vasquez, 1977 Alydar Triple Crown silks,
Secretariat Julep Cups from owner Penny Chenery and a Secretariat horseshoe nail from the 1973 Belmont Stakes, the 1985 Kentucky Derby silks worn by Angel Cordero Jr. on winner Spend A Buck, Alfred Vanderbilt’s personal racing silks, the Alydar 1977 Champagne Stakes Presentational Jewelry Box and a Stage Door Johnny 1968 Belmont Stakes Silver Trophy, among others.
The Traditions Vintage Sports Auction also features a 1960s Brian Piccolo Chicago Bears jacket, the goalie stick used by famed Soviet goaltender Vladislav Tretiak during the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” game, a 1916 Ferguson Bakery D381 Felt Pennants Premium, a 1941 Hugh “Shorty” Ray signed NFL Football Record Book, an 1870s Princeton Football stocking cap and the helmet worn by Los Angeles Rams quarterback Roman Gabriel when he suffered a concussion during a 1970 game and subsequently used the following year in government hearings regarding the effects of head trauma on artificial turf.
“We are proud and excited to bring these fantastic offerings to the collecting public,” said Lelands.com founder and Chairman Joshua Evans.
In addition, the auction includes an early 1960s Jack Twyman Cincinnati Royals game-worn fleece warm-up jacket, and a 1954 Milan Indians State Champions jacket – the team from the tiny Indiana school that served as inspiration for the film “Hoosiers.”
Lelands is also offering a selection of vintage music and Americana memorabilia headlined by Elvis Presley’s personal “ELVIS” bracelet, a complete uniform worn by actor Tom Hanks in the movie “A League of Their Own,” President Richard Nixon’s 1972 Washington Senators Presentational Jersey, The Beatles 45 Gold Record Award for “Let it Be” and an Apollo 11 Crew Signed Display.
To register and bid in the auction visit www.lelands.com.