Lelands launched its second “Focus” auction Sunday night, with over 40 lots graded cards, tickets and a few other items that have an estimated value of at least $10,000.
The company launched the concept last fall and held its first event in October. The auctions are scheduled to be held quarterly, between the company’s larger Classic auctions.
Among the lots are three cards from a recent find of 1952 Topps cards that came from a recently consigned collection that originated in the Midwest.
The group included a copy of the iconic Mickey Mantle card (PSA 5.5) along with those of Jackie Robinson (also a PSA 5.5) and Willie Mays (PSA 7) that are part of the current auction. Others will be offered in future sales after they are graded.
“Our consignor’s husband collected the cards as a child and, miraculously, nearly all avoided the common fate of being repeatedly flipped or placed in bike spokes,” Lelands states in its online catalog. “Instead, he carefully stored them in a shoe box, where they remained, untouched, for the past seventy years.”
Other highlights in auction include:
- 1919 World Series press ticket
- 1921 Exhibit Supply Co. Babe Ruth PSA 4.5
- 1932 Yankees World Champion team signed baseball with Ruth and Gehrig
- 1977 Brooks Robinson Orioles signed, game-worn, photo-matched jersey
- 1982 Donnie Shell Steelers game-worn jersey from two interception game
- Kobe Bryant signed, game-worn, photo-matched sneakers and wristband from 11/1/2001
- 2020 Jalen Hurts National Treasures RPA Nike Swoosh /3
- 2020 Joe Burrow National Treasures RPA /99
The auction runs through Feb. 11.