A 1954-55 Ted Williams “Harry Agganis” game-worn uniform sold for $137,274 in the Lelands.com spring 2014 Catalog Auction on July 25.
The auction also featured a full ticket from the 1964 Cassius Clay/Sonny Liston fight ($12,947), a 1944 Cy Young handwritten signed letter ($12,947) and a Saratoga Race Track cast iron grandstand seat from the Harry M. Stevens collection ($11,082), each setting records.
Other one-of-a-kind memorabilia sold during the auction included Hall of Fame catcher Mickey Cochrane’s 1929 Philadelphia Athletics World Championship ring ($45,380), the first and only true “baseball” car – a custom-designed Volkswagen Beetle featuring a white exterior with red baseball stitches, Rawlings baseball glove seats, a baseball gear shift and baseball bat emergency brake – that sold for $26,529, as well as Lou Brock’s Baseball Hall of Fame plaque ($22,690), the only known signed photo of President Kennedy’s meeting with the 1963 World Champion Boston Celtics ($8,616), and a large collection of Stan Musial signed checks ($15,666).
The Lelands.com auction also included a Babe Ruth 714th home run ticket from his three home run game ($9,727), a Honus Wagner T206 pose first generation vintage photo by Carl Horner ($11,770), a 1999 New York Yankees World Championship ring ($11,643) and a 1955 Willie Mays New York Giants game-used bat (PSA9), which sold for $15,497.
The actual saddle worn by Hall of Fame jockey Braulio Baeza when he rode Chateaugay to victory at the 1963 Kentucky Derby attracting a crowd of horse racing collectors before selling for $14,340. Also finding new homes were a 1969 New York Mets painting by Arthur Sarnoff ($15,100), a 2008 Philadelphia Phillies World Championship Ring ($17,047), a Roberto Clemente single-signed baseball ($7,308), an Ali/Frazier full ticket ($10,426), Leroy Neiman’s The Fighting Face of Muhammad Ali ($4,657), a 1966 Emile Griffith fight-worn robe vs. Dick Tiger ($5,635) and a Bear Bryant personally gifted houndstooth hat to Max Baer Jr. ($4,019).
Additionally, the auction boasted an array of remarkable Rock & Roll and Americana memorabilia, headlined by a 1970s Pete Townshend stage-used Gibson SG Guitar ($47,391), Quadrophenia-era Keith Moon “The Who” drums ($8,843), a cotton suit owned and worn by KFC founder Colonel Harland David Sanders ($4,337) and a signed Neil Armstrong photo ($3,409).
Other highlights from the Lelands.com Spring 2014 Catalog Auction included a 1960s Willie Mays “It’s Cold Out There” San Francisco Giants game-worn jacket ($4,771), a 1979 Carl Yastrzemski complete home game-worn uniform ($6,040), a 1949 George Kell Detroit Tigers game-worn jersey with hat ($9,076), Lou Boudreau’s Ball Hall of Fame Presentational Plaque ($7,229), a Ty Cobb Presentational Walking Stick ($4,019), a Hank Aaron game-used baseball glove ($6,572) and a 1985 Steve Carlton Phillies game-worn jersey ($4,863).