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Michael Jordan's signed Dream Team shoes sell for $190K in Lelands auction

NEW YORK – Michael Jordan 1992 Dream Team signed, game-worn shoes sold for $190,373, a Joe DiMaggio 1949 Yankees game-used bat fetched $157,333 and a rare Connor McDavid rookie card garnered $135,811 in the Lelands 2020 Spring Classic Auction, which closed June 19.

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The spectacular Jordan shoes were worn during the Tournament of Americas qualifying event for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and are the first MJ photo-matched Dream Team items to ever be offered publicly. The auction featured a treasure trove of Jordan memorabilia including a pair of signed, game-worn shoes from the 1981-82 season at the University of North Carolina ($95,176).

The DiMaggio game-used bat was photo-matched to Sept. 28, 1949 and has been identified with probable use in the 1949 World Series when the Yankees defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers.

The 2015-16 The Cup Connor McDavid NHL signed Rookie Patch Auto numbered 97 of 99, matching McDavid's No. 97 jersey number.

Additional auction highlights include a Jack Lambert Steelers game-worn jersey ($50,131) that headlined a collection of Steelers game-used jerseys directly from the team's archive, a 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle card ($55,144) and a George Mikan 1948 Bowman #69 signed rookie card ($43,273).

Among the other excellent modern-day cards sold in the auction were a 2005-06 Upper Deck Exquisite Dual Number Pieces Michael Jordan & LeBron James Patch Auto signed by both ($35,763), a 2003-04 SP Signature Edition LeBron James Rookie Auto ($18,574), a 1984-85 Star Chicago Bulls team bag with #10 Michael Jordan rookie ($11,816), a 2018-19 National Treasures Luka Doncic RPA Rookie Auto Logo Patch ($17,731), and a 2003-04 UD Glass Auto Focus Lebron James /100 ($6,510).

Other one-of-a-kind baseball memorabilia that went under the hammer included a circa 1908 Reach catcher's mitts tin litho advertising sign ($46,072), a Mel Ott single-signed baseball ($44,401), a Babe Ruth signed photo ($31,414), a Lou Gehrig autographed photo ($22,013), a 1910s Ty Cobb Type 1 photo ($17,300) and actor Tom Hanks' "A League of Their Own" set-worn uniform ($17,732).

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