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.
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).