New York, N.Y. – A Michael Jordan 2002 Wizards photo-matched, game-worn jersey gifted to “The Last Dance” security guard John Michael Wozniak and a 2003-04 Exquisite Collection Gold #78 LeBron James rookie card headline the Lelands 2020 Fall Classic Auction, which is open for bidding and runs through Dec. 11.
The Jordan Wizards game-used jersey highlights an assortment of MJ memorabilia from the personal collection of Wozniak up for bid, including his Bulls security jacket signed by Jordan, a 1993 “Christmas” Rolex watch gifted by the NBA legend and a 1998 Jordan Bulls six-time NBA championship ring presented to him. Jordan’s longtime personal security guard and close friend, Wozniak starred in “The Last Dance” documentary.
The 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection LeBron James rookie card is one of the top King James rookie cards to own with none graded higher by Beckett. The card is #16/25 and is rarely up for sale. Additional LeBron cards in the auction include a 2003 Upper Deck Sweet Shot # LJ LeBron James Signature Shots Rookie Autograph in PSA GEM MINT 10 form, and a 2003-04 SP Authentic #148 LeBron James Rookie Authentic Autograph.
Additional auction centerpieces include an exceptional Ted Williams 1954-55 Red Sox game-worn uniform MEARS 10 and an excellent Roy Campanella Dodgers photo-matched, game-worn uniform from his 1955 MVP and World Series season.
The Lelands 2020 Fall Classic also features a spectacular collection of baseball photos (vintage prints and original negatives) from the historic Brown Brothers archive. Highlights include the Babe Ruth photo used for his 1933 Goudey #181, the Ruth image used for his 1933 Goudey #53, #144 and #149, a circa 1918 Ruth curveball grip glass negative by Charles Conlon, a 1923 Yankees team photo with Ruth and Lou Gehrig, a Ty Cobb photo by Wrede and Collins, and a circa 1918 Ruth Red Sox photo by Charles Conlon. Lelands recently acquired Brown Brothers and its legendary photography archive, considered the most comprehensive U.S. stock photo library covering events of the 20th century.
Among other photo-matched treasures in the auction are a Jordan 2002 Wizards signed, game-worn jersey from the first game of his final NBA season (2002-03), LeBron signed, game-worn sneakers from his first Heat double-double (2010), and Tommy Lasorda’s signed, game-worn jersey from his iconic celebration after Kirk Gibson’s epic 1988 Dodgers World Series Game One home run.
The Lelands auction also boasts the earliest known autographs of Chiefs superstar QB Patrick Mahomes ever offered publicly: a 2013 Mahomes signed Whitehouse (TX) high school “first pitch” baseball and a 2013 Mahomes signed Whitehouse baseball team photo.
Additional Jordan and LeBron memorabilia up for bid include an MJ 1989-90 Bulls signed, game-worn jersey, rated MEARS 10, a Jordan 1990 signed, game-used shoe, His Airness signed, game-worn sneakers from 1988-89 and a pair of shoes attributed to the 1997 Eastern Conference Finals, as well as a LeBron high school game-worn mouth guard and wrist bands.
Also featured in the auction is a Generation “T” Collection of over 1,300 tobacco cards headlined by 11 Ty Cobbs, a massive Topps baseball signed set archive, and a trove of modern sports cards with LeBron, Jordan, Mike Trout, Tom Brady, Zion Williamson and more.
Other impressive baseball items up for sale include a circa 1968 Mickey Mantle Yankees signed, game-worn cap, a 1916 Red Sox World Championship watch gifted from Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson’s 1946 Montreal Royals World Series Award, a 1914 Orioles team photo with Babe Ruth, a Lou Brock Cardinals game-worn jersey and Elston Howard’s 1958 Yankees World Championship ring.
Additional auction highlights include:
· An Ernie Davis 1956 high school game-worn jersey
· Bear Bryant’s personally owned and worn houndstooth hat
· Walt Michaels’ 1978 Jets AFC Coach of the Year Award
· An Aaron Hernandez prison letter
· A Mike Eruzione 1980 Team USA “Miracle on Ice” game-used stick
· A Frank Mahovlich 1969 NHL All-Star Game-used jersey
· Wayne Gretzky’s 1982 stick used to tie the single-season goal record and his 1991 Canada Cup pre-tournament game-worn jersey
· A Secretariat-worn horseshoe and a race-worn horseshoe nail
For more information about the Lelands 2020 Fall Classic Auction, visit https://lelands.com/.