Julien's to host online Sports Legends memorabilia auction



2015-10-21 10:41:34

Julien's Auctions is set to host an online sale of rare sports memorabilia later this month.

The Sports Legends 2015 sale, which opens for bidding on Monday October 26, features items from iconic figures such as Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali, Pele, Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky.

Fans of the New York Yankees will have to chance to bid on lots spanning their team's much-storied history. The sale includes memorabilia relating to Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, along with the game-worn jerseys of Thurman Munson, Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter.

Basketball highlights include LeBron James’s St. Vincent & St. Mary’s High School game worn basketball uniform, Michael Jordan’s 1997-98 Chicago Bulls full road uniform, a backboard used at the L.A Forum by the 'Showtime Era' Lakers, and another backboard signed by numerous Basketball Hall-of-Famers.

The auction will also offer a selection of game-worn jerseys from the biggest names in football. Major highlights will include a Brazil national team jersey worn by Pele, along with those worn by some of history's greatest players such as Zico, Socrates, Ronaldo, Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Another major piece of sporting history up for grabs is a torch used in the 1936 Summer Olympics torch relay.

Following the reintroduction of the Olympic flame at the 1928 games, the 1936 games were the first to include a torch relay as we know it today, in which the flame is carried from Greece to the Olympic venue. The example on offer is a rare survivor from the period, as most torches were later melted down for supplies during WWII.

Bidding in the Sports Legends 2015 sale ends on Monday November 9.

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