Bidding for Only Known 1919 World Series Ring Ends June 28

The only known ring from the 1919 Black Sox World Series scandal, a bat used by Yankees legend Lou Gehrig, boxing great Floyd Patterson’s personal collection, including his coveted Ring Magazine Championship Belt and a fight-worn robe, and hockey great Guy Lafleur’s 1976-77 Hart Memorial Trophy are among the one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia being offered as part of the Spring 2013 Catalog Auction.

1919ringThe auction at Lelands closes June 28, and also includes a rare 1969 game-worn jersey from Atlanta Braves legend Hank Aaron, artwork by former NFL player and the greatest African-American sports artist Ernie Barnes, Pat Riley’s 1964-65 game-worn University of Kentucky jersey, and a 1943 Negro League champion Homestead Grays team signed ball with Josh Gibson, considered the best ever Negro League team.

The Lelands Spring 2013 Catalog Auction also features a wide variety of unique and vintage Rock & Roll memorabilia, including a Plaza Hotel postcard autographed by all four members of The Beatles during their first-ever trip to the United States in 1964.

“This is one of the greatest assemblages of sports memorabilia in the 30 plus years that we’ve been running sports auctions,” said Founder and Chairman Joshua Evans.

Highlights from the auction include, among other things:

  • The Only 1919 World Series Ring Known
  • Lou Gehrig Late 1920’s Game Used Bat
  • 1943 Negro League Champion Homestead Grays Team Signed Ball with Josh Gibson (Reserve: $10,000+)
  • Hank Aaron 1969 Atlanta Braves Game Used Jersey
  • Mantle and Maris Photo Inscribed by Mantle to Maris in 1961
  • 1937-40 Mel Ott Game Used Bat
  • 1941 Bill Dickey Game Used Bat
  • Stan Musial’s 1959 Louisville Slugger All-Star Game Bat
  • 1887 George Tebeau Cincinnati Baseball Club Trophy Bat
  • Roberto Clemente Game Used Baseball Bat
  • 1941 Lefty Gomez NY Yankees Game Used Home Pinstripe Jersey
  • 1978 Art Fowler New York Yankees World Championship Ring
  • Rickey Henderson 1127th Stolen Base
  • 2004-2005 Ichiro Suzuki Game Used Bat
  • 1968 Carl Yastrzemski Game Used Bat with Provenance
  • The Dan Bankhead Collection
  • The Tragedy of Newtown, Connecticut Baseball Panorama


  • Floyd Patterson Ring Belt
  • Floyd Patterson Fight Worn Robe
  • 1996 Olympic Torch Run Used Torch Signed by Muhammad Ali

1976-77 Hart Memorial Trophy Presented to Guy Lafleur


  • Pat Riley’s 1964-65 Game-Worn University of Kentucky Jersey
  • Important Sterling Silver Tray Given By The 1946-47 Knicks To Ossie Schectman
  • The Ceremonial First Ball in Miami Heat History
  • 1974 Boston Celtics World Championship Ring

“We Love Our Team” Oil on Canvas by former NFL/AFL player Ernie Barnes
“Joe Willie Namath” Vintage Signed Super Bowl III Program

Rock ‘n’ Roll

  • The Beatles Fully Signed 1964 Plaza Hotel Postcard
  • Bruce Springsteen Stage-Worn Shirt From The River Tour
  • 1968 Rolling Stones Beggar’s Banquet Signed Album from Chauffeur


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