‘The Greatest Auction’ features knockout collection of Ali memorabilia

NEW YORK –Lelands.com The Greatest Auction features a knockout collection of Muhammad Ali items, including his 1972 passport,

Ali's passport

Muhammad Ali’s 1972 passport. (All photos courtesy Leland’s).

a 1996 Olympic Torch autographed by Ali (not the one used by him), a selection of photos and negatives of the boxing and global icon headlined by an amazing assemblage of 400+ from-the-camera negatives of the Ali training camp for Clay-Liston II, and an Ali vs. Sonny Liston Boston Garden fight poster signed by Liston. The auction closes Oct. 28. 2016.

The auction at Lelands.com also features a pair of boxing shoes worn and signed by Ali and inscribed “Enjoy life its Later Than You Think”; an Ali “Rumble in the Jungle” championship ring; an Ali vs. Mac Foster April 1, 1972 on-site poster; a 1972 Ali vs. Jerry Quarry II fight contract; a boxing glove signed, inscribed and presented to Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams; an Ali “Athlete of the Century” heavyweight championship ring; a 1965 Ali vs. Liston II signed collage, complete with tickets programs and more; and an Ali “Power of the People” black velvet painting.

More Championship Memorabilia

Additional one-of-a-kind memorabilia featured in the Greatest Auction include scandal-scarred all-time MLB Hit King Pete Rose’s 1963 National League Rookie of the Year Award, the jersey worn by Mets manager Gil Hodges in the 1969 pennant-clinching game (and most likely during the World Series), the trumpet used to call Triple Crown winner American Pharoah to the Post at both The Preakness and Belmont Stakes, a stallion halter worn by American Pharoah, a 1972-73 Secretariat worn racing shoe, a 1985 Kentucky Derby Trophy, an important 1963 “Wither’s Stakes” Sterling Trophy by Cartier, a 1910s Detroit Tigers sweater, and a 1920s Executioner’s football helmet.

“From the one-of-a-kind Muhammad Ali memorabilia to Pete Rose’s Rookie of the Year Award to the fantastic horse racing memorabilia and more, this auction is truly the greatest,” said Lelands.com founder and Chairman Joshua Evans.

roserotywbThe Lelands.com The Greatest Auction also includes the 1960 U.S. Olympic hockey jersey worn by Hall of Famer Paul Johnson in the gold medal-winning game, a Ray Bourque 1999-2000 Bruins game-worn jersey, and a 1989-90 Wayne Gretzky signed game-used Kings jersey.

In addition, the auction features a 1963 Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals last game signed jersey, a 1999 World Champion New York Yankees diamond-encrusted World Series pendant, LeBron James 2008 game-used signed shoes, a 1909 Indianapolis Motor Speedway poster from its inaugural opening, and a 1986 New York Giants NFC Championship Trophy.

Lelands.com will also be auctioning off a selection of pop culture memorabilia headlined by a signed presidential collection of every U.S. commander-in-chief, the only baseball signed by Henry Ford and a 1935 Oscar for Best Picture of the Year.

For more information about the auction, visit www.lelands.com.

'Thrilla in Manilla' poster in 'The Greatest Auction'

Sept. 30, 1975 Ali-Frazier “Thrilla in Manilla” fight poster.

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