Join Julien’s Auctions, the world’s premier entertainment and celebrity estate auction house, for the 2012 Sports Legends and Music Icons auction event of the summer. Over 800 iconic pieces of sports and music memorabilia offered for sale on June 23 & 24 at the Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills Gallery.
Sports fans can feast their eyes on a collection of sports memorabilia featuring the biggest names and the most legendary sports heroes of our time. From NASCAR to the Olympics and from yesterday's baseball heroes to today's basketball phenomenon’s, the Sports Legends session of the two day event will no doubt score some of the highest marks of the season. The Sports Legends highlights include a Tony Stewart 2005 race used car hood signed by the racing champion (Est: $3,000-$4,000), a Lance Armstrong 2003 Tour de France worn skin suit (Est: $7,000-$10,000), a Tiger Woods worn and signed golf glove (Est: $2,000-$3,000), a Baseball stars signed "Stat Ball" matched set featuring a collection of 30 Rowlings official baseballs that have been signed and inscribed by 30 athletes with the majority being Baseball Hall of Fame inductees (Est: $5,000-$7,000), a Willie Mays signed 1979 Hall of Fame Inductee bat (Est: $200-$400), a Jackie Robinson 1952 Topps Baseball card (Est: $500-$700), a Pee Wee Reese, the Dodgers legendary shortstop, 1952 Topps Baseball card (Est: $3,000-$5,000), a sought after Mickey Mantle 1952 Topps Baseball rookie card, high number card #311 of the legendary New York Yankee (Est: $6,000-$8,000), a Jim Thorpe 1936 Olympic Record book (Est: $1,500-$2,000), Michael Jordan's 1995-96 game worn and signed shoes (Est: $4,000-$6,000), a Chicago Bulls 1996 Championship Pendant (Est: $5,000-$7,000), a Kobe Bryant signed artwork by Stephen Holland (Est: $2,500-$4,500), a collection of love letters written by Mike Tyson while he was incarcerated in prison in 1993 to Charlene Friend (Est: $600-$800), a multi-signed IBF Championship Boxing Belt signed by Muhammad Ali, Smokin' Joe Frazier, Sugar Ray Leonard and The Macho Man/Hector Macho Camacho (Est:$4,000-$6,000), and a Muhammad Ali Signed 1996 Olympic Torch and photograph (Est: $10,000-$14,000). Ali lit the flame at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
Items from the life and career of Elvis Presley including: An E.P. pendant given to him on stage in Las Vegas in 1974. The stunning 14k gold medallion is accented with diamonds (Est: $25,000-30,000). Elvis was known to be generous with his gifts. When his uncle Vester Presley commented a ring Presley frequently wore Elvis gave it to him. The star ruby and diamond ring in a gold setting is typical of Presley’s taste in jewelry (Est: $10,000-20,000) In 1969 Elvis Presley starred in the western Charro! As Jess Wade Elvis sought out the criminals who committed the crime he was accused of while wearing a classic Stetson fashioned for Elvis by famed Western wear designed Nudie Cohn (Est: $10,000-12,000). If you would rather have what was under the hat — a vial of hair from Elvis’ personal barber, Homer “Gil” Gilleland is offered for sale. Gilleland cut Elvis’ hair beginning in the 1950s and saved the trimmings. The hair offers a unique connection to The King (Est: $2,000-4,000). Also hitting the auction block is a rare 1957 film of Presley performing at Fort Wayne, Indiana concert. The black and white film offers a glimpse of early Elvis performances few fans have ever had the opportunity to see (Est: $2,000-$4,000).
From the King of Pop, Michael Jackson: Jackson's Apollo theatre performance stage worn Fedora (Est: $8,000-$10,000), Jackson’s 1984 MTV Viewer’s Choice Moon man statue (Est: $8,000-$10,000), Handwritten “Morphine” lyrics (Est: $2,000-$4,000), A Michael Jackson signed drawing (Est: $800-$1,200), A handwritten note to Lisa Marie Presley (Est: $800-$1200) and many other items from the personal and professional life of Michael Jackson.
The auction also includes: Meat Loaf’s stage worn clothing, equipment and memorabilia as well as décor from his Calabasas home. Lady Gaga’s stage worn and personal clothing, Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab” video worn robe, Keith Richards' stage worn T-shirt, memorabilia from the career of Madonna, Justin Bieber’s signed commercial worn costume, and other unique items from musicians spanning the history of rock and pop music.