Julien’s Auctions, the international record-breaking auction house to the stars, has announced three auctions over two days in June celebrating the world’s greatest athletes in sports history.
Formula One Legends, Sports Legends & Football Legends Featuring the Collection of Bernhard L. Lacroix will highlight the two day event to take place at the Mall Galleries in London on Friday, June 9, 2017 and Saturday, June 10, 2017. A portion of the proceeds from all three auctions will benefit The Prince’s Trust charity in the United Kingdom.
Football Legends Featuring the Collection of Bernhard L. Lacroix is being offered at auction for the very first time. As a FIFA Match Agent, Lacroix has evolved into the role of the Match Agent for the Brazilian Football Confederation — the Confederação Brasileira de Futebol or CBF. In his role as Match Agent for the CBF, Lacroix has had the good fortune to be present with the Brazilian team during some of the greatest events in the sport including World Cups, Olympics and Confederations Cups to name a few, as well as numerous other high profile matches around the globe.
Throughout his years of working in such close proximity with many football players around the world, Lacroix has become friendly and acquainted with many of the games legends and top stars including the Brazilian footballer Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Ronaldinho and Neymar to name a few. As a result of these relationships, Lacroix has been able to obtain items in his collection directly from the players themselves. This separates his collection from most, or even all others, in the world. Due to this exclusive access and the ability to obtain items directly from the source, Lacroix can state that the provenance of the items in his collection is impeccable.
Julien’s also announces a unique partnership with Getty Images for this auction. Almost 200 items offered will include a C-Type archival fine art gallery print by Getty Images that illustrate an item, accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Getty Images Gallery, London.
Highlights of this auction include a pair of Ronaldinho Match Worn Custom Football Boots; a 1994 FIFA World Cup Winner’s Trophy with Case; a 1994 FIFA World Cup Gold Winner’s Medal; a 1998 FIFA World Cup Silver Runner’s-Up Medal; a 2002 FIFA World Cup Gold Winner’s Medal; a 2002 World Cup Brazil National Football Team Signed Match Used Football; a 2014 World Cup Brazil Training Used and Team Signed Official Football; a 2007 First Wembley International Match England vs. Brazil National Football Team Signed Match Used Football; a Lionel Messi 2011 Argentina National Football Team Match Worn and Signed Jersey; a Neymar 2012 Olympics Brazil National Football Team Match Worn Jersey; a Ronaldinho 2006 World Cup Match Worn and Team Signed Brazil Jersey and much more. These items are a small sample of some of the incredible pieces being offered from Mr. Lacroix’s collection.
Sports Legends will celebrate some of the biggest athletes in sports history including Pelé, Andre Agassi, Evander Holyfield, Diego Maradona, Muhammad Ali and many more. Highlights of the auction include Pelé “Escape to Victory” Film Worn Jersey; a Jules Rimet 20th Anniversary Trophy Presented to Luis Monti; an Andre Agassi Match Used and Signed Tennis Racquet; an Evander Holyfield WBA Muhammad Ali Award Belt; a Pelé Match Worn Brazil National Team Jersey; a Diego Maradona Match Worn 1988-1989 Napoli Jersey; Diego Maradona’s 1977 Match Worn Football Boots and hundreds of other historically important items.
Formula One Legends will feature over 230 lots including a 1991 Moët & Chandon Champagne Bottle Signed and Inscribed by Legendary Brazilian Formula One Driver Ayrton Senna; a 2003 William F1 FW25 Race Used Nose and Front Wing Assembly and a Rubens Barrichello 2002 Ferrari Race Worn Firesuit.
From global icons on the football pitch, to pugilists in the ring, to drivers testing the limits of speed and control on the race track, Julien’s Auctions will offer fans a potential once-in-a-lifetime unique opportunity to take home rare Sports collectibles and memorabilia during the two-day auction event in June.
The property in the auctions will be featured in a full-color limited edition catalogue set, available for purchase at www.juliensauctions.com for $75 USD.
PUBLIC EXHIBITION AND
LIVE AUCTION LOCATION
JULIEN'S AUCTIONS PUBLIC EXHIBITION DATES
Monday, June 5 – Friday, June 9, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. BST
LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION
Friday, June 9, 2017
FORMULA ONE LEGENDS
Session I: 10:00 a.m. BST, Lots 1-239
Session II: 2:00 p.m. BST, Lots 240-452
Saturday, June 10, 2017
FOOTBALL LEGENDS FEATURING
THE COLLECTION OF BERNHARD L. LACROIX
Session III: 10:00 a.m. BST, Lots 453-742
Session IV: 2:00 p.m. BST, Lots 743-1018