Press Release

For Immediate release!


JULIEN'S AUCTIONS GIVES SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BID ON RARE SPORTS MEMORABILIA EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE

SPORTS LEGENDS 2014 ONLINE AUCTION EVENT

Babe Ruth 1921-32 Professional Model Team Index Game bat

Beverly Hills, California….May 20, 2014….Julien’s Auctions, the world’s premier sports and entertainment memorabilia auction house, has announced an exclusive sports memorabilia online auction for sports enthusiasts. Sports fans and collectors from around the world have the opportunity to bid on memorabilia up until Monday, June 9, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. The vast array of memorabilia includes a historic collection of items from one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive Muhammad Ali memorabilia collectors.  In addition, fans have the rare opportunity to bid on Carmelo Anthony’s 2004 Olympic Bronze medal, property from the life and career of Evander Holyfield and game worn items and memorabilia from sports icons that include Michael Jordan, Babe Ruth, Jerry Rice, Wayne Gretzky, Pele, Andre Agassi and more. Several game worn jerseys from Basketball, Baseball and Football legends are also included in the exclusive online auction.

Liston vs. Clay program

Highlights from the collection of Muhammad Ali memorabilia include items from every stage of his career including rare programs and tickets from the 1959 Golden Gloves and 1960 Olympic Boxing Trials, items from the 1960 Rome Summer Olympics where Ali (Cassius Clay) won the Gold medal in the Light Heavyweight division, tickets and pennants from his early career and on-site programs.

LeBron James Rookie of the Year worn uniform

One of the first modern era USA Basketball Olympic Medals, Carmelo Anthony’s 2004 Olympic Bronze Medal, will be offered. Other online highlights include 1949 National League Rookie of the Year  and the 1955 National League MVP and Cy Young Award winner Don Newcombe’s 1957 Brooklyn Dodgers game worn home flannel jersey, Evander Holyfield’s fight worn boxing gloves from his first World Heavyweight Championship victory against Buster Douglas, trunks worn in the ring against George Foreman, game worn baseball jerseys and jackets including Derek Jeter’s 1998 World Series attributed New York Yankees jersey, Thurman Munson’s circa 1970’s New York Yankees jacket, Frank Sinatra and Sandy Koufax’s personal team-issued Los Angeles Dodgers jackets, Barry Bonds’ 1986 Pittsburgh Pirates rookie year game worn road jersey Number 7 and game worn items from legends including Nolan Ryan, Rod Carew, Tony Gwynn, Eddie Murray, Albert Pujols and new Dodger’s sensation Yasiel Puig. Other highlights of the exclusive online auction include game worn items from Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Larry Bird, Shaquille O’Neal, John Stockton and Patrick Ewing, soccer great Pele, Jerry Rice and Cristiano Ronaldo. Los Angeles Clippers game used backboards from the Staples Center in Los Angeles round out the offering.

Michael Jordan game worn and signed shoes

Fans and collectors can view the collection of memorabilia from Monday, June 2, 2014 to Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills gallery located at 9665 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, California.  The exhibition will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

All bidding will take place online through Julien’s Live or by entering absentee bids.  Registering to bid can be done in person at the exhibition, online before the sale at the Julien’s Auctions Registration page to place absentee bids (go to the Registration page at http://www.juliensauctions.com/register.html and complete all requested information), online at Julien’s Live for bidding online (https://www.julienslive.com/signup/), or by calling (310) 836-1818.  For additional questions, interested bidders can call (310) 836-1818.

PUBLIC EXHIBITION
Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills
Monday, June 2nd – Saturday, June 7th, 2014 
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time Daily
at 9665 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 150
Beverly Hills, California 90210

INTERNET EXCLUSIVE AUCTION
Opens Friday, May 16th, 2014
Closes Monday June 9, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
(with extended bidding)

For inquiries, please email info@juliensauctions.com or call 310-836-1818.


For hi res images at 300 dpi (and above), please email requests to: info@juliensauctions.com


Logo

For Inquiries, Please Email info@juliensauctions.com or Call 310-836-1818.


Register to bid

LIVE AUCTIONS

Registration is required to bid in this live auction and can be done online before the sale at the JuliensAuctions.com Registration page to bid by phone, proxy or online at JuliensLive.com/signup/ to bid live online, or by calling (310) 836-1818.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE AUCTIONS

Registration is required to bid in this online exclusive auction and can be done online before the sale at JuliensLive.com/signup/ to bid live online, or by calling (310) 836-1818.


Placing Bids

LIVE AUCTIONS

There are four ways to bid in Live Auctions:

  1. Bid with Julien's Auctions online and live in real time at JuliensLive.com or via our iPhone App.
  2. Bid over the telephone with an auction house representative.
  3. Bid in person in the room at our auction events.
  4. Bid in advance by absentee bid. Absentee bid forms are printed in the back of each catalogue, and are also available by calling Julien's Auctions or online by visiting www.juliensauctions.com/register-to-bid.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE AUCTIONS

  1. Bid in advance by absentee bid online at JuliensLive.com.
  2. Bid with Julien's Auctions online and live in real time at JuliensLive.com or via our iPhone App in lot order on the concluding day of the auction.


Media contact

info@juliensauctions.com
For hi res images at 300 dpi (and above), please email requests to: info@juliensauctions.com.


About Julien's Auctions

Julien’s Auctions is the world record-breaking auction house to the stars. Collaborating with the famous and the exclusive, Julien’s Auctions produces high profile auctions in the film, music, art and sports markets. Julien’s Auctions has received international recognition for its unique and innovative auction events, which attract thousands of collectors, investors, fans and enthusiasts from around the world. Julien’s Auctions specializes in sales of iconic artifacts and notable collections including Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Lady Gaga, Banksy, Cher, Michael Jackson, U2, Barbra Streisand, Les Paul, Neil Young, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, Hugh Hefner, Pelé and many more.

In 2016, Julien’s realized $5 million in the historic auction of the Brazilian soccer icon, three-time World Cup Champion and FIFA Player of the Century’s collection of memorabilia, personal property and awards, which featured the sale of Pelé’s 3 World Cup Gold medals, sold for a combined total of US $970,992 (£674,300), including his 1970 World Cup winner’s medal sold for $427,100 (£346,000), which set world records for the most expensive Pelé item and the most expensive soccer medal ever sold at auction. In 2020, Julien’s shattered multiple records of sports jerseys sold at auction in the sale of a trio of historic #23 basketball jerseys worn by Michael Jordan (his historic 1984 “Signing Day” official Chicago Bulls rookie #23 which sold for $320,000, a new world record sale for a jersey worn by the 14 Time All-Star and five-time MVP legend), Barack Obama (the forty-fourth U.S. President’s 1979 #23 Punahou School jersey which sold for $192,000, a new world record selling price for a high school jersey) and Lebron James (the NBA legend’s 2003-2004 official Cleveland Cavaliers rookie year NBA jersey rookie season which sold for $128,000) which combined totaled $640,000 as well as Colin Kaepernick’s official San Francisco 49ers rookie jersey which sold for $128,000, a new world record for most expensive NFL jersey sold at auction. Other notable Sports memorabilia sold by Julien’s Auctions include Babe Ruth’s 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers coaching uniform which sold for $187,500 and NASCAR legend Richard Petty’s 1974 Dodge Charger Daytona race-winning car which sold for $500,000.

In 2016, Julien’s Auctions received its second placement in the Guinness Book of World Records for the sale of the world’s most expensive dress ever sold at auction, The Marilyn Monroe “Happy Birthday Mr. President” dress which sold for $4.8 million. Julien’s Auctions achieved placement in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2009 for the sale of Michael Jackson’s white glove, which sold for $480,000 making it the most expensive glove ever sold at auction. In 2020, Julien’s Auctions received its third Guinness Book of World Record placement for the sale of Kurt Cobain’s “MTV Unplugged” 1959 Martin D-18E acoustic-electric guitar, which sold for $6 million making it the world’s most expensive guitar ever sold at auction. In 2022, Julien’s Auctions sold the world’s second most expensive guitar ever sold at auction with Kurt Cobain’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” music video 1969 Fender Mustang electric guitar, which sold for $4.5 million.

Based in Los Angeles, Julien’s Auctions has a global presence bringing their auctions and exhibitions to targeted destinations worldwide including London, New York, Las Vegas, Japan and China. Live auctions are presented for bidders on-site and online via live streaming video and mobile technology. For more information on Julien’s Auctions, go to www.juliensauctions.com.

Connect with Julien’s Auctions at www.facebook.com/JuliensAuctions or www.twitter.com/JuliensAuctions
or www.instagram.com/juliens_auctions.


Download Press Release as PDF file