Icons and Idols Sports 2017 offers an array of 165 high-quality sports jerseys, gloves, firesuits, medals, and trophies that tell stories of greatness.
Stories of Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar, Maradona, Beckham, Zidane, Platini, Pelé, and many more in football - of Ali in boxing, Vettel in Formula 1 racing and Tendulkar in cricket.
These giants in their respective sports combine body, mind, and heart to achieve a level of excellence never seen before. The Brazil national football team won its first three World Cups with Pelé on the team and the 1994 World Cup Gold Winner's medal featured in this auction represents Brazil's fourth World Cup, superseded only by their fifth World Cup in 2002, a record that stands today.
Legendary French footballer Michel Platini attended the 1994 World Cup with the FIFA World Cup Pass offered here. Also in this auction is Platini's Juventus Football Club jersey match worn by him during the 1984-1985 season. Platini won the Serie A title with Juventus in 1984, the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1984, the European Super Cup in 1984, the European Cup in 1985, and the Intercontinental Cup in 1985. He won the Ballon d'Or three times, in 1983, 1984, and 1985.
Legendary football club teams including Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United, Celtic, A.C. Milan, Barcelona, and Real Madrid are all represented here with jerseys match worn by top players.
Sachin Tendulkar's signed first edition autobiography provides insight into how he was able to play more Tests than any other cricketer and achieve the first double-century in a One Day International *the most Test centuries in history) and the most One Day International centuries.. A pair of front row ticket stubs from the November 22, 1965, Muhammad Ali vs. Floyd Patterson fight is paired with a 1963 photograph of Ali giving us a glimpse of the man before he became the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time); in fact, it's before his bouts with Sonny Liston, and before he, Cassius Clay, became Muhammad Ali.
Reflecting this year in boxing are gloves signed by Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor and wrestling fans will find Sammy Stein's 1938 Lightweight Champion of the World belt also featured The historic items in this sale include a 1896 Athens Olympics Participation Medal with original case, a gold and a silver winner's medal from the 1912 Stockholm Olympics and a silver winner's medal from the 1920 Antwerp Olympics.
Don’t miss the opportunity to own a full-color, limited-edition Icons and Idols: Sports 2017 catalogue. The fully illustrated catalogue of the carefully selected lots in this auction is essential for sports fans, collectors and historians interested in football, Formula 1 racing, cricket, Olympic medals, and boxing. The football jerseys, boxing gloves, firesuits, medals, and trophies all tell stories of greatness. Of Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar, Maradona, Beckham, Zidane, Platini, Pelé, and many more in football. Of Ali in boxing, Vettel in Formula 1 racing, Tendulkar in cricket.
Great football club teams including Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United, Celtic, A.C. Milan, Barcelona, and Real Madrid are all represented here with jerseys match worn by top players.
Reflecting this year in boxing are gloves signed by Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. The oldest items in the auction are Olympic medals including an 1896 Athens Olympics Participation Medal with its original case, a gold and a silver winner’s medal from the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, and a silver winner’s medal from the 1920 Antwerp Olympics.
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