16th October 2017 for immediate release
THE ULTIMATE SPORTS AUCTION: JULIEN’S OF HOLLYWOOD OFFERS PURE GOLD FROM FOOTBALL, MOTOR RACING, BOXING, CRICKET & THE OLYMPICS
PELÉ, MUHAMMED ALI, SEBASTIAN VETTEL AMONG DOZENS OF SPORTS ICONS AND IDOLS MEMORABILIA FOR SALE
A stunning collection of 165 items of sporting memorabilia from the
world’s greatest sports stars of the past 100 years will be sold on
November 3rd in Los Angeles by Julien’s of Hollywood.
For anyone who has ever enjoyed sport, followed it passionately, or simply
admired the grace, courage and dedication that it takes to excel
athletically at the top level, this sale offers a selection of sporting
Sebastian Vettel’s F1 race car wheels, Pelé’s Santos FC
jersey, Muhammad Ali’s boxing trunks, Olympic gold medals and other
extraordinary trophies, either the clothes these sports heroes wore on
historic days of sporting prowess or the actual trophies received for their
efforts can now be taken home by successful bidders at the Julien’s
auction, to grace the mantelpiece as talking points for sports fans.
Darren Julien, President and CEO of the company that bears his name, says:
“This collection of 165 carefully chosen items of sporting
memorabilia represents the dreams and ambitions realized of the sportsmen
who captured the hearts of millions. To own one of these items will
doubtless be another kind of dream come true for the lucky buyers. The
value of each lot is beyond price and will become a family heirloom.”
GEORGE BEST SIGNED MANCHESTER UNITED RETRO 1968 JERSEY
$600 - $800.
A Toffs brand Manchester United retro 1968 jersey signed and inscribed by
legendary Northern Irish footballer George Best on his number 11 on the
back of the jersey “Best Wishes George Best” in black marker.
In 1968, Best won the European Cup with Manchester United and was named the
European Footballer of the Year and the Football Writers’ Association
Footballer of the Year. The jersey is accompanied by a certificate of
authenticity for the signature from Route One Memorabilia and a letter of
authenticity for the signature from JSA. Size S.
THIERRY HENRY 2004 ARSENAL FC MATCH WORN JERSEY
$800 - $1,200.
A Nike brand long-sleeve Arsenal FC jersey match worn by Thierry Henry in a
match against Chelsea FC in the later half of 2004. Henry played for
Arsenal from 1996-2007. He is the club’s all-time record goalscorer. Each
sleeve of the jersey features the 2003-2004 Champions Premier League patch.
Arsenal ended the 2003-2004 season without a single defeat, the first team
ever to do so in a 38-game league season. Size L.
ZINEDINE ZIDANE 2001 FRANCE NATIONAL TEAM MATCH WORN
$5,000 - $7,000.
An Adidas brand France national football team jersey match worn by Zinedine
Zidane during the first half of a friendly match between France and Algeria
on October 6, 2001, at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, Paris. It was
the first football match between these national teams since Algeria gained
independence from France in 1962. France was leading 4-1 when at the 74th
minute fans ran onto the pitch and the match was abruptly ended. Zidane
presented this jersey on the field to Algerian player Omar Belbey. The
front upper left of the jersey features the France national football team
logo with the text “France/ Algerie/ 06-10- 2001.” Size L.
And then there is the collection of Celtic shirts for sale, spanning the
years 1972-2015, items worn by such luminaries as Paul McStay, Peter Grant,
Jimmy Johnstone and Kenny Dalglish and many others. Scotland is spoiled for
PAUL McSTAY 1991 CELTIC SCOTTISH LEAGUE CUP FINAL MATCH WORN JERSEY
An Umbro brand long-sleeve Celtic home jersey match worn by Paul McStay in
the 1990-1991 Scottish League Cup Final match between Celtic and Rangers.
Rangers defeated Celtic 2-1 at Hampden Park. McStay, MBE (Member of the
Order of the British Empire), spent his entire career with Celtic, from
1982- 1997. He helped Celtic win three league titles, the last one in
1988.The front upper left of the jersey features the Celtic logo and the
embroidered text “League Cup Final/ 1990/91.” Written on the
interior collar is “McStay” in blue ink. The jersey is
accompanied by a letter of authenticity from The Celtic Shirt.
The 1994 FIFA World Cup Gold Winner’s Medal
$45,000 - $55,000.
A 1994 FIFA World Cup gold winner’s medal awarded to a player from
the champion Brazil national football team. The 1994 FIFA World Cup took
place in nine cities across the United States from June 17 to July 17,
1994. Brazil defeated Italy 3-2 in a penalty shootout after the game ended
0-0 in extra time, the first World Cup final to be decided on penalties.
Brazil became the first nation to win four World Cup titles. The team won a
fifth title in 2002. One side of the medal features a relief image of the
World Cup trophy with an athletic figure with arms outstretched in victory
and the words “FIFA/ World Cup.” On the other side is
“FIFA/ World Cup/ USA/ 1994.” The medal hangs from a red,
white, and blue ribbon, the colors of the American flag. It is housed in a
PELÉ SIGNED CANVAS IMAGES
$1,000 - $
A pair of large canvases including this one featuring a black and white
image of Pelé embracing Muhammad Ali and kissing him on the cheek at
Pelé’s final professional football game as a member of the New
York Cosmos. The game took place at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New
Jersey, on October 1, 1977. Pelé presented Ali with a game ball used
in the match. The canvas is signed by Pelé “Edson =
Pelé” in black marker. It is accompanied by a certificate of
authenticity for the signature from PSA/DNA.
MUHAMMAD ALI VS. TREVOR BERBICK TRAINING WORN AND SIGNED BOXING TRUNKS
A pair of black velvet Everlast brand trunks with light gold color trim
worn by Muhammad Ali during training sessions for the final fight of his
professional career vs. Trevor Berbick. The fight, billed as “Drama
in Bahama,” took place on December 11, 1981, at Queen Elizabeth
Sports Centre, Nassau, Bahamas. Ali would lose the fight by unanimous
decision after fighting the full 10 rounds. The trunks are signed by Ali on
the front left in gold marker. They are accompanied by certificates of
authenticity from Craig Hamilton/Jo Sports Inc., Grey Flannel, and JSA for
MUHAMMAD ALI 1976 TRAINING-WORN FIGHT ROBE
A white terrycloth robe with satin letters on the back spelling out
“Muhammad Ali” worn by Ali while training for his third fight
with Ken Norton. That fight took place on September 28, 1976, and was the
last championship fight ever held at Yankee Stadium. Norton had broken
Ali’s jaw and beaten Ali in their first fight. Ali avenged that loss
in their second fight. This fight was to be the rubber game of the match.
Although Norton appeared to be leading for most of the fight, Ali finished
strong to win the judges’ decision. In the week leading up to the
fight, Ali stayed at the New York City home of prominent fight promoter
Harold Conrad to avoid the media onslaught. Ali gave the robe to Conrad at
that time. Conrad later passed the robe on to his son. The label inside the
robe indicates that it was “Made Exclusively for Muhammad Ali”
1912 Stockholm Olympics Gold Winner’s Medal with a plaque
A 1912 Stockholm Olympics gold winner’s medal won by Gaston Salmon, a
Belgian épée, foil, and saber fencer. Salmon competed for Belgium
in three events, winning this gold medal in team épée. The medal
is gilt silver and features two female figures crowning a victorious
Olympic athlete with a laurel wreath and the stamps “Vaughtons”
and “B.M.” On the other side is the text “Olympiska
Spelen Stockholm 1912” with the figure of a herald proclaiming the
Olympic Games and standing before a bust of Ling, the founder of the
Swedish gymnastics system. The medal is accompanied by a plaque from
Brussels’ French Chamber of Commerce, issued in August 1935 in
“Reconnaiffance” (gratitude) declaring Salmon a Knight of the
Legion of Honor.
SEBASTIAN VETTEL 2010s RED BULL RACING F1 RACE USED WHEELS
$4,000 - $6,000.
A race used group of four OZ Racing brand front wheels from a Red Bull
Racing Formula 1 race car. The magnesium alloy wheels feature an inset ring
design that bisects the 10 spokes. Two of the wheels have a decal that
shows Sebastian Vettel’s racing number 1, which he used from 2011 to
2014, letters showing the wheel’s position on the car, and a German
flag emblem signifying Vettel’s home country. Being one of only four
drivers to have won four or more Drivers’ titles, Vettel is among the
most successful F1 drivers of all time.
SACHIN TENDULKAR SIGNED FIRST EDITION AUTOBIOGRAPHY
$1,000 - $2,000.
A first edition copy of Sachin Tendulkar’s autobiography, Sachin Tendulkar:
Playing It My Way (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2014), signed by
Tendulkar on the title page in black marker.
2012 LONDON OLYMPICS USED RELAY TORCH
$4,000 - $6,000.
A 2012 London Summer Olympics relay torch used during the pre-Olympics
torch relay that was run from May 19 through July 27, passing through the
United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, and the Republic of
Ireland. The torch was designed by East London design company Barber &
Osgerby. The 8,000 cutout circles represent each of the torchbearers. The
circles run the length of the torch, so the burner system that keeps the
Olympic flame alive can be seen. The triangular shape of the torch was
inspired by a series of “threes” that are found in Olympic
Games history: the Olympic values of respect, excellence, and friendship;
the Olympic motto of faster, higher, stronger; the fact that Great Britain
hosted the Olympics in 1908, 1948, and 2012; and the vision for the 2012
London Games to combine sport, education, and culture. The torch is the
color of gold to reflect the Olympic flame’s brightness, warmth, and
the light that it shines.
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