Newest Lelands auction includes some serious baseball history

A number of high-end and truly historic baseball items are leading the way in the latest Lelands Masters Auction.

What you see above? A 1962 Topps first series cello box.

It includes 36 packs that originally cost buyers $3.60 if they cleared out the box. It’s been inspected, authenticated and documented by Baseball Card Exchange and includes a number of packs with stars showing, including four showing Stan Musial and then appearances by Sandy Koufax, Ernie Banks, Eddie Mathews, Brooks Robinson and a number of leaders cards.

Bidding currently sits at $48,717 after just eight bids — and it’s not even close to the biggest item in the sale.

Opening at $100,000 but bidless right now is the black Mizuno PR2192 model bat used by Pete Rose when he recorded his 4,192nd hit to set the MLB record on Sept. 11, 1985. The bat is fully documented and was purchased by a Cincinnati collector who displayed the bat for years at his business. It’s never before been available on the open market.

Two other interesting game-used bats are also part of several gamers in the sale. One is Ted Williams‘ bat used for his 517th career home run ($30,250 after three bids) and Frank Robinson‘s 500th home run bat ($22,000 after two bids).

A 1945 New York Giants jersey used by Mel Ott is the only $100,000-plus item in the sale at the moment — it’s $110,000 after two bids — and a Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers jacket is $90,750 after three bids.

You can see each of these items in the gallery below and you can see everything else in the auction — including a number of PSA 10 cards of iconic players from the 1960s and autographs and game-used items from MLB legends  — by clicking here.

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