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.
The auction for Jim Craig‘s memorabilia from the epic 1980 “Miracle on Ice” game is winding down, but the prices are definitely on the rise before the sale closes on Friday evening.
How hot? Three items from the Lelands.com sale have topped the $190,000 mark so far with his Olympic gold medal leading the way at $259,374.25 after 11 bids.
It’s also quite possible that other items from the 17-piece collection could reach into six-figures.
Update: Lelands has updated its posting to say the jersey is from that game, but likely worn before the fight.
It’s one of the most-memorable — and probably most-forgettable — moments in Washington Nationals history all at once and the game-used jersey of the team’s biggest star can be yours.
The jersey Bryce Harper wore when he was choked by teammate Jonathan Papelbon during a game last Sept. 27 is on the auction block via Lelands.