1912 SWEDISH OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL AT THE ULTIMATE SPORTS AUCTION: JULIEN’S OFFER PURE GOLD FROM FOOTBALL, MOTOR RACING, BOXING, CRICKET & THE OLYMPICS
PELÉ, KAKA, RONALDO, MUHAMMED ALI, SEBASTIAN VETTEL AMONG DOZENS OF SPORTS ICONS AND IDOLS MEMORABILIA FOR SALE
1912 STOCKHOLM GOLD MEDAL
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 holy grails.
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.”
LOT 124 A 1912 STOCKHOLM OLYMPICS GOLD WINNER’S MEDAL WITH PLAQUE – $10,000-20,000
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. Medal diameter, 1 3/8 inches; Plaque, 4 3/4 by 3 1/4 inches
Lot 18 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.
Lot 19 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.
Lot 75 ZINEDINE ZIDANE 2001 FRANCE NATIONAL TEAM MATCH WORN JERSEY $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 choice.
Lot 80 PAUL McSTAY 1991 CELTIC SCOTTISH LEAGUE CUP FINAL MATCH WORN JERSEY $800-$1,200.
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.
Lot 59 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 black case.
Lot 65 PELÉ SIGNED CANVAS IMAGES $1,000 – $2,000.
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.
Lot 153 MUHAMMAD ALI VS. TREVOR BERBICK TRAINING WORN AND SIGNED BOXING TRUNKS $4,000-6,000.
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 the signature.
Lot 165 MUHAMMAD ALI 1976 TRAINING-WORN FIGHT ROBE $15,000-20,000.
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” by Everlast.
Lot 124 1912 Stockholm Olympics Gold Winner’s Medal with a plaque $10,000-$20,000.
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.
Lot 7 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.
Time, Lots XXX–XXX
Lot 12 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.
Lot 136 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.