Lelands, a leading sports auction house, and WorthPoint, the large database for antiques and collectibles, have entered into a new partnership. It will bring Lelands’ 57,000-lot archive of sports card, autograph, game item, and pop culture memorabilia auction prices to WorthPoint.
“We are excited to work with WorthPoint to provide Lelands’ pricing history information to collectors,” Lelands President Michael Heffner said. “We are proud of our strong track record, and we’re happy to add to the database of results for WorthPoint subscribers’ access.”
Lelands has seen incredible prices realized for sports collectibles, such as Babe Ruth’s contract that took him to the Yankees, which realized $2.3 million. They sold Ruth’s 1927 Yankees World Series ring for $2 million and Sandy Koufax’s 1955 rookie jersey for $667,000.
“WorthPoint and Lelands shared the goal to bring pricing transparency to buyers and sellers,” WorthPoint founder and CEO Will Seippel said. “The sports memorabilia category is one of the fastest-growing segments of the hobby, so our database must provide the most relevant and timely valuations from reputable sellers like Lelands.
“I’ve had the pleasure of buying and selling through Lelands,” Seippel said. “Its stellar attention to detail, customer service, and reputable bidding audience make it a firm we’re proud to work with.”