Secretariat's Belmont Blanket Offered at Auction

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Secretariat wearing his Belmont Stakes winning blanket. (Courtesy Lelands.com)

New York, NY (Sept. 27, 2017) – The 1973 Secretariat Belmont Stakes presentation blanket from Penny Chenery and other Secretariat memorabilia are among the items offered at the Lelands.com Masters Auction, which closes Oct. 27 and consists of a few hundred exceptional quality, high-value lots.

A 1973 Secretariat Kentucky Derby armband worn by Ron Turcotte, a 1973 Secretariat Belmont Stakes nail, and Secretariat’s original Preakness winner’s circle garland from that year are also on offer, as well as the 1969 Arts & Letters gold-plated Travers winning trophy from Braulio Baeza’s personal collection.

Turcotte's Derby armband.
Turcotte's Derby armband. (Courtesy Lelands.com)

The bat Pete Rose used for his record-breaking 4,192 hit in 1985, Jackie Robinson’s final Brooklyn Dodgers game-worn jacket, the WBC Championship Belt awarded to Muhammad Ali for his 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” win over George Foreman, a 1936 Joe DiMaggio rookie year game-used bat, a 1960 Ted Williams game-used home run bat, and a bat used by Mickey Mantle during the 1955-57 seasons will also be offered.

Additional auction highlights include a Ted Williams game-used glove circa 1955, a 2017 Aaron Judge game-worn “Derek Jeter Day” jersey and cap, game-used bats belonging to Yogi Berra, Roberto Clemente, George Sisler, Bill Terry and other Hall of Famers, a 1970 Brooks Robinson game-worn Orioles uniform, a 1969 Rod Carew Minnesota Twins game-worn uniform, Addie Joss Cleveland Naps game-worn pants circa 1909, a 1977 Lou Brock St. Louis Cardinals game-worn jersey, a signed “Ty Cobb “Sliding into Third” photo by Charles Conlon, Pete Rose’s 3,000 hit official lineup cards and a 1947-48 Babe Ruth single-signed baseball.

Other auction highlights include a terrific collection of vintage music and Americana memorabilia headlined by a Telecaster Fender guitar used by The Clash legend Joe Strummer during recording sessions, an 1863 officer commission document signed by Abraham Lincoln, a 1967 Colonel Sanders personally worn cotton suit, a 1975 Buffalo Bob Smith screen-worn Howdy Doody suit and a 1976 Nobel Prize Committee 23k gold medal.

“From Pete Rose’s record-breaking 4,192 hit bat to Jackie Robinson’s specially padded cap used to fend off racially motivated beanballs and Muhammad Ali’s “Rumble in the Jungle” WBC Championship belt, this auction has it all,'" said Josh Evans, founder and chairman of Lelands.com. 

The Lelands.com Masters Auction comes on the heels of this past summer’s Lelands.com Invitational Auction during which Babe Ruth’s 1927 World Series ring and the historic “Curse of the Bambino” 1919 contract selling him from the Red Sox to the Yankees sold for a world-record $2,093,927 and $2,303,920, respectively – and Pete Rose’s record-breaking 4,192 hit baseball sold for $403,657.

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