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Sotheby's Sports Week returns with fantastic artifacts

Nalynn Dolan Caine |
Sotheby's Sports Week is an extraordinary series of auctions that promises to captivate sports enthusiasts and collectors alike.

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br> This week-long event in New York, 28 March–12 April 2024, features six separate auctions, each showcasing a unique facet of the sports world.

From Michael Jordan to Wayne Gretzky, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Ernie Banks, the auctions offer a wide variety of material from a range of time periods, sports and athletes.

In this auction, immerse yourself in the storied history of the Los Angeles Lakers. Sotheby’s, MeiGray, and The Los Angeles Lakers are to present a captivating collection of iconic memorabilia that spans the eras of this legendary NBA franchise.

From iconic jerseys to replica championship trophies and game-worn sneakers, each item is a testament to the Lakers' legendary history and indomitable spirit.

Reflecting on what many consider the greatest heavyweight bout ever, Muhammad Ali knew he had been pushed closer to the brink of his physical and mental limits than any other fight in his career.

Not only because his greatest rival, “Smokin” Joe Frazier, stood across the ring from him for the third and final time of his career, but also because the conditions of the fight were like nothing the boxing world has seen before.

Sotheby’s presented for auction, Muhammad Ali’s match worn boxing trunks from this legendary fight.

The white satin trunks feature a black trim at the waistband and black piping running down the side of each leg. The trunks are inscribed by Ali’s assistant trainer and corner man, Drew “Bundini” Brown” and signed by Ali in black sharpie.

The right leg inscription reads “Ali-Frazier Fight/Trilla in Manila” and the left leg reads “Pres. F. Marcos/Manila, Philippines/Oct. 1, 1975”.

All that and much more will be the reason sport fans will come to New York to this exciting auction.


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