BOHEMIA, N.Y. — Is Josh Evans the Bill Veeck of vintage sports memorabilia? While all auction houses are constantly in search of consignments, Lelands was in full bounty hunter mode during the recent 35th Annual Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland.
Evans placed a a $5 million price tag for game-worn Cleveland Indians jer- seys. What can we say? This is a great publicity stunt. And we bit on it.
The famed auction house was will- ing to pay $1 million for an Indians Cy Young jersey and $500,000 for a Nap Lajoie jersey. The Cleveland focus served to alert folks in the area and anyone who may be attending the Na- tional. Anyone else got the goods? Call (516) 409-9700.