Julien’s Auctions

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Darren Julien is the founder of Julien's Auctions and President/Chief Executive Officer. A third-generation entrepreneur, Darren has been in the auction industry for his entire business career. As CEO he is charged with the overall vision and expansion of the Julien’s brand. He is also responsible for creating, planning, implementing and integrating the strategic direction of the organization and heads the Global Leadership team. He is a graduate of the Reppert School of Auctioneering which was established in 1921 and earned a Reppert Diploma, a sign of excellence in the field. It is his e...Read More
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    MusiCares Charity Sale at Julien’s to Feature Signed Guitars by Don Felder and Taylor Swift

    This February, Julien’s Auctions will present the annual MusiCares Charity Relief Auction to coincide with the 2024 Grammy Awards show. The catalog includes items personally donated by artists such as Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Paul McCartney, and Christine McVie. Proceeds from this event will support a relief fund that assists the music community with physical, mental health, and substance use needs, as well as emergency and disaster relief. Among the top lots of the catalog is a Yamaha C3 baby grand piano used extensively by Christine McVie while on tour with Fleetwood Mac. The keyboardist and vocalist played this piano while performing the track “Songbird” from 1977’s Rumours, which the band often played at the end of concerts. It comes to auction with a Fleetwood Mac concert DVD from 1997.  Several signed guitars will also be available in this year’s MusiCares Relief Auction. These include a signed Gibson Custom Shop guitar signed by the Eagles’ Don Felder. This is a limited edition 2010 re-issue of the iconic 1959 Les Paul Standard guitar. The auction lot includes a copy of the guitar sheet music for the Eagles’ hit song “Hotel California,” signed by Felder. Guitars signed by James Hetfield of Metallica, Slash of Guns N’ Roses, and Taylor Swift are on offer as well. Rounding out the sale is a selection of collectible couture, ranging from a gold sequin jacket worn on stage by Lionel Richie to a full-body gold “illusion” catsuit worn by Dua Lipa while on tour. Visit Julien’s Auctions’ website for more information on the MusiCares Charity Relief Auction and to register to bid. 

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    Princess Diana’s Dresses and Star Trek Costumes Take the Lead at Julien’s Auctions’ Hollywood Memorabilia Auction

    Willian Shatner in Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan as Admiral James T. Kirk. The pictured Starfleet Command Jacket sold for $127,000. Image courtesy of Julien’s Auctions. For the first time in history, costumes, dresses, jewelry, behind-the-scenes production material, photographs, memorabilia, artifacts, and ephemera from legendary films produced by Warner Bros. were offered at public auction in September. All the lots were offered by the storied Hollywood studio of Warner Bros. in collaboration with Julien’s Auctions and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) to honor Warner Bros.’ 100th anniversary. Legends: Hollywood & Royalty was a premium sale for the public to experience and relive timeless moments in pop culture history. This Hollywood memorabilia auction presented an exclusive collection of over 1,400 objects synonymous with Hollywood’s greatest legends and famous cultural figures, including Princess Diana. Also featured was property from Dennis Hopper, an acclaimed actor of the iconic films Easy Rider, Blue Velvet, Rebel Without a Cause, and Apocalypse Now.  Princess Diana wearing the scarlet metallic jacquard chiffon gown, designed by Bruce Oldfield (lot #871; sold price: $571,500). Image courtesy of Julien’s Auctions. Royal glamor and style have captured Hollywood and the public’s imagination for centuries. On the occasion of Warner Bros.’ 100th anniversary, a scarlet metallic jacquard chiffon gown worn by Princess Diana was auctioned. She wore this eye-catching gown by Bruce Oldfield on several occasions, twice in 1989 and once on November 18, 1991 to the world premiere of Hot Shots! in London. The film premiered at the Odeon Leicester in 1991 with President Arpad Goncz of Hungary and his wife Szusza in attendance. The gown sold in this Hollywood memorabilia auction for USD 571,500.  Princess Diana had the whole world as an audience, mesmerized by her and her gowns. This scarlet metallic gown was no exception. Oldfield designed this gown with loose hand-gathered bust, sloped ruched shoulders, and fitted ruched bodice from under the bust to below the hips. The label “Bruce Oldfield, Custom Made, London" is present. Diana frequently wore more daring styles by Bruce Oldfield, especially in the mid-1980s. Audrey Hepburn-worn Givenchy Couture Pink Evening Gown from…

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    Princess Diana-Worn Silk Gown and Audrey Hepburn’s Dress from Breakfast at Tiffany’s Lead Julien’s Upcoming Sale

    The late Diana, Princess of Wales wasn’t just a beloved royal but also a fashion icon. She was known for her impeccable and demure styling choices. Princess Diana loved dressing up in garments designed by Catherine Walker, Zandra Rhodes, Amanda Wakeley, and Bruce Oldfield, among others. The upcoming Julien’s Auctions sale offers Princess Diana's scarlet metallic jacquard chiffon gown. The gown was worn on various occasions, including the world premiere of Hot Shots in London on November 18, 1991. The glittering red gown was designed by British fashion designer Bruce Oldfield. This lot is accompanied by a paper doll book featuring charity auction dresses. A haute couture evening dress designed by Hubert de Givenchy is also available. This vibrant flamingo-pink-silk-satin-organza piece was worn by Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in the popular film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Givenchy, a French aristocrat and fashion designer was famous for his innovative styles like sack dresses, higher hemlines, and versatile separates. Other notable lots include a pair of matching wedding rings exchanged by Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, an original special effects flying saucer spaceship miniature from the movie The Day the Earth Stood Still, and a Mark XLII helmet prop worn by Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man 3. View the complete catalog of this LEGENDS: HOLLYWOOD & ROYALTY sale and register to bid by visiting Julien’s Auctions.

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    Instruments and Memorabilia From Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, and More at Julien’s Auctions

    This Music Icons 2023 sale from Julien’s Auctions features over 1,200 items owned and used by iconic musicians and bands such as Kurt Cobain, The Beatles, Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, and others. Leading the catalog is a 1960s Rosetti Egmond 276 Toledo acoustic guitar bearing signatures from musicians who performed on The Top of the Pops on BBC. The strings and bridge of this instrument have been removed. Signatures from Dusty Springfield, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Neil Diamond, The Ronettes, and others are visible to the front, back, and interior of the guitar. Another notable instrument available in this three-day event is a 1960s Premier brand drum kit used by Keith Moon, drummer for The Who, in the 1974 film Stardust.  Additional lots of interest in this auction include sheets of notebook paper containing the lyrics of “51st Anniversary,” written and signed by Jimi Hendrix, and an 18-karat gold, fire opal, and diamond ring owned and stage-worn by Elvis Presley. According to Julien’s Auctions, the handwritten lyrics were torn out of a notebook by Hendrix after a pair of fans asked him for an autograph. The pages come to auction after the fans reunited over 50 years later. Interested collectors can also consider a 2015 Moog EMMS synthesizer commemorating Keith Emerson’s 1970s version, a collection of 50 pieces associated with Amy Winehouse, and new-to-market items from the Rolling Stones archive of Bill Wyman. View the complete catalog and register to bid by visiting Julien’s Auctions. 

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    Marilyn Monroe Check Register and Pelé-signed Jerseys Lead Julien’s Upcoming Sale

    An iconic actor, singer and model, Marilyn Monroe was an influential celebrity who made use of her public image. A black wire-bound checkbook issued for Monroe's personal account at Irving Trust Company, New York City is a key highlight of the upcoming sale, presented by Julien's Auctions. Labeled "Marilyn Monroe (Personal) / Irving Trust Co. / 4/6/61 - to - 7/14/61," it has check numbers 1652 through 1765. The notebook also includes two loose pages featuring other financial calculations. Recipients of payments from her account included Dr. James Kenney, Vendome, and Hermans Empire Moving & Storage.  Another striking lot is a reference model from the production of Michael Jackson's anthology film Moonwalker. With a sharp jawline and cheekbones, the model features silver paint over a fiberglass and plaster body. This model served as a guide for design throughout the transitional shots of a sequence in the movie. The lot also includes a DVD of the film. Additionally, the sale features several noteworthy Pelé-signed jerseys and a boxed set auction catalog from a limited-edition of 500. The three-volume Pelé collection includes photos and details of items offered at the 2016 auction. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Julien's Auctions.

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    Automaton Used in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Sells for $2.5 Million at Julien’s Auctions

    The recent Icons & Idols Hollywood Legends, Rebels, Heroes, & Extra Terrestrials sale from Julien's Auctions of Beverly Hills, CA was a star-studded event from start to finish. This two day auction, held on December 17 and 18, 2022, featured 1,500 lots of props, materials, and ephemera and realized over USD 8.5 million. Notably, an automaton used in the making of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial sold for over $2 million. Lot #1052, an E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial mechatronic E.T. character prop. Image courtesy of Julien’s Auctions. It's no surprise that the "academy award" of this auction was lot #1052, an E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial mechatronic E.T. character. Estimated at $2 million to $4 million, it sold for $2.56 million and generated 13 bids. This automaton was made in 1982 and starred in Steven Spielberg's iconic 1982 film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. It was made from duralumin, a metal alloy made from aluminum, copper, and other materials. The figure featured 85 points of articulation overall, including 32 which enabled it to create lifelike facial expressions. And we all know how important those endearing, heartbreaking, and inspirational moments were to the story! During filming, this E.T. required up to a dozen different engineers to bring him to life though radio and mechanically controlled operations. Just imagine what it took to make his impossibly long and narrow fingers bend and point in such lifelike ways! E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was an instant blockbuster upon its release and held the record as the highest grossing film of all time through 1993. Its production budget was $10.5 million; it would go on to make nearly $795 million at the box office. In 1994, the movie was added to the United States National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Lot #82, Charlton Heston's The Ten Commandments Moses staff. Image courtesy of Julien’s Auctions. Another notable highlight from the auction was unquestionably of biblical proportions. Here we have lot #82, Charlton Heston's The Ten Commandments Moses staff. Estimated at $20,000 to $30,000, it traded hands at $448,000– nearly 15 times its low estimate! It generated 31 bids. This 83-inch long prop…

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    Julien’s Auctions to Offer Michael Martin Murphey’s Signed Yamaha Acoustic Guitar with Handwritten ‘Wildfire’ Lyrics

    American pop music culture surged in popularity and reached its creative pinnacle in 1975.  In that year, music artists including John Denver and Michael Martin Murphey delivered a string of hits. Murphey’s song “Wildfire” became the highest-charting pop hit in the USA. Julien’s Auctions is now offering a black Yamaha acoustic guitar that carries Michael Murphey’s handwritten ‘Wildfire’ lyrics. Enclosed in a hard black case, the song title comes in large block lettering with the exclusive signature of the artist. The song lyrics in gold marker are engraved on the upper and lower bout of the guitar body.  Another lot of interest is an Epiphone acoustic guitar with handwritten ‘Peter Pan’ lyrics by country pop singer-songwriter Kelsea Ballerini. "Peter Pan," the third single from Ballerini’s debut studio album The First Time (2015), was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The song remains the biggest-selling single of Ballerini’s career. A sheet of lyrics of Walker Hayes’ hit song "Fancy Like," signed and handwritten by Hayes, and a white George Strait Signature Resistol cowboy hat with handwritten lyrics for "Blue Clear Sky" by songwriter Bob DiPiero are other interesting items on the sale. Visit Julien’s Auctions to browse the full catalog and register to place a bid.

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    Explore Iconic Collectibles From Betty White’s Life and Career in Upcoming Julien’s Auctions Event

    Betty White was an award-winning American actress, comedian, and author. White’s career began during the Golden Age of Television and stretched for seven decades. She was notable for her work on and off camera. The actress was also well-known for supporting LGBTQ+ rights and animal welfare. The upcoming Julien’s Auctions event features collectibles from Betty White’s life and career. One highlight is an oil painting by Sir Henry Edwin Landseer. Waiting For His Master portrays a King Charles spaniel sitting beside a red velvet ottoman. Landseer’s animal paintings were notable for their sentimental aspect and accurate anatomy. The painting was formerly owned by Betty White.  Also showcased is a needlepoint wall hanging completed by Betty White featuring butterflies and birds. During a TGB interview, the interviewer observed needlepoint all around White’s home. When asked about it, White explained, “she and her husband would often relax with their favorite drink and discuss their day, while the actress worked on her needlepoint works.” The available wall hanging depicts exotic birds placed on floral branches. The needlepoint project has a brown border with flower-patterned details. The wall hanging also comes with an image of the actress posing beside the wall hanging, as well as a feature in the October 1974 issue of Woman's World magazine. The magazine piece on White covers her interest in needlepoint and the available wall hanging. The auction also presents a first draft for the pilot of The Golden Girls teleplay. The television series was a prominent part of White’s acting career. The script comes with a note reading, “Dear Betty-the first draft for your files!!” from her agent. Collectors can explore the entire catalog and register to bid online on Julien’s Auctions’ website.

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    Handwritten Letters From Notorious Gangsters Al Capone & Bugsy Siegal Among Top Selling Lots in Julien’s Auctions Sale

    Battle of the Little Bighorn: George Custer 1863, Manhattan Revolver sold for $28,000. Image courtesy of Julien’s Auctions. Some notorious people fascinate the public even centuries after their deaths. The most infamous among them were gangsters Ben ”Bugsy” Siegel, Meyer ”The Little Man” Lansky, Tony ”The Ant” Spilotro, Sam “MoMo” Giancana, Charlie “Lucky” Luciano, and, of course, Al Capone (“Scarface”). The Godfather, Goodfellas, and Scarface were movies based on these real-life figures. Their stories built Italian American Mafia folklore in the American consciousness, changed pop culture, and gripped people’s imaginations. From American organized crime figures to astronauts and historic Wild West Americana, a collection of personal artifacts went under the hammer last month with Julien’s Auctions. Jay Bloom, the billionaire founder of the Las Vegas Mob Experience, presented his prized collection in the Gangsters, Cowboys, Politicians and Astronauts auction. The sale also offered jewelry, correspondence, firearms, home movies, hand-written notebooks, and more. Auction Daily takes a look at some of the top lots sold. An original three-page handwritten letter by Al Capone while imprisoned at Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary was a top selling lot. Image courtesy of Julien’s Auctions. A Handwritten Letter From Al Capone “I am like any other man, all I do is supply a demand,” were the words of Al Capone or “Public Enemy No. 1.” Alphonse Gabriel Capone was one of nine children born to hard-working Italian immigrant parents in Brooklyn. A young Capone would choose a completely different path for himself: a life of crime. He acquired the nickname “Scarface” after getting attacked with a knife for complimenting a woman who wasn’t interested in him, but his friends called him “Snorky” for always dressing sharply. Capone disliked both nicknames. His money came from illegal activities like bootlegging, prostitution, murders, and other crimes. He had politicians, law enforcement, lawyers, and judges bribed to keep himself and his henchman out of trouble. But in the 1920s, at the peak of his career, Capone was imprisoned and his mental health deteriorated. He had contracted syphilis at 18, which went untreated and caught up with him in prison.  A hand-written letter from Al Capone to his…

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    Julien’s Auctions Presents Works by Helmut Newton and Bernard Buffet

    Bernard Buffet’s paintings predominantly incorporate figurative and graphic compositions. In an attempt to address the importance of representational art, Buffet rejected the concept of abstract style which was dominating the art market at that time. His works revolved around the themes of death, pop culture, sexuality, and politics. A portrait of a woman by Buffet is available in the Property From the Estate of Robert Evans Online Only Auction, presented by Julien’s Auctions. The sketch was executed in 1949. According to the lot essay, this drawing appears in the living room of Woodland in the film The Kid Stays in the Picture. The upcoming auction also includes work by notable 19th-century photographers like Helmut Newton. The fashion photographer from Berlin collaborated with renowned publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Playboy, and Elle. Newton was mostly active between the 1950s and 1960s. His works can be characterized by the theme of sexuality. One offered image shows two women dancing intimately in front of a fountain. View all the listed items on Julien’s Auctions and register to place a bid.

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    Manny’s Music’s “Hall of Fame” Signed Photos of Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Nicks, and Others Presented by Julien’s Auctions

    After nearly 75 years serving the musical needs of rock ‘n roll greats such as KISS, Elton John, The Allman Brothers, Black Sabbath, and others, New York City’s Manny’s Music closed its doors forever. Saxophone salesman Manny Goldrich opened the legendary guitar store on Midtown Manhattan’s Music Row in 1935. After his 1968 death, ownership remained within the family until his grandchildren sold the company to Sam Ash in 1999. Now, items from Manny’s Music are coming to the market.  It took just four years for Jimi Hendrix to become widely recognized as the greatest and most influential electrical guitarist in rock ‘n roll’s history. In an upcoming sale, Julien’s Auctions will feature a pair of 1969 photocopied sale receipts of purchases made by Jimi Hendrix from Manny’s Music, both containing the musician’s signature. Included with the receipts is a paper titled Manny’s Music: Jimi’s Favorite Shop! Also offered is a black and white photograph of Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac. The framed photo is inscribed “Henry – Your Stevie Nicks” and is signed by the artist. View the auction’s contents and register to bid by visiting Julien’s Auctions.

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    The One That You Want at Julien’s Auctions: Personal Items From Olivia Newton-John

    In her recording career, singer and songwriter Olivia Newton-John has won four Grammy Awards and has been at the top of the charts in both the US and Britain. Eleven of her singles and 14 of her albums have been certified Gold by the RIAA, and she has global sales of over 100 million records. Newton-John is also an actress and entrepreneur. It is her role as an activist that brings items from her collection to the bidding table in the Olivia Newton-John Online Only Auction, offered by Julien’s Auctions. A portion of the proceeds will support the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund for holistic cancer research and treatment programs.  The auction includes career-related and personal items as well as special experiences, such as two lots that allow the winner a personal Zoom chat with Newton-John herself. Among the collectible lots are the Totally Hot Canadian Record Award and the RIAA Gold Record award for “You’re the One That I Want.” There are also several items related to Newton-John’s star turn in the movie Grease, including a Grease 20th Anniversary leather jacket signed by Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta, and many members of the original cast; a collection of signed items related to her portrayal of Sandy, such as a pink satin jacket customized to resemble a Pink Ladies jacket; several lots of signed vintage records, and more. View any of these lots and register to bid on Julien’s Auctions. 

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    Possessions of Golden Era’s Tap Dancing Legend Ann Miller at Julien’s Auctions

    Ann Miller tap-danced her way onto the global stage and into people's hearts. Part Cherokee, Miller was born Johnnie Lucille Collier in 1923 in Texas. As a kid, Johnnie or Ann was fond of dancing and even received tap-dancing shoes as a gift, which she nicked named Moe and Joe. Her tap dance routines caught the eye of many Hollywood and Broadway producers when she was just 13. Ann Miller was a stage name that the star acquired after her career took off. Miller became a megastar during the Golden Era of the MGM musicals. This December, Julien's Auctions is bringing prized possessions from the star’s estate including her dance costumes. A one-piece royal blue silk ensemble worn by Miller is available at the auction. It is adorned with same-color sequins, has bishop sleeves, palazzo-style pants, an open back with spaghetti straps, a style that Miller loved. The auction has a lot of vintage photographs, letters, scrapbooks, make-up items, corsets, perfumes, and more from Miller’s estate. Among photographs, an original print depicting the 18-year-old Ann is available in the auction. It was for her grandmother whom she promised to look after in the picture, a promise she kept. A note penned by Ginger Rogers for Miller is a notable lot in the auction. It is written on personalized stationery in black felt-tip ink. Dated Mar 16, 1994,  the letter in parts read, “To my darling Ann Miller /Just know I love you and am very proud of you. / My ever-present blessings to you dear!” Ginger Rogers was a close friend of Miller’s. The two legends met in 1937 when they danced together in an RKO drama called Stage Door. Their friendship would last 58years. Find the catalog on Julien's Auctions and register to place a bid.

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    Lucille Ball Memorabilia Headlines Latest Julien’s Auctions Sale

    Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz preparing on set for I Love Lucy. Photo from Ruth Orkin/mptv Images. Today, many remember Lucille Ball for the 1950s sitcom I Love Lucy. That is not without good reason. The show created a blueprint that television sitcoms still follow to this day. Its physical style of humor, deeply inspired by vaudeville, gives it a “timeless” feeling for many viewers across generations. Starring Lucille Ball and her then real-life husband, the Cuban-American performer Desi Arnaz, the show also helped normalize the idea of interracial marriage for American families as it reigned atop the Nielsen ratings.  Beyond I Love Lucy, Ball had an extensive career on stage, screen, and radio. An upcoming Julien's Auctions event will feature Lucille Ball memorabilia from various points of her career. Auction Daily takes a look at these featured lots before the bidding begins. “Here’s Lucy”  In 1957, I Love Lucy became the first television show to leave the air while still holding first place in the Nielsen ratings. This would become a trend for Lucille Ball, always departing shows when it felt right to her instead of waiting for diminishing viewership. Ball went on to star in several more sitcoms, including The Lucy Show (1962 - 1968) and Here's Lucy (1968 - 1974). Available in this Julien's Auctions event is a script from the latter show (lot #18, estimate: USD 300 - $500). Like I Love Lucy, Lucille Ball wrapped up The Lucy Show while still atop the Nielsen ratings. She saw her latest project, Here’s Lucy, as an opportunity to star alongside her own children. Ball’s children were not merely cast to boost their own careers. Their presence in the show helped Ball and the writers explore generational differences between members of the Greatest Generation (represented by Ball) and the generation growing into adulthood at the time, the baby boomers (represented by her children). The show also had other nods to the passage of time. For example, Lucille Ball chose the name Lucy Carter for her character in the show. The “ar” in “Carter” was a nod to her…

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    Julien’s Auctions Offers LeBron James’ High School Jersey in Sports Legends Sale

    The February 18th, 2002 issue of Sports Illustrated featured a photo of high school basketball star and future NBA title winner LeBron James. The St. Vincent – St. Mary’s high school jersey from that very photoshoot is currently up for bid in the upcoming Sports Legends auction, offered by Julien’s Auctions. James wore the jersey during a game that evening and scored 32 points. A copy of “The Chosen One” Sports Illustrated issue accompanies the jersey. Other basketball collectibles on offer include a Michael Jordan Fleer rookie card that has been rated PSA Gem Mint 10, as well as another copy of the same card rated BGS Mint 9. Bidders can also consider several pairs of signed Air Jordans and one of Jordan’s 1992 Olympic Dream Team game-worn jerseys. The auction will present a selection of lots for soccer fans, including items from Diego Maradona. His signed and game-worn jerseys and boots for F.C. Barcelona are on offer. Collectibles related to or worn by Colin Kaepernick, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Babe Ruth, Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, and others round out the catalog. View any of these lots and register to bid on Julien’s Auctions.