Christie’s proudly offers historic sports memorabilia in a wide range of live and online auctions. From baseball’s storied roots to important sneakers, and game-used items from some of history's most inspiring athletes, we bring story-telling to the forefront through important collection sales and masterpiece individual lots.
Christie’s has offered storied collections which reflect an individual collector’s deep passion for a specific sport or game – from the 2012 sale The Origins of Golf: The Jaime Ortiz-Patiño Collection, the 2020 The Sir Geoffrey Boycott Collection of Cricket and the 2017/2018 series of sales The Golden Age of Baseball for The National Pastime Museum. In recent seasons Christie’s partnered with Hunt Auctions to offer single owner collections of top baseball memorabilia, including the 2020 sale Home Plate and the 2021 live and online sales Extra Innings, which achieved a world record price for a signed sports photo with a 1911 “Shoeless” Joe Jackson selling for $1,470,000. Christie’s has also collaborated with Roger Federer to offer a successful sale which achieved over $3,000,000 to benefit the RF Foundation, and sold Lionel Messi’s record-breaking boots for £125,000.
Please contact us if you have items you are interested in consigning to auction. We also regularly source unique items for collectors, and are happy to try to fulfill any private sale wishes you may have.