« Back to Press and Media Coverage

REA’s January Auction Headlined by 1952 Topps Mantle & Wide Selection of Hall of Famer Autographs

PJ Kinsella

PJ Kinsella in Press and Media Coverage
Jan 22 — 3 mins read

Chester, NJ - January 22, 2024 - Robert Edward Auctions wrapped up its January Encore Auction on Sunday night. Headlining the event was a 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle SGC FAIR 1.5 that sold for $42,000, the second-highest price realized for the card in this SGC grade. The event also included more than 250 signed pieces of memorabilia including a cut signature of Hall of Famer Jimmy Collins graded GEM MINT 10 by PSA/DNA that sold for $34,800. The auction generated in excess of $1.5 million in sales across nearly 3,700 lots and 73,000+ bids.

Some of the other top sellers and highlights included:

  • 1894 Joe Kelley Cut Signature PSA/DNA MINT 9 - $24,600
  • 1909-1911 T206 White Border Ty Cobb Portrait Red Background PSA EX-MT 6 - $17,400
  • Jesse Burkett Signed Index Card PSA/DNA MINT 9 - $15,600
  • 1986 Topps Football #374 Steve Young Rookie SGC GEM MINT 10 (1 of 3) - $14,400
  • 1914 E145 Cracker Jack #37 Grover Alexander Rookie SGC VG 3 - $14,400
  • 1909-1911 T206 White Border Ty Cobb Bat Off Shoulder PSA VG-EX 4 - El Principe De Gales Back - $13,800
  • 1910-1911 M116 Sporting Life Honus Wagner Pastel Background PSA Authentic - $13,200 (record for the grade)
  • 1985-1986 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Unopened Wax Box (48 Packs) - BBCE - Mario Lemieux Rookie Box Bottom - $13,200
  • 1909-1911 T206 White Border Ty Cobb Bat On Shoulder SGC VG+ 3.5 - $10,200
  • 1948 Jackie Robinson Signed Check PSA/DNA GEM MINT 10 - $9,900
  • Babe Ruth Cut Signature PSA/DNA GEM MINT 10 - $9,900
  • 1967 Topps Venezuela "Retirado" #162 Sandy Koufax PSA VG-EX 4 (MC) - $9,600

“Diversity was the key word in this auction,” said REA President Brian Dwyer. “We had signed items dating all the way back to the inception of baseball, unique memorabilia that was new to the hobby and some of the industry’s most sought after and iconic cards. There were several new records set and this was a great way to kick off the new year.”

REA’s next event will be its February Encore Auction that will open on February 8 and run through February 18. You can see REA’s full 2024 auction schedule and read about different consignor stories from previous and upcoming REA auctions.

If you’re interested in receiving REA’s Spring 2024 Catalog, visit https://robertedwardauctions.com/contact

About Robert Edward Auctions

Robert Edward Auctions (REA) is one of the leading auction houses in the US specializing in sports and non-sports cards and memorabilia. For more than 30 years, REA has established a reputation as the industry benchmark through its unparalleled and unwavering commitment to integrity, knowledge and transparency. The Company has brokered some of the most lucrative sales and handled some of the most coveted pieces of sports memorabilia in the hobby’s history, including the historic sales of the 1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth rookie card for $7.2 million in December 2023 and the T206 Honus Wagner card for $6.6 million in August 2021, a record-setting price at the time. In July 2023, the company acquired Huggins & Scott Auctions. For more information, visit https://robertedwardauctions.com/ and follow REA on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. You can also contact us and request our auction catalog by emailing [email protected].

Media Contact:

P.J. Kinsella

Communications Director

O: 908-226-9900

M: (973) 255-7153

[email protected]

Robert Edward Auctions
Robert Edward Auctions © 2020-2023 All rights reserved.

For over 30 years REA has offered an unparalleled tradition of integrity, knowledge and professionalism. We specialize in the very best in all areas of baseball collectibles, as well as other sport, non-sport, and Americana.

P.O. Box 430 Chester, NJ 07930

Join our mailing list and never miss an important auction announcement!