Chester, NJ - February 20, 2023 - Robert Edward Auctions (“REA”), the premier auction house specializing in sports memorabilia and trading cards in the US, finished its February 2023 Encore Auction on Sunday evening, with its top seller being a 1933 R319 Goudey #181 Babe Ruth graded a VG 3 by PSA at $15,600, followed by Wilt Chamberlain’s 1961 Fleer Basketball Rookie card in a PSA NM 7 that sold for $12,000. A Lou Gehrig 1934 R320 Goudey #37 in an SGC VG/EX 4 sold for $11,700 (a record price for an SGC 4), while a Patrick Mahomes 2017 Panini Origins Football Jumbo Patch Autograph Rookie card and a 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle in an SGC EX/NM 6 rounded out the top five, both selling for $10,800.
The February Encore Auction, REA’s second of the year, included more than 50,000 bids on 2,500 items and ran from February 9-19. It included items ranging from turn-of-the century cards to an array of unopened boxes, which have continued to grow in popularity across the hobby.
“These first two monthly auctions of 2023 have been exciting for a number of reasons,” said Brian Dwyer, President of REA. “We’re seeing record engagement, including new bidders coming to the auctions, which in turn is leading to strong and record-setting prices on many different fronts. While baseball has traditionally been our sweet spot, we’re encouraged by the levels of activity we’re seeing in other areas, and we’re excited to watch them continue to grow for us. We’ve got another great line-up already assembled for our March Encore Auction and our Spring Catalog Auction, which kicks off on April 6, will be one of our largest ever.”
REA’s upcoming auction schedule is as follows:
- March Encore Auction - March 9-19
- Spring Catalog Auction - April 6-23
- May Encore Auction - May 11-21
- June Encore Auction - June 8-18
- Summer Catalog Auction - July 24 - August 13
The deadline to consign items in REA’s March Encore Auction is March 1. To consign in any of REA’s upcoming auctions, please contact [email protected]. You can also review prices realized in any of REA’s auctions online archive.
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 record-setting sale of the extremely desirable T206 Honus Wagner card for $6.6 million in August 2021. For more information, visit https://robertedwardauctions.com/ and follow REA on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. You can also contact us and request our auction catalog by emailing [email protected].
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