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From Courtside to Auction: Ball Boy's Incredible Game-Worn NBA Sneaker Collection Anchored by Jordan Rookie Air Ships

As a ball boy for the Detroit Pistons in the 1980s, Jason Edelmann compiled an incredible game-worn NBA sneaker collection headlined by a pair of Nike Air Ships worn by Michael Jordan during his 1984 rookie season, along with 21 other pairs in our Spring Auction. It's all part of our latest consignor story.

PJ Kinsella in Consignor Stories

Apr 11 - 6 mins read

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

REA's January Auction was headlined by 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, along with 250+ signed pieces of memorabilia.

PJ Kinsella in Auction Recap

Jan 22 - 3 mins read

One in a Hundred: Attendee of Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-Point Game Brings Ticket and Signed Program to REA

Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game in March 1962 was a historic day for the basketball world. It was also a historic day for a young couple on one of their first dates. The family has now put the signed program and ticket from that legendary game in REA's Summer Auction.

PJ Kinsella in Consignor Stories

Jul 24 - 3 mins read

Strong Results in REA February Auction Led by Hall of Fame Classics and Set Builder Commons

REA's February Auction set several new records with the top seller being a 1910-1911 M116 Sporting Life Honus Wagner Blue Background PSA EX 5 that sold for $75,000, a new record for the blue-background version of the card.

PJ Kinsella in Auction Recap

Feb 19 - 3 mins read

The Thrill of the Chase: A Criminal Defense Attorney’s Set Collecting Adventures

David Glickfield's does not assemble just any sets. These are some of the best complete sets the hobby has ever seen. His numerous collections are featured in our Spring Auction and his journey is the focus of our latest consignor story.

PJ Kinsella in Consignor Stories

Apr 05 - 4 mins read

Clemente Rookie Sells for Nearly $1 Million on 50th Anniversary while Ruth and Koufax Cards Set New Records in REA Spring Sale

REA closed its Spring 2023 Catalog Auction with multiple six-figure sales, most notably a 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente rookie graded PSA 9 that sold for $960,000 during the year in which the 50th anniversary of his Baseball Hall of Fame induction as the first Latin American player is celebrated. A Sandy Koufax rookie from the same set, also graded PSA 9, sold for $384,000, only one bid shy of becoming the highest-selling Topps Koufax rookie of all-time.

PJ Kinsella in Auction Recap

Apr 24 - 4 mins read

Professional Partnerships: How REA and High-End Dealers Work Together To Maximize Value

Just Collect and REA are teaming up again to bring collectors a first-hand look at some of the hobby's most valuable items.

PJ Kinsella in Consignor Stories

Mar 28 - 6 mins read

Half a Century of Baseball Card Collecting Culminates at REA

For Ken Neill, collecting cards was not just a passion but a way of creating cherished memories with his entire family. He's the focus of REA's latest consignor story.

PJ Kinsella in Consignor Stories

Jan 25 - 5 mins read

REA Spring Auction Blends Strong Results Across a Variety of Vintage & Modern

REA’s Spring Catalog Auction generated more than $15 million in sales with the top seller being a 1954 Topps #128 Hank Aaron Rookie PSA 9 that sold for $420,000. It was followed by a beautiful 1969-1970 Topps Basketball high-grade complete set ranked #4 on the PSA Set Registry with an 8.77 GPA that sold for an impressive $336,000.

PJ Kinsella in Auction Recap

Apr 22 - 3 mins read