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Turning a Sports Memorabilia Passion into a Profession

Sports memorabilia and card collecting is one of America's most beloved pastimes. Tim Gallagher took his lifelong love of the hobby and turned it into a career.

PJ Kinsella in Consignor Stories

Dec 14 - 6 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 Quest to Complete the Legendary 1935 National Chicle Football Set Lands with REA

Steve Asch assembled one of the most robust 1935 National Chicle Football sets. After years of collecting, the set will be a prominent part of REA's Spring 2023 Catalog Auction.

PJ Kinsella in Consignor Stories

Mar 14 - 5 mins read

The Unconventional Journey of the Rare 1924 Aguilitas Cigars Set From Cuba to Spain to REA

Every collector has a journey. For Victor Martinez, his journey led him to a full set of rare 1924-1925 Aguilitas Cigar cards that have traveled halfway around the world with him.

PJ Kinsella in Consignor Stories

Apr 12 - 3 mins read

Early Babe Ruth Mementos with Incredible Provenance in REA Spring Auction

Friendships are among the most emotionally valuable things one can possess, and for one New England family, a friendship forged more than a century ago is now adding value monetarily as its early Babe Ruth mementos landed with REA for its Spring 2023 Auction.

PJ Kinsella in Consignor Stories

Apr 14 - 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

Q&A with REA: Matt Clark, Operations Director at REA

In this Q&A with REA, Operations Director Matt Clark talks about the growth of REA, the industry and what excites him as both a professional and a collector.

PJ Kinsella in Q&A With REA

Feb 22 - 4 mins read

High-Grade 1948-1949 Leaf Baseball Near-Complete Set Collected for 35 Years Lands with Robert Edward Auctions

Mike Ryan was the bravest of the brave throughout his long career as a Los Angeles fireman. He also showed determination when it came to completing not one but three 1948 Leaf Baseball sets over a 35-year span.

PJ Kinsella in Consignor Stories

Apr 20 - 6 mins read

Iowa Farmer Selling Massive Unopened Collection He Has Harvested

Kurt Christensen is a sixth-generation farmer in the Spencer, Iowa. To feed his 2,000+ cattle he grows a lot of corn. But on the side, he has accumulated one of the country’s biggest sports and non-sports card collections.

PJ Kinsella in Consignor Stories

Jan 19 - 5 mins read

Babe Ruth Game-Used Bat and Rare Joe Doyle Error Card Sell for $1.3 Million Each to Lead the Way in REA’s Record-Setting Summer Auction

REA's Summer Catalog Auction was headlined by two rare items that sold for $1.323 million each: a newly discovered 1909-1911 T206 White Border Joe Doyle error card graded SGC VG+ 3.5 and a Babe Ruth game-used bat graded PSA/DNA GU 10 photomatched to a game in 1923.

PJ Kinsella in Auction Recap

Aug 14 - 4 mins read