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Rare Babe Ruth Rookie Card Sells for $7.2 Million Becoming Most Expensive Ruth Item Ever Sold

REA's Fall Auction was headlined by a 1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth rookie card that sold for $7.2 million, becoming the most expensive Babe Ruth item ever sold and the second-highest trading card sale ever at auction.

PJ Kinsella in Auction Recap

Dec 12 - 3 mins read

Goudeys and Rare Unopened Boxes Headline a Banner March Auction for Robert Edward Auctions

Robert Edward Auctions (“REA”), the premier auction house specializing in sports memorabilia and trading cards in the US, closed its March Encore Auction on Sunday headlined by the sales of several 1933 Babe Ruth Goudeys, Lew Alcindor’s 1969 Topps rookie in a PSA NM+ 7.5 and multiple baseball and football unopened wax and cello boxes. The auction, which ran from March 9-19, surpassed $1.2 million and had more than 58,000 bids across nearly 3,400 items.

PJ Kinsella in Auction Recap

Apr 06 - 2 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

Robert Edward Auctions May Event Sets Multiple Records from 1941 Play Ball DiMaggio to 1967 Topps Bobby Orr

REA's May Auction brought in more than $1.52 million in sales and was highlighted by a 1941 Play Ball Joe DiMaggio SGC NM/MT 8 that set a new SGC record for the grade at $90,000.

PJ Kinsella in Auction Recap

May 22 - 3 mins read

Robert Edward Auctions Kicks off 2023 with Strong January Auction Headlined by Jordan Rookie and Signed Mays

Robert Edward Auctions (“REA”), the premier auction house specializing in rare sports memorabilia and trading cards, completed its January 2023 Encore Auction Sunday night with more than 3,000 items tallying over $1.1 million. A staggering 59,510 bids were placed by a record number of different bidders for an Encore Auction. The auction, REA’s first of the year, was headlined by the sale of a 1986 Fleer Basketball #57 Michael Jordan Rookie graded PSA MINT 9 for $17,400 along with a signed 1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays graded a Fair 1.5 by PSA with a NM 7 signature at $16,800.

PJ Kinsella in Auction Recap

Apr 06 - 2 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

REA’s March Auction Shatters Multiple Vintage Card Records

REA's March Encore Auction set multiple new records, bringing in more than $1.3 million.

PJ Kinsella in Auction Recap

Mar 25 - 3 mins read

REA Closes Another Record-Setting Auction with Completion of June Event Surpassing $1 Million Mark

REA wrapped up its June Encore Auction on June 18 which brought in more than $1.25 million in sales, the third consecutive Encore Auction that exceeded that figure.

PJ Kinsella in Auction Recap

Jun 20 - 3 mins read

REA’s October Auction Shatters Record for 1910 Sporting Life Wagner

REA's October Encore Auction brought in more than $1.4 million in sales across just over 3,500 lots. The highlight was a 1910-1911 M116 Sporting Life Honus Wagner Blue Background SGC EX+ 5.5 that sold for $72,000, a new record for the card in any grade!

PJ Kinsella in Auction Recap

Oct 23 - 2 mins read

1952 Topps Mantle Headlines Record-Setting Night in REA’s Loaded September Auction

REA's September Auction brought in nearly $1.7 million in sales after almost 73,000 bids were placed, headlined by a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle SGC 2.5 that sold for $49,200, a new record for this SGC grade.

PJ Kinsella in Auction Recap

Sep 25 - 3 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

Robert Edward Auctions Completes Fall 2022 Auction with Multiple Items Exceeding $100K

Robert Edward Auctions (“REA”), the premier auction house specializing in rare baseball cards and sports memorabilia in the US, completed its Fall 2022 Auction with total bidding exceeding $13 million, including ten items surpassing the $100K bidding mark

PJ Kinsella in Auction Recap

Apr 06 - 2 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

Robert Edward Auctions’ February Auction Led by Sales of Ruth, Mahomes and a Record-Breaking Gehrig Goudey

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.

PJ Kinsella in Auction Recap

Apr 06 - 3 mins read