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Stephen Wong and the "Baseball: America’s Home Run” Exhibition at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Baseball: America's Home Run is a unique exhibit at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum that examines the rich history of baseball. One of the contributors to this exhibit is long-time collector Stephen Wong, who has created a great content series examining the magnitude of all of these historic items.

PJ Kinsella in Consignor Stories

May 01 - 5 mins read

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

Rescued From an Attic, Massive 19th Century Card Album Heads to Auction

A Delaware woman was cleaning out her mother’s house and found a well-worn leather album filled with 1,300 trading cards from the late 1800s. After considering going to a local shop and consulting with a professional appraiser, she decided to consign with REA.

Brian Dwyer in Consignor Stories

Dec 14 - 3 mins read

Father’s Sports Card Collection Protected for Decades in Ammo Cans Heads to REA

After Sander Halet's stepfather passed away, he and his wife found ammo cans containing a treasure trove of sports cards and memorabilia that had been stored away for decades. Little did they know how valuable some of the items really were.

PJ Kinsella in Consignor Stories

May 16 - 4 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

Stunning Uncut Eight-Card 1941 Play Ball Panels Found at Pittsburgh Estate Sale Offered in REA Auction

The first part of a major discovery of hundreds rare uncut eight-card panels of 1941 Play Balls is coming up for sale in Robert Edward Auctions starting on November 18. Previously, only four-card strips were believed to exist.

Brian Dwyer in Consignor Stories

Dec 14 - 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

Hockey Collector Teams up with Robert Edward Auctions to Sell Card Collection Spanning Nine Decades

Leonard Witman spent 37 years building his hockey card collection which spans nine decades from the 1910s to the 1990s. After nearly four decades, he's working with REA to auction most of his immense collection.

PJ Kinsella in Consignor Stories

Jan 19 - 4 mins read

Ode to Unsealed Wax: Exploring Vintage Sports Card Collections

Unopened trading card boxes are the staple of many collections. For consignor Josh, it was the sole focus of his collecting for years. He's the focus of REA's latest consignor story.

PJ Kinsella in Consignor Stories

Nov 10 - 4 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

REA to Auction Signed 1928 Bobby Jones Golf Ticket Found in Grandpa’s Drawer

Mark Kelly was rummaging through an old desk drawer and found a holy relic no-one in his family, including his mother, had ever seen before. It was a beautiful ticket from a 1928 “special exhibition match” signed by four of the greatest golfers of all-time: Bobby Jones, Walter Hagen, Gene Sarazen, and Johnny Farrell.

PJ Kinsella in Consignor Stories

Dec 09 - 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

The Force At Auction: Premier 1977 Topps Star Wars Set Comes to REA

Robert Mruczek has accumulated one of the world's top 1977 Topps Star Wars sets, with each card graded a PSA 9 or 10. Now, he's put it up for auction in REA's blockbuster Summer Catalog event.

PJ Kinsella in Consignor Stories

Jul 19 - 4 mins read

Grandson of Topps Co-Founder Consigns Original 1953 Topps Artwork with REA

One of the most unique pieces in REA's Summer Auction is 25 pieces of original artwork from the 1953 Topps set. Even better is that it's been consigned by the grandson of the co-founder of Topps and it's the focus of our latest consignor story.

PJ Kinsella in Consignor Stories

Aug 04 - 5 mins read

Passion for Boxing Cards Uncovers Unbelievable Family Connection to Multiple Fighting Legends

In his 20s, Adam Warshaw was introduced to boxing cards. It uncovered a new passion as well as an incredible family lineage that he was completely unaware of up to that point.

PJ Kinsella in Consignor Stories

Jun 14 - 5 mins read

From Ali to Jordan to Nadal: The Extraordinary Collections of Ronnie Paloger

Ronnie Paloger has assembled some of the finest collections in the hobby, from Muhammad Ali to Rafael Nadal to Michael Jordan. Our latest Consignor Story explores his fascinating journey and what historic collections he's working on now.

PJ Kinsella in Consignor Stories

Sep 29 - 6 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

T206 Collection Preserved in an Old Barn for Decades Comes to REA

Our latest consignor story takes a look at a T206 collection that was hidden away in a barn only to be discovered decades later hidden in a small cigar box.

PJ Kinsella in Consignor Stories

Oct 25 - 3 mins read

A Lifelong Love of Boxing and the Assembly of a Diverse Collection

One collector's love of collecting started with stamps and stickers. But watching boxing matches in the late 60s and 70's got him hooked on the sport and into the hobby where he has amassed a fantastic collection of boxing cards and memorabilia ranging from the late 1800s to the mid-1950s.

PJ Kinsella in Consignor Stories

Apr 06 - 3 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

Shelly Goorfin’s Incredible Autograph Odyssey Lands at REA

Shelly Goorfin spent his life accumulating one of the most massive autograph collections in the hobby which included some of baseball’s most legendary players. His fascinating journey is the focus of our latest consignor story.

PJ Kinsella in Consignor Stories

Feb 27 - 5 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

Roberto Clemente: A Hero in Life and in The Hobby

Heroes come in all forms. For Carmelo, Roberto Clemente was a hero both in life and in the hobby. Now, two of his most treasured high-grade Clemente cards are up for auction with REA.

PJ Kinsella in Consignor Stories

Aug 02 - 5 mins read

1930s Goudey Collection Passed Down from Father to Daughter Finds Its Way to REA

Nancy Anderson's father told her that he had a substantial collection of 1930s Goudey cards that he'd be passing on to her. The collection not only included numerous Hall of Famers but several Ruth and Gehrig cards that carried some serious value.

PJ Kinsella in Consignor Stories

Sep 05 - 4 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

The Catch: Willie Mays Game-Used Glove Stored Away for Half a Century Comes to REA

Imagine having a catch with Willie Mays while using his glove and then getting to keep it as a memento. For Ray Hardy, that fantasy became reality in 1967 and now his treasured Mays glove is up for auction with REA.

PJ Kinsella in Consignor Stories

Jul 12 - 5 mins read