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