Auction Alert: Paragon Auctions Premier Auction Ends February 26th, 2011 – Now Open

Paragon Auctions first Sports Card and Memorabilia Auction is now in progress. Offered are over 350 lots of quality material including Game Used Jerseys and Bats, Autographed Items, SGC and PSA graded vintage sports cards, complete vintage card sets and other important rare items. Paragon Auctions is a new, innovative auction company in the ultra-competitive Sports Card and Memorabilia business. Our first auction is currently online for bidding, and  closes February 26, 2011. Items are visible online and in our color catalog, but if you have any questions about any item or lot, please do no hesitate to contact us for an in-person viewing in our office.

Paragon Auctions President Keith Vari has over 25 years as a collector/dealer, and Paragon Auctions is bringing about certain change within Sports Auction houses. Instead of sky-high buyers premiums and staggered seller’s fees, Paragon is using a fresh approach, a single set rate for sellers and NO BUYERS PREMIUMS.

Through this method of business it could mean more money in your account than the auction company’s account.

As a consignor, this means more money goes into your pocket!

Keith spent nine years as the consignment director of a major auction company and saw how the auction houses made lots of money at the expense of consignors and collectors alike.

And the fee schedule is not the only method Paragon Auctions has differentiated itself from the competition. We have produced a 3-D auction preview complete with 3-D glasses. Simply wear the glasses when looking online and you can view many of the Premier Auction lots in three-dimensional focus.

To receive a color catalog with 3-D glasses you will need to register at you can also receive glasses to view online by sending a self addressed envelope to Paragon PO Box 1112 Woodbridge, NJ 07095

Although we have been in the auction business for well over a decade, it is our first time we have handled an auction from start to finish. Despite our freshman status, we feel our first auction has a wide array of material including many high end or rarely seen gems!

Highlights include:

1958 NFL Championship Game Used OT Football from the Greatest Game Ever Played!
1986 Barry Lyons New York Mets World Series Ring with Lyons LOA
1999 New York Yankees Full Size World Series Presentation Trophy
Many High Quality Babe Ruth Signed Items
New York Yankee Game Used Jersey’s of Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Tino Martinez and Bernie Williams
1914 World Series Game Used Hank Gowdy Home Run Baseball
Roberto Clemente Signed Photo (with Full JSA)
Dozens of Graded Cards and Complete Sets

1935 National Chicle #34 Bronko Nagurski SGC 92 NM/MT+ 8.5
1915 Cracker Jack #92 Joe Jackson SGC 92 NM/MT+ 8.5
1912 Boston Garter’s Christy Mathewson SGC 10 (only one of a 3 known examples)
1910 T206 Eddie Plank PSA Graded Card – Grades GOOD+ 2.5
1941 Playball #71 Joe DiMaggio SGC 92 NM/MT+ 8.5
1961 Topps Baseball High Grade Complete Set
1965 Topps Baseball High Grade Complete Set
1967 Topps Baseball High Grade Complete Set
1915 Cracker Jack Super SGC High-Grade Lot of 38 Cards with (23) Graded SGC Mint 96

Our first foray into our own auction business has been quite an experience! But we are moving forward and currently are seeking items for our next auction, tentatively scheduled for Fall 2011. If you wish to consign one item or your entire collection, please contact us at your earliest convenience.

We encourage you to visit our website at to see our flat fee consignment rates. As mentioned earlier we also have available for viewing some of the items currently already consigned to our February 2011 auction, which will begin bidding on January 27th and ending on February 26, 2011.

The hobby has changed dramatically over the last decade. The auction circuit has replaced the old card show circuit that had long been our hobby staple. It appears that every month a glossy catalog auction is running.

Paragon Auction is seeking to break the stranglehold which the big auction houses have over consignors and bidders from exorbitant seller’s commissions and heavy buyer’s premiums.

Paragon Auction is at the forefront of ideas that put more money into the collector’s pocket while still providing the best care and personal service, which your treasured items should receive.

In closing, we want to thank our consignors for their support and for the bidders who will make our first auction a success. Once again, if you have any questions, feel free to call us at 732 261 9355

Thank you

Keith Vari

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