High-End Complete Sets and Vintage Staples Lead the Way in REA’s June Auction

REA’s June Encore Auction closed Sunday night, and set building was once again an overarching theme of the event, with six complete graded sets finishing among the top ten items. The top three sellers were Topps Baseball complete sets from 1963 ($75,000), 1960 ($66,000), and 1961 ($54,000), all of which rank among the top sets on the PSA Set Registry. Complete sets from 1950 Bowman1964 Topps, and 1965 Topps Baseball each sold for $37,200.

Comprising 3,278 lots, the June Encore Auction generated just over $1.7 million in sales across more than 67,300 bids.

One of the event’s top sellers was a 1970-1971 Topps Basketball #160 Jerry West PSA GEM MINT 10 – one of only two examples graded this high – that sold for $54,000, a new record for the card in any grade. The Basketball Hall of Famer, and inspiration for the league’s logo, passed away last week at the age of 86.

Other notable sales included:

“This auction reinforced the strong results for top-quality graded sets lately as well as the consistent appetite for vintage staples and hard-to-find rarities,” said REA President Brian Dwyer. “Our Summer Catalog Auction kicks off next month loaded with items that we expect will excite collectors and continue these trends.”

REA’s much-anticipated Summer Catalog Auction will kick off on July 23. You can request a catalog by reaching out via the REA website. The company will be at booth #6032 during The National in Cleveland and will have a large contingent of its Summer Auction items on display.

You can also review REA’s upcoming auction schedule and read about different consignor stories from previous and upcoming REA events.

About Robert Edward Auctions

Robert Edward Auctions (REA) is one of the leading auction houses in the US specializing in sports and non-sports cards and memorabilia. For more than 30 years, REA has established a reputation as the industry benchmark through its unparalleled and unwavering commitment to integrity, knowledge and transparency. The Company has brokered some of the most lucrative sales and handled some of the most coveted pieces of sports memorabilia in the hobby’s history, including the historic sales of the 1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth rookie card for $7.2 million in December 2023 and the T206 Honus Wagner card for $6.6 million in August 2021, a record-setting price at the time. In July 2023, the company acquired Huggins & Scott Auctions. For more information, visit https://robertedwardauctions.com/ and follow REA on YouTubeFacebookInstagramTikTok, and Twitter. You can also contact us and request our auction catalog by emailing info@robertedwardauctions.com.

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