REA’s March Auction Shatters Multiple Vintage Card Records

REA’s March Encore Auction closed on Sunday night, setting numerous new records in the process. Leading the way was a 1933 V353 World Wide Gum Canadian Goudey #80 Babe Ruth PSA EX-NM 6 that sold for $32,400. Two notable results included a pair of Ty Cobb cards: a 1911 E94 George Close Candy Ty Cobb SGC POOR 1 that sold for $28,000 and a 1909-1911 T206 White Border Ty Cobb Bat Off Shoulder PSA EX 5 with a Tolstoi Back that sold for $27,600, both new records for their respective grades.

The event included more than 3,300 lots and generated in excess of $1.3 million in sales across nearly 66,000 bids.

Some of the other top sellers included:

  • 1976 Topps #500 Reggie Jackson PSA GEM MINT 10 – $30,000
  • 1980-1981 Topps Basketball Larry Bird/Magic Johnson Rookie PSA MINT 9 – $25,200 (nearly double recent sales results and the highest price in two years)
  • 1948-1949 Leaf #79 Jackie Robinson Rookie PSA VG+ 3.5 – $23,400
  • 1911 M110 Sporting Life Cabinet Honus Wagner PSA GOOD 2 (MK) – $14,400
  • 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle Rookie SGC GOOD+ 2.5 – $14,400
  • Extremely Rare and Possibly Unique 1921 Schapira Bros. Candy Babe Ruth Waiting For A High One and Portrait Partial Box SGC Authentic – $10,800
  • 1888 N28 Allen & Ginter John Clarkson PSA EX-MT 6 – $8,100 (new record for the grade)
  • Billy Southworth Single-Signed Baseball – $8,100
  • 1909-1911 T206 White Border Cy Young Portrait PSA POOR 1 (Brown Hindu Back) – $7,500 (new record for the grade)
  • 1934 R320 Goudey #37 Lou Gehrig SGC GOOD+ 2.5 – $5,280 (new record for the grade)

“Our March Auction substantiated how strong the vintage market continues to be, with multiple records set and a significant number of bids placed across hundreds of vintage items,” said Brian Dwyer, President of REA. “This was a great result for us and our consignors. It’s a great setup for our Spring Catalog Auction starting in less than two weeks, which includes some incredible new-to-the-hobby cards and memorabilia items that we’re excited to share more about in the days ahead.”

REA’s blockbuster Spring Catalog Auction will run April 5-21, 2024. If you’d like to receive a free catalog, please reach out to the REA team by sending an email to info@robertedwardauctions.com.

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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