Chester, NJ - January 23, 2023 - Robert Edward Auctions (“REA”), the premier auction house specializing in rare sports memorabilia and trading cards, completed its January 2023 Encore Auction Sunday night with more than 3,000 items tallying over $1.1 million. A staggering 59,510 bids were placed by a record number of different bidders for an Encore Auction. The auction, REA’s first of the year, was headlined by the sale of a 1986 Fleer Basketball #57 Michael Jordan Rookie graded PSA MINT 9 for $17,400 along with a signed 1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays graded a Fair 1.5 by PSA with a NM 7 signature at $16,800.
The auction also included a 1911-1914 D304 Butter Krust Bread Cy Young graded PSA EX-MT 6 that sold for $15,600, and Peyton Manning’s 1998 Upper Deck SP Authentic Football #14 Rookie graded PSA GEM MINT 10 that sold for just under $10,000.
REA’s January Encore Auction ran from January 12 to 22, and featured an array of unique items and cards spanning the late 19th century through present day.
“There’s a very strong outlook for the industry in 2023 and the same goes for REA. The participation in this first event of the year was record-breaking for us, and bidders responded to the wide selection of material that has become the hallmark of these Encore auctions. This was a great start to the year and I’m already excited about what we have lined up for our future auctions, including our Spring Catalog Auction in April, which is already shaping up to be one of our biggest,” said Brian Dwyer, President of REA.
Those interested in consigning to REA’s Spring Catalog Auction should reach out by February 1 to ensure placement in the catalog.
REA’s upcoming auction schedule is as follows:
February Encore Auction - February 9-19
March Encore Auction - March 9-19
Spring Catalog Auction - April 6-23
May Encore Auction - May 11-21
June Encore Auction - June 8-18
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 record-setting sale of the extremely desirable T206 Honus Wagner card for $6.6 million in August 2021. For more information, visit https://robertedwardauctions.