REA Spring Auction Underway with 2600 Incredible Lots!
Robert Edward Auctions' blockbuster Spring Auction is open for bidding, with more than 2600 items from all areas of sport and nonsport spanning the 19th century to today! The final day for bidding is Sunday, May 6. The auction features an incredible assortment of PSA and PSA/DNA authenticated items, highlighted by a stunning 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 8 and a superb, extremely well-documented 1932 Babe Ruth game-used bat. Dozens of other classic cards, including two Babe Ruth rookie cards, several additional 1952 Topps Mantles, and a plethora of T206 Ty Cobbs and 1933 Goudey Babe Ruths are scattered throughout the auction.
One of the world's most impressive and complete collections of postwar baseball cards is featured within this auction. Hundreds of items from mainstream and regional issues dating from 1948 to 1972 are offered, many of which have not been made available in many years. The gem of the collection is the only PSA-graded 1961 Topps Dice Game Mickey Mantle card. One of Topps' legendary rarities, this card is expected to sell for more than $100,000 as collectors clamor to obtain this once-in-a-lifetime treasure! Countless other Topps cards, including type-cards from rare test issues and condition rarities will delight set builders and Topps completists across the board! Also offered from a different collection and for the first time in nearly a decade are the three well-known rarities from the 1951 Topps Major League All-Stars: Konstanty, Stanky, and Roberts. Each appears in unique proof form authenticated by PSA.
Rookie cards from all major sports are another hot area, with a Standard Biscuit Babe Ruth leading the way. High-grade examples of Ted Williams (PSA 8), Nolan Ryan (PSA 9), Al Kaline (PSA 9), Julius Erving (PSA 9), and Jim Brown (PSA 8). Lou Gehrig's rare 1925 Exhibits card also makes an appearance in presentable VG condition, expected to eclipse $30,000. A number of high-end registry sets are offered intact and card-by-card, including 1948 Leaf (PSA 7), 1953-1954 Parkhurst Hockey (PSA 7-9), 1914 Cracker Jack, and 1909-1911 T206 White Border. Unopened material is also continuing to lead the hobby in interest, with a number of packs, cello, and wax boxes on the block.
Autograph and memorabilia collectors will also take note of the incredible items offered for their tastes. A stunning PSA 8 single-signed Babe Ruth baseball and an incredible 1927 New York Yankees team-signed baseball are presented for ball collectors, while an improbable Exhibit card signed by Ruth, Gehrig, Gomez, and Dickey represents one of the most coveted signed cards in existence. The Ruth bat grades GU 8.5 and is expected to near six figures as it dates from Ruth's "Called Shot" season, and bats from Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Mark McGwire, and even Michael Jordan are up for consideration. Type 1 photography is well represented with dozens of crisp original photographs featuring Hall of Famers and greats of the game. An incredibly rare circa 1915 large photograph of Babe Ruth and his father tending bar in the family's tavern is one of only a few ever to reach public auction. Ticket collectors have numerous significant event tickets to choose from, including Ruth's aforementioned "Called Shot" and Super Bowl I.
Collectors are encouraged to visit www.RobertEdwardAuctions.com to view the items and learn more about the auction. Free 720-page catalogs are available and registration is free. The final day for bidding is Sunday, May 6. Robert Edward Auctions is currently assembling its Fall Auction, with consignments accepted throughout the spring and summer and at the National Convention. Contact them today at www.RobertEdwardAuctions.com or by calling 908-226-9900.