REA’s February Auction Success

Robert Edward Auctions (REA) hit the ball out of the park with their February auction, reaching remarkable success with sales surpassing $1.2 million. The standout moment of the auction came with the sale of a PSA 5 graded M116 Sporting Life Honus Wagner card for an impressive $75,000, shattering records for this version and exemplifying the fervent demand for rare vintage sports cards.

Another noteworthy highlight was the Ty Cobb Blue Background card from the same M116 Sporting Life series. Graded PSA GOOD 2, it fetched $15,000, setting a new record for its condition. The auction drew in a large crowd of registry builders and collectors, particularly with the offering of ten Mint 9 graded cards from the 196 Topps set. Of these, the #2 Roman Mejias PSA MINT 9 card stole the show, commanding a top bid of $19,200, the highest price for a non-Hall of Famer from this set in its grade.

Featuring a total of 2,732 items up for grabs, the REA auction presented a diverse array of collectibles. Other top sellers included a 1909-1911 T206 White Border Ty Cobb Portrait Red Background PSA VG-EX 4 card selling for $21,000, a 1934 R320 Goudey #37 Lou Gehrig PSA EX-MT 6 card going for $18,000, and a 1986-1987 Fleer Basketball PSA NM-MT 8 Complete Set fetching $12,000, amongst several other impressive lots.

Brian Dwyer, the President of REA, expressed his satisfaction with the auction’s broad appeal and the enthusiastic engagement from the collector community. He hinted at exciting upcoming events, teasing what’s in store for REA’s March and Spring Auctions and signaling a bright future for sports collectibles enthusiasts.

This recent auction by REA not only highlights the enduring allure and value of vintage sports cards and memorabilia but also paves the way for future events, offering thrilling prospects for collectors and enthusiasts alike. With the next Encore event slated for March 14-24 and the Spring Catalog Auction kicking off on April 5, REA continues to cement its status as a premier platform in the sports collectibles market.


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