REA’s March Auction Smashes Sales Records

Robert Edward Auctions’ March Encore sale was not just any auction; it was a showcase of smashing records and jaw-dropping prices for vintage cards. Among the highlights was the remarkable sale of a 1933 V353 World Wide Gum Canadian Goudey Babe Ruth card that fetched an astounding $32,400. The auction, featuring over 3,300 lots, generated an impressive $1.3 million from the enthusiastic bids of nearly 66,000 collectors.

One of the most notable sales was the 1933 V353 World Wide Gum Canadian Goudey #80 Babe Ruth card graded PSA EX-NM 6, which commanded the impressive price of $32,400. Additionally, a 1911 E94 George Close Candy Ty Cobb SGC POOR 1 and a 1909-1911 T206 White Border Ty Cobb Bat Off Shoulder PSA EX 5 with a Tolstoi Back set new records, selling for $28,000 and $27,600 respectively.

The auction featured a plethora of exquisite items that drew great interest from collectors. A 1976 Topps #500 Reggie Jackson card graded PSA GEM MINT 10 sold for $30,000, while a 1980-1981 Topps Basketball Larry Bird/Magic Johnson Rookie card in PSA MINT 9 condition fetched $25,200. The iconic 1948-1949 Leaf #79 Jackie Robinson Rookie card graded PSA VG+ 3.5 commanded an impressive $23,400.

Noteworthy sales further included a 1911 M110 Sporting Life Cabinet Honus Wagner card graded PSA GOOD 2 (MK) and a 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle Rookie card graded SGC GOOD+ 2.5, each selling for $14,400. Rare items like an Extremely Rare 1921 Schapira Bros. Candy Babe Ruth box panel and an 1888 N28 Allen & Ginter John Clarkson card in PSA EX-MT 6 condition also set new records, fetching $10,800 and $8,100, respectively.

Setting additional records were a Billy Southworth Single-Signed Baseball, a 1909-1911 T206 White Border Cy Young Portrait card graded PSA POOR 1 (Brown Hindu Back) selling for $7,500, and a 1934 R320 Goudey #37 Lou Gehrig card graded SGC GOOD+ 2.5 going for $5,280. Brian Dwyer, President of REA, expressed delight at the auction’s success, underscoring the strength of the vintage market and fueling anticipation for the forthcoming Spring Catalog Auction.

The REA’s March Auction was truly a testament to the enduring allure and value of vintage cards, setting new records and delighting collectors with its extraordinary sales results.


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