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Carlton Fisk’s 1975 World Series Home Run Ball Heads to Auction

1975 home run ball Carlton Fisk

The ball hit by Carlton Fisk to win the drama-packed 1975 World Series Game 6 has been consigned to Robert Edward Auctions.

Newly Discovered 19th Century Card of Hall of Famer Heads for Auction

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An 1889 Police Gazette cabinet card of Hall of Famer John Montgomery Ward, still in the original mailing envelope, will be sold by Robert Edward Auctions after residing in the same family for 125 years.

“Mona Lisa of Baseball Advertising Posters” to be Sold by REA

George Wright 1874 Red Stocking Cigars Advertising Poster

A rare 1874 George Wright Red Stocking Cigars poster is the first known endorsement of a commercial product by an athlete or sports figure. The only known copy is heading to auction.

REA’s First Fall Auction Tallies $3.06 Million

Mickey Mantle 1956 Topps PSA 9

Once-a-year auctions are now definitely a thing of the past at Robert Edward Auctions, which held its first ever Fall event that “exceeded expectations”.

T206 Broad Leaf Johnson Sale Latest Example of T206 Back Craze

Broad Leaf Walter Johnson

A T206 Broad Leaf Tobacco Walter Johnson card that sold for $7,207 in 2005 sold for more than $65,000 over the weekend.

REA’s First Fall Auction Underway; Top T205 Set, Old Judge Poster Among Highlights

Christy Mathewson T205 Wachs Collection

The top-rated T205 baseball set on the PSA Registry is being sold off in the inaugural Robert Edward Auctions’ Fall Auction which also includes an Old Judge advertising display and 1955 Ted Williams jersey.

eBay Policy Changes Produce Sterling Results for Smaller Auction House

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Lee Behrens of Sterling Sports Auctions says rising costs for eBay sellers have helped his company grow.

Unique M116 Variation to be Featured in REA Fall Auction

Frank Smith M116 Boston version

More than a century after it was issued, a scarce M116 Sporting Life Frank Smith card, updated to reflect his trade from Chicago to Boston, is going up for bid.

Collecting Baseball Autographs May Have Started Earlier Than We Thought

Autograph story 1888

Autograph dealers in 1888? King Kelly asked to sign baseballs? Some old newspaper clippings seem to indicate that baseball autograph collecting was in vogue before the 20th century.

REA to Launch Fall Auction; Unveils 19th Century Old Judge Poster, World’s Top T205 Set

1887 Old Judge baseball cards store advertising

A rare 1887 Old Judge baseball card advertising poster and the world’s best T205 set will help kick off the first-ever Fall Auction at Robert Edward Auctions.

1906 Fan Craze Set: What’s Not to Like?

Photo from Just Collect Auctions

It was once a game, but for today’s vintage collectors, the 1906 Fan Craze baseball cards stand on thier own merits.

Storm Forces Sale of 1914 Baltimore News Ruth

Babe Ruth rookie card 1914

Just two months after buying it, an east coast collector whose home was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy has consigned his 1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth card.

Familiar Hobby Businesses Still Waiting for Power after Sandy

Flickr photo by abisdale (Creative Commons)

Sports memorabilia authenticators and auction companies are still dealing with power outages more than a week after Hurricane Sandy. Wednesday night, a fresh winter storm laid insult to injury.

1914 Scout’s Scrapbook to Auction; Says White Sox Were Offered Babe Ruth

Ruth-Orioles

Newly discovered correspondence between Charles Comiskey and one of his scouts reveals the White Sox had first shot at buying the young Babe Ruth. Now, the scrapbook that holds the telegrams–and numerous hand-signed letters from the famously tight-fisted Old Roman–are heading to auction.

#1 Golf Card Collection Heading for Auction

1896 A.J. Spalding golf card

“The King of Golf Cards” is liquidating his collection of hundreds of high grade, vintage PSA-graded sets and singles.

Fake Autographs Turn into Real Help for Baseball Charity

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How 2,000 phony autographed baseballs are about to make a big difference for kids baseball around the world.

Concerns Over Fake Wagner Cards Not New

T206 Honus Wagner

Even in the 1950s, collectors had to be on the alert for T206 Honus Wagner cards that had been ‘created’.

Auction House Still Battling Ex-Rapper

Lawyers and loans are part of the story as Robert Edward Auctions looks to collect a debt it says is overdue.

“Re-discovered” T206 Wagner Card Set for Auction

Here’s proof that some T206 Honus Wagner cards do sit quietly in private collections.

Rare Vintage Baseball Card Find

It sat undisturbed inside the wall of a house in Pennsylvania for over a century. Now, a previously unknown 1893 Just So Tobacco card of Hall of Famer Buck Ewing is about to hit the auction block.