After 19 years selling on eBay, Galaxy Auctions Canada is bringing some of the action to its own dedicated auction platform.
The British Columbia-based company is conducting monthly auctions of sports and other trading cards, with its fourth sale now underway.
Owners Alex and Ryan Klenman have been buying and selling collectibles since the 1980s. Alex Klenman was a regular columnist with several hobby publications and contributed to Beckett’s early hockey price guides. Ryan handles the CCG side of the business as well as all gaming and modern sports card sales.
The Klenmans say they are focused on featuring items most collectors can afford.
This month’s auction features over 100 graded vintage hockey cards from the 1930s through the 1970s. Some of the featured hockey lots and just a few of the vintage offering in this month’s auction include a PSA 6 1959-60 Topps Gordie Howe ($300 opening bid), a 61-62 Parkhurst SGC 6.5 Howe ($200), a 1951-52 Parkhurst Ted Lindsay rookie card PSA 3 ($450), and a 1953-54 Parkhurst KSA 5 Gump Worsley rookie card ($300).
There are Parkhurst and Topps Hockey Hall of Famers from the 1950s-70s, vintage lots, groups of 1962-63 Shirriff hockey coins, low to mid-grade vintage baseball and football lots and a small grouping of high-grade modern baseball rookie cards.
The auction features 50 graded Pokemon cards, and a complete base set highlighted by a 1999 Vileplume 1st Edition Jungle Holo, graded 9 Mint by CGC with only four graded higher (out of 318 total graded by CGC) and a 2000 Pidgeot Base Set 2 Holo ($100), graded 9 Mint by CGC (only 5 graded higher by CGC out of 365 total graded).
Also included among many others is a 2002 Charizard Legendary Collection, graded 8 NM-MT by PSA ($300), and a 2020 Charizard VMAX Champions Path Rainbow Rare ($300) graded 9.5 Gem Mint.
All Galaxy auctions are conducted in Canadian dollars. With the current exchange rate, the company says that translates to approximately a 30% discount for U.S. customers.
All opening bids are the reserve price (at or below market value), so if there’s a bid, the item will sell.
The August auction concludes Friday, August 19, with lots starting to close at 3pm PST/6pm EST.