It used to be the only auction the company held each year but while Robert Edward Auctions has added to its calendar with two more catalog sales and a series of smaller events, the company’s Spring showcase is still the flagship. This year’s happening is another monster, with over 3,400 lots in a 750-page catalog. The auction is set to open Friday and run through April 18.
A number of high-profile cards and memorabilia highlight the sale, including a 1952 Topps Mantle PSA 7, a 1903 Breisch-Williams Honus Wagner SGC 50, and gem mint rookie cards of Tom Brady and Wayne Gretzky.
REA is known for its pre-War expertise, and while the auction will include plenty of ancient baseball cards and memorabilia, every decade of pro sports is covered. From an 1869 Cincinnati Reds CDV to a limited-edition Mike Trout red refractor rookie card, it’s a big party—with a lot of new arrivals ready to jump into the bidding fray.
“The hobby is in one of the most exciting phases in recent memory, and we cannot wait to share the remarkable items we have available in this auction,” said REA President Brian Dwyer.
- 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA 7
- 1948 Leaf #79 Jackie Robinson PSA 7
- 1956 Topps #135 Mickey Mantle PSA 9
- 1959 Topps #10 Mickey Mantle PSA 9
- 1903 E107 Breisch-Williams Honus Wagner SGC 50
- 1909 E90-1 American Caramel Joe Jackson PSA 1.5
- 1951 Topps #253 Mickey Mantle PSA 7
- 1952 Topps #312 Jackie Robinson PSA 8
- 1911 T3 Turkey Red #9 Ty Cobb SGC 6
- 1909-1911 T206 Eddie Plank PSA Authentic
- 2011 Bowman Chrome Draft #101 Mike Trout Rookie Red Refractor #1/5 BGS 9.5
- 1979-1980 O-Pee-Chee #18 Wayne Gretzky BVG 9.5
- 2000 Upper Deck SP #118 Tom Brady SGC 10
Unopened material continues to be one of the hobby’s hottest areas of interest, and the auction will present more than 500 lots of packs, boxes, and cases from all sports and non-sports.
Among the top lots:
- 1986-1987 Fleer Basketball wax box with a Jordan rookie visible on top
- 1980-1981 Topps basketball wax box with a Bird/Johnson rookie visible
- 1959 Fleer Ted Williams wax box
- 1967 Topps cello pack with Mickey Mantle on top
- 1976 Topps rack box
- 1978 Topps rack case
- 1980 Topps rack case
- 1980 Topps cello case
- 1976 Topps Football cello box
- 1984 Topps Football rack case
- 1971-1972 Topps Basketball wax box
- 1972-1973 Topps Basketball wax box
- 1980-1981 O-Pee-Chee Hockey wax box
- 1985-1986 O-Pee-Chee Hockey wax box
While cards usually dominate, there are hundreds of lots featuring autographs, game-used memorabilia, and original photographs. Among them:
- 1938-1939 Ted Williams Boston Red Sox Rookie-Era Game-Used Bat
- 1950 Roy Campanella Brooklyn Dodgers Game-Used Jersey
- 1951 Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies Game-Used Jersey
- 1951 Gil Hodges Brooklyn Dodgers Game-Used Jersey
- 1968-1969 Brooks Robinson Baltimore Orioles Game-Used Jersey
- 1999 Derek Jeter New York Yankees Game-Used Bat
- 2004 Derek Jeter New York Yankeed Game-Used Jersey
- Circa 1992 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls Signed Game-Used Shoes
New bidders can register at www.RobertEdwardAuctions.com. Copies of the physical catalog are free.