The auction includes numerous rare and valuable cards, some coming on the market for the first time in more than ten years. Featured items include a 1916 M101-5 Sporting News Babe Ruth rookie along with one of only three known 1914 Boston Garter Joe Jackson cards.
High-grade examples of key rookie cards from all major sports will also be in the mix, including a 1939 Play Ball Ted Williams, 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays, 1954 Topps Hank Aaron and Ernie Banks, 1957 Topps Basketball Bill Russell, and 1957 Topps Football Johnny Unitas and Bart Starr, all graded PSA NM-MT 8, along with a PSA 10 example of the 1986 Fleer Basketball Michael Jordan.
Goudey Ruths and T206 Ty Cobb cards also dot the auction, including PSA NM-MT 8 examples of each. The #1 ranked N162 Goodwin Champions set, entirely graded by SGC, and a PSA 9 Old Judge King Kelly are among the oldest items in the auction.
Memorabilia up for grabs will include several game-used bats from baseball icons. There are PSA/DNA certified specimens used by Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Roberto Clemente, Yogi Berra, Phil Rizzuto, and Hank Aaron and others. A rare Roberto Clemente game-worn jersey, dating from his prolific 1967 season and originating directly from his family, is being offered publicly for the first time in many years.
Rare vintage display pieces, a staple of REA events, will be on the block including a Christy Mathewson Tuxedo advertising sign, an Addie Joss Day panorama, and a new-to-the-hobby 1895 Cleveland Spiders photo with Cy Young.
This summer was a particularly busy one for REA as an increased travel schedule and the first appearance at the National Sports Collectors Convention in company history were combined with a move to a larger and more modern office space in Chester, New Jersey. Phone and email information remains the same, but the companty’s new mailing address is PO Box 430, Chester, NJ 07930.
More details will be announced about auction highlights in the coming days, but REA has provided a sneak peek on its website as well as on its Facebook page (www.facebook.com/RobertEdwardAuctions) for collectors interested in learning more.
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