Rare Baseball Card Sets and Memorabilia Shine in REA’s May Auction

Robert Edward Auctions, known for its premier sports collectibles auctions, has kicked off its May Encore auction, dazzling collectors with a diverse array of over 3,600 lots. From classic 1950s baseball card sets to exceptional vintage cards and even a check signed by the legendary Honus Wagner post-retirement, this auction is a feast for sports memorabilia enthusiasts.

The auction commenced on Thursday, promising ten days of excitement for bidders interested in items spanning the entire spectrum of sports history, from the early days of baseball to the contemporary era. Among the early standout lots are gems like the T206 White Border Ty Cobb Bat Off Shoulder card from 1909-1911 sporting a rare Uzit back, and a Ty Cobb rookie card from the 1907 Wolverine News Postcard series.

Enthusiasts can also feast their eyes on vintage baseball sets such as the complete 1957 Topps set and the nearly complete 1958 Topps set. Moreover, there are pristine high-grade cards from the 1950s Bowman and Topps collections, including rookie cards of baseball icons like Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, and Sandy Koufax. An enticing offering in the auction is a full set break of the iconic 1951 Bowman set, sure to capture the attention of discerning collectors.

Beyond the cards, the auction boasts unique memorabilia pieces like a ticket stub from the 1957 NFL Championship Game and a 1920 Real Photo Postcard featuring the Harvard football team that graced the Rose Bowl that year. Each item tells a story of sports history, making this event not just an auction but a journey through the rich tapestry of athletic achievements.

REA President Brian Dwyer exudes enthusiasm for the auction’s lineup, underscoring the exceptional quality of the items on offer following the triumphant $15.4 million spring sale. He points to the robust interest from collectors and the premium nature of the collectibles featured, setting the stage for a thrilling bidding war among enthusiasts.

For those eager to get their hands on these coveted treasures, bidding is open until May 19 on the REA website, with bids starting as low as $10 for each item. This auction presents a golden opportunity for collectors to add rare and prestigious sports memorabilia to their collections while commemorating the timeless allure of sports collectibles that transcend generations. Join the auction, and be a part of history in the making.