The January Encore Auction at Robert Edward Auctions is a dream come true for collectors and enthusiasts of vintage sports cards and memorabilia. With items dating back to the 19th century, this auction offers a rare glimpse into the history of sports. Spanning over 180 years of sports history, the auction features more than 3,700 items that are sure to captivate collectors of all types.
One of the standout pieces in this auction is a signed 1842 receipt by baseball executive Alexander Cartwright. As one of the pioneers of baseball, Cartwright’s signature holds immense historical significance. Another highlight is an 1888 tobacco card of John Clarkson, a legendary figure of the era. These items provide a unique opportunity to own a piece of sports history.
President Brian Dwyer of REA expressed his excitement about the array of items available in this auction. From iconic signed memorabilia to coveted vintage cards, there is something for every collector. The auction features signatures from legendary figures such as Lou Gehrig, Walter Johnson, and Honus Wagner. One exceptional item is an 1888 N403 Yum Yum Tobacco John Clarkson Throwing card, graded PSA EX 5. This card is a true gem for any collector.
In addition to the signed memorabilia, the auction includes several other notable items. Among them is a 1883 Harry Wright-signed scorecard from a game between Philadelphia and Wright’s Providence Grays. This scorecard offers a glimpse into a historic baseball game from the 19th century. Other highlights include a 1938 Lou Gehrig-signed postcard, a 1924 Walter Johnson-signed album page, a 1939 Honus Wagner-signed Baseball Centennial First-Day Cover, and a Babe Ruth cut signature. The presence of checks signed by baseball icons like Jackie Robinson, Ty Cobb, and Roberto Clemente only adds to the allure of this auction.
For collectors of vintage cards, this auction is a goldmine. Some of the standout cards include a 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle card, a 1914 E145 Cracker Jack Grover Alexander rookie card, a 1910-1911 M116 Sporting Life Honus Wagner card, and several 1954 Topps #128 Hank Aaron rookie cards. The inclusion of a 1957 Topps Football Johnny Unitas rookie card further adds to the excitement. With hundreds of T206 cards available, collectors have the opportunity to find rare treasures such as the Ty Cobb Portrait Red Background and cards with rare Carolina Brights backs. For those interested in modern cards, highlights include a 1986 Topps Football Steve Young rookie card and early Michael Jordan cards from 1984 and 1985.
The January Encore Auction at Robert Edward Auctions is a testament to the enduring appeal and value of vintage sports memorabilia and cards. With its diverse collection and historical significance, this auction is a must-visit for collectors and enthusiasts alike. Whether you’re a fan of baseball, football, or basketball, there’s something for everyone in this extraordinary event. Don’t miss out on the chance to own a piece of sports history.