With over 1600 lots this year there is a whole world of Baseball and Americana between it's pages. Each lot gets a great write up about the player or set featured and it's significance. Everything in this catalog is well beyond anything I could ever afford, but its a great tome of history and artifacts. The whole auction is also online at their website. RobertEdwardAuctions.com There are lots of higher end auction houses out there and ones that have much more frequent auctions, but REA's is one that seems to get a lot of attention. They always seem to come up with some amazing stuff. Last year I featured and tracked a couple really cool cards. Here and Here.
What would an REA auction be with out a T206 Wagner, they've got one. It's already over 300k.
And of course out of 1600 unique and vast offerings there is lots of cool stuff. So much so it was hard to single any one or two auctions out. I mean there's Cobbs and Ruths and Wagners. There are 5 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle cards. There's a Ty Cobb Cut Plug tobacco tin in mint condition. There are a ton of 19th century CDV's (carte-de-visite) including the 1869 Peck and Snyder Red's card. A slew of 1887 Old Judge, 1888 Goodwin Champions, and T206 cards.
One of the things that stuck out at me was the 1889 Goodwin Round Album.
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I'm a lover of Oddballs and here's a great one, the 1910 E125 American Caramels Die-Cuts.