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REA’s March Auction Highlighted by Rare Ruth & Wagner Cards

Updated: 7 days ago

Chester, NJ - March 14, 2024 - REA’s March Encore Auction opened Thursday offering nearly 3,400 items spanning back to 1888 N28 Allen & Ginter cards of Hall of Famers John Clarkson and John Montgomery Ward (Lots 8 & 9) all the way up to modern football cards, including a 2000 Bowman Chrome Football #236 Tom Brady Rookie BGS GEM MINT 9.5 (Lot 43). Two of the most exciting items in the auction both feature Honus Wagner: a 1911 M110 Sporting Life Cabinet Honus Wagner PSA GOOD 2 (MK) (Lot 1) and a 1910-1911 M116 Sporting Life Honus Wagner Pastel Background SGC EX/NM 6 (Lot 3).

For fans of The Great Bambino, the auction includes several exciting Babe Ruth cards, notably a 1921 Schapira Bros. Candy Babe Ruth Waiting For a High One Partial Box (Lot 23), and three rare strip cards of Ruth including a 1920 W519-1 #5 (Lot 22), 1921 W516-2-1 #10 (Lot 24), and a 1922 W522 #48 (Lot 25), all of which are available in affordable grades. There’s also a 1935 R332 Schutter-Johnson Candy #26 Babe Ruth PSA GOOD 2 (Lot 28) and a 1933 V353 World Wide Gum Canadian Goudey #80 Babe Ruth PSA EX-NM 6 (Lot 2), both with fantastic color and overall eye appeal.

The event will run through Sunday, March 24 with all initial bids due by 9 PM ET.

Other notable items in REA’s March Auction include:

  • Lot 6 - 1976 Topps #500 Reggie Jackson PSA GEM MINT 10 - A flawless example of the 500 Home Run Club member and two-time World Series MVP

  • Lot 7 - 1980-1981 Topps Basketball Larry Bird/Magic Johnson Rookie PSA MINT 9 - The NBA’s two biggest stars of the 1980s were fatefully paired together on their rookie card that has become one of the hobby’s most cherished hardwood first-year cards

  • Lot 33 - 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle Rookie SGC GOOD+ 2.5 - A great opportunity for any collector to add one of the hobby’s pre-eminent cards to their collection

  • Lot 35 - 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle PSA VG 4 - One of The Mick’s most recognizable cards and his final Topps card before exclusively running with Bowman for two years

  • Lot 36 - 1954 Topps #128 Hank Aaron Rookie SGC EX 5 - This year marks the 50th anniversary of Hammerin’ Hank’s record-breaking 715th home run so what better time to celebrate his most important card 

  • Lot 37 - 1961 Nu-Card Scoops #422 Mickey Mantle Hits Longest Homer PSA GEM MINT 10 (1 of 5) - Only five examples have been graded at this lofty level by PSA and this example displays a crisp image, sharp corners and outstanding centering

  • Lot 39 - 1984 Donruss #248 Don Mattingly Rookie PSA GEM MINT 10 - One of the most popular cards of the 1980s featuring one of the Bronx Bombers’ most beloved players

Plenty of T206 Options

REA’s March Auction includes almost 700 T206 cards, including seven Carolina Brights and a Ty Cobb Bat Off Shoulder PSA EX 5 with a Tolstoi Back (Lot 4). There is also a rare example of the Cy Young Bare Hand Shows version featuring the name on the top and bottom.

“This auction is loaded with the hobby’s most iconic names but what’s exciting is there are some very unique items that feature those icons on items collectors typically don’t see up for bid. It’s a great opportunity to add some rare pieces to your collection,” said Brian Dwyer, President of REA.

All items have a starting bid of $10. To register to bid, visit You can also review REA’s upcoming auction schedule and read about different consignor stories from previous and upcoming REA auctions.

To sign up to receive REA’s industry-renowned Spring 2024 Catalog, visit

About Robert Edward Auctions

Robert Edward Auctions (REA) is one of the leading auction houses in the US specializing in sports and non-sports cards and memorabilia. For more than 30 years, REA has established a reputation as the industry benchmark through its unparalleled and unwavering commitment to integrity, knowledge and transparency. The Company has brokered some of the most lucrative sales and handled some of the most coveted pieces of sports memorabilia in the hobby’s history, including the historic sales of the 1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth rookie card for $7.2 million in December 2023 and the T206 Honus Wagner card for $6.6 million in August 2021, a record-setting price at the time. In July 2023, the company acquired Huggins & Scott Auctions. For more information, visit and follow REA on YouTubeFacebookInstagramTikTok, and Twitter. You can also contact us and request our auction catalog by emailing


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