MINT 9 Clemente Rookie and Rare Photos and Memorabilia Headline a Loaded Spring Auction for Robert Edward Auctions

Chester, NJ - April 6, 2023 - Robert Edward Auctions (“REA”), the premier auction house specializing in sports memorabilia and trading cards in the US, launched its Spring Catalog Auction today encompassing nearly 3,900 items, including a 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente Rookie graded MINT 9 by PSA. The last Clemente Rookie in this grade sold for $1.05 million in Fall 2022. The auction also features several other classic cards in high grades, including Jackie Robinson’s 1949 Bowman (PSA MINT 9) and Bill Russell’s 1957 Topps Rookie (PSA NM+ 7.5), among many others. The auction will run through Sunday, April 23, with initial bids closing at 9pm ET.

Some of the most notable items in REA’s Spring Catalog Auction include:

  • Lot 6 - 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente Rookie PSA MINT 9 (Starting Bid: $250,000)

  • Lot 3 - 1949 Bowman #50 Jackie Robinson PSA MINT 9 - Highest Graded (Starting Bid: $100,000)

  • Lot 5 - 1955 Topps #123 Sandy Koufax Rookie PSA MINT 9 (Starting Bid: $100,000)

  • Lot 2 - 1939 R334 Play Ball #26 Joe DiMaggio PSA MINT 9 - Highest Graded (Starting Bid: $50,000)

  • Lot 21 - Exceptional Circa 1920 Babe Ruth Single-Signed Baseball PSA/DNA NM/MT+ 8.5 with MINT 9 Signature (Starting Bid: $50,000)

  • Lot 18 - Extraordinary 1940s Josh Gibson Original Photograph PSA/DNA Type 1 - Used for his 1950-51 Toleteros Rookie Card (Starting Bid: $50,000)

  • Lot 17 - Circa 1913 Joe Jackson Original Charles Conlon Photograph PSA/DNA Type 1 (Starting Bid: $50,000)

  • Lot 1 - 1932 R328 U.S. Caramel #32 Babe Ruth PSA NM-MT 8 (Starting Bid: $50,000)

  • Lot 4 - 1953 Topps #1 Jackie Robinson PSA MINT 9 (Starting Bid: $50,000)

  • Lot 13 - 1986-87 Fleer Basketball PSA GEM MINT 10 Complete Set Minus One (131/132) (Starting Bid: $50,000)

  • Lot 10 - 1957-58 Topps Basketball #77 Bill Russell Rookie PSA NM+ 7.5 (Starting Bid: $25,000)

  • Lot 8 - 1925 Exhibits Lou Gehrig Rookie PSA GOOD+ 2.5 (Starting Bid: $25,000)

  • Lot 14 - 1959 Topps Fourth Series Unopened Cello Box (36 Packs) - BBCE - Banks, Two Kaline, and N.L. Hitting Kings with Mays Showing (Starting Bid: $25,000)

  • Lot 12 - 1976 Topps Football #148 Walter Payton Rookie PSA GEM MINT 10 (Starting Bid: $20,000)

  • Lot 900 - 1948-49 Leaf #3 Babe Ruth PSA NM-MT 8 (Starting Bid: $20,000)

“Our Spring Catalog Auction is one of the largest we’ve ever had. We’re excited because it not only demonstrates why our pedigree with respect to vintage cards and memorabilia is so strong, but it also showcases the myriad of other rare items our expansive consignor base entrusted us to sell,” said Brian Dwyer, President of REA. “Original photography, unopened boxes, signed and game-used memorabilia and rare graded game tickets are just a few of the many highlights of this auction that demonstrate the continued growth of our company and the strong interest in our hobby.”

For an in-person look at the Spring Catalog items, REA will be co-hosting a pop-up event at the Just Collect shop in Millburn, NJ (296 Millburn Ave - Ste 102), on Thursday, April 13 and Friday, April 14 from 5-9pm ET both days. Visitors will have an opportunity to view items, place bids and chat with the REA and Just Collect teams, along with numerous other hobby enthusiasts.

To register to bid or to request a catalog, visit You can also review REA’s upcoming auction schedule and read about different consignor stories from previous and upcoming REA auctions. 

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 record-setting sale of the extremely desirable T206 Honus Wagner card for $6.6 million in August 2021. For more information, visit and follow REA on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. You can also contact us and request our auction catalog by emailing [email protected].