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Michael Jordan, Willie Mays cards top record-setting REA auction

The January Encore Auction at Robert Edward Auctions attracted a record 59,510 bids on more than 3,000 items.

A Michael Jordan rookie card and a 1952 Topps Willie Mays card highlighted the January Encore Auction at Robert Edward Auctions Sunday.

The auction, which totaled $1.1 million in sales, attracted 59,510 bids on more than 3,000 items, a record number of bids for an REA Encore auction.

“There’s a very strong outlook for the industry in 2023 and the same goes for REA,” REA President Brian Dwyer said. “The participation in this first event of the year was record-breaking for us, and bidders responded to the wide selection of material that has become the hallmark of these Encore auctions. This was a great start to the year and I’m already excited about what we have lined up for our future auctions, including our Spring Catalog Auction in April, which is already shaping up to be one of our biggest.”

A 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie card, graded PSA 9, sold for $17,400, while a 1952 Topps Willie Mays card, graded PSA 1.5 with a PSA 7 signature, went for $16,800.

1986 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie card.

1986 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie card.

Also See: Rare Jordan card sells for $840K at PWCC 

Other top sales included a 1911-1914 D304 Butter Krust Bread Cy Young card (PSA 6) for $15,600 and a 1998 Upper Deck SP Authentic Football Peyton Manning rookie card (PSA 10) for just under $10,000.

1911 D304 Butter Krust Cy Young card.

1911 D304 Butter Krust Cy Young card.

REA’s upcoming auction schedule includes:

• February Encore Auction — Feb 9-19

• March Encore Auction — March 9-19

• Spring Catalog Auction — April 6-23

• May Encore Auction — May 11-21

• June Encore Auction — June 8-18

Collectors interested in consigning to REA’s Spring Catalog Auction should reach out by Feb. 1 to ensure placement in the catalog. To consign or for more information, contact info@robertedwardauctions.com