DoneSat, May 01, 2004 8:00 PM EDT
Watchung, NJ, USA
Baseball Cards, Memorabilia & Americana
On Saturday May 1, 2004 Robert Edward Auctions will be holding one of the largest and most important auctions of baseball cards, memorabilia, and Americana in its 33-year history. The auction will be highlighted by extraordinary newly discovered documents relating to The Origins of Baseball. The entire auction will include over 800 quality lots with a value in excess of $2,000,000. The catalog auction will be presented on eBay to ensure maximum exposure for one of the highest quality, most carefully assembled and important baseball and memorabilia auctions in the history of collecting. Some of the highlights include: * Extraordinary Newly Discovered Documents relating to The Origins of Baseball *Baseball Card Rarities Dating Back to 1869. *The Most Significant Baseball Negro League Collection to ever come to auction. *Daguerreotype and Ambrotype of Alexander Cartwright, “The Father of Baseball,” both from the collection of Queen Liloukalani of Hawaii *Numerous Babe Ruth Autographed Baseballs and Signed Ruth Items. *Early advertising displays including Colgan’s Chips sign with Honus Wagner *Henry Chadwick single-signed Knickerbocker ball. *Joe Jackson signed document *Dizzy Dean’s 1936 Uniform. *Hank Aaron’s 534th Home Run Bat. *Ted Williams’ 517th Home Run bat. *Leroy Nieman Original Painting of Lou Gehrig. *Mickey Mantle 1961 Bat. *Tobacco, Gum and Candy Cards From Every Era. * Three 1933 Goudey Complete Sets. *1941 Play Ball Uncut Sheet *100’s of Pre-1900 Baseball Cards. *Complete Sets of Virtually Every Major Baseball Card Issue From 1948 THRU 1975. *1952 Bowman Mickey Mantle graded GEM MINT 10 by PSA * Original Card Artwork from 1930s to 1950s. *Rare 1930s Non-Sport Cards and Uncut Sheets. *Early Photos, Buttons, Advertising Pieces, Etc. The Americana Section of the Auction Includes: *1928 Notre Dame Football “Win One For The Gipper” Signed Game Ball *Bob Dylan 22-page 1958 High School Essay on “The Grapes of Wrath” (signed “Robert Zimmerman”) *1961 Original Beatles Signed Payment Receipt – their first lineup including Pete Best and Stuart Suttcliffe *1924 John Dillinger Signed Prison Document from his first arrest *1893 Sigmund Freud Signed Prescription for a “white powder” *Elvis Presley’s first employment agreement signed *Albert Einstein Handwritten and Signed Formula It is not necessary to have a printed catalog to view or participate in the auction. Catalogs can be ordered for $20 per copy. All catalogue proceeds go directly to charitable concerns. To Order: Send $20 (per copy) Check or Money Order payable to "SmokeFree Educational Services" or "Best Friends Animal Sanctuary". Send checks to: Robert Edward Auctions, PO Box 7256, Watchung, NJ 07069. Checks will be forwarded by Robert Edward Auctions. For further information call (908)-226-9900. ### Robert Edward Auctions, LLC is a one of the world’s leading specialty auction houses, devoted exclusively to the sale of rare baseball cards, memorabilia, and Americana.