Knowledge and Experience
No one knows more about baseball cards and collectibles. Period. What we don't know we find out - using our vast informational resources and access to experts in all specialty fields of collectibles. Most importantly, Robert Lifson, Robert Edward Auctions, President and founder, personally handles all auction material and oversees the text of all descriptions.
In addition to being a graduate of the Wharton School of Business, his credentials include being Senior Editor of The Sports Collectors Bible as well as special consultant to The Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards. Robert Lifson has worked extensively with the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding values and issues regarding authenticity of baseball cards and memorabilia, and has testified in court on behalf of The Justice Department regarding values and authenticity of baseball material. He has also served as Senior Consultant for Sotheby's Auction House, and has overseen the sale at auction of literally tens of millions of dollars in baseball memorabilia over the past 30 years.
The importance of such expertise cannot be underestimated. It is essential for both the writing of proper authoritative descriptions as well as to allow for the extensive informational support bidders expect and demand at auction time. When bidders want to know details about a rare or early candy or PCL issue, the relative rarity to one Old Judge Cabinet Hall of Famer versus another, or exactly how a particular item (such as an uncut sheet of Goudeys with a #106 Lajoie) compares in condition with other known examples, the answer "We don't know" simply doesn't cut the mustard. At Robert Edward Auctions, WE KNOW. And this knowledge translates directly into greater comfort and confidence for bidders, and higher prices for consignors.
We specialize in the very best in all areas of baseball collectibles, as well as other sport, non-sport, and Americana collectibles including political and campaign memorabilia, autographs and manuscripts, and original illustration art.
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