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The Top April 2024 Sports Card Auctions To Watch

April is a time of rebirth and awakening. The new Major League Baseball season is in its first week. The green grass of the ballparks matches the budding leaves on the trees as nature wakes back up after a long, cold off-season.

But are the warming temperatures also a reflection of the auction action? What are the auctions running this month? What are the hot items? And where should you be spending your green?

Collect Auctions April 2024 Auction

Collect Auctions has its April 2024 Auction ending early in the month, on April 4th. The auction skews towards baseball, but all sports are represented, and there are some nice non-sports lots, as well.

Auction Basics

Auction:Collect Auctions April 2024 Auction
Website URL:https://collectauctions.net/catalog.aspx
Auction Dates:Ends: April 4, 2024
Bid Open:Open
Number of Lots:818
Bidding Guide:Collect Auctions Rules
Buyer’s Premium20%

Items of Note

Some of the most premium items in this auction are unopened materials, many certified by BBCE. These include a 1973 Topps Basketball Wax Box, a 1972 Topps Football 3rd Series Wax Box, and a 1979-80 Topps Hockey Vending Box. The tough and attractive 1971 Topps Baseball product is represented by both Series 2 and Series 4 boxes.

Other items of note include a dual-signed Babe Ruth / Lou Gehrig baseball, a 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle in PSA 1.5, and a PSA-graded 1953 Bowman complete set, the #40 ranked set in the PSA registry.

In addition to sports items, there are a nice variety of historical, political, non-sports, and entertainment lots to explore.

April 2024 Sports Card Auctions To Watch

Sirius Sports Cards Auction #362

This month, Sirius Auctions has its Sports Cards Auction #362, which wraps up on April 4th.

The auction has more baseball than any other sport, but has a nice mix of sports and lots of options. This includes football, basketball, and hockey.

Auction Basics

Auction:Sirius Sports Cards Auction #362
Website URL:https://siriussportsauctions.com/catalog.aspx
Auction Dates:Ends April 4, 2024
Bid Open:Open
Number of Lots:977
Bidding Guide:Rules
Buyer’s Premium12.5%

Items of Note

There’s a lot of nice variety in the Sirius auction, including pre-war, 1950s, 60s, and 70s vintage, and junk era gems from the 1980’s and 1990’s. You’ll also find memorabilia and non-sports items.

Some of the more interesting lots are high grade post-war cards, including some with autographs. There’s a 1973 Topps Nolan Ryan that’s autographed and graded PSA 9/Auto 10. That’s a great looking Ryan card, and with the auto it’s even more amazing.

The PSA 7 copy of the 1958 Topps World Series Batting Foes is a great looking card. It of course features icons Mickey Mantle and Hank Aaron at the height of their powers. Speaking of Mantle, there’s a 1966 Topps in PSA 7, a 1958 Topps All Star also in PSA 7, and a 1962 Topps in PSA 4.

The 1989 Topps Traded Barry Sanders autograph graded PSA 9/10 is a great card. There’s some vintage graded basketball, and much more.

Huggins & Scott April 2024 Auction

Huggins & Scott have their April 2024 Auction wrapping up on April 4th. While this is their first appearance in one of our auction articles, they’ve no newbies, as they’ve been around for over 30 years.

Auction basics

Auction:Huggins & Scott April 2024 Auction
Website URL:https://bid.hugginsandscott.com/Lots/Gallery
Auction Dates:Ends April 4, 2024 @ 10:00 PM EST
Bid Open:Open
Number of Lots:1,644
Bidding Guide:Terms
Buyer’s Premium20%

Items of note

The auction is chock full of many of the iconic cards of the hobby. There’s a 1948 Leaf Jackie Robinson in PSA 2, a 1954 Topps Hank Aaron in PSA 6, a 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan in PSA 8, and a 1955 Topps Sandy Koufax in PSA 7.

Babe Ruth fans will find a 1934 World Wide Gum card in a PSA 3, and a nice cut signature, as well. Mickey Mantle? There’s a 1951 Bowman, several 1953 Topps (1, 2, 3), and more.

T206 fans will be interested in the rare 1909-1911 T206 White Border Sherry Magie in PSA 1, and a white-border, red portrait Ty Cobb in PSA 2.  The auction is also chock full of unopened materials from baseball, football, basketball, and hockey.

You’ll also find other sports, Americana, and non-sports.

Clean Sweep 2 Day Affordable Memorabilia and Card Auction

Clean Sweep brings us their 2 Day Affordable Memorabilia and Card Auction, which ends on April 10th and 11th. The large auction features items that are more affordable than you may see in many auctions.

Think “collector grade” instead of museum pieces. I think that’s a great approach, making auctions more accessible to the masses. If you’ve never bid in an auction before, this might be a good place to get your feet wet.

Auction Basics

Auction:Clean Sweep 2 Day Affordable Memorabilia and Card Auction
Website URL:Website
Auction Dates:Close: April 10 & 11
Bid Open:Open
Number of Lots:2,318
Bidding Guide:FAQ
Buyer’s Premium20% (higher in some cases – see rules)

Items of Note

Affordable doesn’t mean there aren’t some really nice items in this auction, because there is a lot to like here. Big names abound. Mickey Mantle? Check out the PSA 6 1961 Topps card, or the nice single-signed baseball. Sandy Koufax? There’s a PSA 4 1955 Topps Rookie card and a nice single-signed ball.

There are publications, including a number of World Series programs. Memorabilia is also a big subject, including a large assortment of Bobbin Head and Hartland figurines.

Autographed items make up many of the lots included here, as do lots, and singles both graded and ungraded. In particular, the lots offer up a really fun treasure hunt for prospective bidders to dig into.

There’s a lot of different options that are likely to provide some solid value once the hammer drops.

Robert Edward Auctions Spring Catalog Auction

Robert Edward Auctions has its Spring Catalog Auction starting on April 5th and running through April 21st. With 3,785 lots, this is a big auction with a lot to like. While baseball is king here, there’s representation from a variety of sports, and plenty of non-sports items as well.

Auction basics

Auction:Robert Edward Auctions Spring Catalog Auction
Website URL:https://bid.robertedwardauctions.com/Lots/Gallery
Auction Dates:Ends April 21, 2024 @ 9:00 PM EST
Bid Open:Open
Number of Lots:3,785
Bidding Guide:Terms
Buyer’s Premium20%

Items of note

REA brings us some truly impressive items this month. Some of the high end items of note include a 1954 Topps Hank Aaron rookie card in PSA 9 that is just gorgeous. The T206 Ty Cobb in PSA 2.5 is new to the hobby. There’s a PSA 10 of the iconic 1993 SP Derek Jeter rookie card, and a PSA 10 1986-87 Fleer Jordan rookie card, as well. Museum pieces, all.

There’s a pair of Jordan’s sneakers from 1984, signed, of course. There are amazing lots across 19th century, pre-war, post-war, autographs, memorabilia, and more.

There’s an impressive array of unopened materials, both sealed and graded.

As mentioned, while baseball is a big player here, you’ll also find football, basketball, hockey, and more, with plenty of really impressive cards and lots worth chasing. The Historical, Political, Pop Culture, and Americana category features autographs from celebrities, former presidents, and much more. There’s a fun collection of non-sports items, as well.

Heritage Auctions Sports Showcase Auction #70012

Heritage Auctions brings us their Sports Showcase Auction #70012, which opens on April 5th and wraps up on April 27th. The auction skews towards baseball, but all sports are represented.

Auction Basics

Auction:Heritage Auctions Sports Showcase Auction #70012
Website URL:https://sports.ha.com/
Auction Dates:Ends April 27, 2024
Bid Open:Open on or around April 5
Number of Lots:1,203
Bidding Guide:Heritage Auction Bidding Guide
Buyer’s Premium20% (min $29)

Items of Note

As with many high-end auctions, you’ll find lots of Mickey Mantle cards, including Topps cards, autographs, and more. These include not one, but two authentic altered copies.

There are partial or full sets, many graded cards, including 1933 Goudey Baseball, 1952 Topps Baseball, 1986 Fleer Basketball, and 1991 Topps Desert Shield.

Other items of note include a signed 2001 Upper Deck SP Authentic Tiger Woods, a PSA 10 1937 Babe Ruth Signed Check, a signed Roberto Clemente baseball, and so much more.

There are also plenty of jersey and uniform relics in the auction, plus tickets and stubs, and unopened materials, as well.

Especially impressive is the 1940’s Babe Ruth & Ted Williams Signed, Framed Photo. It is signed by Williams and includes a really high grade cut signature of Ruth.

The Collector Connection Post War Sports Cards & Memorabilia

The Collector Connection has its Post War Sports Cards & Memorabilia auction starting on April 10th and running through April 28th. With close to 900 items, there’s a lot to like here. As is often the case with the Collector Connection, the focus here is more on collector grade cards and less on museum pieces. This makes this a great auction for those of us who don’t travel by private jet, or who just like cards that have been well loved.

Auction Basics

Auction:The Collector Connection Post War Sports Cards & Memorabilia
Website URL:https://thecollectorconnection.com/Lots/Gallery
Auction Dates:Ends April 28, 2024 10:00 PM EST
Bid Open:Open
Number of Lots:894
Bidding Guide:Terms

Items of Note

While the lots here tend more towards collector grade than pristine items only a millionaire can afford, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some really cool lots well worth a look.

For example, there’s a 1952 Topps Willie Mays that’s in PSA 1, but it’s still a 1952 Topps Mays! There are complete or near complete sets galore, like 1952 Topps, 1955 Topps, 1956 Topps, 1970 Kellogg’s, 1973 O-Pee-Chee, and more.

Big names like Jackie Robinson, Ernie Banks, Hank Aaron, and Mickey Mantle are all well-represented. Hobby historians should check out the Issue #1 of Beckett Monthly, signed by Dr. Beckett.

There are unopened materials of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the 1960’s to today. Autographs and Memorabilia also offers up lots of options.

Classic Auctions #April 2024 Auction

Classic Auctions has its #April 2024 Auction starting on April 4th and running through April 30th. While all the details are not yet available, the focus appears to be on hockey, which we often see from Classic Auctions.

Auction Basics

Auction:Classic Auctions #April 2024 Auction
Website URL:https://www.classicauctions.net/catalog.aspx
Auction Dates:Ends April 30, 2024
Bid Open:Opens on or around April 4
Number of Lots:TBA
Bidding Guide:https://www.classicauctions.net/rules.aspx
Buyer’s Premium20%

Items of Note

While all the details of this auction are not yet available, we do know about a few of the featured items that Classic is making available this month. If you’re a fan of classic vintage hockey jerseys, this auction looks to be for you!

The items include a 1961-62 Rod Gilbert New York Rangers Game-Worn Jersey from his rookie season. There’s also a 1981-82 Clark Gillies New York Islanders jersey from that championship season.

You’ll also find a 1972-73 WHA Ottawa Nationals jersey of Brian Conacher, from the Nationals lone season in the WHA. 

Other auctions of note

Goldin Auctions have their “The Shot” Special Auction ending on April 10, the Pop Culture Elite auction ending on April 13, Weekly Auctions ending on April 4, 11, 18, and 25th.

Heritage Auctions have their Sunday Sports Auctions ending on April 7, 14, 21, and 28th. They also have their Photo Legends Type 1 Showcase Auction ending on April 7th for you photo fans.

Final thoughts on the April 2024 Sports Card Auctions To Watch

There’s a lot of auction action this month, and a lot to like in those auctions. There really is something for just about any taste and any budget, with an especially amazing assortment of vintage items for your bidding enjoyment.

What auctions have you excited this April? Any lots you have an eye on? Or did you end up buying anything from any of this month’s auctions. Tell us about it at card_lines on Twitter.

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Mike D.

Mike D

Mike D. has collected cards for over 35 years, since he bought his first pack of Topps at the corner store in 1987. His fandom,  collecting interests, and contributions to Cardlines center around baseball in general and the Baseball Hall of Fame specifically.

Mike's collecting focus is centered on graded cards, mostly rookie cards, of Hall of Famers and future Hall of Famers. Lately, he's been enjoying dabbling in graded minor league cards. A collector/investor with a "buy and hold" approach, Mike takes the long-term view with his collection.
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