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The March 2024 Sports Card Auctions To Watch

Depending on where you call home, March either brings spring to your doorstep, or just offers the occasional tease of the warmth to come. Spring Training is in full swing, and the month ends with MLB’s Opening Day.

But the auction action? That brings the heat no matter where you live or what you collect. But what auction houses have auctions ending this month? And what are some of the items you won’t want to miss?

The Collector Connection Post War Sports Cards & Memorabilia XXX

The Collector Connection brings us their Post War Sports Cards & Memorabilia XXX, which closes on March 3rd. As is often the case with The Collector Connection, the auction features more “collector grade” lots that are more affordable than the museum pieces you often see in auctions from other houses.

Auction Basics

Auction:The Collector Connection Post War Sports Cards & Memorabilia XXX
Website URL:The Collector Connection
Auction Dates:End: 3/3/2024 10:00 PM EST
Bid Open:Open
Number of Lots:956
Bidding Guide:Terms
Buyer’s Premium17.5% (+ 3.5% for PayPal & Credit Card Payment)

Items of Note

Complete and partial sets make up a lot of the featured items in this auction. You’ll find complete and partial sets of 1955, 1956, 1957, 1961, 1962, 1967, 1970, 1972, and 1975 Topps Baseball.   You’ll also find 1976 Topps Hockey, 1977 Topps Football, and 1978 Topps Basketball.

In terms of singles, there is a mix of graded and raw cards, again with collector grade being a prevailing theme. In addition to standard Topps, Bowman, and Fleer offerings, you’ll find plenty of regional and food issues. Look for Bazooka, Drakes, Wheaties, and more.    

Beyond cards, there are Press & Employee Passes, signed balls, and more.

March 2024 Sports Card Auctions

Clean Sweep Auctions #308

Clean Sweep Auctions has its #308 auction wrapping up at 11 PM ET on March 6th. The auction has just over 700 lots, so it’s not huge. It also skews heavy to baseball and vintage. If those are your things, this may be the auction for you.

Auction Basics

Auction:Clean Sweep Auctions Auction 308
Website URL:Website
Auction Dates:Close: Wednesday, March 6th 2024 at 11 PM EST
Bid Open:Open
Number of Lots:706
Bidding Guide:FAQ
Buyer’s Premium20% (higher in some cases – see rules)

Items of Note

While the focus here is vintage, it certainly still offers a big mix of years. There’s everything from 19th century cards to prewar, to post-war, to the “modern” era of the 1960’s and 1970’s. There are some amazing cards, although maybe fewer are museum pieces, and more “collector grade”. That’s not a bad thing by any stretch.

There are some that will still fetch a pretty penny. These include the 1887 N28 Allen and Ginter Mike King Kelly in PSA AA. There’s a 1953 Topps Mickey Mantle in PSA 1.5 and a 1959 Topps in PSA 6.  Joe DiMaggio fans will find a 1939 Play Ball in PSA 2 and a 1941 Play Ball in PSA 1. Jackie Robinson? Check out the 1952 Berk Ross in BGS 4, or the 1953 Topps in PSA 3. These are just a taste of the fun and classic cards included.

Sirius Sports Cards Auction #360

Sirius Sports Cards has its Auction #360 endings on March 7th. The auction is noteworthy for being a very nice mix of cards. Baseball leads the way, but fans will also find Football, Basketball, Hockey, and more. The cards range from vintage to junk wax era to modern. The lots also range in price, with some high-end items, but many items more accessible to the average collector. Combined with the lower Buyer’s Premium, this makes the Sirius auction well worth a look.

Auction Basics

Auction:Sirius Sports Cards Auction #360
Website URL:Sirius Sports Cards
Auction Dates:Ends March 7
Bid Open:Open
Number of Lots:1,510
Bidding Guide:Rules
Buyer’s Premium12.5%

Items of Note

There’s a lot to like and a nice mix here. There’s a couple early-career Nolan Ryan cards that are graded with graded autographs, including a 1968 Topps rookie card, and a 1969 Topps. An autographed Pete Rose rookie card. A 1958 Topps Mantle in PSA 4. A 1957 Topps card in a very rare PSA 10.  A 1989 Topps Traded Barry Sanders graded PSA 10/10. The lots range across eras and sports, and offer a variety of grades and price points. A really interesting and fun mix to scroll through.

In addition to cards, there are a number of memorabilia lots, as well as non-sports. Autographs are also a big piece of the action, and well worth a look.

Lelands 2024 Winter Classic

Lelands has its 2024 Winter Classic auction ending on March 16th. The auction has a fun mix of cards, memorabilia, and autographs that span eras and sports.

Auction basics

Auction:Lelands 2024 Winter Classic
Website URL:Lelands
Auction Dates:End: 3/16/2024 10:00 PM EST
Bid Open:Open
Number of Lots:1,250
Bidding Guide:Bidding Rules
Buyer’s Premium20%

Items of Note

The first two lots in the auction set the tone here. The circa-1942 game-worn Ted Williams jersey is a real gem. The 1991 Kentucky Derby Owner’s Trophy is a true one-of-a-kind item. There is a Roberto Clemente jersey that he wore during the 1960 World Series.

Michael Jordan fans should check out the 1997-98 Metal Universe Championship Basketball Precious Metal Gems #25/50 in PSA 8, which is sure to sell for a significant sum. There is a 1949 Bowman Baseball Jackie Robinson slabbed with a signature graded a 9 by PSA. A signed photo of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig is an amazing artifact. Babe Ruth is well-represented in the auction, with a mix of cards, autographs, photos, and more.

There’s lots more here, as well. Jerseys, bats, tickets, photos, and of course lots and lots of amazing cards, both graded and raw. You’ll even find a PSA 10-graded autograph of Abraham Lincoln.

March 2024 Sports Card Auctions

Heritage Auctions Spring Sports Card Catalog Auction

The Heritage Auctions Spring Sports Card Auction wraps up on March 22nd and 23rd. The featured items skew heavily towards baseball and vintage.

Auction Basics

Auction:Heritage Auctions Spring Sports Card Catalog Auction
Website URL:Heritage Auctions
Auction Dates:Ends March 22 & 23
Bid Open:Opens On Or Around March 8
Number of Lots:2,023
Bidding Guide:Heritage Auction Bidding Guide
Buyer’s Premium20% (min $29)

Items of Note

 The Heritage Auctions has an impressive array of vintage cards among its featured items. These include some really old cards, including an 1887-90 N172 Old Judge Ed Delahanty in PSA 3 (MK) and an 1888 N162 Goodwin Champions Cap Anson SGC 7, but among only a handful of graded copies of either card. There are also several T206 cards in varying grades.

You’ll see several cards from some of the biggest names in the hobby. These include Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Jackie Robinson, and more. Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant also make appearances.

Several high-end unopened materials also dot the auction.  The 1962 Topps near-complete set is high-end, with all cards graded PSA 7 or higher. The 1956 Topps near complete set is another stunner. The 1952 Bowman complete set is also worth a look.

Robert Edward Auctions March Encore Auction

Robert Edward Auctions brings us their March Encore Auction, which runs from March 14-24th. The REA auction this month is a big one, with 3,341 lots. The lots range across era and company, but pre-war baseball is the lion’s share, including many of the featured items.

Auction basics

Auction:Robert Edward Auctions March Encore Auction
Website URL:Robert Edward Auctions
Auction Dates:Ends on March 24
Bid Open:Opens on or around March 14
Number of Lots:3,341
Bidding Guide:Terms
Buyer’s Premium20%

Items of note

Pre-war baseball makes up a large percentage of this auction, as noted above. For example, one of the top lots is a 1909-1911 T206 White Border Ty Cobb Bat Off Shoulder in a PSA 5 slab. There are a high number of other T206 lots, as well. There’s a 1911 M110 Sporting Life Cabinet Honus Wagner PSA 2 (MK). There are a number of 1910-1911 M116 Sporting Life cards, including an impressive Honus Wagner in SGC 6.

There’s a 1933 V353 World Wide Gum Babe Ruth in PSA 6. There are 1910 E93’s, 2011 T205, and so many more great pre-war cards.

But it’s not all pre-war. There’s a 1948-49 Leaf Jackie Robinson in PSA 3.5. There’s a 1976 Topps Reggie Jackson graded PSA 10. The 1980-1981 Topps Basketball Larry Bird/Magic Johnson Rookie in PSA 9 is a real gem.

This is truly the tip of the iceberg, as there are many great lots well worth flipping through.

Goldin Auctions March Elite Auction

The Goldin February Elite auction was featured in our February Auction Guide, which ends on March 2nd. Goldin isn’t done for the month after that, however, with their March Elite running from March 8th to March 30th.

With almost 1,600 lots, there’s a lot here to like and some great variety of sport, era, and lot type, with a lot of the items on the high end of the scale in terms of price and quality.

Auction Basics

Auction:Goldin Auctions March Elite Auction
Website URL:Goldin Auctions
Auction Dates:Ends on March 30th
Bid Open:Opened on March 8th
Number of Lots:1,586
Bidding Guide:FAQ
Buyer’s Premium20% (an additional 3% for credit card payments)

Items of Note

Kobe Bryant is well represented, with both a championship ring and a game-worn jersey included. Michael Jordan also has some impressive items, including a 1998-99 Upper Deck SP Authentic Sign of the Times Gold Michael Jordan in PSA 10, and a 1984-85 Star in PSA 8.  There’s a 1952 Topps Mantle in BVG 6. The 1/1 2004 Playoff Prime Cuts Timeline Material Signature Babe Ruth in PSA 9.5 is an impressive specimen.

There are a number of Ronald Acuna Jr. items that are worth checking out. These include the jersey and cleats worn in his 70-steal game. There’s also a jersey worn in several games, including in the playoffs, and a game-used bat.

Lionel Messi, Tom Brady, LeBron James, Connor McDavid, and many other big names also make appearances.

Other auctions of note

Goldin Auctions has weekly auctions ending on March 7, 14, and 21.

Heritage Auctions has weekly auctions ending on March 3, 10, 17, and 25.

Final thoughts: The March 2024 Sports Card Auctions to Watch

There’s a lot to like in the March auctions, especially if you’re a fan of vintage. What auction or lot are you excited about? As spring approaches, are you looking to make a big splash? 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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