REA's Spring Catalog On Display at the Vintage Breaks Store

REA's Spring Catalog On Display at the Vintage Breaks Store

Come see some of the most valuable and rarest cards in the hobby right here at our Vintage Breaks store. We have teamed up with Robert Edward Auctions and our sister company, Just Collect, to showcase the REA Spring Catalog for you to view. A million-dollar Roberto Clemente rookie, the highest graded Jackie Robinson 1949 Bowman, and much more will be on display!

Have you ever seen a million-dollar baseball card? That's not something that happens every day! We are proud to announce that we have tamed up with our sister company, {{cta('9c335468-d04c-4706-970a-92541739dbc9')}} and Robert Edward Auctions to showcase their Spring Catalog right here in our store. You have the chance to see rare and valuable items, and even bid if you'd like. We'll also be on-hand to chat all about the hobby with you!

On Thursday, April 13th and Friday, April 14th between 5:00 PM and 9:00 PM, come witness history as we display the REA Spring Catalog at Vintage Breaks 296 Millburn Ave in Millburn, New Jersey 07041.


Some of the highlights will be:

  • 1949 Bowman Jackie Robinson graded PSA; the highest-graded example!
  • 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente rookie PSA 9. The last PSA 9 sold for 1.05 million dollars!
  • 1957 Topps Bill Russell rookie PSA 7.5
  • 1958 Topps Jim Brown rookie SGC 8.5

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On April 15th, 1947, Jackie made his Major League debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers at a time when baseball was segregated.  Robinson played his career at a time when extreme racism was an issue both on and off the field, and fought his way through adversity that no person should ever have to dream of. This man endured the most unimaginable thigs, but at the end of the his rookie season, Jackie took home Rookie of the Year honors. The following year, Jackie won the MLB MVP award.  Between 1947 and 1956, he made six all-star teams and won a World Series ring with his Dodgers in 1955. In 1962, Jackie became a first-ballot Hall of Famer. To have ANY card of Jackie Robinson at Just Collect is a true honor. This 1949 Bowman is simply stunning. The vibrant red background looks like this card came fresh out of a pack. There are zero graded a 10 by PSA, so this PSA 9 is the highest-graded example. 

Roberto Clemente was a 15-time All-Star, won two World Series championships, and collected 3,000 hits before tragically passing away in a plane crash as he helped delivery supplies to Nicaragua following an earthquake. His 1955 Topps rookie card is an iconic piece in the hobby history of a man that did as much off the field as he did on. Clemente with a beautiful pose and an in-action shot of as he looks to be knocking one out of the park for his Pirates. Only 11 Clemente rookie cards have been graded PSA 9.

Few, if any, basketball players can hold a candle to the accomplishments that Bill Russell has. The stat standing out is the 11 - ELEVEN championships in the NBA. Mind you, Russell only played 13 seasons. Russell and his team, the Celtics, made the NBA finals in 1958 but lost the series. In 13 years playing, only once did Bill Russell not lead his team to the NBA finals! Add in a pair of NCAA championships, and an Olympic gold medal, you can see that Russell just did not lose. Topps filled a huge void in the basketball world with the 1957 release that didn't see a release since the 1948 Bowman set. Leading the pack is Bill Russell's rookie.

Three MVP awards, a championship, and almost any rushing record you could think of belonged to Jim Brown. Perhaps the greatest running back of all-time, Brown's rookie card came in the 1958 Topps football set and features a design with an oval shape (sort of like a Bob Ross painting; happy little cards) with a nice, colorful boarder. The backs of the cards have fun trivia questions. Back when At the Hop by Danny & The Juniors was all over the radio, a stamp set you back 4 cents, and NASA was created. Yes, this Jim Brown rookie outdates NASA.

The grades on each card are something to behold. Half a Century ago, cards were not placed in protective holders like they are today. Cards were placed in bike spokes, used for a game of flip, or were stacked together with rubber bands holding each. These are just a few of the of the cards that will be here for you to view; so much more will be available. 

This event is FREE! Come in and enjoy seeing all that is on display. Feel free to take pictures, and you can even bid on the items, too. We are excited to share this opportunity with you and our friends at REA. Please don't hesitate to say hello, ask questions, or chat about your collection.

If you're looking to buy or sell your vintage cards, Just Collect offers both options. In our display case is the Arizona Goudey Find featuring 22 Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig Goudey cards from 1933 and 1934!



Vintage Breaks offers THE BEST VALUE IN BREAKING.

When you check out for a spot on the site, the price you see is the price you pay. Taxes and shipping are included!  Your cards always come protected in holders.  The last time you mailed a package out had to have set you back more than three bucks, right?  If you buy a $3.00 spot, you get your card holdered and shipped for that price.

Lack of product in stores has been a problem; we see the same empty shelves that you do.  If you can't find cards, Vintage Breaks is your solution.

FUN!  Cards are our passion!  Isn't is just more fun to chat with other collectors? Come hang with us and other collectors just like you during our breaks!  

A Vintage Breaks, we have our main breaking show in New Jersey (The North), to go with our night owls in the South (Georgia), and the West (Arizona).  Our brand new show, VB Mid-West is also coming to you live during the morning! You can always check our CALENDAR to see when we're breaking.


If you have sealed wax, vintage or modern, that you are considering selling, contact us today to discuss or get our industry-leading purchase offer.  We're always interested in both sealed product of both sport and non-sport.  Whether you have that pack of 1977 Star Wars, that rare 1955 Bowman cello pack, a wax box of 1984 Topps football, Pokémon, or 2019 Panini National Treasures basketball you'd like to sell, we'd love to hear from you!


If you have any questions about a product, break, shipping, or even if you're interested in SELLING a collection, reach out any time!

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