Comic books featuring beloved superheroes, trading cards, original artwork and pop culture items set new records and attracted big bids as the gavel sounded for Goldins
Winter Comics, Video Games & TCG Elite Auction.
The bidding was topped by the $146,400 paid for an ultra-rare Captain America Comics #1, the highest ever for a copy of the comic in its grade (CGC 3.0). The issue features the first appearance and origin of Steve Rogers arguably one of the most beloved superheroes as well as his young sidekick, Bucky. The copy is one of just 186 copies certified to date by CGC out of a reported print run of one million comics.
The auction was also headlined by the record $57,600 paid for the original pen and ink artwork illustrating the dust jacket of Batman: Hush 20th Anniversary Edition. The one-of-a-kind drawing is signed by Jim Lee, the world-renowned comic book artist, publisher and Chief Creative Officer of DC, as well as inker Scott Williams.
Goldins Winter non-sports event featured several highly sought-after comic books as well as rare trading cards, video games and pop culture items, many of which set all-time highs for sale prices. Select notable items from the auction include:
Fantastic Four #1 comic, featuring first appearances and origins of Mr. Fantastic, Human Torch, Invisible Girl, The Thing, and Mole Man: $84,000
2016 Pokemon Japanese XY Black Star Promo 20th anniversary card: $32,520 (an all-time record for this card)
1993 Magic The Gathering Alpha Rare Mox Sapphire: $14,402 (an all-time record for this card)
Gone With The Wind World Premier Ticket Stub (1939): $13,200
First Blood First Print Factory-Sealed VHS Tape: $12,300
1982 Conan The Barbarian Factory-Sealed Betamax Tape: $4,380
Amazing Spider-Man #252 comic, featuring the first appearance of Spider-Man's iconic black costume: $4,020 (an all-time record for CGC 9.8 grade)
Hawkman #4 comic, featuring the first appearance and origin of Zatanna: $3,660 (an all-time record for CGC 9.0 grade)
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #1, featuring the first appearance the Hasbro toy line in a comic: $3,300 (an all-time record for CGC 9.8 grade)
From comic books to trading cards to VHS tapes, items that drew big bids during our Winter Elite auction suggest there is a serious appetite for pop culture collectibles, said Ashley Cotter-Cairns, Head of Comic Book Strategy. We as a species have always gravitated towards legends and heroes, whether they are real or fictional, and thats what we are offering here at Goldin a chance to get closer to those heroes by bidding on and owning a piece of their legend.
Over the years, Goldin has built a strong reputation as the leading collectibles marketplace. Ken Goldin and his team have brokered over $1.5 billion worth of sales of rare and highly sought-after collectible items across categories. Notable record-breaking comic book transactions include the sale of Action Comics No. 1 for $3.4 million debuting the appearance of Superman and the $1.7 million sale of a comic featuring the first appearance of Batman.