The ComicLink Focused Auction is now open, filled with Golden, Silver, Bronze, and Modern Age comics, original artwork, and sports cards. The auction includes a vast number of certified comic books from the Golden Age to the present day, as well as a huge selection of comic related and fantasy original artwork. In conjunction with ComicLink’s brother firm, SportsCardLink, the auction also includes an impressive selection of sports cards covering every major sport, with examples from the late 19th century to modern times.
“Major highlights include, but are not limited to, Action Comics #23 (first Lex Luthor) CGC 3.5, Amazing Fantasy #15 (first Spider-Man and origin) CGC 2.0, Amazing Spider-Man #4 (first Sandman) CGC 9.4 and #129 CGC 9.8 (first Punisher), Avengers #1 (first Avengers) CGC 7.0, Strange Tales #110 CGC 8.5, and even a Batman #1 (premiere issue, first Joker and first Catwoman),” ComicLink founder and President Josh Nathanson said.
In addition to the keys mentioned above, a few other examples from the Silver Age and early Bronze Age era (Auction Session 1) are Tales of Suspense #39 (first Iron Man and origin) CGC 6.0, Brave and the Bold #28 (first Justice League) CGC 6.0, Amazing Spider-Man #6 (first Lizard) CGC 9.4, #7 CBCS 9.4, and #9 (first Electro) CGC 9.4, Avengers #2 CGC 9.2 and #3 CGC 9.2, Daredevil #1 (first Daredevil and origin) CGC 7.5 and #3 CBCS 9.6, Journey Into Mystery #83 (first Thor and origin) CGC 4.5, Tales of Suspense #39 (first Iron Man and origin) CGC 6.0 and #49 (first X-Men crossover) CGC 9.2, Brave and the Bold #28 CGC 6.0 (first JLA), Hawkman #4 CGC 9.0 (first Zatanna), Incredible Hulk #181 (first full Wolverine) CGC 9.2, Showcase #22 CBCS 4.5 (first Hal Jordan, Green Lantern), X-Men #5 and #6 both in CGC 9.4, Giant-Size X-Men #1 (first Colossus, Nightcrawler, and Storm, second full Wolverine) CGC 9.6, and Tales to Astonish #44 (first Wasp) CGC 8.0.
The Golden Age comic book section has historic keys like All Star Comics #8 (first Wonder Woman) and Black Terror #1 CGC 5.5, to classic covers like Superman #14, Flash Comics #92 (Black Canary cover), All Winners #4 CGC 5.0 (Captain America, Sub-Mariner, and Human Torch WWII cover), Journey Into Mystery #1 CGC 5.0, Mystery Tales #1 CGC 7.5 Bethlehem pedigree, Witches Tales #25 CGC 7.5 (pre-code horror cover), and Real Life Comics #3 (one of the most startling covers depicting a megalomaniacal Hitler drawn by Alex Schomburg).
There’s also a broad selection of rare high grade pre-code crime comic books from such titles as Crime Does Not Pay, Crime Exposed, Crime Fighters, and Crime Must Lose ‒ many are single highest graded or only CGC-graded examples. The Golden Age session also includes a large array of comic book and magazines featuring Good Girl Art, including several high grade examples with Marilyn Monroe covers.
The auction offers close to 2,000 certified late Bronze through Modern Age comic books with many of the key issues in numerous conditions. Top highlights include X-Men #120 (first Alpha Flight) CGC 9.8, Daredevil #131 (first Bullseye) CGC 9.8, Marvel Preview #4 (first Star-Lord) CGC 9.8, All-Star Comics #58 (first Power Girl) CGC 9.8, Iron Fist #14 (first Sabretooth) CGC 9.8, Batman Adventures #12 (first Harley Quinn in comics) CGC 9.8, Amazing Spider-Man #300 (first full Venom) CGC 9.8, New Mutants #87 (first Cable) CGC 9.8 and #98 (first Deadpool and Domino) CGC 9.8, Walking Dead #1 CGC 9.8 Signature Series, and X-Men Annual #14 (first appearance of Gambit) CGC 9.9.
About 800 comic and fantasy related original artwork lots include work by Frank Brunner, John Buscema, John Byrne, Dave Cockrum, Gene Colan, David Finch, Paul Gulacy, Adam Hughes, Carmine Infantino, Gil Kane, Jim Lee, Ed McGuinness, Dave McKean, George Pérez, John Romita, Walt Simonson, Jim Starlin, Michael Turner, and Mike Zeck.
Sports cards offered through SportsCardLink.com include a broad selection of over 800 key and high grade PSA-certified cards ranging from 1888 Goodwin Champions to the present, from Walter Johnson and Cy Young to Mickey Mantle, Joe Namath, Lew Alcindor (Kareem), and Wayne Gretzky. Highlights of this auction include 1953 Bowman Color Mickey Mantle #59 PSA 8, 1909-1911 T206 Walter Johnson Portrait PSA 7, 1909-1911 T206 Sweet Caporal 350/30 Christy Mathewson PSA 7, 1933 Goudey Dizzy Dean #223 PSA 8, 1934 Goudey Lou Gehrig #61 PSA 7, 1965 Joe Namath Rookie PSA 7, 1958 Topps Jim Brown Rookie PSA 8, 1969 Topps Lew Alcindor Rookie PSA 7, 1954 Topps Gordie Howe PSA 7, and many more. There are also a few 1956-57 team-signed balls with Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Bob Feller, and Ted Williams autographs.
ComicLink is now accepting consignments for the Summer Featured Auction, which begins on August 15, the July Focused Auction which starts on July 11, and other upcoming auctions. Upfront cash advances are available upon receipt of seller consignments. To reserve upcoming auction placement within any of the ComicLink’s future auctions, email firstname.lastname@example.org with a prospective sale list or call (617) 517-0062 (option 1). ComicLink is also always accepting new sellers for the ComicLink exchange marketplaces, brokering private placement deals, and buying outright.
On June 15-17, 2018, ComicLink representatives will be set at Heroes Convention in the Charlotte Convention Center, in Charlotte, North Carolina. ComicLink Vice President and Consignment Director Douglas Gillock and Senior Sales Consultant Jon Signorelli will be set up at booth 1312, accepting consignments for upcoming auctions. “ComicLink is happy to provide advice to collectors looking to sell vintage comic books, comic related art, sports cards or certified coins on the best ways to maximize your return. Cash advances will be available at the show for quality consignments,” Gillock said.