There are a lot of comic book and related original art lots as well as sports cards up for bid in the current ComicLink Focused Auction. The key and high grade Silver Age and early Bronze Age comic books within the first session start closing on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT and continue on Wednesday and Thursday, June 20-21 with the same start times. All of the Golden Age comic books in Session 2 also close next week on Friday, June 22. In all, ComicLink is offering consignors thousands of no reserve comic book, original art, and sports card lots over the next two weeks.
Some highlights include Action Comics #23 (first Lex Luthor) CGC 3.5, Batman #1 (first Joker and first Catwoman) it is low grade and affordable, 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 The Walking Dead #1 CGC 9.8.
There are thousands of comic books in the auction, covering all eras.
In addition to the keys mentioned above, examples from the Silver Age and early Bronze Age era (Session 1) include 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 #49 (first X-Men crossover) CGC 9.2, Brave and the Bold #28 CGC 6.0 (first Justice League of America), 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 CGC 9.4 and #6 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.
Golden Age comic book offers in the auction include 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 (Alex Schomburg cover depicting a megalomaniacal Hitler). The group includes 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 of these 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.
Session 3 (post-1975 comic books), Session 4 (assorted comic books), Session 5 (original art), and Session 6 (sports cards) close on Monday through Friday, June 25-29.
The auction offers close to 2,000 certified late Bronze through Modern Age comic books, a large percentage in pristine condition, 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, and X-Men Annual #14 (first appearance of Gambit) CGC 9.9.
There is about 800 comic and fantasy related original artwork lots including 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 1956-1957 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 set up 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.