The CertifiedLink.com Summer Auction is now open and offers a mix of collectibles from popular hobbies. There are over 160 WATA-certified video games including many NES and Atari games, including high grades and pedigree offerings. There are desirable certified trading cards – both Hall of Fame sports cards and superstar rookie cards and also some uncommon, highly collectible Magic: The Gathering cards. Sports memorabilia includes an authenticated Babe Ruth signature and a Michael Jordan #23 jersey. Certified coins include high grade Eagle and Double Eagle Gold coins that carry significant melt value alone. Finally, there’s a selection of movie posters for popular films from the 1980s, ‘90s and early 2000s including the iconic 1989 Batman movie one-sheet, according CertifiedLink founder and Managing Director Josh Nathanson.
Among the over 160 WATA-certified video games are some of the most collected offerings in the growing hobby. The auction includes some from pedigree collections, as well as some highest graded and single highest graded by Wata. In total, there are more than 50 games from the Indiana pedigree collection.
Highlights are Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest - NES WATA 9.6 A+ (highest graded) Indiana pedigree collection, sealed; Spider-Man Atari 2600 WATA 9.8 A++ (highest graded) sealed and WATA 9.6 A++, sealed; Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest - SNES WATA 9.8 A++ (highest graded), sealed; Spy vs. Spy Round SOQ - NES WATA 9.0 A, sealed; Popeye Gloss Sticker Seal, Hangtab - NES WATA 8.5 White Mountain pedigree (highest graded), CIB; Mega Man 2 - NES WATA 9.0 A, sealed; Frogger - Atari 2600 WATA 9.8 A++ (highest graded), sealed; Jaws Round SOQ - NES WATA 9.2 B+ Indiana Collection, sealed; Ms. Pacman - Atari 2600 WATA 9.6 A++, sealed; Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins - Gameboy WATA 9.4 A+, sealed; Baby Boomer - NES WATA 9.4 A++ Indiana Collection (single highest graded), sealed; and Secret of MANA - SNES WATA 9.4 original owner collection (single highest graded), CIB.
Games also include Asteroids - Atari 2600 WATA 9.4 A++, sealed; Gyromite, Matte Sticker Seal, Hangtab - NES WATA 9.2, CIB; Urban Champion - NES WATA 8.5 White Mountain pedigree, CIB; River City Ransom - NES WATA 9.0 A, sealed; Tutankham - Atari 2600 WATA 9.4 A+, sealed; Final Fantasy - NES WATA 9.4 original owner collection (single highest graded), CIB; Raiders of the Lost Ark - Atari 2600 WATA 9.2 NS, sealed; Burgertime - Intellivision WATA 9.4 A++, sealed; Beetlejuice - NES WATA 9.6 A++ Indiana Collection (single highest graded), sealed; Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom - NES WATA 9.2 A+ Indiana pedigree, sealed; Super Mario Bros 3 - NES WATA 8.5 A, sealed; G.I. Joe: Cobra Strike - Atari 2600 WATA 9.8 A++ (highest graded), sealed; Clu Clu Land, Matte Sticker Seal, Hangtab - NES WATA 8.5 White Mountain pedigree (highest graded), CIB; Jackal - NES WATA 9.4 A+ Indiana Collection, sealed; River Raid - Atari 2600 WATA 9.6 A++, sealed; AD & D: Heroes of the Lance - NES WATA 9.6 Indiana Collection, sealed; Adventures of Lolo 3 - NES WATA 8.5 A++ Indiana Collection, sealed; Venture - Atari 2600 WATA 9.6 A+, sealed.
The trading card group includes Magic: The Gathering cards with two of the most collectible cards in this hobby: 1993 Unlimited Mox Emerald BGS 8 and 1993 Beta Mox Sapphire BGS 7.
Baseball cards include 1956 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 2 MC, 1955 Topps Ted Williams PSA 6, and 1955 Topps Jackie Robinson PSA 2.
Football cards are led by 2017 Panini Select Patrick Mahomes II #247 PSA 9, 2017 Panini Select Jumbo Rookie Swatch Prizm Patrick Mahomes II #3 PSA 8.5, 2017 Panini Select Prime Selections Prizm Prime Signatures Patrick Mahomes II #NP-PM PSA 8, 2018 Panini Prizm Rookie Patch Autographs Josh Allen #RPAJA PSA 9, and 2018 Panini Prizm Rookie Autographs Saquon Barkley #SB PSA 10.
Other sports memorabilia are the PSA/DNA NM-MT 8 Authenticated Babe Ruth autograph, Michael Jordan signed #23 Bulls jersey, Upper Deck authenticated, and CGC-graded vintage issues of Sports Illustrated and Time featuring photo covers of famous athletes like Ted Williams (PSA/DNA authenticated signature included), Jackie Robinson, Willy Mays, Mickey Mantle, Cassius Clay/Muhammed Ali, Ben Hogan, Rocky Marciano, Floyd Patterson, and Paul Hornung.
The auction includes a selection of certified coins consisting of a number of highly collectible U.S. Eagle and Double Eagle gold pieces from the late 1800s and early 1900s. Despite being minted over a century ago, these third party graded coins remain in great shape.
Among the movie posters are one-sheets from such popular films of the 1980s to early 2000s, like Batman, Batman Begins, Pulp Fiction, Godfather III, and Star Wars Episode III.
CertifiedLink.com is accepting consignments for the Winter Auction which will begin this Fall (a preview will post soon). Categories include certified video games, trading cards, memorabilia (sports, historical), coins, currency, and other collectibles.
They are also accepting consignments of comics and original art for the big ComicLink Summer Featured Auction that starts on August 13, as well as other upcoming auctions. Auction placement can be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling the sales team (617) 517-0062 (option 1), or reaching out to Josh Nathanson, the founder and managing director of both CertifiedLink and ComicLink, directly at email@example.com or (617) 517-0062, ext. 101.