Collectibles Auctions & News 5/25: The Promise Collection & Babe Ruth

by Sarah Lee

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A HUGE collection of practically pristine Golden Age comics is coming up for auction at Heritage, a Babe Ruth card might just set a new record, and a handwritten example of Albert Einstein’s famous equation sold for $1.2 million THIS WEEK in our roundup of the latest in collectibles auctions and news!

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5,000-issue Promise Collection of Golden Age Comics at Heritage Auctions – Beginning in June, Heritage Auctions will bring to market more than 5,000 high-grade Golden Age comic books that haven’t seen the light of day since they were purchased off newsstands in the 1940s. lf-8-e1621950792286-197x300 Collectibles Auctions & News 5/25: The Promise Collection & Babe Ruth

The Promise Collection was assembled by a young boy who grew up, went to war, and never returned. For decades, the books were kept safe by the brother who vowed to keep watch over the comics should anything happen to his sibling on the battlefield. Hence its moniker, proof of a promise kept. The Promise Collection is one of the rare assemblages recognized as a pedigree by CGC. It’s “the highest-quality pedigree collection, book for book, to debut in our hobby in the last 25 years,” says Heritage Auctions’ Senior Vice President Ed Jaster.

Bidding on The Promise Collection, along with the other centerpiece collections and items in the Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction, is set to begin at the end of May. This is one of the most unique collectibles auctions seen. Read more!

Collectibles Auctions on Fire:

-1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda 440-6 heads to auction – A  rare 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda is scheduled to cross the block at Mecum Auctions’ Tulsa, Oklahoma, sale, which runs June 11-12. Today, the ‘Cuda is one of the most collectible muscle cars, with pristine examples regularly fetching millions of dollars at auction. Mecum doesn’t provide an estimate of what this car will go for, so it should be interesting to watch. Read more!

Jimi-Hendrix-blacklight-1-1 Collectibles Auctions & News 5/25: The Promise Collection & Babe Ruth-An Exclusive Offering of Vintage Headshop & Blacklight Posters up for Auction – Psychedelic Art Exchange’s latest auction focuses on a different type of material; something different and something special. This auction will feature 100 lots that were exclusively consigned by lifetime psychedelic art collector, Houston Freeburg. Mr. Freeburg maintains one of the largest collections of vintage head shop and blacklight posters in the world. This auction ends at 9pm EDT on May 27th. Check out the auction HERE.

-Indiana Jones’s fedora and Harry Potter’s glasses to be auctioned in California – Indiana Jones’ fedora and Harry Potter’s eyeglasses are among over 1,200 film and television memorabilia items going under the hammer in June at the Prop Store in California. Matt Truex, Marketing Manager at the Prop Store, said the auction was the biggest they had ever held and he expects keen interest from collectors. “This is the first time that the Warner Brothers’ archive has released Harry Potter’s wand and glasses to auction.  100% of the hammer price proceeds for these two pieces are going to go to charity and both of them are valued at $30,000 to $50,000 each.” This auction is live from June 29 to July 1. Read More.

-Event Auction #46- ComicConnect – Event Auction #46 has a deep selection of vintage to modern comics to choose from, including an incredible copy of X-Men #1 CGC 9.6 and a restored Action Comics #1 CGC 9.0. Multiple copies of Silver Age Marvel keys like Amazing Fantasy #15Amazing Spider-Man #1Daredevil #1Journey into Mystery #83Strange Tales #110Tales of Suspense #39, and X-Men #1 are up for grabs. Video game hunters will find WATA-certified games like Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link and Super Mario Bros.  This auction begins May 21 at 12pm. Check it out!

-A Mint-Condition 1933 Babe Ruth Baseball Card Is Expected to Become the Most Expensive Ever Sold – A Babe Ruth baseball card considered to be one of the most iconic sports collectibles of all time will be auctioned off by Memory Lanes Auctions early this summer, reports Barron’s. In a year when trading card sales records have been set nearly every month, the card could easily become the most expensive of all time if it sells for more than $5.2 million as expected in this collectibles auction. Read more.

-Current Heritage Video Games at Auction – There are still a few hours left to bid on WATA-graded video games! Notable items include a Final Fantasy VII – Wata 8.5 A and a Mega Man 2 – Wata 9.0 CIB. Pokémon card collectors can find a  Charizard #4 First Edition Base Set Trading Card with a current high bid of $2,100 and a  Snorlax #11 First Edition Jungle Set with a current high bid of $310. Check it out! 

Auction Results:

Viral “Charlie Bit My Finger” Video Sells As NFT For $760,000 – One of the internet’s original viral videos will soon be taken off YouTube, after garnering more than 880 million views since it was first posted in 2007. The family behind the beloved video is taking it offline after selling it as an NFT for over $760,000. Read more.T206-Honus-Wagner-PSA-2-Goldin-May-2021-6-178x300 Collectibles Auctions & News 5/25: The Promise Collection & Babe Ruth

Ultra-Rare Honus Wagner T206 Card Sells for Record $3.75 Million at Auction – A T206 Honus Wagner baseball card sold for $3,751,500 Saturday, a record for the card in any condition and part of a record-breaking multimillion-dollar sports card sales day. According to Goldin Auctions, the Wagner price was the highest ever for that card and was the fifth-most expensive card sale of all time. The card was deemed to be in good condition. A low-grade version of the card sold for $1.4 million in November. Read More.

Handwritten example of Albert Einstein’s famous equation sold for US$1.2 million – A letter written by Albert Einstein in which he writes out his famous E = mc² equation has sold at auction for more than US$1.2 million, about three times more than it was expected to get, Boston-based RR Auction said Friday. Archivists say there are only three other known examples of Einstein writing the world-changing equation in his own hand. This card only became public recently, according to RR Auction, which had expected it to sell for about US $400,000. Read More.

Kobe Bryant’s $3.69 Million Rookie Jersey Is Now the Most Expensive Ever Sold – A week after his posthumouskobejersey-300x169 Collectibles Auctions & News 5/25: The Promise Collection & Babe Ruth induction into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, the Los Angeles Laker great’s rookie jersey sold for a stunning $3.69 million as part of Goldin Auctions’s May Elite Auction on Saturday. The hammer price easily makes the game-worn item the most expensive basketball jersey of all time and the most valuable piece of Bryant memorabilia. Read more.

Sleeping Beauty Castle Disneyland Mosaic for $ 363,000 – This mosaic was part of the original Sleeping Beauty Castle before it was refurbished in 1983. It appeared prominently in the early days of Fantasyland but was later removed during refurbishment.  Anonymous collectors got it at the two-day “Disneyland Rediscovery” auction over the weekend. Some other items included a loan agreement signed by Walt Disney and his wife, Lillian, in 1954 when Walt borrowed $60,000 for his own life insurance policy to build “the happiest place on earth.”

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Z2 COMICS And Universal Music Group Announce FREDDIE MERCURY Graphic Novel – Z2 Comics is partnering with Universal Music Group and Mercury Songs Ltd for Freddie Mercury: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs. It’s the first-ever graphic novel paying tribute to one of the greatest figures the music world has ever known. A first in the comics format, Freddieunnamed-12-198x300 Collectibles Auctions & News 5/25: The Promise Collection & Babe Ruth Mercury: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs will be a journey through Freddie’s life; from his childhood in Zanzibar and India’, through his formative years in England, to becoming the rock star, known and loved by millions around the globe. The story is told in his own words, with each chapter giving a glimpse into the many facets of his life. Will this book show up in future collectibles auctions?

Interview – Legendary filmmaker Charles Band on Don’t Let Her In and his career in horror Read EJ Moreno’s chat with Charles Band about his new film Don’t Let Her In, his career in horror, and pitching to Full Moon Features. Charles Band has over 300 producer credits on his IMDb alone. He’s a master of low-budget horror and exploitation horror, and he’s back with another film. Reteaming with director Ted Nicolaou, Band speaks with me about Don’t Let Her In.

Raiders Hall of Fame WR Tim Brown launches first-ever H2H collectible NFT – How many players in NFL history can boast of earning a Heisman Trophy and a bust in the Pro Football Hall of Fame? That list includes legendary Raiders wide receiver, Tim Brown. To commemorate that accomplishment, Brown is the first of the select STL182285-195x300 Collectibles Auctions & News 5/25: The Promise Collection & Babe Ruthgroup to debut his own NFT. The H2H series will be released by Hall of Fame Resort and Entertainment Company along with Dolphin Entertainment. It will feature others, such as Doak Walker and Earl Campbell soon to follow. Read more.

Marvel’s Tribute to Ta-Nehisi Coates – Black Panther #25 – Next week’s Black Panther #25 will be the final issue of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s run on the series.  Marvel is paying tribute in the most Marvel way possible: with a ton of variant covers. Check them out before the book hits stores on Wednesday!

Will you be bidding in any of these collectibles auctions? What do you think about the potential of The Promise Collection? Let us know in the comments!

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3 comments

gocollect May 26, 2021 - 3:12 pm

Nice! Great read 🙂

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Sarah Lee May 26, 2021 - 11:21 pm

I’m glad you like it! 🙂

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Scifinator June 6, 2021 - 1:08 am

The promise collection is really cool with an interesting back story. However I won’t be partaking in it as i have never collect Golden Age and do not want to start now.

The event that i will be watching with great interest is this coming weeks Hakes auction which features another Rocket Firing Prototype Boba Fett and the rarest of all production action figures, the Glaslite Star Wars Droids Vlix on-card.

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