Goldin Auctions’ initial comic book auction set three records. We’re also taking a look at ComicConnect’s Oct Auction and weekly results from Heritage. Settle in for the latest in comic auctions!
Comic Auctions: Results
Goldin Auctions Comics, Video Game, & TCG Elite Auction Closes, Sets Records
Goldin Auction’s inaugural foray into comic book auctioning brought in a slew of new records to mark down in the books.
Batman #1 set a new record for the book in an 8.0, raking in $1,476,000. Recent sales of this grade landed at $1,207,500 in April through ComicConnect and nearly half a million in 2019. This book is no stranger to record-setting or $1M+ sales prices. A near-mint (9.4) issue of Batman #1 sold for just over $2.2 million in January, setting a record for the most expensive Batman comic sold.
An Amazing Fantasy #15 in a CGC 8.5 sold for $707,250, setting a new high sales record for 8.5s. This book is another familiar face in the record-setting community, as a 9.6 recently set the record for most expensive comic sold after realizing 3.6 million at Heritage. Dig deeper into the sales data for this book by clicking HERE.
This auction also set a couple of all-time sales records. A CGC 9.6 (highest grade in the census) Avengers #1 sold for $369,000 and a Journey Into Mystery #83 in CGC 9.4 sold for $319,800, each setting personal bests for their respective titles.
Take a look through all the auction results HERE.
Another weekly comic auction has wrapped up at Heritage, providing us with another list of results to take a look at. Here are your top three sellers of this week.
Yup, here we are once again. The top earner in this weekly auction was a CGC VG 4.0 Amazing Fantasy #15 with off-white to white pages. This book brought in $55,200, exceeding the $40,800 brought in the last time a 4.0 hit the auction block at Heritage (though that copy had off-white pages).
The second-highest earner was an X-Men #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC FN- 5.5 with off-white to white pages. A book with cream to off white pages (but otherwise identically graded) sold for $25,200 (Aug 2021) and another went for $12,600 (Jan 2021), both through Heritage. There’s also an eBay sale of $24,100 from May in the mix. Currently, the 5.5 has an estimated FMV of $25,000. This book sold for $26,400.
Third place went to a CGC VG+ 4.5 Tales of Suspense #39 with off-white to white pages. This book sold for $15,000.00, which is only slightly above the current estimated FMV of this grade, which is $14,000.00.
See all the lot results from this auction HERE.
Ongoing & Upcoming Comic Auctions
ComicConnect’s October Mega Monthly Auction
ComicConnect’s latest monthly comic auction has officially launched, and it features some heavy hitters along with some more affordable options for collectors. With plenty of time to bid before this one closes, take your time to check out the full list of items. Featured pieces include:
A NM/M CGC 9.8 copy of Amazing Spider-Man #300 with white pages, which has a current high bid of $1,600 after 12 bids. Given the buzz around the latest Venom movie, the symbiote’s first appearance has commanded an expected amount of interest. Recent sales of this book have hovered in the mid-$6000s, with a current 9.8 FMV estimated at $7,750.
This auction also includes a CGC 5.5 copy of Daredevil #1 with off-white pages. There have been three sales of this grade this year, landing at $5,400 (Heritage, 8/09/21), $4,579.26 (eBay, 1/16/21), and a book with a fixed-price of $7,499.99, though a lower, unspecified offer was accepted, on 5/28/21 through eBay.
This book currently has a high bid of $3,551 after 13 bids.
There is also a CGC 9.4 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 up for bids. This is another that needs no explanation. It’s a Copper Age classic and the book that launched The Turtles in front of an audience that would turn them into a tv show, movies, and countless items of Turtle-themed merchandise.
This is one of 84 Blue Label 9.4s listed in the CGC census. Currently, this grade has an estimated FMV of $31,000. The high bid on this copy is currently $11,500.
The auction end-dates are as follows:
Catch a peek at all the auction entries HERE.
ComicLink’s Session 1: Select, Key & High-Grade Silver and Bronze Age Comics
There are hundreds of books up for bids in ComicLink’s currently running comic auction. This session has plenty of high-grade Silver and Bronze books to check out. Especially worth noting:
This makes a second appearance as a featured auction item in this blog, and with all the buzz around it, it’s not hard to see why. This copy of Amazing Fantasy #15, CGC 4.5 VG+ features “outstanding centering, no ‘Marvel’ chipping, very solid colors and near newsstand-fresh Off-White to White Pages,” according to ComicLink.
This book has a current high bid of $46,000 after 65 bids.
Dr. Doom’s first appearance has generated lots of talk for an extended period of time at this point, as everyone is speculating about whether or not he’ll make an appearance within the MCU. This book is a CGC 8.0 in Very Fine condition with Light Tan to Off-White Pages. CGC/CBCS Grading Comments: “FROM THE COLLECTION OF JOE AND NADIA MANNARINO.”
Currently, this entry has a high bid of $9,665 after 63 bids.
A CGC 5.5 FN- Incredible Hulk #1 has received plenty of interest, as one would expect, with 58 bids so far and a high bid of $14,550.
Since this grade’s FMV is slightly higher ($16,000), this book is expected to shoot up further before levelling off.
This auction wraps up 9/28-10/1. Flip through all the auction entries HERE.