Goldin’s July Comics, Video Games & TCG Monthly Auction, headlined by rare Star Wars & Michael Jackson items, closes this week. With it, it’ll bring some sales definitely worth keeping an eye on! Let’s dig into a few of the most noteworthy lots.
*Following text from Goldin’s press release.
“Rare and exceptionally high-quality pop culture items have hit the market as part of Goldin’s July Comics Video Games & Trading Card Game Auction. Among the pop culture treasure trove are highly sought-after collectibles from some of the most beloved individuals and properties in entertainment history.
Headlining the new Goldin event is an original 1984 Star Wars factory-sealed VHS tape. The film franchise is one of the highest-grossing media properties of all time and is widely regarded as one of the most influential films in history. The tape received a coveted IGS MINT 9/MINT 9 grade and late last year, a copy of the same film sold for nearly $60,000 through Goldin.
The auction also includes rare items from some of the most famous celebrities in American history, including a fedora worn by the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson. An iconic item that would define his stage performances and imagery for his illustrious career, the fedora is expected to attract intense attention from bidders.
Additionally, a rare signed photo of aviation innovator Charles Lindbergh is up for auction, who 95 years ago made his famed flight across the Atlantic.
“It’s a thrill to host auctions that feature a selection of rare items from some of the most beloved media properties and famed celebrities in American pop culture,” said Goldin Executive Chairman and Founder Ken Goldin. “These individuals – be they real or fictional, Luke Skywalker or Michael Jackson – are a part of the fabric of American and world history. Owning one of these items is like owning a memory or a feeling come to life.”
For fans who can’t get enough 1980’s and 1990’s nostalgia, the auction also boasts a copy of Transformers #1 comic, which features the first appearance of the “Robots in Disguise”.
The auction also features an encapsulated copy of the 1992 SNES video game classic Street Fighter II. The sealed copy received a 9.8 grade by Wata Games. Among the 121 examples in Wata’s census reporting, only nine have achieved this grade, with none graded higher.
Goldin has built a reputation as the trusted leader in trading cards, memorabilia and collectibles. The July Comics Video Games & Trading Card Game Auction is open now and closes July 14. Goldin is also actively accepting consignments for future auctions. To inquire about consigning items, email Sell@goldin.co.
Goldin is the leading marketplace for trading cards, collectibles and memorabilia. Founder Ken Goldin has sold more than $1.5 billion in memorabilia from many of the biggest names in sports, history, and pop culture. The company routinely sets records for the most expensive trading cards and other memorabilia ever sold. Lifelong collectors and new hobbyists alike trust Goldin because the company professionally authenticates everything it sells. Goldin is the official auction partner of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association and the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum. Learn more at Goldin.co, and on Twitter and Instagram.”
Will you be watching?
We at GoCollect are SO excited to see where some of these big-ticket items end up. This auction has something in it for everyone, and a piece worth watching for collectors of all passions. Take a look at everything up for bids HERE. Let us know what you’re interested in in the comments!