Heritage sets multiple records at comics and comic book auction from November 19-22

DALLAS – A copy of a 1939 issue of Police comics 27 sold on November 19 for $ 1.5 million – the highest price ever for a Batman comic book. The issue featuring Dark Knight’s debut was sold during the first session of the four-day Comics & Comic Art event hosted by Heritage Auctions. The sale of this unrestored copy, rated good / very good 7.0 by Certified Guaranty Company, broke a ten-year record for a Batman title.

Another record was set when a sealed booster box from the First Edition Pokémon base set was sold for $ 360,000 to Thomas Fish, president of blowoutcards.com, as the box’s winning bidder. Sealed Booster Pack from the First Edition Pokémon Base Set (Wizards of the Coast, 1999). Still sealed in its original packaging, the set is considered the pinnacle of the Pokémon box collection. The sale broke the previous world record, which was set at a heritage auction in September 2020 when a similar set sold for $ 198,000.

For the second time in 2020, the Super Mario Bros., set a world record for the highest price paid for a video game at auction. A sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. 3 of the 1990s grossed $ 156,000, breaking the previous record set in July when its 1985 predecessor, Super Mario Bros., sold for $ 114,000. Auctions opened at $ 62,500 – already an impressive sum for the Wata 9.2 A + rated game. But 20 bidders entered the game, causing the final price to skyrocket.

A more detailed summary of sales will follow in a future issue.

Daniel K. Denny