Original comics, vintage comics, even a hockey puck performed well in April from Weiss Auctions …
LYNBROOK, NY – A hockey puck used in the last Stanley Cup game in 1928, won by the New York Rangers, 2-1, against the Montreal Maroons, sold for 66,000 in a Sports game, Non-Sports, Pulps, Online Comics Only & Comic Book Auction held April 14th by Weiss Auctions. The washer, considered the ultimate New York Rangers collector’s item, was accompanied by an engraved circular silver plaque.
With that puck, New York Ranger Frank Boucher scored two goals on April 14, 1928 – 93 years to the day before the Weiss auction – winning the game and bringing the Stanley Cup to the United States. JS Hammond, former chairman of the Madison Square Garden board of directors and the man who helped make hockey a huge sport in the United States
The puck was the top performer in a 500 lot auction that grossed over $ 1.1 million. “The lot’s price for sale averaged over two thousand dollars, and the rated comics achieved record prices,” said Philip Weiss, owner of Weiss Auctions. “The market for sports memorabilia, comics and comics continues to be strong as prices continue to rise. Collectors don’t seem to get enough.
Here are additional highlights from the auction. All prices listed include a 20 percent purchase premium. Internet auctions have been facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Proxibid.com and Invaluable.com. Calls for tenders by telephone and correspondence were also accepted.
A nearly complete deck of 1949 Bowman baseball cards – 238 cards in total, missing only cards # 197 and # 217 – with most cards in the middle to upper class, in the 5-7 range or better – brought in $ 22,200. In addition, an incredible collection of Dodger baseball cards from the 50s and early 60s (Brooklyn and Los Angeles), featuring Koufax, Robinson, Campanella and others, fetched $ 16,200.
A comprehensive international set of Magic: The Gathering cards, 362 cards in total, in original box, with one rated card (Black Lotus R, a 1993 Collector’s Edition card, rated almost mint at 7.5), cost $ 20,400. Magic: The Gathering was released in 1993 by Wizards of the Coast and was the first collectible card game. It had around 35 million players as of December 2018.
Several original comic book examples from the estate of legendary illustrator Joe Kubert (1926-2012) were directed by the Art of Toy Wrapping for Hasbro’s Sgt. Savage, including a screenplay and ten originals ($ 19,200). Also, original cover for Marvel Comics’ Hulk # 252 by Buckler and Springer, one of only two Pontoon blankets made by Rich Buckler, changed hands for $ 18,400.
Original work for Defenders # 85 by Rich Buckler, enjoying superb coverage featuring Pontoon and Dr strange, made $ 16,200 despite surviving Hurricane Sandy with a few ripples from the humidity. Also, eleven original pages from Courageous and daring # 72, with illustrations by Carmine Infantino, a Spectrum-Flash story, came from the Joe Kubert estate and sold in one lot for $ 13,200.
Ancient comics were offered in abundance throughout the day and included the following:
- Chills Chamber # 19 (Harvey Comics), CBCS rated 7.0, rare at this level ($ 19,800).
- Strange Tales # 28 with a “skull cover”, rated 7.5 off-white / white ($ 13,200).
- Threat Comics # 5 (Atlas Publishing), titled Zombie!, rated 8.0 ($ 10,500).
- Marvel Mystery Comics # 9, the second rare Sub-Mariner cover, graded 2.0 ($ 10,800).
- The Incredible Spider-Man # 1, CGC rated 2.0, off-white pages ($ 8,400).
- Crime SuspenStories # 22 with a large classic blanket, graded CBCS 7.0 ($ 8,400).
- Tomb of Terror # 15, CBCS rated 6.5, with off-white / white pages ($ 7,800).
Weiss Auctions has three major auctions slated for May, all online-only with telephone and mail order auctions available. The premiere will be on Tuesday, May 11 at 10 a.m. EST and will feature 500 toy lots, toy soldiers, Fisher Price toys, die-cast toys, western toys, stamped steel toys, litho toys in pewter, gray iron toy soldiers, custom racing cars and much more.
The next day, Wednesday, May 12, also at 10 a.m. EST, the Wild West will come to Long Island with Western TV toys from the 1950s and 60s including Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, The Lone Ranger and Hopalong Cassidy. , games and collectibles, Western lobby cards from the 1930s-1960s, one-sheet posters, half-sheet posters and inserts, casino tokens and tokens, and modern trains stock.
Then, on Wednesday May 26, 500 large and high-end toy and train lots will pass through the block, led by a large collection of late 19th / early 20th century toys and trains from a collection of the ‘Washington State, early pewter toys (with many planes), stamped steel toys (pre and post war), cast iron mechanical and stationary banks, European O and 1 track toy trains and trains Lionel galore.
Weiss Auctions always accepts quality shipments for future auctions. To register an object, estate or collection, you can call them at (516) 594-0731; or, you can email Philip Weiss at Phil@WeissAuctions.com. For more information on Weiss Auctions and the company’s upcoming auction schedule, visit www.WeissAuctions.com. Updates are posted often.
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