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It shouldn’t exist — and that’s why it fetched six-figures at auction.
What you see here is a near-complete box of 1948 Bowman baseball cards — packs that originally cost just a nickel apiece back in the day when kids ate the gum and, if they cared, had a shot at Yogi Berra, Stan Musial, Warren Spahn and Bob Feller Rookie Cards.
This rarity hit the auction block not long ago and finally sold via Mile High Card Co. last week.
There will be a new player in comic book auctions soon.
Runnemede, N.J.-based Goldin Auctions — the collectible industry’s fastest-growing auction house with $25 million in sales last year — is launching a comic division and is seeking a knowledgeable and motivated individual with industry experience to be its consignment director and category manager.
Mark Hamill may need to chime in on this one.
No, it’s not an autograph for the actor to authenticate — it’s a prop DL-44 heavy blaster pistol of Luke Skywalker’s from The Empire Strikes Back and it’s up for auction with a $200,000 opening bid.
Sotheby’s is home of notable auctions that are probably not on the radar of most of us — unless you’re somehow a collector of fine art.
In past years the auction house has sold iconic pieces such as Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” for $119.9 million or Pablo Picassso‘s “Garcon à la Pipe” for $104.3 million. (You probably know the images but not their names.)
If you didn’t believe it by now after watching TV or walking down any aisle in a retail store, there’s one more way to know Star Wars is a big deal this month.
Sotheby’s has an auction coming.