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Younger collectors may not know it, but there was a time when Topps published comic books and magazines
And that time is back with the first issue of Garbage Pail Kids issue No. 1 — “The Worst of 2016” — which is being sold only initially via Topps.com. The books are $19.99 with a pair of stickers (Grim Jim and Nervous Rex) also included. A discount is available for those buying five copies of the book. It will be printed to order just like its other recent online GPK releases, according to the company’s site.
The art of a galaxy far, far away can now be found in a new book nearby.
Topps’ Star Wars Galaxy trading cards have been reproduced in a 224-page book that arrived in stores this week.
A pair of auctions this week from Profiles in History will help get some iconic pieces of original art into collectors’ hands from some of the most-memorable works in pop culture history.
Up first on Thursday (Dec. 10) is the Calabasas, Calif.-based company’s “Animation & Disneyana” sale, which will include 880 lots of artwork and Disney memorabilia ranging from retired ride vehicles to animation cels from classic films.
The top two pieces in the sale are original animation cels from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (above) and Lady and the Tramp (below). These pieces carry opening bids of $35,000 and $40,000 respectively and are estimated to command around $50,000 apiece when the final gavel falls. Several other pieces from memorable works, including Fantasia, are among the sale’s items as well as a pair of Charles Shulz Peanuts strips.
You can browse the catalog for the auction right here.
And on the other end of the artistic spectrum …