A Boba Fett Rocket-Firing Action Figure sells for $165,200, a SUPER rare Legend of Zelda cartridge is already in the triple digits with days to go until closing, and a signed copy of Gobbledygook #1 sets a world record in this week's Auction Update.

Auctions: Get Ready

Rare NES Cartridge Of The Legend of Zelda Is Being Auctioned Off at Heritage - An early production, sealed variant of a Zelda cartridge recently appeared at Heritage Auctions. This is quite possibly one of the earliest-produced versions of the game. This copy of the game was produced in late 1987 and is labelled as a "No Rev-A" version. Later, this would be replaced by a "Rev-A" or "revised A" variant in 1988.  Not only are there fewer than 5 of this version of the game purported to exist in this condition, but the condition of this cartridge is one of the nicest that has appeared at auction.

According to the description written by Heritage, "The only other rarer variant than this is a "NES TM" which is the true first production run of the NES cartridge. As it stands right now, this version of Zelda on the NES is the earliest possible version of the cartridge that can be obtained in a market. It boasts a very good sealed state with a 9.0 Wata A sealed rating."

Currently, the bidding has reached $110,000 with three days left til close. See the auction HERE.

ComicConnect's Amazing Pulp Auction - Bidding opens for over 2,000 items on July 12 and closes August 03, 2021 - August 05, 2021. This auction contains amazingly well-preserved Pulp Fiction novels, several graded 8.0. Collectors have the chance to bid on a large selection of Magazine of Fantasy, Weird Tales, Amazing Stories Quarterly, Astounding Science Fiction, Doc Savage, and many more. Check out the auction HERE.

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2021 July 8 Certified DC Comics Special Titles Showcase Auction #40177 - Several DC comics are up for bids on Heritage. With two more days left in the auction, there’s still time to check out these items. Featured items include House of Mystery #160, Savannah Pedigree, CGC NM/MT 9.8 with white pages. The current high bid on this item is $1,300.  The last 9.8 to come to auction sold for $3,299.99 on eBay in April of 2019. Only four copies in this grade are registered with the CGC Census.

Also, My Greatest Adventure #53 CGC NM 9.4 with off-white pages. This is the highest-graded copy certified by CGC to date. Take a look at all the entries HERE. Be sure to check out the GoCollect data on these books by clicking the titles!

ComicLink's July Focused Auction: Comic Books & Original Artwork - Opening July 15, ComicLink's July auction offers CGC and CBCS-certified comic books, as well as artwork from the comic book, fantasy, illustration and animation genres. The June Auction appeals to collectors of all styles, as other types of certified collectibles including trading cards, coins, video games, action figures (particularly Star Wars) will also be available for bids.

The comic book sessions offer many key and high-grade Silver and Bronze Age comic books, as well as Golden Age and Copper/Modern comics.  Comic highlights include Adventures of the Fly #2 graded CGC 9.4 NM. This is one of two tied for the title of Highest Graded. A 9.4 auctioned by Heritage in 2018 realized $1,140.  Also, there's a 9.6 Amazing Adventures #1, which sold as recently as May 2021 for $649 on eBay. Click the titles for a deeper value dive! And click HERE to check out the whole auction!

Auction Results Worth a Look

Gobbledygook #1 Auctions for RECORD $71,390 at Hake's - A 1984 CGC 9.0 VF/NM Gobbledygook #1, signed & sketched inside the cover by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, brought in a hefty price tag at auction on 6/30/21. Prior to this sale, the highest price realized by a Gobbledygook #1 was $26,400 for an 8.5 in Dec 2020. This is currently the only 9.0 blue label in the CGC census, according to GoCollect's price guide. Dive deeper into the value of the book HERE.

This book is argued by some to be the true first appearance of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, as they appear in an ad on the back of the book pre-first comic appearance.

ComicConnect's Top 3 Sales of the Week - The top sale of the week through ComicConnect's auctions goes to a beautiful copy of Captain America Comics #1 CGC 7.0, which sold for $325,000.  There was a tie for second place with a variant copy of Ultimate Fallout #4 CGC 9.8 and a copy of Captain America Comics #2 CGC 7.5 each selling for $25,000.  Finally, a sale of Batman #47 CGC 8.0 went for $9,700.

Psychedelic Art Exchange's June CGC Sale (Auction #137) Closes - Highlights from this auction include a CGC graded 9.4 1966-FD-21-OP-1-Bo Diddley-Big Brother-Avalon Ballroom poster, double signed by Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse and a CGC graded 9.8 1966-BG-23-OP-1-B-Jefferson Airplane-Grateful Dead-Fillmore Audititorium poster in pristine condition, each selling for $4,200. More information on the posters can be found on the GoCollect Concert Poster Price Guide, take a look!

Star Wars Boba Fett Rocket-Firing Prototype (L-Slot) Sets World Record at Hake's Auction -  A super-rare Star Wars action figure, a grail item for many collectors graded AFA 85 NM+ set a new world record in Hake's Auction #232 part II, which closed on June 30th. The final sale price was $165,200, including Buyer's Premium.

The toy is a “white whale” for many Star Wars enthusiasts, and it rarely comes up at auction. In 2017, Hake's sold a Boba Fett L-slot rocket-firing backpack prototype for around $86,000, and last July, another L-slot figurine was sold for $112,926. Both were records for "Star Wars" figurines at the auction house.

Rare signers' copy of Declaration of Independence fetches $4.42 million at auction - A rare printing of the Declaration of Independence once presented to Charles Carroll, the last surviving signer of the original document, sold for $4.42 million Thursday in Philadelphia.

The final price, which includes the buyer's premium, was more than five times its pre-auction estimate of $500,000 to $800,000. The price was confirmed by a spokesperson for Freeman's Auction, which orchestrated the sale.

Ultra-rare Atari 2600 game nets more than $10K for Texas Goodwill - One of the Atari 2600’s rarest games — a third-party titled called Air Raid, known for the distinctive T-shaped handle on its cartridge — was recently discovered when Alex Juarez, a Goowill e-commerce processor, was sorting through a bin of unsorted, donated childrens' items. After a week of bidding through Goodwill's website, it fetched $10,590.79.

That is almost triple the most recent cartridge-only sale of the collector’s item — a $3,575 sale of Air Raid on eBay in 2011. In 2012, a sealed copy of Air Raid (including cartridge, box, and instruction manual) brought $33,433.30.

GameRant, in a list updated last month, lists only five sales of Air Raid as a collector’s item.  Goodwill said in a news release that “only 12 copies of the game have previously been found and sold.” Read more.

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