Welcome back to this week's Weekly Auction Gem rundown! Each week, we'll look at Heritage's weekly Sunday - Tuesday comic auction, their weekly video game auction, and their weekly poster auction to see which items should be on your radar!

Dell Giant Comics: Donald Duck in Disneyland #1 CGC Universal 9.4

When Disneyland first opened in 1955 the world took notice. Walt Disney's take on what a family amusement park should look like changed the way people vacationed for generations, and now Disney parks can be found worldwide. When Disneyland first opened, Dell Comics released a handful of tie-ins, such as this example of Donald Duck in Disneyland.

The 100-page full-color comic depicts Donald, Mickey, Minnie, Daisy, Goofy, Scrooge McDuck (and more) as they visit Disneyland for the first time. If you're a vintage Disneyland collector, this comic is incredible. It shows the animated group exploring how Disneyland looked when it first opened -- which has changed significantly in 60+ years! The best part of this comic is the painted cover.

This CGC blue label 9.4 features Off-White pages. This was a Dell file copy, hence the higher grade. To date, CGC has only graded 34 copies of this book, with only three examples graded higher. The last time a 9.4 sold was in December of 2013 for $475 -- by comparison, a 9.6 sold for $245 in May 2019.

The Typing of the Dead WATA-graded 9.6 A+ 

If you're a fan of unique games, this educational survival horror game is right up your alley. While this does appear to be a basic shooter game, instead of guns, you need to spell words correctly in order to defeat the zombies in this game. Who knew horror could also be educational! The Typing of the Dead is a modified version of the arcade game The House of the Dead 2, and is compatible with the Sega Dreamcast keyboard.

On this game's release, it was met with praise, and while players did genuinely enjoy it, some have labeled it the weirdest video game ever made. I'm inclined to agree.

This sealed WATA-graded 9.6 A+ is something you don't see often. The current one-year average on this example is $142, though I believe this game could go for less. If you're looking to add a truly unique title to your horror or zombie collection, this is it.

The Monster Squad 1987 One Sheet Very Fine 

1987's The Monster Squad is one of the most regarded horror comedy (that is, in some way, family-friendly) movies from one of horror's best decades. This movie featured the horror icons we all know and love: the Creature, Dracula, the Wolfman, Frankenstein's Monster, and the Mummy. Dracula is leading our beloved monsters on a quest to take over the world, but are stopped by a group of monster-savvy kids.

This movie is an absolute delight and a personal favorite, and has some classic zinger's from the script, including the popular "Wolfman's got nards". While the movie didn't do well on its release, it has become a cult classic and truly does deserve the praise it gets now. Original Monster Squad items can be very collectible, and given the item, can go for a lot of money.

This unrestored original one-sheet features the principal cast from the movie. Despite the obvious wear, this poster has character. Heritage notes that this poster is in overall Very Fine condition. A similar example with fewer creases sold on Heritage for $372 in October 2021. On eBay, another example sold for $152 after nine bids in July 2023. Due to the overall condition, I think $100 would be a fair price for this item.

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