Video games (both retro and modern) are scoring big figures too. Multiple Super Mario games, including a 1996 Super Mario 64 and a 1985 "Super Mario Bros." Early Production game are bidding north of $400,000! Mortal Kombat, one of the most influential fighting games ever, has reached $39,000 and a Nintendo 64 copy of GoldenEye 007, the game that revolutionized the first-person shooter genre, is also currently at $26,000.
Pokemon and other trading card game items are well into six figures as well, including an unopened box of Yu-Gi-Oh! cards, which is almost at $200,000.
If you’re interested in covering these prices, I’d be happy to connect you with Goldin’s director of consignments who handles the sale of these items who could make predictions about the final costs.
Early Batman, Spider-Man Comic Books, Retro Super Mario Bros. Games & Rare Pokémon Cards Soaring Past Six Figures in Goldin Auction
Comics Featuring First & Notable Appearances of Super Heroes such as Thor, The Hulk, Iron Man & Others that Have Become Iconic Parts of Pop-Culture are Huge Draw for Collectors
Massively Popular & Culturally Influential Modern Video Games Including GoldenEye, Mortal Kombat & Sonic The Hedgehog Reaching New Highs
RUNNEMEDE, NJ – The first comic dedicated exclusively to Batman has reached over $950,000 in bids at Goldin’s Comic Book, Video Game and TCG Auction and may challenge the $2.2 million record set by another comic of the same edition earlier this year. This 1940 D.C. “Batman #1” comic (graded CGC 8.0), features one of the most iconic covers from the Golden Age of comics and also includes the first appearance of classic Batman villains the Joker and Catwoman.
In addition to the Batman comic, the Goldin auction also features eye-popping bids for several incredible items, including both retro and modern video games, trading card game items and much more.
Some of the most notable items and current bids include:
- A copy of 1962 Marvel "Amazing Fantasy" #15 (graded CGC 8.5), which features the first-ever appearance of Spider-Man, is currently at $500,000 in bids.
- A sealed 1985 Super Mario Bros. game (graded WATA 9.2/A) has reached $475,000. This copy is an earlier and rarer print than the copy that recently sold for $2 million.
- A 1996 copy of Super Mario 64 game (graded WATA 9.8/A++) is at $400,000. Another copy of the game in the similar condition recently sold at auction for $1.56 million.
- A comic featuring thefirst-ever appearance of Thor is currently at $240,000. The comic is graded in the top 2% of this issue and is gaining traction with news about the highly anticipated Thor: Love and Thunder being released.
- A copy of Avengers #1, one of only five copies to achieve such a high grade (CGC 9.6) is bidding at $170,000.
- A 2002 1st Edition box of Yu-Gi-Oh! “Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon” card packs, has also reached$180,000. After being discontinued, these packs became prized and since the box is sealed, the cards are likely all in top condition.
- A 1999 Pokémon 1st Edition Holographic Charizard card, which is widely regarded as the pinnacle of Pokémon fandom and has gone for as much as $300K in the past, has also reached $140,000 in bids.
- A Pokémon card portraying Tsunekazu Ishihara, the president of The Pokémon Company, has reached $132,000.
- A 1991 copy of Sonic the Hedgehog (graded WATA 9.4/A) has climbed to $130,000 in bids.
- Bids for a new charity Pokémon trading card box break and auction headlined by acclaimed DJ, producer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Steve Aoki have reached nearly $190,000 total.
- A sealed copy of Mortal Kombat (graded WATA 9.8/A+), one of the most influential fighting games ever, has reached $39,000.
- A Nintendo 64 copy of GoldenEye 007 (graded WATA 9.4/A++), the game that revolutionized the first-person shooter genre, is currently at $26,000.
Goldin has built a reputation as the trusted leader in trading cards, memorabilia and collectibles. The auction, which runs until September 18, isthe company’s first to solely focus on collectibles beyond sportsand features 250 rare and valuable video games, comic books and trading card game items. The company has consistently broken auction records this year and has already done over $250 million in sales in 2021.
Goldin is actively accepting consignments for future auctions. To inquire about consigning your video games, comic books or trading card game cards, email [email protected].
Goldin is the leading marketplace for trading cards, collectibles and memorabilia. Founder Ken Goldin has sold more than $1 billion in memorabilia from many of the biggest names in sports, history, and pop culture. The company routinely sets records for the most expensive trading cards and other memorabilia ever sold. Lifelong collectors and new hobbyists alike trust Goldin because the company professionally authenticates everything it sells. Goldin is the official auction partner of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, The Jackie Robinson Foundation and the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum. Learn more at GoldinAuctions.com, and on Twitter and Instagram.