ComicConnect Reports Strong Auction

Posted on 9/4/2012

A record number of bidders and visitors led to an extremely successful auction for ComicConnect.

“It was great!” said Rob Reynolds, director of consignments for the world record-holding auction house ComicConnect when asked about his recent Summer Event Auction. “We had a record number of bidders and visitors to the site which led to one of our most successful auctions ever.” “I would like to personally express my appreciation to our many bidders, buyers and consignors in the Summer Event Auction,” said Vincent Zurzolo, chief operating officer. “If not for them, I wouldn’t have my dream job, and I am grateful for the opportunity to help the world’s best buyers and sellers with their collections.”

Golden Age standouts include Detective Comics #27 ($287,000), Marvel Comics #1 CGC 7.5 ($112,007), Captain America Comics #1 CGC 7.0 ($85,800), All-American Comics #16 CGC 5.5 ($42,944), Batman #1 CGC 2.0 R ($17,055), Shield-Wizard Comics #1 CGC 9.6 ($27,500), All-Select Comics #1 CGC 8.5 ($15,422), a coverless Detective Comics #27 ($25,500), All-Star Comics #3 CGC 6.0 ($13,700) and Batman #5 CGC 9.6 ($33,333).

Nearly 500 comics from the Ruben Blades Collection were offered for the first time through ComicConnect. “Many of these books were rare in the marketplace, while some were the only copies we’ve ever seen,” Reynolds said. “It was an honor to work with Mr. Blades and his esteemed collection.”

Top prices from the Ruben Blades Collection include a Batman #1 CGC 2.0 ($30,155), Captain America Comics #1 CGC 1.8 R ($19,422), Action Comics #23 CGC 5.5 ($7,700), Feature Books:Popeye CGC 4.5 ($6,300) and Marvel Mystery #9 CGC 5.5 R ($6,001).

Top Silver Age sales include The Amazing Spider-Man #1 CGC 9.2 ($63,162), Amazing Fantasy #15 CGC 7.0 ($53,000), Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 CGC 9.8 ($28,643) and X-Men #1 CGC 8.0 ($11,600).

“The Original Art section of the Summer Event Auction topped all of our expectations,” said Reynolds. “The Jack Kirby Marvelmania Silver Surfer piece hammered at $75,000 and the John Romita cover to Amazing Spider-Man #106 sold at $38,500.”

In addition, the company reports sales on an Action Comics #129 interior page by Win Mortimer for $3,111, seven Dave Sim Cerebus pages sold for around $725 each, the cover to Incredible Hulk #153 by Herb Trimpe hammered at $19,700, the Rudy Nebres penciled and inked cover to The Original Shield #1 cover sold at $1,384, and an original typed script to early Action Comics Superman story sold for $2,700.

“Our consignment window for the next catalog is now open for listing through the site, as well as for shipping comics to the office. Get your comics and original art to me as soon as possible to make it into our catalog,” Reynolds said. “I’m also able to offer cash advances for up to $5 million. Why wait for the auction when you can get paid today?”

2012 Fall Event Auction Preview

To consign to the Fall Event Auction catalog, contact Director of Consignments Robert Reynolds at, or call 212-895-3999 (or international 001-212-895-3999).

All CGC-graded comics shipped to for auction start at $1 with no reserve, and will be scanned and listed by at the same low seller's commission of 10% with no Buyer's Premiums.

This is a guest article. The thoughts and opinions in this piece are those of their author and are not necessarily the thoughts of the Certified Collectibles Group.

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