Weiss Auctions, October 23rd
A rare Nintendo Pokemon “Pikachu Illustrator” promo card graded in Mint 9 condition, given to the winners of the 1998 CoroCoro Comic Illustration contest in Japan, is the expected top lot in an auction planned for Wednesday, October 23rd, by Weiss Auctions, online and in the Lynbrook, New York gallery at 74 Merrick Road. The auction will start at 10 am Eastern. The exceedingly rare Pokemon promo card is one of only three known and could conceivably soar to $100,000 or more. Weiss Auctions is no stranger to rarities such as these. On June 26th, the firm sold three complete sets of Magic: The Gathering cards from 1993, the complete Alpha, Beta and Arabian Nights sets, with many BGS-graded examples in each, for a total of $608,215. The October 23rd event is bursting with 500 interesting, fresh-to-the-market lots, in categories that include sports, cards, comics, comic art, animation, Disney memorabilia and more. Expected to attract much attention is one of the true Superman rarities: the complete five-volume set of The Reign of Superman (1933-34), the science fiction fanzine by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The sale will feature comics in single issues and group lots. Star lots will include a four-color Donald Duck #9 Pirates of Gold (Dell, 1942), the first Donald Duck cover art by Carl Barks; Amazing Fantasy #15, the first appearance of Spider-Man, graded CBCS 3.0; Fantastic Four #1, graded CBCS 4.5; and Action Comics #252, the first appearance of Supergirl, graded CBCS 4.5. Weiss Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign an item, estate or a collection, you may call them at (516) 594-0731; or, you can send an e-mail to Philip Weiss at Phil@WeissAuctions.com. For more information about Weiss Auctions and the big auction slated for Wednesday, Oct. 23rd, visit www.WeissAuctions.com.
- Philip Weiss