Cordier Auctions in Harrisburg, Pa., kicked off the second quarter of 2022 with two collector-friendly auctions that met with enthusiastic bidders. On April 3, a Sports Card and Memorabilia Auction featured a Roberto Clemente collection and vintage sets. On April 10, a single consignor Comic Book Auction offered an extensive collection covering all genres, eras, and publishers.
Cordier Auctions Bats .300 With Sports And Comics Auctions
1955 Topps Roberto Clemente Rookie Card Brought $3,360
The Sports Card and Memorabilia Auction hit the ground running with a 2000 Chrome Tom Brady Rookie card #236 with a PSA grade of 9. A lucky bidder scored the card for $4,800. Complete vintage sets graded excellent or better drew crowds, with a 1970 Topps set bringing $3,960 and a 1971 Topps set selling for $2,280. The highlight of the Roberto Clemente collection was a 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente Rookie card #164 in very good to excellent condition, which went to a lucky bidder for $3,360. A rare, unopened 1890 Topps Wax box was a home run with a winning bid of $2,520.
The following weekend, the Comic Book Auction drew lively bidding from across the country. The extensive single consignor collection featured a variety of genres dating from 1946, with many first appearances and key issues. Early in the sale, a group of eight Romance Comics including the rare Teen-Age Romances #45 with Matt Baker art exceeded expectations, selling for $1,560. Not to be outdone, Detective Comics came on strong with #225, 1955, the first appearance of The Martian Manhunter Jonn Jonzz, which brought $4,080, and #233, 1956, the first appearance of Batwoman, which a discerning collector won for $3,120. An early DC Showcase #9, 1957, the first solo Lois Lane, was snapped up for $800.
All prices include a 20 percent buyers premium.
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