Cordier Auctions Bats .300 With Sports And Comics Auctions

1955 Topps Roberto Clemente Rookie Card Brought $3,360

May 6, 2022

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.
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 J’onn J’onzz, 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 buyer’s premium.
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