Never in the world would I have imagined one day video games would become collectibles, much less appreciate in value, when I started gaming three decades ago, but here we are, reading about how a sealed copy of Super Mario Bros was sold for a stratospheric amount of $100,150. That right there is a six figure sum. No typo or whatsoever. And mind you, folks, that was for a copy of video game that’s of a grand old age of 30 something. Imagine that! Continue reading Sealed Copy Of Super Mario Bros From The 80s Sold At $100K
I don’t know of anyone who will want to bid for possessions of a dead person, unless the person in question was an iconic celebrity. That said, I hardly think anyone would want a piece of the fast food legend, Colonel Sanders, either, but in case you have to desire to collect Kentucky Fried Chicken founder’s iconic white suit, hat, watch, driver’s license, credit cards, and whatnot, well, you are in luck because, those things are going on the block on November 3 at the Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction organized by Heritage Auctions. Continue reading Personal Belongings Of Late Colonel Sanders To Go Under The Hammer
Remember the Nike Air Mag self-lacing sneakers introduced last year? Apparently, a pair was put on the block recently by Heritage Auctions in a sale called The Future is Now which saw this pair of high-tech sneakers closes at a whopping $52,500, setting the world record for a collectible sneaker at public auction. The recent 2016 Air Mags sale smashes the previous record by a good $20,000. The 2016 Nike Air Mag, designated Lot #77121, is listed as size 11 and comes in its original box with signed numbered plate, display and charging accessories, plus a Deadstock Plate signed by Tinker Hatfield, one of the Nike architect who made self-lacing shoe a reality. Continue reading Nike Air Mag Self-Lacing Sneakers Sold For A World Record $52,500!
We’re not so much of a big Cape Crusader after all. We didn’t know there’s an even older real rolling Batmobile other than the one based on the Lincoln Futura concept car, first used in the live action television show between 1966 and 1968. Anyway, as it turns out, the oldest licensed Batmobile was based on a 1956 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 chassis, which was built by a 23-year-old Forrest Robinson, starting in 1960. It was completed in 1963, two years before the official TV Batmobile was conceived, and had a designed as seen in the comics from 1940s and 50s. To cut long story short, it was eventually inducted as the ‘officially licensed’ Batman’s ride and toured the country as an official promotional vehicle way before George Barris’s version materialized. Continue reading It Turns Out That the Oldest Licensed Batmobile was a 1956 Oldsmobile
(photos: Heritage Auctions) Jerry Robinson Detective Comics #67 First Penguin Cover Original Art (DC, 1942) | US$tba(auction) | www.ha.com
how much would you pay for a vintage comics cover art? i am guessing ordinary folks like us would not be forking out six-figure for it, would they? in anyway, if you are a (dead) serious (and filthy rich) collector, this particular item might be of interest to you: the Jerry Robinson Detective Comics #67 First Penguin Cover Original Art (DC, 1942). it is one of the earliest Batman covers known to still exist in the 21st century and is the very first Batman comic to feature supervillain The Penguin on its cover. this vintage cover art has been tucked away for nearly 70 years in Jerry Robinson’s personal collection, and is now offered as part of the Heritage Auctions’ Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction to be held at Beverly Hills. Continue reading original 1942 Detective Comics #67 cover art worth $300k