A couple of times a year I look at completed auctions to check trends. Then I screenshot a few sales to archive here on my blog. These aren’t always the highest sales; but rather the ones I find most interesting or noteworthy.
(#1.) Over $1000 for a Matt Groening. The price isn’t as surprising as the volume. There were actually FIVE completed Art De Bart cards in recent sales. The reason I picked this one to showcase is because it was a true auction (not Buy-It-Now). Demand is still high.
(#2.) A Simone Bianchi Marvel Masterpieces sketchcard. He was the featured artist of the 2018 series; just like Joe Jusko was the featured artist of the 2016 Marvel Masterpiece card series. This artist would be the big chase of the whole set.
(#3.) A stamped official Joe Sinnott sketchagraph. This month legendary Marvel Comics artist Joe Sinnott announced his retirement from comics with the release of his final Sunday edition of the Amazing Spider-Man comic strip, which Sinnott had been inking since 1992. The 92-year-old artist ends his regular work with Marvel Comics, where he has worked in one capacity or another for 69 years!
(#4.) A rare Andy Price. Let’s do some math on this one: This was a Multiple-Case-Purchase Incentive given out if you bought 12 cases. Cases were packed in 12 box configurations with 6000 total boxes produced. So that’s 500 total cases, or a maximum of 41 Andy Price Multi-Case incentives. In comparison, John Romita drew 50 cards for this set, so Andy is rarer than Romita.
There you go. What were your favorite sales of 2019 so far? Share them with me on Twitter @Sketchcards … Happy Collecting!