Morphy’s Aug. 2-3 auction merges classic toys with pop culture memorabilia

BBCE-authenticated, unopened 1971 Topps NHL Hockey wax box containing 24 packs of 10 cards each, with a likelihood of gem-mint examples of Ken Dryden’s rookie card, or cards for HOFers like Orr, Howe and Hull included in the selection. Estimate $12,000-$24,000

DENVER, Pa. – Morphy’s spring toy auction, which took in $3.1 million, made headlines worldwide with its phenomenal single-owner collection of factory-boxed Star Wars figures and a sports card selection that included an $873,300 Topps baseball wax-pack brick. No other event in Morphy’s 20-year history could top that one for the amount of social media buzz or the number of pre-sale inquiries from prospective bidders. The fun will resume on August 2-3, when Morphy’s presents its summer offering of Toys & General Collectibles featuring both classic toys and pop-culture favorites: vintage sports cards, comic books and early video games. Bid absentee or live via the Internet through LiveAuctioneers.

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‘It Came From… Van Eaton Galleries!’ sale set for Sept. 25-26

Forbidden Planet poster, est. $7,000-$10,000

LOS ANGELES – Van Eaton Galleries, one of the world’s premiere animation and collectibles auction houses, has announced the “It Came From… Van Eaton Galleries!” auction, a two-day sale scheduled for September 25 and 26 featuring more than 1,000 lots of extraordinary pop culture artifacts. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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