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Goldin’s Pop Culture Elite Auction Ends December 20, 2023

Goldin’s Pop Culture Elite Auction Ends December 20, 2023. With iconic key issues and investment-grade books from all eras, this is a golden opportunity to add prestigious items to your collection. The auction is headlined by items from some of the most iconic and culturally significant items of comics, TCG, non-sports and much more.   Bid, view and register for the auction at

The auction features over 800 items available for bidding and is headlined by significant cultural artifacts, including:

  • A 1973 Bruce Lee twice-signed handwritten letter from the period leading up to the legendary actor’s death. Lee’s signature is coveted by collectors, making the letter a notable addition to any action film buff’s collection.
  • Several Paul McCartney-signed albums, including The Beatles’ White Album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club, Yesterday and Today, along with a range of other notable music memorabilia.
  • Multiple iconic comic books including three first-appearance Marvel comic books of Wolverine, Iron Man and the X-Men.
  • 2007 Factory-Sealed iPhone 1: Sealed examples of this world-changing device are reaching a fever pitch, as a 4GB example recently sold at auction for $190,372.80, proving the demand for sealed Apple products is in high demand, with no signs of abating.
  • A plethora of highly sought after Pokémon collectibles, featuring a 1998 Japanese Promo Holofoil Illustrator Pikachu card, a 1997 Pokémon Japanese Promo 1st Tournament Complete Set and a 1999 Pokemon Base Set 1st Edition Rare Holofoil #4 Charizard.
  • Notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar’s self-published book, titled Pablo Escobar Gaviria en caricaturas 1983-1991, which served as a proverbial middle finger to the authorities. The book begins with a scathing indictment of the Colombian government’s importation of cocaine. Most of the copies of this book were burned upon Escobar’s escape from prison, highlighting the rarity of this piece.
  • A Reagan State Funeral photo signed by five former presidential couples, including Georg H.W. and Barbara Bush, George W. and Laura Bush, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, Gerald and Betty Ford, as well as Bill and Hilary Clinton. A notable piece of political history, the photo is a worthwhile addition to the collection of any history and politics enthusiasts.

The items are currently available for bidding as part of Goldin’s December Pop Culture Elite Auction and will be available for bidding through December 20.

Highlights Include:

  • 1998 Pokemon Japanese Promo Holofoil Illustrator Pikachu – PSA MINT 9
  • 1997 Pokemon Japanese Promo 1st Tournament PSA NM-MT 8 Complete Set (3) – Featuring Gold, Silver, and Bronze Trophy Pikachu Cards
  • 2000 Pokemon Japanese Promo World Challenge Secret Super Battle Best in Japan Decisive Battle PSA-Encapsulated Complete Set (3) – Featuring No. 1 Trainer, No. 2 Trainer, No. 3 Trainer Cards
  • Tales of Suspense #39 (1963 Marvel) – CGC 9.0 – Origin and 1st Appearance of Iron Man (Tony Stark)
  • Incredible Hulk #181 (1974 Marvel) – CGC Signature Series 9.8 – 1st Full Appearance of Wolverine, Signed by Roy Thomas, John Romita, Stan Lee
  • X-Men #1 (1963 Marvel) – CGC 8.0 – Origin and 1st Appearance of the X-Men (Professor X, Cyclops, Iceman, Angel, Beast and Marvel Girl), Magneto
  • 1999 Wizards of the Coast Pokemon German Base Set 1st Edition Factory-Sealed Booster Boxes Collection (3) With Original Case Box – Possible Charizard (Glurak), Blastoise (Turtok), Venusaur (Bisaflor) Cards
  • 2007 Factory-Sealed iPhone 1 8GB
  • 1973 Bruce Lee Twice-Signed Handwritten Letter w/ “Coke” Request! – PSA/DNA LOA
  • Bernie Wrightson Signed Framed Original Sketch Art – 14 x 17
  • 2005 Yu-Gi-Oh! Cybernetic Revolution 1st Edition Ultimate Rare Uncut Sheet (30 Cards) In 22.5 x 34.5 Framed Display – Featuring Cyber End Dragon, Cyber Twin Dragon, Winged Kuriboh LV10
  • Paul McCartney Signed Hofner Bass Custom Display – 21 x 48 x 6 – JSA LOA
  • Tupac Shakur Handwritten “Life’s So Hard (OG)” Song Lyrics – JSA LOA
  • 1998 Pokemon Japanese Base Set Factory-Sealed Booster Box (60 Packs) – Possible Charizard, Blastoise, Venusaur Holofoil Cards
  • 2006 James Bond: Casino Royale $1,000,000 Montenegro Poker Chip Attributed To Daniel Craig In The Film – MEARS Authentic

Goldin has built a reputation as the trusted leader in trading cards, memorabilia and collectibles.  The Elite Pop Culture Auction Ends December 20, 2023. Goldin is also actively accepting consignments for future auctions. To inquire about consigning items, email

Over the years, Goldin has built a strong reputation as the leading collectibles marketplace. Ken Goldin and his team have brokered over $1.5 billion worth of sales of rare and highly sought-after collectible items across categories including the recent $7.25 million Honus Wagner T-206 trading card sale and much more.

About Goldin:
Goldin is the leading marketplace for trading cards, sports memorabilia and other collectibles. Founder Ken Goldin has sold more than $1 billion in memorabilia from many of the biggest names in sports, history, and pop culture. The company routinely sets records for the most expensive trading cards and other memorabilia ever sold. Lifelong collectors and new hobbyists alike trust Goldin because the company professionally authenticates everything it sells. Goldin is the official auction partner of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, The Jackie Robinson Foundation and the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum. For more information, visit Learn more at, on Twitter and Instagram.

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