Pedigree Comics' World's Best Wolverine Auction is Underway, Ending on Thursday Night October 14th


Pedigree Comics' World's Best Wolverine Auction is underway. The auction began on the night of Monday, October 4th and lasts for ten (10) days until the night of Thursday, October 14th as a separate event on the Pedigree Comics website ( The first lot (Amazing Spider-Man #1 9.8 CGC Signature SERIES) ends at 7:22 PM EST and the last lot (X-Men Annual #14 9.8) ends at 11:30 PM. There is no Buyers Premium on any of the lots in the auction and every listing has no reserve. Every book is CGC graded and the minimum bid is only $20 for this auction. You can bid on all of the high grade comics in the Auction Listing right now (over 600 books). Just go to the Pedigree Comics website and click on the Auction banner.

The brand new Wolverine consignment (almost 500 books in total) contains a complete run of Wolverine Limited Series and Wolverine plus most of the Annuals and Variants and is easily the nicest and highest certified group of Wolverine comic books ever offered for sale! EVERY issue (save for one) is at least a CGC certified 9.8, with many 9.9's and 10.0's, including a Wolverine Limited Series #1 in 9.9 and Wolverine #1 in 9.9! Amazingly, every issue in the collection that is not a 9.8 is a 9.9 or a 10.0 save for the impossible to find Wolverine #145 "Bone Claw" issue in 9.6!

The consignment comes out of Washington state and the CGC Registry Set and Award Winning collection of Steve Nelsen, an X-Men and Wolverine enthusiast and collector who is well known on the CGC boards under his handle, worldsbestcomics. Here is his story:

“Whenever a comic collector was introduced to Steve Nelsen, worldsbestcomics on the CGC Boards, they would frequently ask, “Do you have the world’s best comics?” And he would smile and reply, “I have some of them.” Boy is that the truth.

I’ve enjoyed reading comics my whole life but I didn’t really begin collecting comics until the new X-Men launched in 1975. I focused on bronze and copper Marvel books because that is what I enjoyed and could afford and put most of my collecting attention on my favorite character, Wolverine. But I also enjoyed Valiant books and silver age Disney books and sketch covers.

I collected coins with my dad when I was a kid and he taught me to appreciate high-grade items. I remember when CGC first started grading comics. There were a lot of dealers and collectors who scoffed and treated them as a novelty. But I remembered how professional 3rd party grading from reputable companies like NGC had changed the coin collecting market and I believed the same thing would happen to comics. So I began focusing my collection on high-grade CGC books, especially mint grade books when I could find them.

I was always very picky about the condition of my comics, even before CGC, so many of the books in my CGC runs were submitted from my personal collection.

I had always planned on selling my books around 2025 but there is so much demand for them now that I felt the timing was good. I have bought a lot of books from Pedigree Comics over the years and I felt selling my collection with Doug would make the process more enjoyable; more of a celebration of a lot of fun work and wise decisions.

I really enjoyed finding visually superior books, digging out rare variants and getting difficult signatures so there are a lot of books in this Wolverine auction that will be particularly appealing to discriminating collectors and completists. Some examples are the first, and highest graded, copy of the super rare “Bone Claws” Wolverine 145 error variant; the Bill Sienkiewicz signed 9.8 copy of Wolverine #145 Nabisco Variant, the 9.8 copy of the Wolverine 1 Campbell Variant (Wolverine #1 from 2010), a gorgeous 9.6 copy of Incredible Hulk #180 from the Winnipeg pedigree, all of the CGC Signature SERIES copies and some very hard to find 9.8 second prints and newsstand editions that are far more valuable than the first prints.

But, it would be wrong to gloss over and fail to mention all the mint books. There has never been an auction with this many (over 20) CGC-graded 9.9 and 10.0 Wolverine books, including key issues like Wolverine Limited Series #1 (1982), Wolverine #1 (1988) and Wolverine #1 (2003). This a rare opportunity to upgrade even the very best Wolverine collections."

All 450-plus issues will be featured in the October Grand Auction and will be offered with no reserve amount. As an added bonus, EVERY book has white page quality!! There are many great issues and iconic covers included in the run and almost every book is the single highest or highest certified copy to date. Here are some of the highlights:

Wolverine Limited Series 1 9.9
Wolverine Limited Series 3 9.9
Wolverine Limited Series 4 9.9
Wolverine: Inner Fury nn 9.9
Wolverine: The Jungle Adventure nn 9.9
Wolverine 1 9.9 (1988)
Wolverine 16 9.9
Wolverine 45 9.9
Wolverine 56 9.9
Wolverine 62 9.9
Wolverine 64 9.9
Wolverine 66 9.9
Wolverine 67 9.9
Wolverine 68 9.9
Wolverine 77 9.9
Wolverine 86 9.9
Wolverine 89 9.9
Wolverine 91 9.9
Wolverine 145 9.8 Nabisco Variant Cover (CGC Signature SERIES)
Wolverine 145 9.6 "Bone Claws" Manufacturing Error
Wolverine 1 9.9 (2003)
Wolverine 20 10.0 Wizard World Con Edition (CGC Signature SERIES)
Wolverine 26 9.9 Limited Edition
Wolverine 1 9.8 (2010) Campbell Deadpool Variant Cover

In addition, the auction features a brand new group of high grade, high end, CGC certified Silver and Bronze Age Marvels and a couple of DC's from a few different consignments and collections. These books were just recently added to the Auction Listing this past weekend. Here are the highlights of the new Marvel additions:

Amazing Spider-Man 7 8.5
Amazing Spider-Man 15 9.2
Amazing Spider-Man 39 8.5
Amazing Spider-Man 100 9.4
Amazing Spider-Man 129 8.0
Amazing Spider-Man 212 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 238 9.6
Amazing Spider-Man 265 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 361 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 362 9.8
Avengers 12 9.0
Avengers 24 9.2
Avengers 53 9.0
Black Panther 1 9.8
Captain America 117 8.5
Captain America 204 9.6 (CGC Signature Series)
Conan the Barbarian 1 9.4
Daredevil 2 9.2
Daredevil 3 9.2
Eternals 1 9.8
Eternals 1 9.6
Eternals 2 9.8
Eternals 2 9.6
Eternals 3 9.8
Fantastic Four 11 9.0
Fantastic Four 17 8.0
Fantastic Four 36 9.0
Fantastic Four 39 8.5
Fantastic Four 43 9.4
Fantastic Four 43 8.5
Fantastic Four 46 8.5
Fantastic Four 48 7.5
Fantastic Four 49 7.5
Fantastic Four 60 9.4
Fantastic Four 112 9.2
Giant-Size X-Men 1 9.6
Hawkman 18 9.4
Incredible Hulk 180 9.6 (Winnipeg)
Incredible Hulk 181 9.4
Incredible Hulk 181 8.5
Incredible Hulk 182 Qualified 9.8 (Winnipeg)
Incredible Hulk 330 9.6 (CGC Signature Series)
Incredible Hulk Annual 1 9.6
Iron Fist 14 9.2
Journey Into Mystery 83 6.5
Justice League of America 9 9.4
Marvel Comics Presents 72 9.8
Marvel Feature 1 9.0
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars 1 9.8
Marvel Premiere 1 9.8
Marvel Premiere 15 9.2
New Gods 1 9.6
New Mutants 98 9.8
New Mutants 98 9.6
Nova 1 9.8
Savage She-Hulk 1 9.8
Silver Surfer 1 8.0
Silver Surfer 4 8.5
Star Wars 42 9.8
Uncanny X-Men 142 9.8
Uncanny X-Men 266 9.6
Wolverine 1 9.8
Wolverine Limited Series 1 9.8
X-Men 1 6.0
X-Men 94 9.2
X-Men 96 9.6
X-Men 123 9.8
X-Men 141 9.8
X-Men Annual 14 9.8

Please make sure to check out the upcoming November Grand Auction featuring a brand new Super High Grade Amazing Spider-Man run, starting on November 1st.

If you have any questions or comments about the the World's Best Wolverine Auction, please contact Pedigree Comics' CEO and President, Doug Schmell at (561) 422-1120 (office) or (561) 596-9111 (cell) or at [email protected]. For any financial related and consignment payment questions, please contact their CFO, Lisa Shapiro, at [email protected] and for any technical related questions or concerns, please contact their Web Master at [email protected].

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