World's #2 Daredevil Complete CGC Registry Set From Tower Lakes Collection in Pedigree Comics' March Grand Auction

Pedigree Comics' CEO and President, Doug Schmell, recently received on consignment the remaining books and magazines from the ultra high grade Tower Lakes Collection, approximately 450 CGC certified comic books and magazines, and the collection will be featured in his company's upcoming Grand Auction. The auction is scheduled to begin in just over one (1) week, on the night of Sunday, February 27th and last for ten (10) days until the night of Wednesday, March 9th as a separate event on the Pedigree Comics website ( There is no Buyers Premium on any of the lots in the auction and EVERY book will be listed with no reserve. Every book is CGC graded and the minimum bid is only $20 for this auction. You can view the high grade comics in the Auction Preview right now (over 400 lots). Just go to the Pedigree Comics website and click on the Auction banner.

The Tower Lakes Collection comes out of the suburbs of Chicago and contains an incredible group of award-winning CGC Registry Sets, including what was the #2 Daredevil Complete registry set, the #3 Daredevil #1-#80 registry set, the #3 Daredevil #1-#157 registry set and the #3 Daredevil #1-#310, the #1 Gold Key registry set (held for over 11 years) and, most importantly, the #1 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles registry set (held for over 3 years)!! Actually, this incredible Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles set was by far the highest graded and most complete TMNT collection EVER put together by anyone since CGC's creation and is easily the best and highest graded TMNT collection ever offered at auction. In fact, the consignor was the first collector to own all 6 prints of the coveted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 in 9.8!!

Amazingly, there are close to 450 comic books and magazines in the collection and EVERY ONE has off-white to white or white pages (save for one in off-white)! Besides the Registry Set books, the collection contains 9.4 and higher copies of Amazing Spider-Man #16, Amazing Spider-Man #18, Amazing Spider-Man #129, Fantastic Four #39, Fantastic four #40, Giant-Size X-Men #1, Incredible Hulk #180, Incredible Hulk #181, Incredible Hulk #182, Iron Fist #14, Iron Man #55, Tales of Suspense #52, Tales of Suspense #57, X-Men #94 plus many new ultra high grade Dells.

The focus of this article is one of the featured runs of the auction, what was the world's #2 Daredevil Complete set in the CGC registry. The consignor of the Tower Lakes Collection began collecting Daredevil issues back in 2007. Daredevil was his favorite Marvel character and he was drawn to the super-hero's handicap (blindness) and underdog status. He also was a big fan of Wally Wood's artwork. He became obsessed with putting together a certified Near-Mint (CGC graded 9.4) or higher run of Daredevil in white or off-white to white pages. The end result was one of the greatest collections of Daredevil ever assembled: a complete 9.4 and higher run between issue #1 and #169 in no less than off-white to white page quality (starting with one of the nicest known examples of Daredevil #1, a flawless 9.6 with off-white to white pages). It is easily the most consistent Daredevil run ever put together as EVERY issue is a 9.4 (save for a bunch in 9.6 and 9.8) in the second generation CGC holder/label (which lasted from the Summer of 2003 until the Summer of 2016) and with off-white to white pages (save for some with white).

This is the chance to upgrade your own Daredevil registry sets and collection with some of the absolute nicest Daredevils ever offered for sale. Here are some of the highlights:

Daredevil 1 9.6
Daredevil 2 9.4
Daredevil 3 9.4
Daredevil 4 9.4 (Pacific Coast)
Daredevil 5 9.4
Daredevil 7 9.4
Daredevil 11 9.6
Daredevil 12 9.4 (Rocky Mountain)
Daredevil 16 9.4
Daredevil 19 9.4 (Pacific Coast)
Daredevil 22 9.6
Daredevil 23 9.6 (Rocky Mountain)
Daredevil 27 9.4
Daredevil 30 9.6
Daredevil 35 9.4 (Oakland)
Daredevil 43 9.4
Daredevil 47 9.4
Daredevil 48 9.4 (Rocky Mountain)
Daredevil 51 9.6
Daredevil 53 9.6
Daredevil 61 9.6 (Don and Maggie Thompson)
Daredevil 63 9.6
Daredevil 71 9.6
Daredevil 77 9.4
Daredevil 84 9.6 (Don Rosa Collection)
Daredevil 87 9.6
Daredevil 89 9.6
Daredevil 96 9.6
Daredevil 99 9.8
Daredevil 100 9.4
Daredevil 104 9.6
Daredevil 131 9.4
Daredevil 147 9.8
Daredevil 158 9.6
Daredevil 159 9.8
Daredevil 168 9.6

If you have any questions or comments about the consignment process, any of the auction lots or about the Tower Lakes Registry Sets Collection in general, please contact Mr. 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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