March 20th 2017 to April 14th 2017

9.8-9.9 CGC Bronze Age Marvels From the Incredible “Professor Pecora Collection” in Pedigree Comics’ April Auction!

MAJOR BREAKING NEWS! We just received on consignment an incredible group of CGC certified 9.8 and 9.9 late Silver, Bronze and Copper Age Marvels from the “Professor Pecora Collection” for our upcoming April Comics and Original Art Auction. The auction is scheduled to begin in just over one (1) week, on the night of Monday, April 3rd and last for ten (10) days until the night of Thursday, April 13th as a separate event on the Pedigree Comics website (www.PedigreeComics.com). The comic book listing of the auction ends on the night of Wednesday, April 12th and the original art listing ends on the night of Thursday, April 13th. There is no Buyers Premium on any of the lots in the auction and EVERY comic book listing will have no reserve (some of the original art items will be listed with a reserve). Every book is CGC or CBCS graded and the minimum bid is only $100 for this Grand Auction. You can view many high grade comics and choice art pieces in the Auction Preview right now (over 650 lots). Just go to the Pedigree Comics website and click on the Auction banner.

Pedigree Comics proudly presents to you The Professor Pecora Collection, which consists of some of the WORLD’S FINEST EXISTING COPIES of KEY MARVEL ISSUES, ALL IN CGC CERTIFIED 9.8 or HIGHER (almost ALL with PERFECT WHITE PAGES), that span from the late Silver Age into the Copper Age of Comics! The collection is the highlight of Pedigree’s Upcoming April Grand Auction commencing on April 3rd, 2017!

Born and raised in Rochester, New York (and now residing in Atlanta, Georgia), Thomas “Professor” Pecora began collecting and carefully storing his comic books in protective mylars with backing boards in climate controlled conditions at the age of ten. Although he did not necessarily read all of his comics, as a former graffiti artist, he was primarily obsessed with the beautiful cover art and historical first appearances of his favorite titles such as X-Men and Amazing Spider-Man to name a few.

As he entered into adulthood, his interests shifted into other areas and he wouldn’t start collecting comics until 2011. This is when he discovered the CGC and how comics were being professionally graded by a 3rd party. As is true with all natural born collectors; once a collector…one is a collector for life! Therefore, it was only a matter of time until the Professor would feel the “collector’s itch” and become inspired to start amassing and building up a CGC collection of his own.

Always known to give his 100% in all that he sets his mind to, the Professor studied the CGC comic book market like the dow jones Industrial Average on Wall Street. After buying and selling CGC books on eBay and to his fellow CGC Board Members, in only about 1.5 years, the Professor assembled an impressive $50,000 plus collection!

The Professor acquired his collector name due to his unique background of having endured through many challenges growing up in the city of Rochester, NY. He was once a 9th grade drop-out, but worked extremely hard to earn his GED while working 40+ hours to survive as a young man. He eventually got accepted into a four year private college and graduated with honors. He then attended NYU for grad school and eventually earned his Master of Science degree in Education from Hunter College in New York City. After earning an A+ on his Master Thesis and graduating with a 3.9 cumulative GPA, he was asked by his program director to teach a graduate level education course in mathematics curriculum and instruction. In 2010, this was the first time Thomas was actually addressed as “Professor.”

Since X-Men was always one of his favorite titles coupled with his intellectual accomplishments and leadership to his family and community, it only seemed fitting that he be referred to as “Professor Pecora.” Since joining the CGC community in early 2012, the Professor has been known for his thorough and thought-provoking descriptions, write-ups and analysis of many of the key books he has acquired. He has won numerous awards for his CGC sets including the 2012 Best Presented Set Award for his former #5 CGC ranked Wolverine (1988) Set entitled “Against All Odds!” He assembled a complete CGC 9.9 WP Wolverine Limited Series Set entitled “The Inaugural Slashing,” which remained the #1 CGC Ranked Set for 2 consecutive years. In addition, the Professor assembled the world’s #2 ranked Incredible Hulk #180-#182 (Wolverine) set with all issues in CGC 9.8 WP, which included the Mile High II Pedigree copy of IH #181 and the Suscha News Pedigree copy of IH #180.

However, due to personal life circumstances, which would eventually lead up to his divorce in 2016, the Professor had to unfortunately liquidate his entire collection in 2013. After working directly with Doug Schmell, owner and CEO of Pedigree Comics, Inc., the first wave of the Professor Pecora collection was auctioned in the June, 2013 Pedigree Comics Grand Auction and the second wave of his collection was auctioned in November of 2013. The Professor took a short hiatus from collecting, but would once again come back with a vengeance!

Since then, Professor Pecora has amassed an incredible collection of some of the world’s BEST EXISTING LATE SILVER, BRONZE & COPPER AGE KEY COPIES all in CGC 9.8 or HIGHER! Widely known for being one of the most particular collectors throughout the CGC Registry & Boards, the Professor focuses on aesthetic qualities not normally considered by most graders and fellow collectors. For instance, the Professor looks for books that are PERFECTLY WRAPPED, CUT and CENTERED and almost always goes for pristine copies with PERFECT WHITE PAGE QUALITY! However, if a particular key book was slightly miswrapped, but the image was completely centered on the front cover, the Professor would make some exceptions and purchase it considering the rarity and demand of that specific issue. He would also sometimes choose an Off-White to White copy if the book had better cover alignment than the available White-Paged copies.

With that said, The Professor has chosen to auction off a large portion of his world class collection in efforts to acquire some of his most cherished books that he previously liquidated. Since the Professor has acquired many of his gems from Pedigree Comics and has worked directly with Doug Schmell in previous auctions throughout the years, coupled with Pedigree’s enormous customer base of Marvel collectors, he thought Pedigree would be the best site to sell his late Silver and Bronze Age collection. Without further ado, WE ARE NOW PRESENTING the 3rd wave of the Professor Pecora Collection. FEAST YOUR EYES ON SOME OF THE WORLD’S FINEST EXISTING COPIES of the FOLLOWING ISSUES (almost 50 in total), ALL IN CGC CERTIFIED 9.8 or HIGHER:

Amazing Spider-Man #121 9.8 W

Amazing Spider-Man #122 9.8 W

Amazing Spider-Man #194 9.8 W

Amazing Spider-Man #238 9.8 W

Amazing Spider-Man #252 9.8 W

Amazing Spider-Man #298 9.8 W

Amazing Spider-Man #300 9.8 W

Amazing Spider-Man #361 9.8 W

Black Panther #1 9.8 W

Captain America #100 9.8 W

Captain Savage and His Leatherneck Raiders #1 9.8 W

Conan the Barbarian #1 9.8 W

Daredevil #111 9.8 W

Daredevil #131 9.8 W

Daredevil #158 9.8 W

Daredevil #168 9.8 W

Daredevil #197 9.8 W

Ghost Rider #1 9.8 W

Giant-Size Super-Heroes #1 9.8 W

Giant-Size X-Men #1 9.8 OW/W

Iron Fist #14 9.8 W

Marvel Team-Up #1 9.8 W

New Mutants #98 9.8 W

Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 9.8 W

Spectacular Spider-Man #1 9.8 W

Tomb of Dracula #10 9.8 OW/W

Uncanny X-Men #221 9.8 W (CGC Signature SERIES)

Uncanny X-Men #266 9.8 W

Wolverine (1988) #1 9.9 W

Wolverine (1988) #62 9.9 W

Wolverine (1988) #67 9.9 W

Wolverine Limited Series #1 9.8 W (CGC Signature SERIES)

X-Men #94 9.8 OW/W

X-Men #97 9.8 W

X-Men #98 9.8 W

X-Men #100 9.8 W

X-Men #101 9.8 W

X-Men #103 9.8 W

X-Men #109 9.8 W

X-Men #113 9.8 OW/W

X-Men #121 9.8 W (CGC Signature SERIES)

X-Men #122 9.8 OW/W

X-Men #129 9.8 OW/W

X-Men #136 9.8 W

X-Men #138 9.8 W

X-Men #139 9.8 W

X-Men #141 9.8 W

Of particular note is the World’s second finest existing copy of Wolverine #1 in CGC MINT 9.9! 1 of only 13 Universal 9.9s and prior to the Professor’s copy being graded as the 13th copy, there hasn’t been another Universal CGC 9.9 graded in 5 years! It features the 1st Wolverine as Patch on a classic John Buscema cover with a classic John Byrne back cover pin-up! Out of over 7,200 copies already professionally graded, the rarity factor for this book in CGC 9.9 is 1/10 of 1% of the entire population! In addition, Wolverine #62 and #67 are also RARE CGC MINT 9.9 copies!

The Professor also owns some of the world’s best existing copies of the early new X-Men issues such as #94, #97, #98, #100, #101, #103 and #109—you will NOT find nicer looking copies as these are the SINGLE BEST EXISTING COPIES IN THE WORLD! (Check out other 9.8 copies in the top CGC Registry Sets to confirm!)

Other PERFECT and EXCEPTIONAL CGC 9.8 WP copies consist of ASM #121, #122, #194 (BEST 9.8 in existence!), #238, #252, #298, #300 (Superior 9.8 WP copy!) and #361!

Check out the world’s finest copy of Daredevil #111 (1st Silver Samurai – only 1 of 10)! You will also find world class examples of Daredevil #131 (Origin and 1st Bullseye), #158 (1st Frank Miller Daredevil) and #168 (Origin and 1st Elektra)!

Just about every KEY CGC 9.8 book offered above contains PERFECT WHITE PAGE QUALITY and PERFECT CENTERING! You can’t go wrong with KEY books like X-Men #94 (New X-Men begin), X-Men #101 (1st Phoenix), Giant-Size X-Men #1 (1st New X-Men), Iron Fist #14 (1st Sabretooth), Conan #1, Black Panther #1, Marvel Team-Up #1, Ghost Rider #1, Spectacular Spider-Man #1 and Tomb of Dracula #10 (1st Blade)!

This is your opportunity to bid on some of the world’s finest existing CGC KEY MARVEL BOOKS to display proudly in your collections! Please check the site and the latest news section everyday for any new 9.8 or 9.9 bronze age gems from the “Professor Pecora Collection”!

March 21st 2017 to April 14th 2017

Near-Mint Silver Age X-Men Group in Pedigree Comics’ April Comics & Art Auction!

Our upcoming April Comics and Original Art Auction will feature many brand new high grade Marvels and DC’s, including a fabulous group of ultra high grade Amazing Spider-Man. The auction is scheduled to begin on the night of Monday, April 3rd and last for ten (10) days until the night of Thursday, April 13th as a separate event on the Pedigree Comics website (www.PedigreeComics.com).

The comic book listing of the auction ends on the night of Wednesday, April 12th and the original art listing ends on the night of Thursday, April 13th. There is no Buyers Premium on any of the lots in the auction and EVERY comic book listing will have no reserve (some of the original art items will be listed with a reserve). Every book is CGC or CBCS graded and the minimum bid is only $100 for this Grand Auction. You can view over 600 high grade comics and choice art pieces in the Auction Preview beginning right now. Just go to the Pedigree Comics website and click on the Auction banner.

The focus of this article is the ultra high grade (9.4 and higher) CGC certified group of Silver Age X-Men that is one of the highlights of the auction. There are 25 issues to choose from, almost all (save for 5 in 9.2) in 9.4 and higher. The group begins with issue #8 and ends with #64. Here are the highlights:

X-Men 8 9.6
X-Men 9 9.6
X-Men 21 9.4
X-Men 24 9.4
X-Men 27 9.4
X-Men 32 9.6
X-Men 34 9.4
X-Men 39 9.4
X-Men 40 9.4
X-Men 45 9.4
X-Men 48 9.4
X-Men 50 9.4
X-Men 51 9.4
X-Men 53 9.4
X-Men 55 9.4
X-Men 56 9.4
X-Men 60 9.4
X-Men 64 9.4

If you have high grade CGC or CBCS certified comic books to sell or consign, do yourself a favor and contact Pedigree Comics' CEO and President, Doug Schmell. Please go to the site (www.PedigreeComics.com) and read the following for all consignment information or contact him directly at (561) 422-1120 or (561) 596-911 or by email at DougSchmell@pedigreecomics.com.


If you have original comic art to sell or consign, contact Pedigree Comics’ Comic Art Consignment Director Randy Lawrence . Please go to the site (www.PedigreeComics.com) and read the following for all consignment information or contact him directly at (561) 451-9800 or (561) 886-8777 or by email at RandyLawrence@pedigreecomics.com.

We are still accepting consignments for the April Grand Auction and will continue to do so until the night of Wednesday, April 5th. The sooner you consign your books and original artwork the more exposure they will receive. We aggressively promote and advertise each auction and send periodic newsletters to all of our over 22,500 customers announcing the auction items. We also offer generous cash advances for quality consignments so check the site for consignment instructions and get your books in now.

Mr. Schmell invites you to take advantage of Pedigree’s many outstanding services. Consignors maximize their profits selling in the Grand Auction, more so than on any other auction site or auction house. We do not charge a buyers’ premium, an amount that most bidders take into consideration when bidding in other sites (the bidders simply deduct the buyers’ premium amount, usually 20% of the winning price, from their final bid, meaning less $$ to the consignor and more to the auction site). The higher the value of your book(s) and art piece(s) that sell in a Grand Auction, the more $$ you take home under Pedigree Comics’ Climbing Scale as follows:

A Climbing Scale is in effect for consigned comics with a winning bid as follows:
10% Commission for any consigned item that sells up to $10,000 (Consignor’s Proceeds = $90% of the final bid price);
9% Commission for any consigned item that sells over $10,000 and up to $25,000 (Consignor’s Proceeds = $91% of the final bid price);
8% Commission for any consigned item that sells over $25,000 and up to $50,000 (Consignor’s Proceeds = $92% of the final bid price);
6% Commission for any consigned item that sells over $50,000 and up to $100,000 (Consignor’s Proceeds = $94% of the final bid price);
5% Commission for any consigned item that sells over $100,000 (Consignor’s Proceeds = $95% of the final bid price).


A Climbing Scale is in effect for consigned art pieces with a winning bid as follows:
10% Commission for any consigned item that sells from $100 to $3,000 (Consignor’s Proceeds = $90% of the final bid price);
8% Commission for any consigned item that sells over $3,000 and up to $80,000 (Consignor’s Proceeds = $92% of the final bid price);
7% Commission for any consigned item that sells over $80,000 (Consignor’s Proceeds = $93% of the final bid price).

We consistently set new sales records for Golden Age, Silver Age and Bronze Age comic books and original comic art in each of our bi-monthly auctions and we do not saturate the market with the same material each month. Grand Auctions are unique and exciting, with brand new CGC and CBCS certified and diversified, highest quality material in each event. Why take home less $$ and settle for less by consigning with someone else?

There are three easy ways to consign your books and original art to our upcoming April Grand Auction. The only criteria is that the books must be CGC or CBCS graded and worth no less than $100.00. If you have high grade raw books that you want to have certified and sold in the April auction or a future Grand Auction, you can utilize our Raw To Riches Consignment Service, in which we will have your books certified under our account and will lay out all the CGC or CBCS grading fees in advance for you (refer to the website and our Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide advertisement for all the details of the Raw to Riches Consignment Service). Here is how to consign:

1. Ship your books or original art directly to our offices in Wellington and Boca Raton, Florida. We will inventory, scan and upload each book or art piece into the Grand Auction listing. The items will be listed under your personal account and you will receive email notification at the conclusion of the auction with a list of every consigned book and/or art piece that sold along with the winning bid made.
2. Email the scans of the books or art you wish to consign directly to us at DougSchmell@pedigreecomics.com (books) or RandyLawrence@pedigreecomics.com (art). We will format and upload each scan onto our server and then put each book and art piece into the Grand Auction listing. Please use a .jpeg format with the resolution set at 72 and the pixel width at no more than 1200 for optimum clarity. If you do not have a scanner you can use a digital camera.
3. You can upload your own scans, item information, book or art descriptions and reserve amounts, if any, by utilizing our Automated Consignment System. Just register onto the site (www.PedigreeComics.com) and login, click the “Customer Page” tab under “Your Account” and then click “Consignments” (under the “Auctions” heading). You will then be able to enter the Pedigree Comics Consignment Management System and list your own CGC and CBCS certified books and original comic art. We will receive an email once you have uploaded the scan and book/art information for each individual item into the system and we will then review the information imparted for accuracy. The item(s) will then be added to the Grand Auction listing to be bid on. You will be amazed how simple it is to use the Automated Consignment System.

If you have any questions or comments about the consignment process, any of the auction lots or about the April Grand Auction in general, please contact Mr. Schmell at (561) 422-1120 (office) or (561) 596-9111 (cell) or at DougSchmell@pedigreecomics.com. For any consignment questions or comments regarding original comic art, please contact Mr. Lawrence at (561) 451-9800 (office) or (561) 886-8777 (cell) or at RandyLawrence@pedigreecomics.com. For any financial related and consignment payment questions, please contact our CFO, Lisa Shapiro, at LisaJoy@pedigreecomics.com and for any technical related questions or concerns, please contact our Web Master at WebDesigner@pedigreecomics.com.