January 2021 Auction 23,000 Lots View the entire PWCC Auction Currently Accepting Consignments to: February 2021 Auction Consignment Deadline January 15th Find us on the web to consign to the next auction Closing Dates Tue 1/12 6-9pm PST: Baseball 1887 - 1969 Wed 1/13 6-9pm PST: Baseball 1970 - 1989 Thu 1/14 6-9pm PST: Baseball 1990 - 2020 Sun 1/17 6-9pm PST: Basketball 1948 - 1995 Mon 1/18 6-9pm PST: Basketball 1996 - 2003 Tue 1/19 6-9pm PST: Basketball 2004 - 2016 Wed 1/20 6-9pm PST: Basketball 2017 - 2018 Thu 1/21 6-9pm PST: Basketball 2019 - 2020 Sun 1/24 6-9pm PST: Football 1951 - 1999 Mon 1/25 6-9pm PST: Football 2000 - 2020 Tue 1/26 6-9pm PST: Hockey, Misc-Sport, Non-Sport Wed 1/27 6-9pm PST: Magic MTG & Pokemon Thu 1/28 6-9pm PST: Round 2, Baseball Sun 1/31 6-9pm PST: Round 2, Basketball, Football, Hockey 1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Alpha Black Lotus R A AUTO PSA 10 GEM MINT See Special Bidding Rules - PSA Population 1 of 7 Special Bidding Rules: This auction will remain open to public bidding but will be limited to pre-approved bidders in the final 24 hours (or sooner). After that time, only bidders who have previously bid and been approved or have requested prior approval will be permitted to bid. Please contact us to be added to the approved list or place a bid and we will review and add your ID if approved. Description: Few cards in our market draw as much attention as the coveted Black Lotus. Even to sports card enthusiasts, certain cards rise from the non-sport/gaming card realm to emerge as world class investment pieces. Offered here is the holy-grail of Magic MTG cards, holding a certain lure and desirability that is completely unmatched. Printed as one of the Power Nine only in Alpha, Beta and Unlimited, this artifact can provide a free mana boost for any deck. It is restricted in vintage formats and banned in Legacy. Designed and illustrated by beloved artist Christopher Rush, the Black Lotus has since become the most valuable and important non-promotional MTG card ever printed, as well as becoming the poster child for the MTG brand. In fact, former professional player Zvi Mowshowitz has declared the Black Lotus as the best artifact of all-time. Offered here is by all counts the single finest Alpha Black Lotus we’ve had the pleasure of brokering and presents a unique opportunity for investors/hobbyists to obtain a museum worthy creation of one of the single finest blue-chips ever produced. Held within an exceptionally tough, low pop PSA 10 holder, boasting an overall cleanliness that is just not seen. The fragile black periphery is free of common chipping or wear with four untouched corners and undeniably GEM MINT card stock. The card is brilliantly aligned from all sides with some of the cleanest surfaces we’ve seen. Free of indentations or imperfections with elegant color and precise registration. What further excites this offering is that this irreplaceable piece is coupled with an on-case autograph from artist Christopher Rush; an unparalleled pairing which easily places this a true masterpiece example. All told, we love this card, not just for what it is but for what it represents. A museum worthy, fine-art equivalent, worthy of serious consideration from the most serious alternative investment class. Comes with PWCCs highest recommendation. Good luck to all bidders. Please see the video highlight for more details. Part of a remarkable run of Magic The Gathering examples on the market this month. Released in 1993 by Wizards of the Coast, Magic The Gathering was established as the first trading card game in the market and quickly became one of the most populate alternate worlds. Since its release, there have been an estimated 40 million players with more and more joining the MTG community each day as it gains popularity. An exciting investment offering which comes highly recommended by PWCC. Enjoy. One of over 22,000 cards, lots and sets up for bid in our 1st Auction of 2021. Click on the link above to view the other PWCC auction lots. 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Extremely Safe Bank-caliber vault with state-of-the-art security monitoring Free Shipping Vault Members also receive additional cost savings Digital Archive View your portfolio anywhere using our renowned digital imaging Peace of Mind All your assets are fully-insured to the actual portfolio value Eye Appeal of Vintage Cards Below Average $1,775 SOLD Dec, 2017 First 20% Average $2,250 SOLD Dec, 2017 Next 50% 70% of Market Supply Above Average $2,475 SOLD Dec, 2017 Top 30% Exceptional $2,861 SOLD Nov, 2017 Top 15% Superior $3,350 SOLD Feb, 2018 Top 5% Eye appeal greatly affects market value. Since 2015 we at PWCC have designated cards in the top 30% of the market with our Certified Eye Appeal Program. These cards have statistically sold at auction for 130%-200%+ of market average, depending on the eye appeal assessment rendered. The premium paid for cards in the top 30% of the eye appeal scale reveals an investment trend largely in its infancy. As a key investment variable, the eye appeal of a vintage trading card seems destined to have an increasingly significant impact on market value for the foreseeable future. Investors are encouraged to take notice of this important variable and invest accordingly. Explanation of Shipping Costs Shipping costs in the eBay listing are estimated and will be adjusted at the completion of the auction based on the final closing value of the item. Actual shipping costs will be reflected in the invoice sent to the buyer. Single or Multiple Cards Shipped to the U.S. The chart below describes the shipping cost for multiple cards purchased from the same auction shipped to locations within the United States. Please note that shipping rates for group lots, sets, and oversized cards are not reflected in this matrix. Please contact PWCC with any questions regarding shipping of these items prior to bidding. Shippedto the U.S. Total Closing Cost Value $0 - $250 $250 - $500 $500 - $750 $750 - $1,500 $1,500 - $3,000 $3K - $4K $4K - $5K ItemsWon 1 to 2 $5 $7 $10 $15 $25 $35 $40 3 to 5 $7 $9 $12 $17 $27 $40 $45 6 to 10 $12 $15 $18 $23 $30 $45 $50 11 to 20 $15 $18 $21 $26 $35 $50 $55 21 to 40 $20 $25 $30 $35 $40 $55 $60 41 to 80 $25 $30 $35 $40 $45 $60 $65 81+ $30 $35 $40 $50 $55 $70 $75 Shippedto the U.S. Total Closing Cost Value (Continued From Above) $5K - $6K $6K - $7K $7K - $8K $8K - $9K $9K - $10K $10K+ ItemsWon 1 to 2 $45 $50 $55 $60 $65 Shipping cost based on closing price, shipping location, and other factors. Please contact PWCC with any questions in advance of the item closing 3 to 5 $50 $55 $60 $65 $70 6 to 10 $55 $60 $65 $70 $75 11 to 20 $60 $65 $70 $75 $80 21 to 40 $65 $70 $75 $80 $85 41 to 80 $70 $75 $80 $85 $90 81+ $80 $85 $90 $95 $100 Single or Multiple Cards Shipped to Locations Other Than the U.S. When a package is shipped internationally, it may be subject to import taxes, customs duties, and/or fees imposed by the destination country on the buyer. The chart below describes the shipping cost for single or multiple cards purchased from the same auction being shipped to locations outside the United States. Shipping rates for group lots, sets, and oversized cards are not reflected in this matrix. Please contact PWCC with any questions regarding shipping of these items prior to bidding. ShippedOutsidethe U.S. Total Closing Cost Value $0 - $100 $100 - $350 $350 - $750 $750 - $1,500 $1,500 - $3,000 $3,000 - $5,000 $5,000+ ItemsWon 1 to 10 Canada: $25Other: $35 Canada: $30Other: $40 Canada: $35Other: $45 Canada: $65Other: $75 Canada: $70Other: $80 Canada: $100Other: $125 Canada: $150Other: $200 11 to 20 Canada: $35Other: $45 Canada: $40Other: $50 21 to 40 Canada: $40Other: $50 Canada: $45Other: $55 Canada: $85Other: $100 Canada: $90Other: $110 41 to 80 Canada: $50Other: $70 Canada: $55Other: $75 81+ Canada: $65Other: $90 Canada: $70Other: $95 Marketplace Trust Safeguarding the integrity of bidding on our auctions is our highest priority. For the trading card marketplace to function effectively, the honesty and integrity of the participants must be ensured. 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