Magic the Gathering Collection Sells for over $600,000.00 at Bodnar’s Auction!

On February 18, 2021 Bodnar’s Auction sold 414 lots of a single owner estate collection of Magic the Gather cards for just over $600,000.00, making it one of the best grossing single owner collections in Bodnar’s 29 years of conducting auctions. When the collection came into the auction firm, Bodnar’s knew right from the get go that the collection was important but never did they relieze it would exceed the $200,000.00-$400,000.00 pre-auction estimate.

Bodnar’s sent most of the collection out to Beckett grading in Dallas Texas to have them slabbed and graded. An amour car service was used to transport the collection to and from the auction to the grading firm, a first-time experience for them as well some of the winning lots also were delivered in the same manor. This collection featured complete sets of the game from the Alpha & Beta sets as well as the first 10 years in production.

The highlight of the sale was a Black Lotus R A – Alpha Set 1993. Beckett Graded 7.5 Near Mint+. Centering 9, Edges 8, Corners 7 and Surface 9. Serial #0012507975 selling for an impressive $64,900.00. Two other graded Black Lotus cards with lower grades sold for $41,300.00 and $25,960.00. A Timetwister R B – Alpha Set 1993 Beckett Graded 8.5 NM-MT+. Centering 8.5, Edges 8.5, Corners 8.5 and Surface 9. Serial #0012507977 sold for $14,160.00. Several graded 9.5 gem mint cards sold well over estimate including a Contract from Below R K – Alpha Set 1993. Beckett Graded 9.5 Gem Mint. Centering 9.5, Edges 9.5, Corners 9.5 and Surface 9.5. Serial #0012508247 sold for $8260.00 against its $750.00-$1500.00 estimate. Several cards that indicated they had color added sold well like a Mox Pearl – Alpha 1993 – Evidence of Color Added to the top corner. No Grade given due to added color sold for $7375.00 against a $100.00-$300.00 estimate.  Sets did very well with a 7th Edition Foil Set – 2001 – Complete – 350 Cards sold for $10,620.00. Urza’s Destiny – 1999 – Complete Set sold for $5310.00, and a Urza’s Legacy Foil Set – 1999 – Complete sold for $5605.00.

All 414 lots sold close to the high estimate or above. All lots were offered online only with a live broadcast of the sale on liveauctioneers. Bodnar’s Auction conducts online auctions every other week handling estate collections of antiques, collectibles, toys, comics, die-cast, Star Wars and related collection, sports items and other pop cultural items out of there South Brunswick, NJ location. They can be reached at 866-349-7378 or www.bodnarsauction.com

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I’m happy with everything Joe and Janet did, you were both informative and were very helpful with the questions I had being that I was never in that position before. Janet’s response time was also positive for me. It was interesting to watch the auction live. I thought you did an amazing job and had a nice banter back and forth. You seem to be a good team! Thank you for all your hard work and making this difficult time of letting  my deceased father’s collectibles go an easy experience.

Kim F.

I would like to thank you for including me in your online sale.
Everything from none contact drop off, to none contact pick up, was handled with the outmost professionalism.
I appreciated your clear communication after the sale with a printout and an explanation of when I’ll receive my check.
Overall I was very please with the prices my jewelry achieved, some lot  went for less then I expected, others went for more, it’s all in the average.

Thank you very much

Michal F.

I come to your auctions often. You and your staff are great. Your change to an online auction on 4/9 is just another testament to your fine character and being thoughtful of others. The items are great no doubt, but a big reason I keep coming back is due to the culture you have created. Thank you. Art

Art F.

Thank You Joe! We Had a Very Good Experience With Your Team! 8/15/19

Carry G.

Sold in July 18, 2019 sale and Overall Pleased!

Frank D.

I received the proceeds from the Auction and wanted to again thank you and your team.  Everything went so smoothly and you all did such a great job from start to finish.This was an overwhelming experience for me and you made everything so easy.  I have been recommending you to everyone!

Thank you again for helping me; your kindness was very much appreciated.

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