Three choice lots from upcoming Heritage auctions
When Sy Berger unleashed the 1952 Topps set on the world, it is almost certain he had no idea of the impact he would have on collecting. This release, which had the longest checklist of its day, was Topps’ first large-scale foray into the sports trading card market. Offered is a near-complete 1952 Master set, featuring all 80 “Black Back” and “Red Back” variations, both the Joe Page and Johnny Sain back errors, and the 307 Frank Campos “Black Star” variation.
Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk, the debut studio album of American musician and sci-fi fan Meco, reworked the Star Wars score into a disco and jazz fusion medley. Among the marketing materials promoting the 1977 release was this rare English-language Japanese record store poster featuring the same vibrant Robert Rodriguez artwork that appears on the album’s cover. The lead single off the album, “Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band,” peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk (Millennium Records, 1977)
Very Fine on linen
20.25 x 29.25 inches
Auction: January 10
From the archives of Zits co-creators Jim Borgman and Jerry Scott comes this original art depicting teenager Jeremy standing among the ruins of his beyond messy bedroom as his parents, Connie and Walt, survey the carnage. The award-winning strip, which has appeared in more than 1,700 newspapers worldwide, has been delighting fans since its introduction in July 1997. As Scott said recently, “I try to make a strip that makes Jim laugh. To find out other people thought it was funny, too, was terrific.”
Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman Zits Illustration Original Art (undated)
Ink over graphite on Bristol board
8.5 x 11 inches
Auction: January 4