Lot # 26: 1982 MOTU: Man-At-Arms 8-Back AFA 85 (Clear Bubble, None Graded Higher)

Category: Platinum Lots

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

Bids: 9 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "2023 Fall Premier Auction",
which ran from 10/13/2023 5:00 PM to
10/29/2023 5:00 PM

None Graded Higher

Addendum 10/21: According to population data provided to us by AFA, there are only 9 clear bubble examples across all grades.  Only 4 examples achieved AFA 85 with none higher.  It's unknown if the other AFA 85 examples are still clear.


Rare high-grade, clear bubble example of popular character Man-At-Arms in early 8-Back form.  Man-At-Arms is one of the main characters featured in the original cartoon series and his action figure is a must-have for any serious MOTU collector.  

This is the best example of Man-At-Arms we have ever offered.  An impressive AFA 85 overall grade, the crystal clear bubble separates this one from other examples.  The front of the card presents well with great color and eye appeal.  Flaws include a bit of surface wear on and around the MASTERS logo as well as an inconspicuous horizontal crease at the top of the bubble on each end near the edge.  The back of the card is clean with only a light horizonal crease just above mid card as well as minor shelf wear.   The bubble is spectacular, it’s crystal clear, retains perfect form, and is firmly attached to the card with no lifting.  The Man-At-Arms action figure showcased within is flawless.  Includes Battle in the Clouds mini comic.  In summary, an awesome high-grade example in early release.  A Man-At-Arms of this quality rarely hits the market, and as such, we expect top collectors to keep a close eye on this lot as we head down the stretch.   G2, Made in Taiwan. Encapsulated by AFA (85, 80-85-85), #15277062


Est. $7,500 - and up

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