The “Amity Island Collection,” one of the greatest untouched classic non-sport collections, is being offered for sale for the first time by American Legends. Meticulously assembled in the 1970s and 1980s by a well-known East Coast collector wishing to remain anonymous, this pedigree collection has sat undisturbed in boxes and binders for over 20 years.
With more than 30 years of experience in the trading card industry and co-owning a card store since 1992, Mark Rubin has seen many spectacular collections. However, few compare to the recently acquired “Amity Island Collection.”
“I’ve known about this collection since the late 1980s and I’ve literally inquired about its availability every year since,” Rubin, co-owner of Scarsdale’s American Legends, said. “When I was finally contacted last year about the opportunity to acquire it, I jumped at the chance.”
“We’ve purchased hundreds of large vintage collections and have come across some phenomenal material,” Rubin continued. “But we have never bought anything with this scope and quality of Americana. There are well over 100 high-grade sets produced prior to 1976.”
Sets include many of the hobby’s most treasured: the #1 all-time PSA graded Beatles Plaks Set, Lost In Space, Gilligan’s Island, Outer Limits, Hit Stars, Civil War News, Wacky Packs, Brady Bunch, Leaf Star Trek, Mutoscope Artist Pin-Up Girls and Chiller Theatre, many in pristine condition direct from cello packs or vending boxes.
There’s a 1937 Walter Johnson Caramel Dick Tracy set, a 1967 Topps Who Am I set with Babe Ruth and sets from other manufacturers recognizable to sports card collectors such as Donruss, Leaf and Philadelphia Gum.
American Legends is listing all of the items in their eBay store in a combination of auctions and fixed price listings.