Most Extensive Collection of “Harry Potter” Autographed Trading Cards Offered at Auction

When a series finds as much success as the Harry Potter films, there’s no shortage of fans looking to obtain a piece of the legacy. Luckily for those enthusiasts, the Goldin Pop Culture Elite Auction provides plenty of opportunities to collect a bit of the magic.

This year, the auction has the most extensive collection of Harry Potter trading cards ever offered, spanning over 1,300 items. The collection, untouched for 20 years, consists of cards by Artbox Entertainment, the only producer of autographed Potter trading cards released in the early 2000s.

Of particular interest is a triple-autographed trading card signed by Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, which was originally among the cards released in the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Update set. It became the most valuable card ever issued, which is a distinction that seems to endure. As of this writing, the current bid on this rarity is $18,000.

Collectors will be pleased to see that the auction offers cards in the hard-to-find grade of GEM Mint 10, which is near-perfect condition. Among these are a Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Update card signed by Daniel Radcliffe, a 2005 card autographed by Maggie Smith (Minerva McGonagall), and a supreme card signed by Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy).



View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Goldin (@goldinco)


Plenty of your other favorites lent their penmanship to other available cards, including Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart), Warwick Davis (Filius Flitwick), Sir Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore), Richard Griffiths (Vernon Dursley), Katie Leung (Cho Chang), James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley), David Tennant (Barty Crouch Jr.), and Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley). There is also a wealth of prop cards, featuring such distinctive items as an authentic shard of the original Sorcerer’s Stone and a relic of Hermione’s Yule Ball dress.

There are other collections with hundreds of Harry Potter items from between 2004 and 2006, including a lot boasting more than 500 Potter collectibles, which has bookmarks, commemorative stamps, plush toys, pins, and more. The auction begins closing on June 15.

In an auction of this magnitude, it’s likely you’ll find yourself tempted to drop some Galleons. Will you be taking a look?