Top 10 2012 Topps Mars Attacks Sketch Card Sales

Top 10 2012 Topps Mars Attacks Sketch Card Sales

The Martians of Mars Attacks have returned to the hobby in a huge way with 2012 Topps Mars Attacks Heritage. The release goes beyond simply reprinting the original set and extending the checklist with some fresh new art. What's got many collectors excited is the prospect of the first-ever Mars Attacks sketch cards.

Shop for 2012 Topps Mars Attacks Heritage Sketch Cards on eBay.

And while none have gone for extremely huge sums when compared to what some Star Wars sketches go for, several are still seeing strong returns. Detail, color and creativity are common themes that run throughout the top Mars Attacks sketch card sales. This should hardly be surprising.

The level of detail varies greatly among the set's sketch cards. Some artists literally did sketches -- quick drawings with little extra. Others, though, did meticulous work. Those are the ones that collectors hope for when they're opening packs. Those are the ones that draw the most attention when they're put up for sale.

The lasting appeal for Mars Attacks is, in large part, due to its mixing of horror, comedy and science fiction. Many of the highest selling Mars Attacks Heritage sketch cards touch on those, comedy in particular. People love to smile For Mars Attacks fans, they're willing to pay for it.

Since it's release a couple of weeks ago, Mars Attacks Heritage sketch cards have sold on eBay for as high as $400 and as low as a couple dollars. Generally, the less detail, the lower the price. The average eBay selling price is around $25.

One sketch card is guaranteed in every 24-pack 2012 Mars Attacks Heritage hobby box. Odds are longer in retail packs.

Top-Selling 2012 Topps Mars Attacks Heritage Sketch Cards

(Data based on eBay sales through July 25, 2012.)

10. Nik Neocleous - $155.99

10 2012 Topps Mars Attacks Heritage Sketch Card Nik Neocleous 212x300 Image

9. Nik Neocleous - $168.50

09 2012 Topps Mars Attacks Heritage Sketch Card Nik Neocleous 215x300 Image

8. Ted Dastick Jr. - $172.50

08 2012 Topps Mars Attacks Heritage Sketch Card Ted Dastick Jr 260x186 Image

7. Sean Pence - $179.97

07 2012 Topps Mars Attacks Heritage Sketch Card Sean Pence 217x300 Image

6. Gary Kezele - $181.50

06 2012 Topps Mars Attacks Heritage Sketch Card Gary Kezele 216x300 Image

5. Tim Proctor - $200

05 2012 Topps Mars Attacks Heritage Sketch Card Tim Proctor 226x300 Image

4. Neil Camera - $202.94

04 2012 Topps Mars Attacks Heritage Sketch Card Neil Camera 215x300 Image

3. Tim Proctor - $225

03 2012 Topps Mars Attacks Heritage Sketch Card Tim Proctor 260x184 Image

2. Russell Walks - $235.72

02 2012 Topps Mars Attacks Heritage Sketch Card Russell Walks 209x300 Image

1. Ted Dastick Jr. - $400

01 2012 Topps Mars Attacks Heritage Sketch Card Ted Dastick Jr 213x300 Image

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MARS ATTACKS! HERITAGE 2012 JASON ADAMS PAINTED COLOR! SKETCH 1 1
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2013 Mars Attacks Invasion sketch card Jeff Zapata
$20.00
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2013 Mars Attacks Invasion sketch card Val Hochberg
$80.00
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2013 Mars Attacks Invasion sketch card Jason Chalker!!!
$70.00
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2013 Mars Attacks Invasion sketch card Ryan Dening
$90.00
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2013 Mars Attacks Invasion sketch card lyndal Ferguson
$20.00
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2013 Mars Attacks Invasion sketch card Lee Bradley
$20.00
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2012 Topps Heritage MARS ATTACKS sketch card John Soukup color 1 1
$69.99
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2012 Topps Heritage MARS ATTACKS sketch Jeff Zapata 1 1 color card #2
$99.99
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2012 Topps Heritage MARS ATTACKS sketch card Puis Calzada color 1 1 #3
$149.99
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2013 Mars Attacks Invasion sketch card Paul Adam!!!
$15.00
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2013 Mars Attacks Invasion sketch card Ryan Dening
$20.00
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