The Geppi family and their supporting partners have stepped their game up a notch, and they have put some serious items up for sale to benefit retailer charities. Some of the more noted items up for bidding include an Amazing Spider-Man #194 NM/MT CGC 9.8, The Ice Queen original oil painting by Frank Cho, and an uncut sheet of Beta Edition Magic: The Gathering cards. Donating and facilitating partners for this charity auction include Steve Geppi, Baltimore Comic Con, WizKids/NECA, Calliope Games, John Kovalic, Renegade Game Studios, Smirk and Dagger, Peter Adkison, Frank Cho, Joe Jusko, Ken Lashley, Billy Tucci, Skottie Young, Terry Moore, Sorah Suhng, Diamond Comic Distributors, Alliance Game Distributors, and Diamond Select Toys.
Winning bidders will be allowed choose which of two charities their bid will benefit. The "Back the Comeback" campaign was launched by Diamond and Alliance back in May (see "Diamond, Alliance Launch 'Back the Comeback' Campaign ").