Auction Highlights #18

Last updated on May 30th, 2013 at 02:15 pm

Mid Grade.

This week I’ll look at the market performance of CGC 6.0s from the Golden, Silver and Bronze Ages.

thing 8The Thing #8, Charlton Comics, (5/53), graded by CGC at 6.0 with Off White to White pages sold for $153.50 on eBay on January 6th. Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 6.0 is $159.00. This comic book sold for 96.5% of Overstreet guide value. The seller got a good price considering the book is a non key from an obscure run.

 

 

 

sup 36Superman #36, DC Comics (9-10/45), graded by CGC at 6.0 with White pages sold on eBay for $218.50 on December 27th. Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 6.0 is $354.00. This comic book sold for 61.7% of Overstreet guide value. A dissapointing result for this comic. A 6.0 is a solid grade for this era and Sperman is a highly collected title. The buyer got a bargain.

 

 

 

hulk 3Incredible Hulk #3, Marvel Comics (9/62), graded by CGC at 6.0 with Off White pages sold on eBay for $750.00 on December 31th. Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 6.0 is $462.00. This comic book sold for 162% of Overstreet guide value. This is a strong performance from an early Marvel 6.0. Hulk #1s always get over guide and it’s comforting to see the early issues having strong demand as well.

 

 

 

asm 6Amazing Spider-Man #6, Marvel Comics, (11/63), graded by CGC at 6.0 with Off White pages sold on eBay for $550.00 on January 1st. Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 6.0 is $510.00. This comic book sold for 108% of Overstreet guide value. A great result for this issue. Early Spidey prices are strong in the guide and it’s nice to see the market reinforcing them even more.

 

 

 

bat 232Batman #232, DC Comics, (6/71), graded by CGC at 6.0 with Cream to Off White pages sold on eBay for $70.00 on January 2nd. Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 6.0 is $45.00. This comic book sold for 155.5% of Overstreet guide value.  A great comic to own and very cheap in this grade. I’m sure it being graded already had a lot to do with the above guide performance.

  

 

 

hulk 181Incredible Hulk #181, Marvel Comics, (11/74), graded by CGC at 6.0 with Off White to White pages sold on eBay for $559.00 on January 2nd.  Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 6.0 is $270.00. This comic book sold for 207% of Overstreet guide value. Wow! Over double guide! A few days earlier another copy sold for just over $400 so this seems a bit of an anomoly. Strong, strong result.

 

 

 

I recognize that we are not comparing apples to apples exactly. The  Bronze Age books are keys and the Silver Age are desireable early Marvels while the Golden Age books are perhaps the least desireable of the 3 eras in these examples. The 6.0 grades become more impressive though as we move back towards the Golden Age and this helps level the comparisons at least a bit. The 6.0 Golden Age comics performed under guide with the Superman showing a weak result while the Silver Age comics were both over guide with the Hulk finishing very strong. The Bronze Age examples did the best percentage wise over guide value with the Hulk #181 getting over double guide. I’d say 5 of the 6 examples above were very strong sales.

Walter Durajlija is an Overstreet Price Guide Advisor and Shuster Award winner. He owns Big B Comics in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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Walter Durajlija is an Overstreet Advisor and Shuster Award winner. He owns Big B Comics in Hamilton Ontario.

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