Detective Comics #27, DC Comics, (May 1939) Graded by CGC at 7.0 with Off White pages sold for $492,937.00 (including the buyers premium) on Heritage Auctions on November 17th.

Detective Comics #27 is considered by many to be the second Holy Grail of comic book collecting (behind Action Comics #1). Another copy of this comic book made news early in 2010 when a CGC graded 8.0 sold for $1,000,000. The strict Overstreet Price Guide value of a 7.0 copy of Detective Comics #27 is $367,500.00. The sale price thus represents a 34% premium over guide.

If you ask me this result was a bit disappointing though 84 year old Robert Irwin is probably not complaining. Mr. Irwin purchased the comic off the newsstand for a dime back in 1939. Still this comic book boasts a 7.0 grade with excellent Off White page quality and in light of an 8.0 copy realizing just under double the Overstreet Price Guide value earlier this year Iā€™d say the buyer got a deal.

Advantage buyer.