Auction Highlights #67
ComicLink’s June Focused Auction ends Friday June 22nd. All the books listed below sold between Tuesday June 19th and Thursday June 21st.
It was one of those Marvel top heavy auctions with the House of Ideas hogging 42 of the Top 50 sales including the biggest book of the auction the CGC 7.5 Incredible Hulk #1 that got $25,256.00.
There were only 3 Silver/Bronze DC’s in the Top 50 which is disappointing. I found it interesting that 3 of the 5 Golden Age books in the Top 50 were restored. Beggars can’t be choosers I guess.
OK so let’s have a look at some results!
Archie Comics #2, MLJ Magazines, (Spring 1943) Graded by CGC at 1.0 Restored with Brittle pages sold for $601.00 on. The Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 1.0 is $284.00.
OK this one is just plain ugly! Brittle pages, married cover, tape, pieces re-attached with glue, staples removed, cover off! These are some heavy duty hurts on this book.
Over the years I’ve bought bargains to fill in certain runs only to end up hating those books! I think a collector should pick a grade he or she can live with, a minimum that satisfies ones tastes and avoids ones most severe pet peeves. If purchases are made within these parameters one will never hate a book in their collection.
I personally would hate this book even before it got to me in the mail!
Over double guide of this rag?
Turok Son of Stone #35, Gold Key, (September 1963) Graded by CGC at 9.0 with White pages sold for $865.00. The Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 9.0 is $86.00.
There were actually 40 really nice Turok Comics up and they were all over the map, you had a CGC 9.4 #48 go for $76 while the CGC 9.4 #44 got $595. What is up with that?
Listen, the highest grade available for this issue is a 9.0 and this copy is 1 of the 2 out there! This is the worst kind of example of people getting the relative scarcity thing all wrong. There are a lot of nice Turoks still out there ungraded and results like this will have people digging out those gems and sending them to CGC for grading.
Iron Man #55, Marvel Comics (February, 1973) Graded by CGC at 9.6 with White pages sold $1,455.00. The Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 9.2 is $325.00.
BRRRRRRRRR! Do you hear that? That’s the sound of the boat leaving, you know, the boat I missed!
I posted this book, it was part of a collection I’d just picked up. Boy was I excited when that inferior CGC 9.4 OW/W sold for $1,555 on C-Links last auction. I was honestly planning my retirement with this book!
The good news is that I did buy this collection before the Avengers movie Thanos clip sent this comic to lofty heights so I still did well.
Advantage Seller ( I can’t see this book sustaining over $1200 at 9.6 but what do I know)
Giant-Size Master of Kung-Fu #4, Marvel Comics, (June, 1975) Graded by CGC at 9.8 with White pages sold for $631.00. The Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 9.2 is $42.00.
Is there a Giant-Size revival happening that I am not aware of? Perhaps there is a Kung-Fu revival too?
I hate to sound like a broken record but again this is 1 of the 2 best copies currently on the CGC census and the bidders seemed to have assumed that this fact would never change. There are a lot of really nice Giant-Size comics out there only a small tiny fraction have been graded to date.
Adventure Comics #462, DC Comics (March/April 1979) Graded by CGC at 9.6 with White pages sold for $430.00. The Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 9.2 is $55.00.
Holy Moly, this isn’t even the highest graded copy and it got 8 times guide. I have a nice run of these DC Dollar comics in the basement that I’ve been saving simply because nobody wanted to by them for the $20 to $40 I had on them at the last few conventions we went to last year. Perhaps its time for a fresh batch for CGC!
So there you go! I actually panned all the books this month, a first for me I’m sure. I think Scott may be starting to have an influence on me!
Did you pick anything up? please share it with us.