Auction Highlights #68

ComicLink’s July Focused Auction ends Friday July 20th. All the books listed below sold between Tuesday July 17th and Thursday July 19th.

This auction was even more Marvel skewed than last month’s (and that one was very Marvel skewed). Marvel held 46 of the top 50 books including the auctions star attraction, the CGC 7.5 Amazing Fantasy #15 that sold for $57,000.

DC held 3 of the top 50 spots, it’s best book being a CGC 7.5 copy of Justice League of America #1 coming in at 18th (at least it wasn’t another high grade Green Lantern #76). A Signature Series CGC 9.0 Gold Key Star Trek #1 was the only non Marvel/DC book in the top 50.

These were some of the results that I found interesting.

Daredevil #1, Marvel Comics, (April 1964) Graded by CGC at 9.4 with Off White to White pages sold for $13,000.00. The Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 9.2 is $9,000.00.

I still feel Daredevil #1 is an undervalued book! This is actually the lowest price yet for a CGC 9.4 copy that I’m aware of. I have noticed quite a few copies of DD #1 coming to market lately and that may have put a bit of a downward pressure on the book.

This is probably the best time to invest in a nice copy of DD #1. The property is very quiet right now but there is just too much history and way too many great DD stories waiting to be put to the screen for things to stay quiet. Imagine a well made “Born Again” movie?

Advantage Buyer.

 

Amazing Spider-Man #199, Marvel Comics, (December 1979) Graded by CGC at 9.9 with White pages sold for $1,611.00. The Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 9.2 is $20.00.

There must be 2 guys really trying to put the #1 Amazing Spider-Man registry set together because that’s the only short sighted reason I could see anyone shelling out $1,611 for the one and only 9.9 copy of this comic.

It would be cool if the other guy won the #198 CGC 9.9 copy for $1,600! Who wins?

Advantage Seller

 

Real Life Comics #3, Nedor Publications (March 1942) Graded by CGC at 2.5 with Off White pages sold $855.00. The Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 2.5 is $257.00.

Wow, this book went for over 3 times guide! It’s a low grade comic from an obscure title nobody collects. Jay Halstead made a good point about books like this in his post last week.

I got excited about this result because I had just bought a pile of old early 1940’s comics and among them was a very rat chewed low grade copy of Real Life #3, it was even missing the center-spread. I was going to put the book in our Bargain Basement but instead have slipped in into a mi-lite and pimp slapped $75 on it! Booya!

Advantage Seller

Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD #1, Marvel Comics, (June, 1968) Graded by CGC at 9.4 with Off White to White pages sold for $243.00. The Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 9.2 is $285.00.

Hey, I won this auction!

I think this was a great deal!

Advantage Buyer

 

Black Cat Comics #8, Harvey Publications. (November 1947) Graded by CGC at 9.6 with Cream to Off White pages sold for $505.00. The Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 9.2 is $470.00.

Hey I sold this copy!

Ok so I got above guide but I was still disappointed considering the last 9.6 got around $800. I bought this book as part of a big CGC collection so I won’t micro manage each book!

Harvey as a publishes enjoys a strong collector base and this buyer picking up a nice 9.6 Golden Age copy for a nose hair above the 9.2 price seems like a good bargain. I think that the Black Cat is a strong character too. Maybe I should have kept it?

Advantage Buyer

 

Well? There you have it! Did you pick up anything?