Auction Highlights #78, Comic Link June Focused Auction
The Silver/Bronze portion of the Comic Link Focused Auction has just ended, all results below ended between Tuesday June 26th and Wednesday June 27th.
Relatively weak auction this time around, we basically had 1 book sell above $10,000 and that was a nice CGC 8.0 copy of Fantastic Four #1 that fetched $36,000. The top 50 books combined could not crack the $200,000 mark.
This was a Marvel dominated Silver/Bronze session with 46 Marvels hogging the top 50, there were 3 DC’s and 1 Gold Key, a sweet looking Beatles Yellow Submarine at CGC 9.4.
Spidey absolutely dominated this auction, 20 of the top 50 books were Spider-Man books included in these 20 were 3 copies of Amazing Fantasy #15 (one of which I cover below).
OK so let’s have a look, shall we.
Amazing Fantasy #15, Marvel Comics, (August 1962) Graded by CGC at 1.0 with Off White to White pages sold for $3,109. The Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 1.0 is $1,750.00.
OK this is an absolute rag! Yeah I know it’s a 1.0 but man, this is nasty. The cover detached, piece torn out 1st page that affects art and tape stains all help make this a hideous example of a 1.0 but the thing I don’t understand is the price.
We all know the trend of lower and mid grade copies of books getting more money is due to the fact that a lot of people are entering this market “just looking for a copy” but this is ridiculous. It makes the nice CGC 4.0 AF #15 in this same auction that sold for $8,500 look like a steal.
Where Creatures Roam #1, Marvel Comics (July 1970) Graded by CGC at 9.6 with Off White pages sold for $347. The Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 9.2 is $60.00.
What’s with the Marvel horror reprint titles of the early 1970s? CGC 9.6 copies of Fear #1 and Beware #1 got big money too.
With this one it’s scarcity of 9.6 graded copies but for the 150th time folks this book is not rare, even in nice shape it is not rare. I suspect a few more will grade now and the book will slide towards $100 slowly and painfully for the buyer of this book.
Scooby Doo #1, Charlton Comics, (April 1975) Graded by CGC at 9.0 with Off-White to White pages sold $123.00. The Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 9.0 is $72.00.
I did not know the Charlton Scoobys are this hot. The Gold Key ones are through the roof btw. This is good news for me as I have a nice high grade run lying around somewhere.
I love these books, Scooby has successfully made 2 successful generation jumps so far and I think he and the gang have a couple more left in them.
Brave and the Bold #28, DC Comics, (February/March 1960) Graded by PGX at 4.0 with Light Tan to Cream sold for $1,598. The Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 4.0 is $1,267.
This has to be one of the worst looking 4.0’s I’ve ever seen, what the hell were the crew at PGX thinking, or did someone switch a grading label.
Which ever way you slice it this is not a 4.0, maybe a 2.5 but no way a 4.0.
So why would anyone pay so much money for a dog like this. Probably for the same reason someone spent big on that dog AF #15 I listed just above. Maybe it was the same guy that bought both?
Based on actual grade the buyer probably paid just over double guide for this comic which seems in line with the hot market for Brave and the Bold #28 currently.
I really hate the word “Tan” when discussing page quality though.
Fantastic Four #1, Marvel Comics (November 1961) Graded by CGC at 3.0 with Off White to White pages sold for $2,611.00. The Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 3.0 is $3,000.
Fantastic Four #1, Marvel Comics (November 1961) Graded by CGC at 5.0 with Off White to White pages sold for $6,113.00. The Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 5.0 is $5,000.
I have the 2 FF #1 results here because to me they do not make sense.
I’ve just finished telling you guys up above that the lower grade copies are out performing the higher grade ones relative to the Guide because of the “I have to have a copy” influence of new buyers entering the market.
Then comes along these 2 books and my theory goes out the window.
The CGC 3.0 sells for 87% of Guide while the CGC 5.0 sells for 122% of Guide.
Advantage Buyer on both but the 3.0 got the better deal
OK, time to spill. Did you pick anything up?