Auction Highlights #72

The Comic Link October Focused Auction has just ended, all results below ended between Tuesday October 23rd and Wednesday October 24th.

C-Link produced a rare dud with this auction. Sure there were some solid books but when your top book is an Avengers #16 CGC 9.6 that gets $6,600 you know it was a weak auction.

This auction is slowly being taken over by modern CGC 9.9 books. Of the top 50 books 10 were CGC 9.9 copies of common modern stuff. X-Men #142 CGC 9.9 led the charge posting a $2434 good enough for 10th spot. I say advantage seller to all of them!

DC scored 11 of the top 50 books; its best showing was a CGC 9.8 copy of the rare 1988 Superman Bradman that sold for $2,222 good enough for 12th place.

So lets have a look as some of the results!

Amazing Spider-Man #129, Marvel Comics, (February 1974) Graded by CGC at 9.4 with White pages sold for $1,288.00. The Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 9.4 is $950.00.

This book has legs! ASM #129s at CGC 9.4 have been hovering around the $1,000 mark for a while, I’ve seen a few sell over and a few sell under lately. I think the prices will still fluctuate on this book but lets hope this is a sign of an upward trend.

Advantage Seller.

Batman #222, DC Comics, (June 1970) Graded by CGC at 9.4 with White pages sold for $1,032.00. The Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 9.2 is $110.00.

This result surprised me. I know that last CGC 9.4 of this book went for $825 (which I thought seemed high) now we see this one crack $1,000.

Are the Beatles planning a reunion?

I think this is too high, it’s a classic case of the CGC census on this book showing relatively few copies but I know there are a lot of nice ones still out there.

Advantage Seller

Fantastic Four #45, Marvel Comics, (December 1965) Graded by CGC at 9.2 with White pages sold $825.00. The Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 9.2 is $575.00.

This is the book I wanted. I love the grade and the page quality and I think it has killer eye appeal. Honestly I was surprised to see this go to $875. I checked GPA and the last 2 went for below $600 so I thought I had a chance to pick it up for just below Guide. No dice!

A tough call with advantage, it went 33% higher than recent copies bit its white pages and its tight square appearance make this a book people will want to have.

Advantage Buyer

Incredible Hulk #181, Marvel Comics, (November 1974) Graded by CGC at 9.6 with White pages sold for $3,456.00. The Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 9.2 is $1,725.00.

Man a CGC 9.6 with white pages selling for $3,456? The only thing I could think of was the very obvious date stamp on the cover. I was in this auction up to my last bid of $3,330. The sniper almost sniped.

Advantage Buyer

Iron Man #55, Marvel Comics, (February, 1973) Graded by CGC at 9.6 with White pages sold for $1,500.00. The Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 9.2 is $340.00.

Well looky looky, I thought this book was slowly on its way down to below $1000 but it’s showing some surprising (to me at least) resilience.

I still think its to high a price.

Advantage Seller

Justice League of America, DC Comics, (May 1965) Graded by CGC at 9.2 with White pages sold for $140.00. The Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 9.2 is $210.00.

I won this auction. Just look at this cover!! I picked it up for 2/3 Guide value and I thought it was a steal. High grade Justice Leagues below 50 are always tough.

Maybe I’ll keep it until before the movie comes out!

Advantage Buyer

 

Well there you go! Did you pick up anything?

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

  1. How many more modern 9.9s will get added to the census? Will some of these moderns lose steam over time? I feel safer buying more predictable vintage comics.

  2. I picked up this ASM#129 for an even $1k two auctions ago… I guess I did okay:
    http://www.comiclink.com/img/comics/scans/RAD625FD2012724_124032.jpg

    This time last year, I would have been all over that Hulk#181. I’m looking for some signs of improvement in the market before I start buying again.

    Nice selects… I especially love classic FFs from the Stan/Kirby era. What do you think about the Hulk#1 9.0 selling for $120k… seems extreme. I remember seeing these for less then half that not too long ago.

  3. Hey Charlie, I like your copy better, nice and square and tight with no margin showing.

    I think the Hulk is too high but it is so scarce in the higher graded. Of all the Marvel keys it has the least at 9.2 or better. There are only 5 copies better than this one so when a 9.0 Hulk comes up its almost like a 9.2 AF #15 coming up. Supply and Demand I guess.

  4. Any evaluation of the impact of the CVA stickers on the auction? Did books with CVA stickers price out closer to GPA (or over) vs their non-CVA counterparts? What about Non-CVA books with eye appeal vs CVA books with eye appeal? Im wondering how much influence those CVA stickers are having and going to have on the realized prices. Your JLA was not buoyed by the CVA sticker, but it is a DC book, so its not TOTALLY suprising that it went under market.

  5. Hey Charlie, 1st off – stop dissing my JLA!

    I’m very intrigued by the CVA and have been digging around for more info. I’d like to do an article on this!

    I think its too early to tell as to whether CVA helps. The nature of auctions is that prices vary randomly. I think we’d need a lot of data to really be able to tell.

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