Auction Highlights #77, Comic Link May Featured Auction

The Comic Link Featured Auction has just ended, all results below ended between Tuesday May 21st and Wednesday May 23rd.

This was a good auction with a nice mix of books. The top 50 comics by price had 23 from the Golden/Aton age (all pre code). There were 9 Marvel Keys (basically FF#1, AF #15 and X-Men #1 multiple times).

The top 2 books cracked $50K, a CGC 1.8 Superman #1got $53,510 and a CGC 8.0 Fantastic Four #1 got $51,002.

Lots of Golden Age Keys were here, aside from the Sups #1 there was a Flash Comics #1, Archie #1 and a Batman #1. Grade and page quality kept a lid on prices though.

The highest ranking Bronze Age book was a CGC 9.8 Hulk #181; it came in at 28th place fetching $7,966. A CGC 9.6 TMNT #1 was the best performing Modern Age book, the 1984 comics earned $6,911.

OK so let’s look at a few results.

ah fc 1 90

 Four Color Comics (Series 1) #1, Dell Publishing (September 1939) Graded by CGC at 9.0 with Cream to Off White pages sold for $6,266.00. The Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 9.0 is $13,800.00.

This sale price represents 45.4% of the guide value, this means eather the guide is way wrong or the buyer got a way deal. I’d like to think the later.

Here is a book from the late 1930s in very high grade, it launches what still stands as the longest running title in comics history issue wise, it features a character still popular and it is super scarce.

This book will have its day.

Advantage Buyer.

 ah mm 4 45

Marvel Mystery Comics #4, Timely Comics (February 1940) Graded by CGC at 4.5 with Off White pages sold for $5,555.00. The Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 2.5 is $4,275.00.

Gah!! I lost this book in the last seconds. I went in early at $4950 and thought I stole it when I looked with 2 minutes left and the price was stuck at $4600.

“Wow, I’m about to own the 1st Sub-Mariner cover”! Wrong!

I like the grade on this book, own a solid piece of comic book history by spending just the chump change in your pocket.

Advantage Buyer

 ah negro 1 70

All-Negro Comics #1, All Negro Comics, (June 1947) Graded by CGC at 7.0 with Cream to Off-White pages sold $6,925.00. The Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 7.0 is $7,150.00.

This is one cool book, and its super rare especially in higher grades like this one. I can’t remember ever seeing one but I don’t get out much these days. Anyway this book has obvious U.S. historic significance and must be on a whack of want lists.

I was surprises that it sold for just below guide. I figured the pent up demand would have pushed this much higher.

This is a safe place to part 7 grand.

Advantage Buyer

ah bb 28 60 

Brave and the Bold #28, DC Comics, (February/March 1960) Graded by CGC at 6.0 with Cream to Off-White Pages sold for $4,401.00. The Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 6.0 is $1900.

This is movie hype talking is what this is. We have mid grade book with poor page quality fetching almost 2.5 times guide?

This book is drying up fast and I know everybody wants one but I just thing this is too much, too soon.

Let’s just hope the movie is not a dud.

Advantage Seller

ah msh 18 96 

Marvel Super-Heroes #18, Marvel Comics, (January 1969) Graded by CGC at 9.6 with White pages sold for $3,481.00. The Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 9.2 is $115.00.

OK come on! Seriously!

This book fetched 30 times guide. OK I know the guide no longer applies to this book thanks to movie news travelling faster than guide issues but I still think this is crazy.

You are now paying the same for a 9.6 1st Guardians as you are for a 9.6 1st Wolverine.

Advantage Seller

 ah im 55 96

Iron Man #55, Marvel Comics, (February 1973) Graded by CGC at 9.6 with White pages sold for $2,400.00. The Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 9.2 is $340.00.

What the heck is going on here?

This book in 9.6 was settling down to $1700 then all of a sudden a sudden spike, one last month got $1951 and now this one gets $2400.

Too many of these still out there, I think the seller got lucky and hooked on to 2 guys that really liked the White Pages and the nice centering?

Advantage Seller

So? You pick up anything?