Comic Link November/December Featured Auction
The big year end Comic Link Featured Auction has just ended. All results below ended Tuesday December 3rd and Wednesday December 4th.
This was a good strong auction coming out of Clink.
I really liked the mix of strong Golden Age books in this auction, I liked it so much I bought one of them.
Superman was top dog in this auction, of the top 50 books sold by value Sups featured in 12 of them, 10 Actions and 2 Superman. That Superman #1 CGC 1.8 fetched a healthy $64,000 but was pipped for top spot by that CGC 8.5 Fantastic Four #1 that got $64,009.
Of the top 50 books 23 were a mix from the Golden Age and 22 were Silver Age Marvels. Only 2 Bronze Age books cracked the top 50, a CGC 9.8 Hulk #181 and a stupidly nice looking CGC 9.6 copy of DC 100 Page #4. A Walking Dead #1 CGC 9.9 was the sole modern book in the top 50.
Spidey was still strong; he featured in 8 of the top 50.
I kind of liked the Bound Spider-Man and Bound FF sets that made the top 50, on closer inspection these were good deals. It’s always nice to be able to pick up an AF #15 and a run of ASM #1-20 for only $8,446! Wish I considered this one more closely while it was live.
OK so what do you say we have a look at a few sales that caught my eye?
Strange Tales #115, Marvel Comics, (December 1963) Graded by CGC at 8.0 with White pages sold for $505. The Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 8.0 is $368.00.
My Undervalued Spotlight #170 featured this book so when I saw it up there I was keen on seeing where it finished. An 8.0 copy got $358 a couple of months back and I was expecting the price to push through that barrier, not because of anything I posted but because it just seemed obvious that pressure would build on this book considering the price increases Strange Tales #110 has been experiencing (110 is Doc Strange 1st app, 115 is Doc Strange origin).
This is a great result for this comic but I feel it still has room to climb in value. The White pages seals it.
Skippy’s Own Book of Comics, No Publisher Listed (1934) Graded by CGC at 8.0 with Off White to White pages sold for $3,144. The Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 8.0 is $2.639.00.
I won this auction.
I’ve always loved this book and always wanted one. Back in the old days the Overstreet Price Guide would list all the important Golden Age comics chronologically and give them a star rating for importance and influence. Skippy only got one star but for me the fact that the book was noted was important. I remember thinking it important because it was the 1st time one character carried a comic. Funny how stuff like that sticks with you.
A CGC 7.5 was up for auction a couple of months ago and I just missed that one, I’m glad I did because this is a beautiful copy. The page quality for a 1934 comic book is more than one could ask.
Finally got my Skippy.
Defenders 10, Marvel Comics, (November 1973) Graded by CGC at 9.6 with Off White to White pages sold $215.00. The Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 9.2 is $140.00.
This is a good deal! I remember when CGC 9.4s were getting higher for this book. This book may be going down in price simply because it’s being forgotten. There are so many must have books popping up its easy to lose sight of this one. But I’m telling you the anchor book of the epic Avengers/Defenders cross-over should not be counted out!
House of Secrets #115, DC Comics, (January 1974) Graded by CGC at 9.8 with Off White to White Pages sold for $325. The Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 9.2 is $38.
No Wrightson, not even a cover.
I think the ship sailed on these “House” books a few years ago. Sure there are a few that remain because of dramatic covers but this is not one of them. Te power of the CGC 9.8 at work.
Batman #47, DC Comics (June/July 1948) Graded by CGC at 7.0 with Off White to White pages sold for $2,655.00. The Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 7.0 is $2,225.00.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed but I’m big on origin issues.
This comic features the 1st detailed origin of Batman and it’s a beautiful looking 7.0 with high page quality. It delivers a lot for the price.
Conan #27, Marvel Comics (June 1973) Graded by CGC at 9.8 with White pages sold for $2,100.00. The Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 9.2 is $22.
This is a lot to pay for a post Smith Conan; I’d even dare say it’s a lot to pay for a Smith Conan as well.
Someone wants that top registry set real bad is my guess.
Well? Did you pick anything up? Do tell!