Update: The book above sold for $358,500, which is a new record.
The newest Heritage Auctions comic book sale going on now includes some downright super books in CGC slabs.
How super? Six-figure super for three books with plenty of time remaining before they close.
The leader so far is one of three CGC 4.5 copies of Superman No. 1 in existence. There are just three copies of the 1939 book that have graded a CGC 6 and only two CGC 8s exist. Earlier this year, a CGC 4.0 sold for $299,000. Those are the kind of numbers that matter for such an iconic issue for an iconic star — and Heritage hasn’t sold a CGC 5 or higher since 2007.
The number that matters most here? You know … the price?
After 11 bids the Superman issue sits at $328,625 (including a buyer’s premium), and it’s not the only strong book in the auction set to end this weekend.
Another iconic book — one that’s much younger but still in demand — is The Amazing Spider-Man No. 1, which is graded a CGC 9.6. It sits at $167,300 with the premium. Joining them is a CGC 5.5 Batman No. 1 that is at $143,400.
A CGC 6.5 copy of Amazing Fantasy No. 15, the first appearance of Spider-Man, isn’t at six-figures but is still, well, amazing. It’s at $50,190 including premium. To see all the notable books in this auction, click here.
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