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    Marvel Spotlight #5 (Marvel, 1972) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white pages. The only 9.8 copy of the first appearance of Ghost Rider, what more needs to be said? Well, it's worth noting that CGC has certified more than 1,000 unrestored copies of the issue, so the lack of any other 9.8s is certainly not for lack of trying on the part of collectors. The multiple black edges of this issue simply make it very difficult for any copy to survive without picking up color breaks. As avidly collected as Marvels are and, as long as CGC has now been around, it's quite a surprise that there is still a Marvel key with only one 9.8. To compare to a couple of other 1970s Marvel keys with dark covers, Ghost Rider #1 has 14 9.8s as of this writing (April 2013) and X-Men #94 has 18. Also, this isn't one of those books that only people within the hobby can appreciate, since the character has been the star of two major motion pictures! Mike Ploog is the cover artist of this key book. One of the highlights of our Silver/Bronze Age section, this beauty is being auctioned without reserve. Overstreet 2013 NM- 9.2 value = $650. CGC census 7/13: 1 in 9.8, none higher.

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