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    Action Comics #1 Coverless Copy (DC, 1938) CGC "No Grade" Cream to off-white pages. A complete copy, except for the cover of course. The first appearance of Superman is the most valuable comic book issue in our hobby. Unrestored copies that have covers are six-figure items in almost any grade, so this copy is an alternative for those without $100,000 to spend but who would still like the bragging rights carried by this ultra-key. If you're not familiar with CGC's "NG" designation, it simply authenticates the item as an Action #1 without assigning a grade.

    How to estimate the value of the item? While we've never sold a coverless copy of this book, we did auction a coverless Detective #27 which, while structurally sounder than the present lot, fetched about one-fourth of the then-current Overstreet GD price.

    CGC notes, "Coverless. 1st wrap detached & completely split. Heavy damage to 1st wrap." Overstreet 2010 GD 2.0 value = $80,000. CGC census 4/11: 1 in 0.5, 27 higher.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 914835001 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2011
    5th-6th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 22
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