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    Adventure Comics #40 (DC, 1939) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Cream to off-white pages. Featuring the first conceived story of Sandman, this coveted key issue has a cover by Creig Flessel showing us the Sandman in action, doing what he does best. Sandman first appeared in New York World's Fair 1939, but that story is believed to have been created after the one that appears in this issue. One of the rarest DC key issues, Adventure #40 has proven elusive to many collectors, rarely surfacing in any grade, and always commanding a premium. Considering the true scarcity of this gem in unrestored condition, it seems clear that this an excellent investment opportunity. According to the current census information, there are only 10 copies of this issue certified by CGC, and only one unrestored copy of this issue has received a higher grade than this one. Overstreet 2003 VG 4.0 value = $8,286; FN 6.0 value = $12,429.

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    November, 2003
    20th-23rd Thursday-Sunday
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