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    Adventure Comics #40 (DC, 1939). Featuring the first conceived story of Sandman, and a truly classic cover showing us 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. To prove this point, CGC has listed it's highest graded copy as FN/VF, while most of the other key issues have had copies graded VF or better. This book has a single defect keeping it from the Fine range, a small amount of paper is missing on the right side of the logo. Considering the true scarcity of Adventure #40 in unrestored condition, it's clear that this a rare investment opportunity. CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white pages. Overstreet 2001 FN 6.0 value = $11,500.

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    March, 2002
    15th-16th Friday-Saturday
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