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    Batman #1 (DC, 1940) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white to white pages. How highly this issue is revered among the comic-collecting hobby was demonstrated by our recent record-breaking sale of a 9.4 copy for more than $2.2 million! This one's not 9.4, but the colossal issue isn't common in any grade. Besides the otherworldly 9.4, we haven't offered a higher-graded Universal copy in nearly two years! Moreover, everyone who sees this copy remarks how it looks so much better than its 5.0 certification. The colors especially suggest a higher grade. Over the years, we've auctioned many more restored copies than unrestored, making this an extremely attractive copy for a lucky collector. The issue came out a year after Batman's first appearance in Detective Comics #27 and had the first appearances of both the Joker and the Cat (aka Catwoman). If you're keeping score, the issue's currently ranked at #4 on Overstreet's Top 100 Golden Age Comics list. The classic Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson cover is imprinted on everyone calling him/herself a serious connoisseur of fine comic books! Overstreet 2020 VG 4.0 value = $114,600; FN 6.0 value = $171,900. CGC census 4/21: 7 in 5.0, 27 higher.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 1972895004 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2021
    1st-5th Thursday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 29
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