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    Detective Comics #31 (DC, 1939) CBCS Apparent NM+ 9.6 Extensive (P) Off-white to white pages. Single highest-graded copy. This artistically accomplished, professionally restored comic book appears to be the product of many hours of intricate artisanship once unseen on the vintage comic book market. As recently as 2015, extensively restored comic books seldom received grades above 9.0. Higher grades are now seen on the market.

    The grade of this book might evoke an even higher apparent grade than NM+. Indeed, this comic book looks as though it was printed yesterday and appears newsstand fresh!

    Among all Batman-related comic book issues, only Detective Comics #27 and Batman #1 are considered more valuable than this issue, which features a classic Bob Kane cover, the third Batman cover ever and one considered by many as the most iconic Batman cover of all. The issue currently ranks #11 on Overstreet's Top 100 Golden Age Comics list.

    CBCS notes, "Professional Restoration Includes: Moderate color touch & pieces added to cover, pieces added to interior, cover & interior reinforced, spine splits sealed, tear seals, cover & staples cleaned, interior lightened." While Overstreet does not list values for restored books, for illustrative purposes the 2017 Overstreet values for Detective Comics #31 range from $25,000 in GD 2.0 to $270,000 in NM- 9.2. Overstreet 2017 NM- 9.2 value = $270,000.

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    February, 2018
    22nd-24th Thursday-Saturday
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