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    Adventure Comics #40 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1939) CGC VF 8.0 White pages. This is one of the fifteen most valuable comic book issues in the hobby, and when we first laid eyes on this copy before it was certified, we knew it would be the highest-graded copy.
    Not only is this one of the toughest keys to find in high grade, it's one of the toughest, period (compare the 15 unrestored copies that have been certified to the 34 Action #1s). It's also notable that this book is missing from most of the big-name pedigree collections -- to the best of our knowledge the only other pedigree copy that has been certified is the Mile High copy, which unfortunately is a restored book.
    The debut of the Sandman in Adventure, this is the first superhero issue of one of DC's earliest and longest-running books. Creig Flessel's famous cover art only adds to the appeal.
    This is certainly the first copy we've offered to be certified "white pages." We think this copy's grade will stand up to scrutiny, and as with other books from this collection, the absence of any cover marking is a major plus. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $47,000. CGC census 4/12: 1 in 8.0, none higher.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 1097292001 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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    May, 2012
    10th-11th Thursday-Friday
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