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    All-American Comics #16 (DC, 1940) CGC Apparent FN/VF 7.0 Moderate (P) Off-white pages. Green Lantern's origin and first appearance come with this issue, rated by Overstreet as the fifth most valuable Golden Age comic book. This jewel is not only one of the most coveted, it's also one of the most difficult to locate in any grade. In high grade? Good luck! First of all, Gerber and Overstreet agree it's "rare." In Gerber's estimation, just 21-50 copies survive 60 years after Martin Nodell's timeless superhero made his debut in this issue, depicted on the cover by Sheldon Moldoff. Incredibly, CGC hasn't awarded a grade higher than Fine Minus to any unrestored copy to date, and just three restored versions have earned a higher "Apparent" grade than this. CGC notes "Restoration includes color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cleaned, reinforced." Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $24,640; VF 8.0 value = $57,500.

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