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    Detective Comics #27 (DC, 1939) CGC Apparent VF- 7.5 Moderate (P) Off-white to white pages. This bears the highest CGC grade of any copy we have offered to date! An unrestored VF- would be almost impossible to acquire (only two certified blue-label copies match or exceed this grade), and if located, would be a quarter-million-dollar item, so we think this professionally restored specimen would merit being the centerpiece of even a high-level Batman collection. The character's first appearance, this is behind only Action Comics #1 in the ranking of the most valuable comic books, and it's the only comic with a realistic chance to ever dislodge Action from the #1 spot. It's also worth mentioning that CGC's restoration notes on the slab pertain to the cover; the page quality certification matches the highest we've seen for this issue.

    Included with this lot is a backing board autographed by Bob Kane with the inscription "For Duncan -- 'Bats' wishes" inside a sketched Batman silhouette. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cover cleaned, reinforced." Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $35,000; VG 4.0 value = $70,000; FN 6.0 value = $105,000; VF 8.0 value = $225,000. From the Kylberg Collection.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0910168001 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2008
    22nd-23rd Thursday-Friday
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