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    Detective Comics #31 (DC, 1939) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white to white pages. Bob Kane earns "classic" designation for his larger-than-life Batman cover, and the interior is chockfull with contributions from some of the Golden Age's most famous artists, including Fred Guardineer, Paul Gustavson, Sheldon Moldoff, Ken Ernst, and Joe Shuster. We haven't offered this issue often, just twice during 2003 in any of our auctions. Incredibly, just two unrestored copies of #31 have earned higher grades from CGC to date, one at VF 8.0, the other at FN+ 6.5. Overstreet 2003 VG 4.0 value = $5,466; FN 6.0 value = $8,200.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0104504001 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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    April, 2004
    2nd-3rd Friday-Saturday
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