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    New York World's Fair Comics 1939 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1939) CGC FN- 5.5 White pages. The first appearance of the Sandman is just one of many notable things about this early DC, the first full-color, non-reprint superhero annual. Superman has blond hair on the cover, and Batman isn't present at all, as the 4/39 cover date pre-dates Detective #27! The 15¢ sticker reflects DC's extraordinary step of lowering the price when the book didn't sell at 25¢. As for the kids who did send in a quarter after seeing the first ads, to make up the dime difference DC sent them a copy of Superman #1 or #2! (The 8 cents penciled on the cover means this is one of the comics Edgar Church bought secondhand). Vin Sullivan and Fred Guardineer are the cover artists. Presumably no Near Mint copy exists, and only one copy had been graded above 7.0 to date. Overstreet 2009 FN 6.0 value = $5,100. CGC census 10/09: 1 in 5.5, 6 higher.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 912959001 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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    November, 2009
    19th-21st Thursday-Saturday
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