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    Phantom Lady #17 (Fox Features Syndicate, 1948) CGC VF 8.0 Pink pages. This is quite possibly the most famous Matt Baker cover, and it's possibly the most infamous and sexiest cover ever to grace a comic book. The issue was mentioned in the book Seduction of the Innocent, with author Fredric Wertham noting "Sexual stimulation by combining 'headlights' with the sadist's dream of tying up a woman." The CGC holders "pink pages" notation refers to the fact that in an effort to save a few bucks, Fox printed several of their comics on pink paper (which they apparently got quite a deal on) back in 1948.
    Every single copy of this issue that we've ever auctioned has sold at considerably above Guide value, and since this copy is one of the best around (only four copies currently top it on CGC's census), we have no doubt that this trend will continue. Overstreet 2014 VF 8.0 value = $6,315. CGC census 11/14: 5 in 8.0, 4 higher.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 237159004 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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    November, 2014
    20th-22nd Thursday-Saturday
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