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    Superman #14 (DC, 1942) CGC VF- 7.5 White pages. The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide keeps bumping up the prices of this book year after year, but still not quickly enough to keep pace with the high demand. It's telling that when Comic Book Marketplace asked 32 collectors to name their five all-time favorite covers a few years ago (from Golden Age to present), six of them had Fred Ray's patriotic cover for this issue in their top five (very few comics made more than one list). As Craig Delich put it, "This single illo, so simple in concept, really artistically says when Superman is all about." George Kopa noted, "Symbolizes for me the spirit of the character as an original American icon."

    Now then: is this the best copy we've ever offered? We have sold two 8.0 copies and a 9.0 -- we encourage you to examine the scans of those online to compare and contrast the eye appeal. This copy has only two flaws of any note: a hairline color break at lower right and a small hole at the top right of the back cover, in a slightly scuffed area that may be very minor bug chew. In its favor: when we check the top and sides of the slab, we can confirm the page quality is outstanding. And the front cover has no writing, or any staining or discoloration of any sort. This would be the perfect copy to photograph if this image were ever used in a book or on a poster.

    To pass this one up because of the relatively modest numerical grade could be a mistake you'd regret down the road!

    Overstreet 2009 VF 8.0 value = $3,000. CGC census 10/09: 2 in 7.5, 8 higher.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 956894004 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2009
    19th-21st Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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