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    Overstreet Price Guide #1 First Printing (Gemstone, 1970) Condition: VF. This is the original white-cover first printing of the very first Comic Book Price Guide... who could have dreamed back in 1970 that this guide to collectibles would itself become a collectible! Then again, the original owner of this copy must have had an inkling, because it's in excellent shape, with the only negatives being slight discoloration along the edges of the covers and a minor bend (not a crease) on the back cover. It's impressive that the staples are tight and the centerfold secure, as the book was well over 200 pages and, given its thickness, probably never should have been staple-bound in the first place! The prices are, of course, an entertaining read for any comic lover of today -- Action Comics #1 was priced at an "exorbitant" $300 in Mint condition, but we're kicking ourselves for not stocking up on Showcase #4 ($12 in Mint), Suspense Comics #3 ($5), or Famous Funnies #209 ($4, though #210-216 are listed at $10!). Don't miss out on the book that helped make comic fandom what it is today. Note that the current Overstreet Guide only lists GD, FN, and NM values for this item. Overstreet 2005 FN value = $900; NM value = $1,800. From the collection of Chris Bell.

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