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    Detective Comics #3 (DC, 1937) CGC VG+ 4.5 Cream to off-white pages. This is one of just three CGC blue label copies that we have ever offered in 15 years of comic auctions. Gerber calls it a "9" or "very rare," and one of the only reasons that it's been kept out of Overstreet's Top 100 Golden Age Comics list is only because no value above VF is listed; only about 40 Golden Age books have a higher VF value. Creig Flessel provided the "jailbird in the spotlight" cover and interior art for the issue. Joe Shuster and Sven Elven art. Jerry Siegel story. Overstreet 2015 VG 4.0 value = $7,200. CGC census 5/16: 1 in 4.5, 1 higher.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2016
    13th-14th Friday-Saturday
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