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    Green Lantern #1 (DC, 1960) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. Seasoned DC collectors know that locating a high-grade example of this book is next to impossible. While some Silver Age keys have seen their CGC census reports fill up with high-grade copies in recent years, that is not the case with this book. Not even the David N. Toth collection, the source of so many of census-topping Silver Age DCs, provided a Near Mint copy (alas, Dr. Toth's run of Green Lantern did not begin until #8).

    Heritage previously auctioned a 9.4 copy in 2003 for $18,975 (back when "top of Guide" was $4,000) but that price seems a veritable bargain now -- that same issue was auctioned again earlier this year for a whopping $50,000! In addition to being scarce in high grade, recent off-the-charts auction results for Showcase #22 (the first appearance of the Silver Age Green Lantern) show that this is no longer an underrated character. Gil Kane cover, with art by Kane and Murphy Anderson. Overstreet 2009 NM- 9.2 value = $9,500. CGC census 4/10: 4 in 9.2, 1 higher.

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    May, 2010
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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