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    The Amazing Spider-Man #3 (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Here's the highest-graded copy known to CGC of the first appearance of Doctor Octopus! Interest in Doc Ock has never been higher since he hit movie screens; these days every kid (and darn near every adult) in America knows the character. Ock may well be the best-known Marvel villain of all before the summer's through, moving this issue way up on the list of Silver Age keys. Stan Lee and Steve Ditko certainly packed plenty of story into this 12-cent gem. The origin story of the former Otto Octavius is recounted, the Human Torch appears, and Flash Thompson and J. Jonah Jameson find new ways to make Peter Parker's life difficult. As if that weren't enough, there's the art of the incomparable Ditko, and of course this copy's impeccable condition. Overstreet 2004 NM- 9.2 value = $4,200.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2004
    29th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 19
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
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