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Canadian Price Variants: Noteworthy Sales

This page continues the noteworthy sales section of our 2021 price guide. Have you been involved in a recent noteworthy sale of a Canadian Price Variant as a buyer or seller, or have you observed a noteworthy sale of a Canadian Price Variant that occurred after our most recent guide was published? If so, please help us in our efforts with future price guide editions by reporting a noteworthy sale in the comments forum section at the bottom of this page.

Noteworthy Sales Examples
Issue Grade Sale Price Sale Date
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 9.8 $7,800 HA, 11/19/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 9.8 $4,650 3/1/2020
Transformers #1 CGC 9.8 $2,425 9/13/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 9.6 $2,300 Aug-18
TMNT Adventures Mini-Series #1 (Newsstand) CGC 9.8 $2,069 12/7/2020
Batman #386 CGC 9.8 $2,025 2/15/2019
TMNT Adventures Mini-Series #1 (Direct) CBCS 9.8 $1,875 11/19/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 9.6 $1,827 May-18
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.8 $1,813 11/20/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.8 $1,800 Oct-18
Transformers #1 CGC 9.8 $1,800 17-Dec
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.8 $1,748 11/10/2019
Wolverine Limited Series #3 CGC 9.8 $1,700 20-Oct
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 9.6 $1,673 5/14/2019
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 9.6 $1,625 12/15/2019
TMNT Adventures Mini-Series #1 (Direct) CGC 9.8 $1,525 12/13/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.8 $1,522 9/13/2020
Star Wars #68 CGC 9.8 $1,510 20-Aug
Batman #357 CGC 9.8 $1,500 Jan-18
Batman #408 CGC 9.8 $1,500 19-Nov
Archie’s Girls Betty & Veronica #320 CGC 9.4 $1,465 6/26/2020
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 CGC 9.8 $1,400 6/22/2020
Batman #386 CGC 9.8 $1,352 12/4/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.8 $1,282 Oct-18
Marvel Team-Up #141 CGC 9.8 $1,275 5/24/2020
Marvel Team-Up #141 CGC 9.8 $1,224 7/29/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.8 $1,180 12/12/2019
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.8 $1,150 Aug-18
Marvel Tails #1 CGC 9.8 $1,092 Oct-18
Marvel Graphic Novel #4 CGC 9.8 $1,105 PNJ, 2019
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.8 $1,102 1/11/2019
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.8 $1,020 PNJ, 12/24/2017
Star Wars #68 CGC 9.8 $1,000 10/9/2020
Wolverine Limited Series #3 CGC 9.8 $1,000 2019
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $1,000 5/26/2019
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $1,000 8/17/2020
Marvel Graphic Novel #4 CGC 9.8 $1,000 Jul-18
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.8 $1,000 17-Dec
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 CGC 9.8 $1,000 17-Dec
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 9.2 $1,000 3/3/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 9.4 $987 9/12/2020
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $932 7/2/2019
Avengers #257 CGC 9.8 $932 6/26/2019
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi #1-4 Set CGC 9.8 $930 PNJ, 2020
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.8 $921 4/26/2020
Marvel Tails #1 CGC 9.8 $915 3/8/2020
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $911 11/4/2018
X-Factor #6 CGC 9.8 $905 MCS, 11/19/2020
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #14 CGC 9.8 $850 MCS, 5/3/2020
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 CGC 9.8 $840 12/22/2019
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $825 MCS, 8/12/2019
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $810 9/5/2020
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 CGC 9.8 $810 11/26/2019
Amazing Spider-Man #238 (No Tattooz) CGC 9.6 Qualified $810 5/19/2020
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 CGC 9.8 $801 7/2/2019
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $800 MCS, 10/7/2020
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $800 10/23/2019
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 9.2 $795 3/3/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 9.4 $781 2/12/2019
TMNT Adventures Mini-Series #1 (Newsstand) CGC 9.6 $779 12/6/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.6 $764 Aug-18
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $750 5/24/2020
X-Factor #6 CGC 9.8 $750 8/27/2020
X-Factor #6 CGC 9.6 $750 2018
Marvel Tails #1 CGC 9.8 $750 6/22/2019
Saga of the Swamp Thing #37 CGC 9.6 $750 2018
Tales of the Teen Titans #44 CGC 9.8 $750 2018
Marvel Movie Showcase #1 CGC 8.5 $720 2019
Detective Comics #576 CGC 9.8 $745 12/29/2019
Detective Comics #577 CGC 9.8 $733 4/28/2020
Longshot #1 CGC 9.8 $726 5/6/2020
Booster Gold #1 CGC 9.8 $715 2019
Fury of Firestorm #24 CGC 9.8 $700 2019
Batman #359 CGC 9.8 $680 8/21/2019
Amazing Spider-Man #239 CGC 9.8 $667 11/4/2019
TMNT Adventures Mini-Series #1 (Direct) CGC 9.8 $655 8/23/2020
Star Wars #68 CGC 9.8 $650 MCS, 7/23/2020
Batman #423 CGC 9.6 $650 19-Nov
X-Factor #6 CGC 9.6 $650 2018
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $649 4/22/2019
Amazing Spider-Man #233 CGC 9.8 $643 19-Nov
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 8.0 $614 Sep-18
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 CGC 9.6 $615 2018
Saga of the Swamp Thing #37 CGC 9.6 $612 1/5/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.6 $610 Aug-18
Batman #386 CGC 9.4 $600 10/29/2018
Batman #386 CGC 9.6 $600 Jul-18
Brave and the Bold #200 CGC 9.8 $600 2018
Star Wars #68 CGC 9.8 $600 2/20/2019
Detective Comics #523 CGC 9.8 $600 5/26/2019
Wonder Woman #9 CGC 9.4 $600 5/16/2019
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #21 CGC 8.5 $597 5/3/2020
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #21 Raw/unspecified $589 7/13/2020
Uncanny X-Men #164 CGC 9.8 $575 MCS, 4/11/2019
Batman #357 PGX 9.4 $567 11/21/2018
Ghost Rider #81 CGC 9.8 $553 11/4/2019
Batman #363 CGC 9.8 $550 20-Jun
Masters of the Universe (DC) #1 CGC 9.8 $547 11/1/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #257 CGC 9.8 $520 9/20/2020
Care Bears #1 CGC 9.8 $517 7/2/2019
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $513 2018
Thor #338 CGC 9.8 $500 May-18
Wonder Woman #7 CGC 9.6 $500 Aug-18
Archie’s Girls Betty & Veronica #320 CGC 9.0 $493 1/14/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #250 CGC 9.8 $491 11/11/2019
Booster Gold #1 CGC 9.8 $487 4/29/2019
TMNT Adventures Mini-Series #1 (Newsstand) VF/NM $487 11/9/2020
Punisher #1 CGC 9.6 $477 5/6/2020
Batman #359 CGC 9.6 $477 Oct-18
Wolverine Limited Series #4 CGC 9.8 $465 12/12/2020
Wonder Woman #1 CGC 9.8 $457 6/29/2019
Masters of the Universe (DC) #1 CGC 9.8 $455 19-Nov
Legends #3 CGC 9.8 $455 19-Nov
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 9.2 $460 1/14/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 9.2 $452 1/12/2020
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $452 2018
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.6 $450 8/26/2020
Thing #1 CGC 9.8 $450 2018
Tales of the Teen Titans #44 CGC 9.6 $448 10/1/2019
Detective Comics #583 CGC 9.6 $445 3/29/2020
Batman #368 CGC 9.8 $445 Apr-18
Batman #357 CGC 9.2 $442 3/15/2019
Amazing Spider-Man #253 CGC 9.8 $427 11/11/2019
X-Factor #1 CGC 9.8 $425 1/30/2019
Alpha Flight #1 CGC 9.8 $423 4/10/2020
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 CGC 9.6 $421 12/7/2019
Punisher #1 CGC 9.6 $410 2/16/2020
Batman #386 CGC 9.6 $402 12/26/2019
Legends #1 CGC 9.8 $402 4/30/2019
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 9.0 $401 4/15/2019
Transformers #1 CGC 9.4 $400 2/8/2019
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.6 $400 9/19/2019
Voltron #1 CGC 9.8 $400 9/13/2020
Secret Wars #1 CGC 9.8 $399 8/30/2020
Vampirella #67 CGC 9.8 $399 9/13/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.6 $398 8/24/2020
Detective Comics #523 NM+ $396 2018
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $396 2018
Alpha Flight #1 CGC 9.8 $390 MCS, 4/24/2019
Alpha Flight #1 CGC 9.8 $390 MCS, 12/29/2019
Transformers #1 CGC 9.6 $385 Oct-18
Punisher #1 CGC 9.6 $385 May-18
Star Wars #68 CGC 9.6 $383 7/5/2020
Punisher #2 CGC 9.8 $381 6/28/2019
Thor #337 CGC 9.6 $379 10/9/2019
Web of Spider-Man #1 CGC 9.8 $376 Apr-18
Secret Wars #8 CGC 9.6 $376 7/14/2019
TMNT Adventures Mini-Series #1 (Direct) CGC 9.8 $372 11/4/2018
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 CGC 9.6 $372 8/24/2020
Flash #324 CGC 9.8 $370 6/6/2020
TMNT Adventures Mini-Series #1 (Direct) CGC 9.8 $368 7/5/2020
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 CGC 9.6 $363 12/9/2019
Amazing Spider-Man #265 CGC 9.6 $363 12/2/2019
Uncanny X-Men #168 CGC 9.8 $361 4/30/2019
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.6 $360 1/29/2019
Star Wars Return of the Jedi #1 CGC 9.8 $360 11/30/2020
Marvel Team-Up #141 CGC 9.6 $359 DCW, 10/22/2018
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #43 CGC 9.8 $358 11/11/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.6 $355 5/10/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 8.5 $350 MCS, 12/26/2019
Transformers #1 CGC 9.2 $350 MCS, 7/3/2020
Thor #337 CGC 9.6 $350 PNJ, 2019
Marvel Movie Showcase #1 CGC 8.5 $350 12/29/2019
Betty & Veronica #320 CGC 8.0 $350 2/28/2019
X-Factor #1 CGC 9.8 $350 6/16/2019
Vampirella #61 CGC 9.8 $349 9/19/2020
Vampirella #71 CGC 9.8 $349 9/13/2020
Vampirella #74 CGC 9.8 $349 9/13/2020
Vampirella #75 CGC 9.8 $349 9/13/2020
Vampirella #90 CGC 9.8 $349 9/19/2020
Batman #423 CGC 9.4 $349 1/14/2020
Justice League #1 CGC 9.8 $342 1/3/2019
Secret Wars #1 CGC 9.8 $339 11/17/2019
TMNT Adventures (1989) #1 (Direct) CGC 9.8 $338 11/4/2018
Detective Comics #524 CGC 9.6 $337 1/12/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 5.0 $335 20-Jul
Spectacular Spider-Man #90 CGC 9.4 $335 1/22/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.6 $335 5/26/2019
Thor #337 CGC 9.6 $330 MCS, 1/14/2020
Batman #366 NM $330 2018
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 VF $320 MCS, 11/23/2020
Daredevil #232 CGC 9.8 $328 6/5/2019
Thor #337 CGC 9.6 $325 8/6/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.6 $325 12/26/2019
Marvel Movie Showcase #2 CGC 5.5 $320 2019
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 8.5 $316 5/28/2019
Amazing Spider-Man #239 CGC 9.6 $312 4/15/2019
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 CGC 9.6 $308 11/4/2019
Detective Comics #523 CGC 9.6 $307 Oct-18
Wonder Woman #7 CGC 9.4 $305 MCS, 10/16/2019
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 CGC 9.4 $303 7/20/2020
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 NM $300 10/12/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.4 $300 MCS, 5/13/2019
Marvel Tails #1 CGC 9.4 $300 PNJ, 10/15/2018
Punisher #1 NM+ $300 Sep-18
Swamp Thing #37 CGC 5.5 $300 2/16/2019
Crisis on Infinite Earths #7 CGC 9.4 $300 1/29/2019
Punisher #3 CGC 9.4 $300 4/28/2019
Punisher #2 CGC 9.4 $300 2/3/2019
Punisher #5 CGC 9.2 $300 2/3/2019
Wolverine Limited Series #4 CGC 9.8 $300 6/11/2020
Thor #337 CGC 9.6 $300 8/4/2020
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 CGC 9.4 $300 7/28/2020
Sonic the Hedge Hog #0 CGC 9.6 $299 4/14/2019
X-Factor #6 CGC 9.6 $299 7/3/2020
Vampirella #98 CGC 9.8 $299 9/19/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.2 $298 1/9/2019
Thing #1 CGC 9.8 $295 2/23/2019
Green Lantern #201 CGC 9.8 $294 9/3/2020
Wolverine Limited Series #4 CGC 9.8 $294 2017
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 8.0 $294 12/8/2019
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.4 $294 5/17/2020
Uncanny X-Men #164 CGC 9.6 $290 Sep-18
Spectacular Spider-Man #107 CGC 9.8 $287 9/20/2020
Thor #337 CGC 9.4 $284 9/4/2020
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #21 CGC 6.0 $282 PNJ, 2020
Web of Spider-Man #1 CGC 9.8 $282 MCS, 9/17/2019
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.4 $280 MCS, 11/20/2020
Batman #357 PGX 9.4 $278 Jul-18
Justice League #1 CGC 9.8 $275 6/24/2019
Uncanny X-Men #207 CGC 9.6 $275 7/2/2019
Batman #353 CGC 9.8 $275 PNJ, 12/13/2017
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 8.0 $274 12/11/2020
Punisher #1 CGC 9.0 $270 MCS, 8/3/2019
Batman #369 CGC 9.8 $270 PNJ, 3/16/2018
New Mutants #1 CGC 9.8 $268 9/6/2020
Punisher #1 CGC 9.4 $267 12/29/2019
Spectacular Spider-Man #90 CGC 9.6 $265 PNJ, 2020
Batman #423 CGC 9.4 $265 10/27/2019
Sonic the Hedge Hog #1 CGC 9.6 $265 PNJ, 2019
Wonder Woman #298 CGC 9.8 $265 PNJ, 6/28/2018
Marvel Movie Showcase #1 CGC 7.5 $265 2018
Blip #1 VF $263 9/20/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #254 CGC 9.8 $257 11/11/2019
Uncanny X-Men #191 CGC 9.8 $255 PNJ, 2020
Avengers #257 CGC 9.6 $255 Sep-18
Marvel Graphic Novel #4 CGC 9.4 $250 5/21/2020
Web of Spider-Man #1 CGC 9.6 $250 11/12/2018
Batman #423 CGC 9.4 $250 2018
Amazing Spider-Man #252 NM+ $250 PNJ, 3/7/2018
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.4 $250 Oct-18
Uncanny X-Men #205 CGC 9.8 $250 11/14/2018
Punisher #4 CGC 9.4 $250 3/31/2019
Punisher #4 CGC 9.6 $250 9/2/2020
Thing #1 CGC 9.8 $250 8/16/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #263 CGC 9.6 $249 Jul-18
TMNT Adventures Mini-Series #1 (Direct) CGC 9.8 $249 4/19/2020
Power Pack #1 CGC 9.4 $245 7/3/2020
Brave and the Bold #200 CGC 9.6 $242 PNJ, 12/13/2017
Jonah Hex #92 CGC 9.6 $240 19-Nov
Batman #368 CGC 9.8 $237 12/15/2019
Batman #407 CGC 9.6 $236 8/9/2020
Thor #337 CGC 9.4 $235 5/17/2019
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #39 CGC 9.8 $233 11/11/2020
Detective Comics #523 CGC 9.4 $232 PNJ, 12/14/2017
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.4 $230 8/18/2020
Thor #337 CGC 9.4 $230 11/17/2020
Batman #373 CGC 9.6 $230 PNJ, 1/13/2018
Batman #363 CGC 9.6 $230 PNJ, 1/15/2018
Web of Spider-Man #1 CGC 9.6 $230 7/1/2019
TMNT Adventures Mini-Series #1 (Direct) CGC 9.6 $229 8/25/2020
Batman #423 CGC 8.5 $229 4/15/2019
Uncanny X-Men #201 CGC 9.4 $228 6/14/2019
Marvel Graphic Novel #4 CGC 9.4 $228 1/13/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.4 $227 9/6/2020
Marvel Movie Showcase #1 CGC 7.5 $227 11/12/2018
Transformers #1 CGC 9.0 $227 10/11/2019
Transformers #4 CGC 9.8 $226 7/13/2019
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1 CGC 9.8 $225 PNJ, 2020
Uncanny X-Men #168 CGC 9.8 $225 PNJ, 2020
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.0 $225 4/30/2020
Rocket Raccoon #1 CGC 9.8 $225 9/3/2020
Thor #337 CGC 9.2 $225 MCS, 9/16/2019
Thor #337 CGC 9.6 $222 1/12/2020
TMNT Adventures Mini-Series #1 (Newsstand) VG $222 11/19/2020
Secret Wars #5 CGC 9.8 $222 10/1/2019
Flash #324 CBCS 9.8 $221 MCS, 9/16/2020
Captain America #286 CGC 9.8 $220 PNJ, 2020
Uncanny X-Men #162 CGC 9.8 $220 PNJ, 2020
Transformers #3 CGC 9.6 $220 6/22/2020
Batman #353 CGC 9.4 $220 MCS, 12/11/2019
Swamp Thing #21 CGC 9.2 $220 MCS, 8/5/2019
TMNT Adventures (1989) #1 (Direct) CGC 9.8 $219 8/12/2020
Vampirella #107 CGC 9.6 $219 9/19/2020
TMNT Adventures Mini-Series #1 (Newsstand) FN+ $216 11/15/2020
Uncanny X-Men #163 CGC 9.8 $215 PNJ, 2020
Uncanny X-Men #171 CGC 9.8 $215 PNJ, 2020
Thing #35 CGC 9.8 $215 DCW, Sep-18
Amazing Spider-Man #252 NM $215 PNJ, 6/3/2018
Justice League #1 CGC 9.8 $211 PNJ, 1/17/2018
Justice League #3 CGC 9.8 $211 PNJ, 1/17/2018
Punisher #1 CGC 9.4 $211 8/2/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 6.5 $210 7/16/2019
Swamp Thing #20 CGC 9.6 $210 7/26/2020
Justice League #1 CGC 9.8 $209 PNJ, 1/17/2018
Marvel Movie Showcase #1 CGC 7.5 $208 2018
Justice League #1 CGC 9.8 $208 12/29/2019
Fantastic Four #254 CGC 9.8 $205 9/5/2020
Spider-Woman #50 CGC 9.8 $205 PNJ, 2019
Swamp Thing Annual #2 CGC 9.6 $203 1/14/2020
Super-Villain Classics #1 CGC 9.6 $202 6/28/2020
Fantastic Four #286 CGC 9.8 $200 PNJ, 2020
Veronica #1 CGC 9.8 $200 PNJ, 2020
Amazing Spider-Man #239 CGC 8.5 $200 11/2/2018
Transformers #1 VF/NM to NM- $200 Sep-18
Alpha Flight #1 CGC 9.6 $200 8/2/2019
Daredevil #232 CGC 9.8 $200 7/12/2019
Thing #1 CGC 9.8 $200 1/2/2020
Thing #1 CGC 9.8 $200 4/23/2020
Swamp Thing #25 CGC 9.8 $200 9/8/2020
Vampirella #69 CGC 9.6 $219 9/19/2020
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #21 CGC 5.0 $199 4/24/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #253 CGC 9.8 $199 4/22/2019
Thor #339 CGC 9.8 $199 4/22/2019
Tales of the Teen Titans #44 PGX 9.4 $199 Sep-18
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #21 VG- $198 MCS, 10/29/2020
Superman #1 CGC 9.4 $195 PNJ, 2020
Amazing Spider-Man #252 VF $195 MCS, 9/21/2020
Uncanny X-Men #175 CGC 9.6 $195 12/19/2019
Thor #337 CGC 9.4 $193 8/23/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #245 CGC 9.8 $192 11/10/2019
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.2 $191 9/2/2020
Avengers #257 CGC 9.2 $190 2019
Batman #366 CGC 9.0 $190 Jun-18
Wolverine Limited Series #3 CGC 9.4 $189 7/21/2020
Batman #366 CGC 9.2 $189 Mar-18
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 8.0 $189 11/11/2018
Thor #337 CGC 9.4 $186 9/21/2020
Thor #337 CGC 9.4 $184 9/21/2020
Uncanny X-Men #164 CGC 9.6 $185 7/22/2019
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #21 CGC 8.5 $182 11/14/2019
Spectacular Spider-Man #85 CGC 9.8 $180 PNJ, 2019
Batman #353 CGC 9.8 $179 DCW, 2018
Suicide Squad #1 CGC 9.6 $179 12/29/2019
Star Wars #68 CGC 9.2 $175 7/13/2020
Balder the Brave #1 CGC 9.8 $175 12/24/2019
Balder the Brave #2 CGC 9.8 $175 12/27/2019
Batman #359 CGC 9.2 $175 MCS, 8/8/2019
Thor #337 VF/NM $175 MCS, 1/11/2019
Saga of the Swamp Thing #25 CGC 9.6 $175 4/22/2019
Batman #350 CGC 9.2 $175 2019
Star Wars #68 CGC 9.0 $175 Sep-18
Thing #1 CGC 9.6 $175 Jul-18
Batman #359 CGC 9.2 $175 Feb-18
Batman #356 CGC 9.6 $175 PNJ, 2/17/2018
Vision and the Scarlet Witch #1 CGC 9.8 $175 7/1/2020
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 CGC 8.5 $174 Aug-18
Detective Comics #583 CGC 8.5 $171 6/21/2020
Thor #338 CGC 9.8 $170 PNJ, 2020
Batman #357 FN $170 MCS, 7/14/2020
Tales of the Teen Titans #44 CGC 9.4 $170 PNJ, 12/14/2017
Vampirella #100 CGC 9.4 $169 9/7/2020
Tales of the Teen Titans #44 CGC 9.4 $169 8/6/2019
Batman #383 CGC 9.8 $169 PNJ, 6/21/2018
Batman #370 CGC 9.8 $169 PNJ, 6/21/2018
Firestar Limited Series #1 CGC 9.8 $167 11/8/2020
Uncanny X-Men #201 CGC 9.6 $167 4/15/2019
Thor #338 CGC 9.8 $165 PNJ, 2020
Thor #337 CGC 9.2 $165 4/23/2020
Batman #359 CGC 9.0 $165 PNJ, 12/13/2017
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 CGC 9.4 $162 MCS, 1/16/2020
Justice League #1 CGC 9.8 $161 7/5/2020
Detective Comics #535 CGC 9.4 $160 PNJ, 2020
Heathcliff #1 CGC 9.4 $160 PNJ, 2020
Smurfs #1 CGC 9.8 $160 PNJ, 2020
Smurfs #2 CGC 9.8 $160 PNJ, 2020
Uncanny X-Men #165 CGC 9.8 $160 PNJ, 2020
Uncanny X-Men #173 CGC 9.6 $160 PNJ, 2020
Longshot #2 CGC 9.8 $160 10/1/2019
Amazing Spider-Man #238 VF- $160 PNJ, 2/23/2018
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 VF $160 MCS, 7/6/2020
Marvel Team-Up #141 CGC 9.2 $159 12/31/2019
Amazing Spider-Man #253 CGC 9.6 $159 9/14/2019 ,
Batman #365 CGC 9.6 $155 PNJ, 6/22/2018
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CBCS 6.5 $153 4/21/2019
Spectacular Spider-Man #90 CGC 9.4 $153 11/15/2020
Uncanny X-Men #200 CGC 9.8 $151 7/8/2019
Marvel Team-Up #141 CGC 9.2 $150 MCS, 1/21/2019
Web of Spider-Man #1 NM+ $150 10/12/2020
Uncanny X-Men #180 CGC 9.8 $150 PNJ, 2020
Uncanny X-Men #186 CGC 9.8 $150 PNJ, 2020
Justice League #1 CGC 9.8 $150 8/1/2020
Booster Gold #1 CGC 9.6 $150 8/31/2020
Thor #338 CGC 9.8 $150 PNJ, 2020
Web of Spider-Man #1 CGC 9.6 $150 3/18/2019
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #10 CGC 9.8 $150 Oct-18
Crisis on Infinite Earths #7 CGC 9.4 $150 Apr-18
Crisis on Infinite Earths #8 CGC 9.4 $150 Apr-18
Uncanny X-Men #164 CGC 9.6 $150 Apr-18
Amazing Spider-Man #239 CGC 9.4 $150 Sep-18
Suicide Squad #1 NM- $150 2018
Detective Comics #576 CGC 9.4 $150 4/28/2019
Supergirl #1 CGC 9.8 $150 8/9/2019
Thing #1 CGC 9.8 $150 12/18/2019
Alpha Flight #1 CGC 9.6 $150 7/14/2020
Alpha Flight #1 CGC 9.6 $149 9/6/2020
Justice League Annual #2 CGC 9.6 $149 4/22/2019
Thor #337 CGC 9.2 $146 MCS, 7/22/2020
Thor #339 CGC 9.8 $145 PNJ, 2020
Heathcliff #1 CGC 9.4 $145 4/6/2020
Batman #365 CGC 9.4 $145 MCS, 12/2/2019
Transformers #2 CGC 9.2 $145 MCS, 7/6/2019
Voltron #1 CGC 9.4 $141 3/28/2020
Batman #386 NM- $140 9/8/2018
Blade Runner #1 CGC 9.6 $140 PNJ, 2020
Blade Runner #2 CGC 9.6 $140 PNJ, 2020
Thor #337 CGC 9.4 $140 PNJ, 12/7/2017
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 CGC 9.4 $140 MCS, 3/17/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #239 CGC 9.4 $140 9/3/2020
Moon Knight #35 CGC 9.6 $140 11/30/2020
Thor #339 CGC 9.8 $139 MCS, 11/25/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 8.0 $139 9/14/2020
Thor #337 CGC 9.0 $135 PNJ, 2020
Hex #1 CGC 9.6 $135 PNJ, 2020
Transformers #1 VF $135 11/3/2018
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1 CGC 9.6 $135 DCW, 10/24/2018
Marvel Team-Up #141 CGC 9.2 $135 4/22/2020
Alpha Flight #1 CGC 9.2 $134 Jul-18
Spectacular Spider-Man #101 CGC 9.6 $133 6/30/2019
Ewoks #1 NM+ $132 2018
Wonder Woman #1 CGC 9.4 $132 8/6/2019
Wolverine Limited Series #4 CGC 9.6 $131 7/5/2020
Batman #358 CGC 9.0 $130 MCS, 10/9/2019
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #21 GD/VG $130 MCS, 8/12/2020
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 CGC 9.4 $130 MCS, 2/14/2020
Batman #357 VF $130 6/29/2019
Thor #337 CGC 8.5 $130 7/14/2020
Saga of the Swamp Thing Annual #1 CGC 9.8 $129 12/6/2020
Detective Comics #532 CGC 9.6 $129 9/15/2019
West Coast Avengers #1 CGC 9.6 $129 8/18/2020
Thor #337 CGC 9.2 $129 DCW, 2018
Amazing Spider-Man #265 CGC 9.2 $128 11/22/2018
Longshot #1 CGC 9.6 $128 8/23/2019
Power Pack #1 CGC 9.4 $127 PNJ, 2019
Thor #339 CGC 9.8 $125 PNJ, 2020
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #25 CGC 9.4 $125 9/11/2020
Batman #357 CGC 8.0 $125 MCS, 7/3/2020
Web of Spider-Man #1 CGC 9.6 $125 8/30/2020
X-Men & The Micronauts #4 CGC 9.8 $125 7/30/2020
Marvel Tails #1 CGC 9.2 $125 12/19/2019
Blade Runner #2 CGC 9.4 $125 DCW, 10/15/2019
Marvel Tails #1 CGC 9.2 $125 MCS, 8/9/2019
Machine Man #1 CGC 9.8 $125 8/30/2019
Wonder Woman Vol 2 #9 CGC 9.4 $125 Aug-18
Uncanny X-Men #164 CGC 9.4 $125 DCW, 2018
Wonder Woman #7 CGC 9.4 $125 DCW, 2018
Thor #337 CGC 9.0 $125 1/8/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #239 CGC 9.4 $121 7/2/2019
Uncanny X-Men #164 CGC 9.4 $120 PNJ, 2020
Uncanny X-Men #171 CGC 9.6 $120 9/28/2019
Justice League #1 CGC 9.8 $120 MCS, 6/24/2020
Thor #337 VG/FN $120 MCS, 8/13/2020
Thor #337 CGC 9.2 $120 PNJ, 1/20/2018
TMNT Adventures (1989) #1 (Direct) CGC 9.6 $120 8/27/2020
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #10 CGC 9.4 $119 9/11/2020
Uncanny X-Men #164 CGC 9.2 $119 11/11/2018
Thor #339 CGC 9.8 $119 DCW, 2018
Thor #337 CGC 8.5 $119 MCS, 11/19/2019
Star Wars #68 CGC 9.0 $117 MCS, 8/21/2020
Jughead #325 CGC 6.0 $115 PNJ, 2020
Amazing Spider-Man #252 VF+ $115 9/11/2018
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #21 CGC 9.0 $115 2018
Uncanny X-Men #167 CGC 9.2 $115 12/19/2019
Amazing Spider-Man #253 CGC 9.2 $114 11/2/2018
Web of Spider-Man #1 CGC 9.4 $114 7/5/2020
Iron Man #175 CGC 9.8 $113 8/17/2020
Ghost Rider #81 CGC 9.6 $113 6/23/2019
Tales of the Teen Titans #44 CGC 9.2 $110 11/13/2018
Daredevil #196 CGC 9.6 $109 PNJ, 1/17/2018
Amazing Spider-Man #252 VG/FN $108 Aug-18
Justice League #2 CGC 9.4 $107 PNJ, 1/18/2018
Thor #339 CGC 9.8 $107 DCW, 2018
Thor #339 CGC 9.8 $106 PNJ, 2020
Smurfs #3 CGC 9.6 $105 PNJ, 2020
TMNT Adventures (1989) #1 (Newsstand) CGC 9.6 $104 12/13/2020
Uncanny X-Men #169 CGC 9.6 $100 MCS, 8/5/2019
Wonder Woman #300 unspecified $100 Sep-18
Batman #358 PGX 9.0 $100 Sep-18
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #6 CGC 9.6 $100 11/21/2018
Hawkeye #1 CGC 9.4 $100 4/11/2019
Thor #338 CGC 9.8 $99 PNJ, 2020
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #11 CGC 9.4 $99 9/11/2020
Star Wars Return of the Jedi #1 CGC 9.4 $99 11/21/2018
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 NM- $99 PNJ, 2018
Batman #367 CGC 9.2 $99 PNJ, 2/17/2018
Fantastic Four #265 CGC 9.8 $99 DCW, 2018
Fantastic Four #286 CGC 9.6 $99 DCW, 2018
Wonder Woman #9 CGC 9.2 $99 DCW, 2018
Thor #339 CGC 9.6 $95 PNJ, 2020
Uncanny X-Men #184 CGC 9.6 $95 PNJ, 2020
New Mutants #1 CGC 9.6 $95 8/20/2020
Marvel Tails #1 VF/NM $95 Sep-18
Wonder Woman #7 CGC 9.2 $95 DCW, 2018
Batman #419 CGC 9.2 $93 MCS, 6/1/2020
Batman #384 CGC 9.4 $93 PNJ, 2019
Batman #357 CGC 6.0 $90 MCS, 10/12/2020
Batman #362 CGC 9.4 $90 PNJ, 2019
Detective Comics #524 PGX 9.2 $90 Aug-18
New Mutants #14 CGC 9.4 $90 11/28/2018
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #5 CGC 9.4 $89 9/11/2020
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #6 CGC 9.4 $89 9/11/2020
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #7 CGC 9.4 $89 9/11/2020
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #9 CGC 9.4 $89 9/11/2020
Avengers #250 CGC 9.6 $89 DCW, 2018
Fantastic Four #262 CGC 9.8 $89 DCW, 2018
Booster Gold #1 CGC 9.2 $86 MCS, 1/21/2020
Batman #378 CGC 9.4 $85 PNJ, 2019
Thor #337 CGC 8.5 $85 Oct-18
Detective Comics #524 CGC 8.0 $83 Jun-18
Secret Wars #1 CGC 9.4 $83 11/18/2018
Alpha Flight #1 CGC 9.2 $82 MCS, 1/15/2020
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 GD/VG $82 MCS, 7/16/2020
Peter Porker the Spectacular Spider-Ham #2 CGC 9.2 $80 PNJ, 2020
Amazing Spider-Man #238 GD $80 MCS, 3/20/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #252 VG/FN $80 PNJ, 2020
Unknown Soldier #268 CGC 9.0 $80 19-Jun
Wonder Woman #300 PGX 9.2 $80 7/7/2019
Punisher #2 VF $80 MCS, 11/5/2020
Alpha Flight #33 CGC 9.4 $79 DCW, 2018
Avengers #257 CGC 9.0 $79 DCW, 2018
Web of Spider-Man #1 FN+ $78 MCS, 8/27/2020
Thor #337 GD+ $76 MCS, 5/4/2020
Spectacular Spider-Man #90 CGC 9.0 $76 Feb-18
X-Factor #5 CGC 9.2 $75 8/14/2020
Alpha Flight #1 CGC 9.4 $75 DCW, 2018
Daredevil #197 CGC 9.4 $75 DCW, 2018
Punisher #1 FN+ $74 MCS, 10/6/2020
G.I. Combat #288 NM $70 PNJ, 2019
New Mutants #8 CGC 9.2 $69 11/22/2018
Detective Comics #566 FN+ $65 MCS, 9/1/2020

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99 thoughts on “Canadian Price Variants: Noteworthy Sales

  1. angelo virone says:

    There was an auction last week that ended late at night (Marvel Movie Showcase 1 9.6 CPV) that I would had bid much higher! The buyer got that 9.6 for a real steal if you ask me !!! I think this Corona Virus and auctions finishing late at night don’t help books get the best prices. Hence, lets remember that comics selling during January and February are somewhat weak as well ….and March everything starts picking up again. Yet, look at that ASM 238 9.8 selling for $4650 usd and only those with an American address were allowed to bid !

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  2. varyant555 says:

    On March 24th 2020 a CPV Archie’s Pals N Gals 23 CGC 1.8(1st appearance of Josie) sold on ebay for $412.00!. A truly amazing sale for a GD- 1.8 grade copy.

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  3. I just looked over the recent CPV sales on eBay since March 1st and wow are there some bargains out there right now (as would be expected during the COVID-19 economy). With regard to noteworthy sales, varyant555 already mentioned above the Pals N Gals #23 in CGC 1.8 selling for $412 USD at auction… that’s a noteworthy result indeed. And screencaptured below are a sampling of some other recent sales that stood out to me. Included in the below is a Detective Comics #583 variant in CGC 9.6 which sold at auction for $445 USD on March 29th; a Marvel Tails #1 variant in CGC 9.8 which sold at auction for $915 USD on March 8th; and at the bottom of the screenshot is the ASM #238 CPV in CGC 9.8 which sold at auction for $4650 USD on March 1st.

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  4. varyant555 says:

    I noticed that a Detective Comics 577 CGC 9.8 CPV just sold April 28th, 2020 on Ebay for $711.13. Truly an eye opening sale in a certified 9.8 grade.

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  5. captainmarvel8 says:

    Hi, just wanted to say, nice site. So very informative and a fantastic resource. If I can help or contribute in any way, please let me know. I am the person with the captainmarvel8 account on eBay. Thank you

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  6. varyant555 says:

    A CGG 8.5 CPV copy of G.I Joe 21 sold on Ebay for $597.00 on May 3rd 2020. I can only imagine what a 9.8 copy would sell for if a copy were to ever grade in a certified 9.8 grade.

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  7. I’ve been impressed with the strengthening we’ve seen in the comic book marketplace since March — there are still bargains to be found out there for sure, but also some eye-popping high sales prices too. The below sampling goes from mid April to the end of June.

    I noticed myself paying close attention to ASM #252 as a gauge / bell-weather for strength; you’ll see a bunch of examples shown below. Most notably, a 9.8 sold on June 23rd but as a best-offer-accepted with some unknown discount from an ask of $1695. Back in April a 9.8 had sold at auction for $921 with 38 bids.

    Some other sales that stood out include: A CGC 9.4 CPV copy of Archie’s Girls Betty & Veronica #320 recently sold for $1836, a Secret Wars #8 CPV in CGC 9.8 sold for $1400, and a Marvel Team-Up #141 CPV in CGC 9.8 sold for $1275 at auction with 22 bids.

    We also saw a Thor #337 CPV in CGC 9.8 change hands at $750 on a buy-it-now, and a Detective Comics #577 CPV in CGC 9.8 at $733 on a buy-it-now. An ASM #238 CPV in CGC 9.6 Qualified (No Tattooz) auctioned for $810 with 22 bids.

    Here below are the above sales as well as more recent examples of interest:

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    • Salvatore says:

      Awesome job tracking these. I’ve noticed that pretty much any CPV that’s a CGC 9.8, regardless of the title or publisher, will sell no matter what and get a great price. I see lots of 9.4s and 9.6s just sit there and not sell while it’s 9.8 twin will sell instantaneously. It’s incredibly odd and discerning because in my opinion a 9.6 is just as nice. Am I the only one noticing the massive difference between how a 9.6 and a 9.8 are viewed by cdn variant collectors? It’s a miracle that these books even hit the 9.4 or higher grade given their life on spinner racks Unbagged and Unboarded. It honestly feels like cdn variant collectors are being snobs.

      Sal

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      • Hi Sal, I’ve noticed the 9.8 premiums getting extreme in the hobby outside of the CPV niche too; it was remarkable to me to recently witness people bidding a 9.8 TMNT book to 7x the level of 9.6’s of the very same issue.

        Over the years I’ve encountered a lot of collectors out there who take a “9.8 WHITE or nothing” attitude to their collections after a certain publication year. I remember a conversation that really struck me, years ago (early on in the Signature Series), with a collector who was talking about how often you could win a 9.8 on the market, then get it signed, and it would come back a 9.6… or, win a 9.6 on the market, get it signed, and it would come back a 9.8!

        I wonder how well the following strategy would work out these days: Accumulate a whole bunch of 9.6’s, then submit them to CGC to be re-graded. I wonder what percentage of them would re-grade to 9.8? I also wonder how ‘crossovers’ from other grading companies would do under this strategy, i.e. would a PGX or CBCS 9.6 have better odds of coming back a CGC 9.8, versus the odds of a re-submitted CGC 9.6 coming back a 9.8?

        – Ben

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  8. Salvatore says:

    I agree with everything you said Ben. I’m glad that I’m not the only one who is seeing this. I love cdn variants like all of you, but I hope ppl start accepting 9.4s and 9.6s as time goes on, especially since we have such a smaller pool of overall print runs to begin with.

    Sal

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  9. Hi everyone, a reader wrote in to alert us to the below sale of a GI Joe #21 variant, which fetched $589 USD at auction with 56 bids. Condition was unspecified (described only as “great”) with pictures showing flaws that likely cap the grade at VF range.

    Sale:

    Spine stress:

    While looking for this sale in the eBay sold listings section, I scanned for other recent raw CPV sales and found some others of interest as well, such as this Batman #357 CPV in FN condition sold by MyComicShop for $170 which I thought noteworthy given that our last guide value in FN is $118.

    Sale:

    Last guide value:

    I also spotted the below sales: an ASM #252 raw CPV copy described as (“NM most probably 9.6 or 9.8”), for $403.91; a Transformers #1 raw CPV copy described as VF/NM, for $367.19; a Longshot #1 raw CPV copy described as NM, for $293.75; a Marvel Graphic Novel #4 raw CPV copy described as NM-, for $249.68; and a Thor #337 raw CPV copy described as NM, for $257.03:

    ASM #252:

    Transformers #1:

    Longshot #1:

    Marvel Graphic Novel #4:

    Thor #337:

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  10. varyant555 says:

    I would like to report that I noticed that an Amazing Spider-Man 238 CGC 9.4 CPV just sold for $1,440.54 on Ebay on September 12th, 2020, truly an amazing high end sale price for a 9.4 copy.

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    • Just a note to let everyone know that Angelo investigated this ASM 238 sale, and it turns out that eBay reported the wrong price in the sold listings section; it is not clear whether it was an error in eBay’s exchange rate data for that date that caused eBay to show a too-high price, or, if it was sold on a best-offer and eBay showed the asking price without crossing it out, in error. But whatever happened with eBay’s reporting of this sale, Angelo found out that the true sale price, in USD (properly converted), was $987 USD.

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  11. Hi everyone, here is a sampling of some noteworthy eBay auctions and buy-it-now’s that I spotted which were not already mentioned yet, with highlights including a Transformers #1 CPV in CGC 9.8 which was an auction ended over the weekend at a high bid of $2425, a Marvel Team-Up #141 CPV in CGC 9.8 which auctioned in July for $1224, some Thor #337 CPV’s including a 9.8 with WHITE pages at $999.95 on a buy-it-now and another with OWW pages which sold at auction with a high bid of $810.

    A TMNT Adventures #1 (1988) CPV in CGC 9.8 (the direct edition $1.25 CPV version with no bar code) auctioned for $655; an X-Factor #6 CPV in CGC 9.8 sold on a buy-it-now for $599.99, a Secret Wars #1 CPV in 9.8 sold on a buy-it-now for $399, a Voltron #1 CPV in CGC 9.8 sold at auction with one bid (over this past weekend) for $399.99, and also over this past weekend a string of Vampirella CPVs in CGC 9.8 sold for $329-399 each as buy-it-now’s.

    Here below are screenshots of all of the above, plus lots of other example sales that I found noteworthy:

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  12. A reader emailed me that a GI Joe #21 CPV sold raw in 3.0 for a noteworthy price on eBay. When looking for it to take a screenshot to post here, I found that it was a MyComicShop sale. I was curious to see how CPVs are selling on eBay for MyComicShop in general and looking in the eBay sold listings section for their account I can see that they’ve sold 131 different CPVs in the last several months.

    Their asking prices are lower on their own website versus on eBay, so I’m sure this leaves a whole lot out (i.e. books that they sold directly on their website wouldn’t show up as sold on eBay — I know that anytime I ever see something I want from MCS listed on eBay I always go over to MCS and buy it directly for cheaper), but below are some of the highlights of raw CPVs that MCS has sold on eBay in recent months. Unlike the typical raw comic on eBay where the grade assigned by the seller is quite often, let’s say, “questionable”, meanwhile over at MCS I have always found their grading to be quite solid and professional.

    Recent raw CPV sales highlights for MCS on eBay included a raw Batman #357 CPV in FN 6.0 which sold for $170, the GI Joe #21 CPV in GD/VG 3.0 that prompted me to go looking (thank you to the reader who emailed!) which sold for $130, a Secret Wars #8 CPV in VG- 3.5 sold for $82, a Detective Comics #566 in FN+ 6.5 sold for $65, a Star Wars #106 CPV in VF 8.0 which sold for $48, a Batman #357 CPV in VF- 3.5 which sold for $46, a Batman #366 CPV in VG 4.0 which sold for $29, and some others pictured below:

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  13. Hi everyone, there have been some more noteworthy CPV sales in recent weeks, including the 2nd highest valued CPV sale ever observed to-date: A Transformers #1 CPV in CGC 9.8 sold at auction for $2,425 on 9/13. Another noteworthy 9.8 CPV auction ended several hours afterwards, an ASM #252 which auctioned for $1,522. [While taking the #252 screenshot, I included a recent CGC 8.0 CPV sale of the same issue, for interesting contrast — the 8.0 sold for $139 on a buy-it-now].

    A couple of other individual sales of note: an ASM #257 CPV in CGC 9.8 found a bid at $516.99; a Spectacular Spider-Man #107 CPV in CGC 9.8 went at auction for $287.17 with 40 bids; a raw mid-grade Blip #1 sold the same night it was listed for $263.12 on a buy-it-now; and a pair of Thor #337 CPVs in 9.4 recently sold within a short period of another, one a buy-it-now at $184.18 and the other an auction ended at $186.06 with 35 bids. [Given the higher activity in the market for Thor #337 and ASM #252, these are two books that have the benefit of giving us more sales to compare — more data — as we try and keep our fingers on the pulse of the market].

    And then there have been some recent noteworthy “strings of sales” that are well worth pointing out: First, a string of seven GI Joe CPVs ranging in price from $89 to $125 each, sold on 9/11/2020 all around the same timestamp. And another string of Vampirella CPVs together with a string of Creepy CPVs sold at the same time on 9/19/2020 as well — I count 15 Creepy CPVs, priced from $149 to $275 each, and I count 9 Vampirella CPVs, priced from $122 to $349 each.

    Finally, I want to mention that following my post here on September 14th, it was pointed out to me that the Rocket Raccoon CPV auction in CGC 9.8 that ended on September 3rd, ended at 1:07 AM in the morning — this is an interesting observation, given that the sale price struck many people as being surprisingly low. [Lower, for example, than the Spectacular #107 example shared above]. Did the scheduled end time have an impact on the realized price?

    And more generally: Given that many bidders like to wait until the last minute, or even the last few seconds, before placing their bid, it is interesting to wonder whether there is an optimal time (and/or an optimal day) to have an auction end? (And on the flip side of that coin is there a sub-optimal day and time — if an auction ends at 2AM does it lose most of its potential bidders because they are sleeping? Or, might it cause more forceful bidding wars among those who stayed up to just to bid, i.e. if two people both have an attitude of I stayed up until 2 in the damn morning for this comic so I’m absolutely going to win it no matter what!!!)

    A long time ago, way back when I first joined eBay in 2003 to sell off my childhood comic book collection, I remember wondering this same thing about timing, i.e. what day should I aim for my auctions to end, and what time? If anyone has any individual insights into this I’d love to hear them. Personally, from what I have read about the subject, and some “A/B testing” of my own, I have come to believe that it is best for an eBay auction to be run for the maximum 10 days, starting on a Thursday night and therefore ending on a Sunday night (that way encompassing two weekends).

    By the way, I also noticed about the Rocket Raccoon listing that the seller spelled the title as “Racoon” (with one ‘c’); whether that made any difference is another question (if there is a group of collectors out there looking for the book who all saved an eBay search for “Rocket Raccoon #1 Canadian” for example, would the “Rocket Racoon” listing with one ‘c’ have made their inboxes??).

    Here below are screenshots of the new noteworthy sales I mentioned above:

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  14. Hi everyone, three things I want to share today: (1) Surprising results (they surprised me anyway) of some “mis-listed” CPVs ended last Friday at auction, (2) I discovered, and will document below, an eBay software bug that you all need to know about, and (3) a couple of new noteworthy CPV auctions to report.

    (1) Something you’ve heard me harp on for years and years, is the opportunity presented by “mis-listed” variants, where the seller has pictured the more-rare type you’re after, but the title (and description) mentions none of the corresponding keywords related to the more-rare type, because the seller has no idea what they own. (As long as you actually receive the pictured comic, this can be a great way to land the more-rare version for regular price).

    For example, suppose you were listing a Batman #405 Canadian Price Variant for sale — it would be critical to have “Canadian Price Variant” in your title… If your title was instead simply “Batman #405” (and that’s it), then nobody who is out there searching for “Batman 405 Canadian” or “Batman 405 Variant” etc. would ever find your listing!! They wouldn’t find it when searching eBay, and they wouldn’t be emailed the listing if they have set up a “saved search” with those refined/targeted search terms. So I refer to such listings that will not properly reach their target audience as “mis-listed” variants. You can find them by searching the issue number broadly (e.g. just search “batman 405”), scroll through all the listings, and pause at any bar coded copies, checking the cover price to see if you’ve found the CPV.

    The best mis-listed opportunities (which unfortunately have grown fewer and fewer in number over the years) are “buy-it-now” listings that you can immediately grab, before any other mis-listed-variant-hunters find it, where the seller presumably has checked the going rate for the issue number in general and then puts an asking price for their variant copy right in-line with what you’d expect to pay for the prevalent direct edition.

    Auction mis-listings, however, provide a week to ten days for others to dig up these mis-listed variants and then bid on them. In the “olden days” of hunting for mis-listed variants, I’d see auction results on mis-listed books ending in-line with direct editions. Lately, it feels like quite a long time since I’ve seen any of the bigger CPV keys, described as being in NM-range, at mis-listed auction. So when I spotted mis-listed auctions for Batman #405, 406, and 407 CPVs recently, I added them to my watchlist. [The seller had some other CPVs mis-listed as well]. I then looked up where direct editions of these Year One issues are selling at auction these days, finding they were around $15-20 each, sometimes higher, sometimes lower. For example, here’s one recently-auctioned direct edition set:

    I placed my lowball bids accordingly, on the mis-listed Batman Year One CPVs, and crossed my fingers I might win one or more. But instead of the bidding staying within the direct edition price ballpark, the bidding exploded into premium territory, ending here:

    The reason I found this result so astonishing, is because it must mean that (a) “mis-listed CPV hunters” out there found the above listings, presumably hunting for mis-listed bargains, and (b) they were willing to bid at premiums anyway. So I thought the above auction results were worthy of sharing with you all.

    (2) EBay has a software bug. Here’s the story of how I accidentally discovered it. First off, I’m sure you all know how there are (a) auction listings, (b) “best-offer” listings — where presumably the seller has some flexibility on price and allows offers to be submitted, and (c) “buy-it-now” listings — where presumably the seller is firm on price and there is no button to submit an offer.

    Have you ever put a best-offer listing, or a buy-it-now listing, on your eBay “Watchlist” and then some time later received an email from eBay that looks like this below?

    This smart new eBay feature helps sellers “get the ball rolling” on a negotiation — if a seller has put their book up for sale at, say, an ask of $300 with “best offer” enabled, and the listing accumulates a bunch of watchers, yet nobody is submitting any best offers, then with eBay’s new feature the seller can put their listing on sale at a special discount sent to just those watchers. Ebay sends an email like the above to the various watchers, and a recipient may potentially then have the thought, “I guess if I want this book I had better make a counter-offer (or just take the offered discount), before one of the other competing watchers does…

    I searched my inbox to find when this type of offer first started coming through to me, and the first one I myself got, was September 21, 2019, so about a year and a week ago. Looks like I’ve gotten eight of them over the course of this past year:

    If I’m getting these from time to time, then I’m sure you too have noticed them. But I only just recently tried out this new eBay feature myself, for a book I had up for sale, and I have to confess, I screwed up royally. I had a Hulk #340 listed as a buy-it-now at $219.99 feeling I would be firm on that price, and it accumulated a lot of watchers. Some weeks later I thought maybe I’d put the book to auction; but I remembered those “special discount” emails I had gotten in the past, and figured what the heck, I’ll put it on sale for $20 off and see if I can sell it this weekend.

    I somehow totally screwed up, and instead of my offer being set at a $20 discount, an offer went out for $20. An incredibly kind and wonderful eBayer “came to my rescue” by first buying the offer at $20, then messaging with me, letting me know they assumed it was a mistake and that I should cancel the order; and I am so thankful for their kindness in “letting me off the hook” and affirming my belief that the world is full of wonderful people out there.

    So that was my embarrassing-to-share, royal screw-up. Now I bring you to the part of the story where I discovered eBay’s software bug. Somehow the other day I was searching the sold listings section, and by chance I found my own Hulk 340 listing — the same one I had accidentally sold for twenty bucks — and it is listed by eBay as a buy-it-now sale, for $219.99:

    I was very surprised to see this, as I would have assumed eBay would have shown it with a “crossed-out” price given that it was sold via an offer. I.e. they should be displaying it the way they do best-offer-type listings, indicating it sold for some amount under ask, and yet, they are displaying my listing as if it was a straight buy-it-now! I think that this bug discovery explains what may have happened with the ASM #238 listing discussed here the other week.

    Until eBay fixes this bug, it must be assumed that any buy-it-now sale might have in reality been made at a discount, and there is one CPV seller in particular we have identified as likely using this technique for some of their noteworthy sales — I will not mention them by name because they have done absolutely nothing wrong here (this is eBay’s fault, this is eBay’s bug in the way discount-offer sales are being reported in their sold listings section, and no seller using this new feature of theirs is doing anything nefarious or wrong whatsoever).

    (3) A couple of recent CPV auctions of note since the last update:

    A Power Pack #1 CPV in CGC 9.6 sold at auction for $123.40 with 19 bids, and a New Mutants #1 CPV in CGC 9.8 with WHITE pages found a bidder at $359.99:

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  15. Hi everyone, here are some recent noteworthy sales, starting with the CGC 9.8 Amazing Spider-Man #238 CPV that was just auctioned at Heritage Auctions, going for a winning bid of $7,800. This is the second 9.8 copy of this issue we’ve seen sell so far this year (the other was in March for $4,650), marking a 68% increase over the March auction result, and marking the highest documented CPV sale to date.

    Turning to recent eBay auctions, there has been a dramatic surge in price for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #1, and with that surge we’ve seen a lot of copies coming out of the woodwork and going up for auction. One of the unique features of this particular issue is that BOTH direct edition AND newsstand CPVs exist, and in turn one of the big outstanding questions we’ve had about this book when it comes to our price guide is whether we should note the newsstand copies as worth notably more (or the same or less) versus the direct edition copies.

    In last year’s value survey, advisors were asked to give separate value opinions for the newsstand and direct edition CPV for the issue; we wanted to learn if there was a consensus as to whether one type should receive a premium over the other type. Although the median answer reflected a premium for the newsstand type, there was a lack of consensus with some advisors giving no premium for one type over the other, or, declining to give an opinion on the matter due to lack of sufficient data.

    The below screenshot includes the following sales examples for the book:

    — A CBCS 9.8 CPV Direct Edition which auctioned for $1,875
    — A pair of CPV direct editions described as FN auctioned for $255
    — A single CPV newsstand edition described as FN+ auctioned for $216
    — A set of #1-3 CPV newsstand copies described as VF to VF/NM auctioned for $534
    — A set of #1-3 CPV direct edition copies described as VF/NM to NM- auctioned for $181.48
    — A set of #1-3 CPV direct edition copies described as NM sold on a best-offer for some amount under $210
    — A single CPV newsstand edition described as VF/NM-to-NM auctioned for $486.74
    — A single CPV newsstand edition without grade description and with title typoed as “AVENTURES” auctioned for $167.50

    The bidding does seem to be stronger for the newsstand CPVs across these examples, for example the #1-3 newsstand set did more than twice as well as the #1-3 direct edition sets, and the FN+ newsstand copy at $216 did almost as well as the pair of FN direct editions.

    Some other auctions of note:

    — A raw Secret Wars #8 CPV found a bidder at $300
    — A raw Web of Spider-Man #1 CPV found a bidder at $150
    — A raw Batman #423 CPV found a bidder at $179.99
    — A CGC 9.4 Spectacular Spider-Man #90 CPV found a bidder at $152.82
    — A CGC 9.4 Thor #337 CPV found a bidder at $229.99
    — A Masters of the Universe #1 CPV in CGC 9.8 was bid to $547 with 41 bids
    — A Firestar Limited Series #1 CPV in CGC 9.8 was bid to $167.50 with 16 bids
    — A GI Joe #39 CPV in CGC 9.8 was bid to $232.50 with 21 bids
    — A GI Joe #43 CPV in CGC 9.8 was bid to $358 with 44 bids

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  16. A few recent auction results of note:

    — A Batman #386 variant in CGC 9.8 auctioned on ComicLink for $1,352
    — An ASM #252 variant in CGC 9.8 auctioned on eBay for $1,812.66
    — A Star Wars ROTJ #1 variant in CGC 9.8 auctioned on eBay for $359.99
    — Some more TMNT Adventures #1 CPVs have recently sold; below are two direct edition examples and two newsstand examples, ranging from $324.43 to $475


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  17. Hi everyone, below are some new noteworthy auction results, starting with this CGC 9.8 Batman #359 variant which auctioned on ComicLink for $730 (USD):

    And over on eBay, some selected highlights include (USD):
    — A CGC 9.8 TMNT Adventures #1 (1989 series) NEWSSTAND price variant auctioned for $320
    — A CGC 9.8 TMNT Adventures #1 (1989 series) DIRECT price variant auctioned for $171.03
    — A CGC 9.8 TMNT Adventures #1 (1988 series) DIRECT price variant auctioned for $932.81
    — A CGC 9.6 TMNT Adventures #1 (1988 series) DIRECT price variant auctioned for $368.69
    — A CGC 9.4 Masters of the Universe #1 (DC) variant auctioned for $202.50
    — A CGC 9.8 Vision and the Scarlet Witch #1 (1982) variant found a bidder at $225
    — A CGC 9.8 ASM Annual #16 variant auctioned for $1250
    — A CGC 9.6 Secret Wars #1 variant auctioned for $165
    — A CGC 9.6 ASM #252 variant auctioned for $481
    — A CGC 9.8 Firestar #4 variant auctioned for $380
    — A CGC 9.8 Spectacular Spider-Man #90 variant found a bidder at $759.99
    — A raw NM- Thor #337 variant auctioned for $152.50
    — A raw NM- Secret Wars #8 variant auctioned for $306
    — A raw VF-range Star Wars #68 variant auctioned for $215.26
    — A raw VF-range ASM #252 variant auctioned for $121
    — A raw VF/NM ASM #252 variant auctioned for $182.50
    — A raw ungraded Transformers #1 variant auctioned for $360.86

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  18. Hi everyone, below are a sampling of some noteworthy eBay auctions that caught by eye, since the last update.

    — A Vision and the Scarlet Witch v2 #1 variant in CGC 9.8 was bid to $266 with 32 bids
    — A Star Wars #68 variant in CGC 8.0 found a bidder at $313.56, and two raw copies, advertised as VF and ungraded, respectively, auctioned for $551.12 and $360
    — A Marvel Movie Showcase #1 variant in CGC 8.5 auctioned for $185.50
    — A Batman #386 variant in CGC 9.6 auctioned for $240.29
    — A Jonah Hex #92 variant in CGC 9.6 found a bidder at $179.99
    — A TMNT Adventures Mini-Series #1 direct variant in CGC 9.8 was bid to $1,610 with 39 bids; a raw newsstand variant with no grade advertised found a bidder at $473.89
    — An ASM #252 variant in CGC 9.4 was bid to $265 with 57 bids, a CGC 9.0 found a bid at $200, and a CGC 9.6 found a bidder at $549.99
    — A Spectacular Spider-Man #101 variant in CGC 9.4 was bid to $120.50 with 23 bids
    — Alpha Flight #1 variants in CGC 9.4 and CGC 9.6 auctioned for $86.57 and $134 respectively
    — An ASM Annual #16 variant in CGC 9.2 OWW auctioned for $223.50 with 26 bids
    — An X-Men #164 variant in CGC 9.4 auctioned for $167.50
    — A Wolverine #2 variant in CGC 9.6 auctioned for $227 with 23 bids, and a #4 variant in CGC 9.6 auctioned for $201.50 with 20 bids
    — A Voltron #1 variant in CGC 9.6 found a bidder at $199.99
    — A New Mutants #1 variant in CGC 9.6 was bid to $108.50
    — A series of Punisher CPVs were auctioned: A #1 in CGC 9.6 reached $290, while CGC 9.6 copies of #2, 3, and 4 each found bidders at $199.99
    — An ASM 252 CPV in CGC Signature Series 9.8 auctioned for $3,816 with 54 bids

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  19. Hi everyone,

    The previously mentioned CGC 9.8 Star Wars 68 CPV buy-it-now eBay sale is confirmed by GPA to have been at full price:

    This makes it the 2nd highest CPV sale we have witnessed to date!

    Below are a few additional noteworthy sales. A raw ASM #238 variant, with no grade assigned but described as “high grade” / “almost perfect” / “a few tiny spine ticks” auctioned for $1,358.77 with 34 bids.

    Two other ASM #238 CPVs sold recently, at buy-it-now / best-offer, in CGC 9.0 and CGC 9.4; an ASM #275 in CGC 9.8 sold as best-offer as well.

    At auction, an X-Factor #6 variant in CGC 9.4 found a bidder at $321.28, a Secret Wars #1 variant in CGC 9.6 was bid to $415 with 41 bids, a Thor #337 variant in CGC 9.4 was bid to $251 with 28 bids, and a Vision and the Scarlet Witch #1 variant (1982) in CGC 9.8 was bid to $281.67 with 16 bids, and a series of Star Wars variants in the range of #64-79, all in CGC 9.8, auctioned for prices ranging from $256.01 to $353.33 each:

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  20. Hi everyone, some recent noteworthy auction results:

    — Some CGC 9.8 GI Joe CPVs were auctioned, with a #40 fetching $271, a #39 going for $282, a #38 for $460, and a #14 getting bid up to $1,121.

    — A Wolverine #3 variant in CGC 9.2 auctioned for $162.83.

    — Secret Wars #1 variants in 9.4 and 9.6 auctioned for $207.50 and $410.

    — A Marvel Team-Up #141 variant in CGC 9.2 found a bidder at $175.

    — ASM #252 seems to be on the move, with a CGC 7.0 variant auctioning for $182.03 with 53 bids (almost reaching the level a CGC 9.2 variant went for at $191 in September of last year), and a CGC 9.4 variant auctioning for $620 — exceeding the previous record for a 9.6 that we’ve recorded for the issue.

    — A Saga of the Swamp Thing #20 variant in CGC 9.6 auctioned for $156.33.

    — A Batman #423 variant in CGC 8.5 auctioned for $333.

    — A raw Swamp Thing #37 variant described as VF auctioned for $345.66.

    — A raw TMNT Adventures Mini Series #1 described as NM auctioned for $225.

    — An ASM #238 variant with Tattooz included, described as “lower grade” auctioned for $212.03, while an ASM #238 variant without Tattooz auctioned for $169.50.

    — A Thor #337 variant described as NM- auctioned for $166.41.

    — A Transformers #1 variant in CGC 5.5, offered with a raw ungraded variant copy of Transformers #8, auctioned for $155.

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  21. Hi everyone, here are some recent noteworthy CPV sales since the last update, highlighted by some eye-popping GI Joe results, including a few GI Joe #21 CPVs:

    – A raw CPV copy of #21 described as FN auctioned for $163.50;
    – A CGC 9.2 CPV copy of #21 with OWW pages auctioned for $2,104;
    – A CGC 9.2 CPV copy of #21 with WHITE pages sold on a best-offer, and Angelo confirmed via GPA that the sale price was $2,075:

    Some additional GI Joe auction results of note:

    – A #19 CPV in CGC 9.6 auctioned for $219.99 with two bids
    – A #24 CPV in CGC 9.4 found a bidder at $199.99
    – A #23 CPV in CGC 9.4 found a bidder at $259.99
    – A #32 CPV in CGC 9.8 found a bidder at $749.99
    – A #27 CPV in CGC 9.8 was bid to $1,807 with 8 bids
    – A #26 CPV in CGC 9.6 was bid to $394 with 10 bids

    A number of noteworth sales took place in the Secret Wars title:

    – A #7 CPV in CGC 9.6 auctioned for $202.50
    – A #3 CPV in CGC 9.8 found a bidder at $799.99
    – A #8 CPV in CGC 9.8 auctioned for $3,850 with 69 bids, marking the overall 4th highest CPV sale I have recorded to date
    – A #6 CPV in CGC 9.8 auctioned for $865 with 39 bids
    – A #10 CPV in CGC 9.6 auctioned for $316 with 25 bids
    – A #4 CPV in CGC 9.6 auctioned for $194.50 with 37 bids
    – A #1 CPV in CGC 9.6 auctioned for $179.50 with 37 bids
    – A #8 CPV in CGC 9.4 auctioned for $338 with 35 bids
    – A #12 CPV in CGC 9.8 auctioned for $459 with 21 bids
    – A #2 CPV in CGC 9.8 auctioned for $638 with 38 bids
    – A #3 CPV in CGC 9.6 auctioned for $260 with 25 bids
    – A #1 CPV in CGC 9.6 auctioned for $260 with 20 bids
    – A #8 raw CPV described as VG/FN auctioned for $140.73 with 47 bids

    And some other CPV auction results of note:

    – Detective Comics CPVs for issues #576 in CGC 9.6, #577 in CGC 9.4, and #578 in CGC 9.4 auctioned for $357, $207.50, and $182.50 respectively
    – A West Coast Avengers #1 CPV in CGC 9.6 found a bidder at $179.99
    – An Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 CPV in CGC 8.0 auctioned for $138.81 with 28 bids
    – A TMNT Adventures (1988) DIRECT #1 CPV in CGC 9.6 auctioned for $541 with 39 bids
    – A raw TMNT Adventures (1988) DIRECT #1 CPV described as VF auctioned for $223.69 with 54 bids
    – A TMNT Adventures (1988) NEWSSTAND #2 CPV in CGC 9.8 auctioned for $336 with 30 bids
    – A New Teen Titans #26 CPV in CGC 9.8 auctioned for $262 with 21 bids
    – A Swamp Thing #21 CPV in CGC 9.4 auctioned for $152.50
    – A Batman #404 CPV in CGC 9.2 auctioned for $147.50
    – A Batman #357 CPV in CBCS 9.2 auctioned for $238.50 with 40 bids
    – An Amazing Spider-Man #252 CPV in CGC 9.6 auctioned for $911
    – A Fantastic Four #258 CPV in CGC 9.6 auctioned for $157.50
    – An Alpha Flight #17 CPV in CGC 9.6 auctioned for $217.50
    – An Alpha Flight #1 CPV in CGC 9.6 auctioned for $307.51
    – A raw Star Wars #68 CPV described as VF/NM auctioned for $455 with 48 bids

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