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Canadian Price Variants: Noteworthy Sales

This page continues the noteworthy sales section of our 2020 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 9.6 $2,300 Aug-18
Batman #386 CGC 9.8 $2,025 2/15/2019
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 9.6 $1,827 May-18
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
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 9.6 $1,673 5/14/2019
Batman #357 CGC 9.8 $1,500 Jan-18
Batman #408 CGC 9.8 $1,500 19-Nov
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.8 $1,282 Oct-18
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
Wolverine Limited Series #3 CGC 9.8 $1,000 2019
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $1,000 5/26/2019
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
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $932 7/2/2019
Avengers #257 CGC 9.8 $932 6/26/2019
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $911 11/4/2018
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $825 MCS, 2019
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 CGC 9.8 $801 7/2/2019
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $800 10/23/2019
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 9.4 $781 2/12/2019
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.6 $764 Aug-18
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
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
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
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
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
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
Amazing Spider-Man #250 CGC 9.8 $491 11/11/2019
Booster Gold #1 CGC 9.8 $487 4/29/2019
Batman #359 CGC 9.6 $477 Oct-18
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
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $452 2018
Thing #1 CGC 9.8 $450 2018
Tales of the Teen Titans #44 CGC 9.6 $448 10/1/2019
Punisher #2 CGC 9.8 $446 6/28/2019
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
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
Detective Comics #523 NM+ $396 2018
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $396 2018
Alpha Flight #1 CGC 9.8 $390 MCS, 4/24/2019
Transformers #1 CGC 9.6 $385 Oct-18
Punisher #1 CGC 9.6 $385 May-18
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
Uncanny X-Men #168 CGC 9.8 $361 4/30/2019
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.6 $360 1/29/2019
Marvel Team-Up #141 CGC 9.6 $359 DCW, 10/22/2018
Thor #337 CGC 9.6 $350 PNJ, 2019
Betty & Veronica #320 CGC 8.0 $350 2/28/2019
X-Factor #1 CGC 9.8 $350 6/16/2019
Justice League #1 CGC 9.8 $342 1/3/2019
Secret Wars #1 CGC 9.8 $339 11/17/2019
TMNT Adventures #1 (Direct) CGC 9.8 $338 11/4/2018
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.6 $335 5/26/2019
Batman #366 NM $330 2018
Daredevil #232 CGC 9.8 $328 6/5/2019
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, 2019
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.4 $300 MCS, 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
Sonic the Hedge Hog #0 CGC 9.6 $299 4/14/2019
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.2 $298 1/9/2019
Thing #1 CGC 9.8 $295 2/23/2019
Wolverine Limited Series #4 CGC 9.8 $294 2017
Uncanny X-Men #164 CGC 9.6 $290 Sep-18
Web of Spider-Man #1 CGC 9.8 $282 MCS, 2019
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
Punisher #1 CGC 9.0 $270 MCS, 8/3/2019
Batman #369 CGC 9.8 $270 PNJ, 3/16/2018
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
Amazing Spider-Man #254 CGC 9.8 $257 11/11/2019
Avengers #257 CGC 9.6 $255 Sep-18
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
Amazing Spider-Man #263 CGC 9.6 $249 Jul-18
Brave and the Bold #200 CGC 9.6 $242 PNJ, 12/13/2017
Jonah Hex #92 CGC 9.6 $240 19-Nov
Thor #337 CGC 9.4 $235 5/17/2019
Detective Comics #523 CGC 9.4 $232 PNJ, 12/14/2017
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
Batman #423 CGC 8.5 $229 4/15/2019
Uncanny X-Men #201 CGC 9.4 $228 6/14/2019
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
Thor #337 CGC 9.2 $225 MCS, 2019
Secret Wars #5 CGC 9.8 $222 10/1/2019
Swamp Thing #21 CGC 9.2 $220 MCS, 8/5/2019
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
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 6.5 $210 7/16/2019
Justice League #1 CGC 9.8 $209 PNJ, 1/17/2018
Marvel Movie Showcase #1 CGC 7.5 $208 2018
Spider-Woman #50 CGC 9.8 $205 PNJ, 2019
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
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
Amazing Spider-Man #245 CGC 9.8 $192 11/10/2019
Avengers #257 CGC 9.2 $190 2019
Batman #366 CGC 9.0 $190 Jun-18
Batman #366 CGC 9.2 $189 Mar-18
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 8.0 $189 11/11/2018
Uncanny X-Men #164 CGC 9.6 $185 7/22/2019
Spectacular Spider-Man #85 CGC 9.8 $180 PNJ, 2019
Batman #353 CGC 9.8 $179 DCW, 2018
Batman #359 CGC 9.2 $175 MCS, 8/8/2019
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
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 CGC 8.5 $174 Aug-18
Tales of the Teen Titans #44 CGC 9.4 $170 PNJ, 12/14/2017
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
Uncanny X-Men #201 CGC 9.6 $167 4/15/2019
Batman #359 CGC 9.0 $165 PNJ, 12/13/2017
Longshot #2 CGC 9.8 $160 10/1/2019
Amazing Spider-Man #238 VF- $160 PNJ, 2/23/2018
Amazing Spider-Man #253 CGC 9.6 $159 9/14/2019
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Batman #365 CGC 9.6 $155 PNJ, 6/22/2018
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CBCS 6.5 $153 4/21/2019
Uncanny X-Men #200 CGC 9.8 $151 7/8/2019
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
Justice League Annual #2 CGC 9.6 $149 4/22/2019
Transformers #2 CGC 9.2 $145 MCS, 7/6/2019
Batman #386 NM- $140 9/8/2018
Thor #337 CGC 9.4 $140 PNJ, 12/7/2017
Transformers #1 VF $135 11/3/2018
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1 CGC 9.6 $135 DCW, 10/24/2018
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
Batman #358 CGC 9.0 $130 MCS, 2019
Batman #357 VF $130 6/29/2019
Detective Comics #532 CGC 9.6 $129 9/15/2019
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
Blade Runner #2 CGC 9.4 $125 DCW, 10/15/2019
Marvel Tails #1 CGC 9.2 $125 MCS, 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
Amazing Spider-Man #239 CGC 9.4 $121 7/2/2019
Uncanny X-Men #171 CGC 9.6 $120 9/28/2019
Thor #337 CGC 9.2 $120 PNJ, 1/20/2018
Uncanny X-Men #164 CGC 9.2 $119 11/11/2018
Thor #339 CGC 9.8 $119 DCW, 2018
Amazing Spider-Man #252 VF+ $115 9/11/2018
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #21 CGC 9.0 $115 2018
Amazing Spider-Man #253 CGC 9.2 $114 11/2/2018
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
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
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
Marvel Tails #1 VF/NM $95 Sep-18
Wonder Woman #7 CGC 9.2 $95 DCW, 2018
Batman #384 CGC 9.4 $93 PNJ, 2019
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
Avengers #250 CGC 9.6 $89 DCW, 2018
Fantastic Four #262 CGC 9.8 $89 DCW, 2018
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
Unknown Soldier #268 CGC 9.0 $80 19-Jun
Wonder Woman #300 PGX 9.2 $80 7/7/2019
Alpha Flight #33 CGC 9.4 $79 DCW, 2018
Avengers #257 CGC 9.0 $79 DCW, 2018
Spectacular Spider-Man #90 CGC 9.0 $76 Feb-18
Alpha Flight #1 CGC 9.4 $75 DCW, 2018
Daredevil #197 CGC 9.4 $75 DCW, 2018
G.I. Combat #288 NM $70 PNJ, 2019
New Mutants #8 CGC 9.2 $69 11/22/2018
Avengers #266 CGC 9.4 $57 PNJ, 1/18/2018

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84 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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