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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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87 thoughts on “Canadian Price Variants: Noteworthy Sales

  1. Hi everyone, an ASM #238 variant in CGC 9.2 sold yesterday on eBay as a “Best offer accepted” listing — with this type of sale, instead of showing the actual sale price itself in the sold listings section, eBay shows the original asking price slashed through with a line and the words “best offer accepted” underneath. I.e. they do not directly reveal the actual accepted price. There are some services out there you can pay for to learn sales prices like these.

    But there’s also a free way to “tease out” the likely accepted price within a very small margin of error and I wanted to use this opportunity to walk through how to do that for anyone who might not already be familiar with the technique:

    The first step is to come up with a search term that will give us a huge number of recent sales (you’ll see why we want a huge number of recent sales in a moment) — what I like to do is search on just the grade in question, i.e in this case I’d search eBay on the term “CGC 9.2”:

    Then along the left-hand column of the page, select to see Sold Items only:

    Next, near the top right of the resulting page, use the feature to sort the results ordered by highest price + shipping:

    Note that this will now sort each of the results in the order of the highest total sale price with shipping to your zip code — and so using this technique we won’t see the total sale price with shipping to the buyer’s zip code (or the buyer’s country if outside the US) for each listing, and that makes this technique imperfect but still pretty close.

    Now, all we need to do is find the listing in question among the results — in this case we’re looking the ASM #238 variant which I found quickly by doing a find-in-page (control-F on a PC) on the word “Canadian” where I found the listing on page 1 of the sorted results — and we also need to find two “anchor” listings above and below it where the sale price is exact (i.e. as either a buy-it-now or an auction result).

    Using those two known sale price anchors, we in turn know that the accepted offer is between the two, due to how eBay has sorted the results from highest to lowest with shipping (and again, we’ll have a margin of error within the shipping price variation because eBay is sorting based on the shipping cost to your zip code not the actual shipping cost paid by the buyer of each of the shown listings).

    Here below is a screenshot of the ASM #238 listing we were looking for with two known price anchors above and below:

    Based on the above, the total with shipping for the top anchor is $776.58, while the total with shipping for the bottom anchor is $770 — thus the total with shipping for the ASM 238 (again to our zip code which may differ from what the actual buyer paid whose location is unknown) should fall in between those two.

    With best-offer listings the buyer and seller usually agree on a “round number” so I’d guess that number in this case would be an even $775 shipped — or $750 plus $25 shipping (which once again is the cost to my zip code and may not be what the buyer paid in shipping depending on their shipping distance from the seller). Thus with the above technique we are able to “tease out” the likely range of accepted price to a narrow margin for this ASM #238 variant and this same technique can be used for investigating any best-offer sale.

    – Ben

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  2. Mr. Price Variant says:

    Hi Ben,

    I would like to let everyone know that today on November 4th 2018 a Thor 337 CGC 9.8 Canadian price variant sold for $911.00! which surpasses the previous high sale of $513.00 from earlier this year.

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  3. jimmyimpossible says:

    Hey guys. Love the site and thrilled with the 2019 version of the guide. I know raws are a bit harder to track and trust the advertised grade, but here are some significant variant sales I’ve had recently. (Prices in Canadian dollars.)

    I had a nice little compilation image done up, but couldn’t figure out how to load it. But here they are:

    Transformers #1 VF C $175 (~$135 US) – Nov 3
    Amazing Spider-Man #252 VF+ C $150 (~115 US) – Sep 11
    Batman #386 NM- C $185 (~$140 US) – Sep 8

    Some other lower tier sales:
    Suicide Squad #1 VF- C $55 (~$42 US)
    Amazing Spider-Man #275 VF+ C $40 (~$30 US)
    Spectacular Spider-Man #90 VF+ C $45 (~$35 US)

    I also made a nice flip profit on a CGC 8.0 Punisher #1 Limited Series that was not labeled as being “Canadian Variant” or anything. I rectified that all the way to C $85 (~$65 US). 🙂

    There was also a Batman #386 VF that sold for C $112.50 (~$86 US) recently (Oct 22) that never advertised itself as a CPV.

    I hope this doesn’t come off as a “tooting my own horn” exercise, as it’s not. I use the guide A LOT and want it to be as accurate as possible. Cheers.

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  4. Hi everyone, a reader wrote in by email to Doug to share two recent variant sales of theirs on eBay from “EH”BCDevo’s Comics; they also noted that both items sold within 6 hours of being listed. The two sales were the Marvel Movie Showcase #1 variant in CGC 7.5 for C $299.99 ($226.53 US), and the Tales of the Teen Titans #44 variant in CGC 9.2 for C $149.99 ($109.45 US). Below is an eBay screenshot of these two sales (note that the prices in the screenshot are currency-adjusted to USD as of the moment I took the screenshot so that’s why they show a few cents different from the reported USD conversion amounts at the time of the sale).

    While over on eBay, I also noticed a few other noteworthy variant sales that have taken place recently:

    • Amazing Spider-Man #252 variant in CGC 8.0 sold for $188.77:

    • Uncanny X-Men #164 variant in CGC 9.2 sold for $118.50:

    • Web of Spider-Man #1 variant in CGC 9.6 sold for $250:

    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #1 variant (1988 mini-series) in CGC 9.8 sold for $372:

    • Uncanny X-Men #205 variant in CGC 9.8 sold for $249.95:

    – Ben

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  5. “EH”BCDevo’s Comics (on eBay) just sold an Amazing Spider-Man #265 CGC 9.2 Canadian Price Variant 1st Appearance of Silver Sable for $169.99 CDN or $128.03 USD.
    Also, the store currently has listed an Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 Canadian Price Variant at 9.0 (Raw) for $84.99 CDN or $64.01 USD! Cheers.

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  6. Hi everyone, hope those who celebrated had a very Happy Thanksgiving! Here below are some recent noteworthy variant sales examples; the Batman #357 variant must have sold very quickly because that particular issue is on my eBay alerts list and it sold before eBay even had a chance to email me that the listing was available! Ebay shows a sale price of C $750 ($566.81 USD). For the Alpha Flight #33 and Secret Wars #8 listings sold at best-offer, using the technique described previously [ described here: https://rarecomics.wordpress.com/2018/10/29/canadian-price-variants-noteworthy-sales/#comment-1452 ] we can estimate that the Alpha Flight #33 variant sold for somewhere in the neighborhood of $230 USD, and that the Secret Wars #8 variant sold for somewhere in the neighborhood of $475 USD.

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    • Wow, a strong auction result for a mis-listed variant… I think this shows that mis-listed-variant-hunters are growing in number out there and are willing to bid aggressively for seldom-seen variants in high grade. I wonder what price the seller would have achieved had they actually realized they owned a variant and listed it properly (with “Canadian” or “Canadian Price Variant” in the listing title)?

      – Ben

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  7. An eBay auction for a CGC 9.8 95¢ variant copy of Batman #386 ended tonight with a winning bid of $2,025 — it is screencaptured below together with a recent CGC 9.8 direct edition sale for contrast: the variant went for >4x the amount.

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    • varyant555 says:

      Hi Ben,

      That Batman 386 CGC 9.8 CPV Ebay sale was truly an eye opening high end sale. If the upcoming February 2020 Birds of Prey movie turns out to be a big success, the book could possibly rocket in value.

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    • Thanks for the attempt at including the image, I appreciate you taking the time to try! I hope WordPress may come out with a method that is easier in a future version for sharing images in the comments forum. Meantime, here is the image below, and thanks again for taking a stab at including it in your comment. – Ben 🙂

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      • varyant555 says:

        On February 16th 2019 on Ebay a Swamp Thing 37 CGC 5.5 FN- CPV sold for $299.95. Imagine what a 9.8 CPV copy of that book would go for on Ebay?

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  8. A Thing #35 CGC 9.8 CPV sold on eBay recently as a best-offer listing. Using the technique described previously of looking at sold listings sorted from highest to lowest, it would appear to have sold in the neighborhood of $580. Here is a screenshot with higher and lower “anchors” with known/shown sales prices:

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  9. Here are some other recent noteworthy CPV sales:
    – ASM #252 variant in CGC 9.8 auctioned for $1102
    – Marvel Graphic Novel #4 variant in CGC 9.8 auctioned for $1075
    – ASM #238 variant in CGC 9.4 auctioned for $781
    – X-Factor #1 variant in CGC 9.8 sold buy-it-now for $424.95
    – Transformers #1 variant in CGC 9.4 sold buy-it-now for $399.95
    – ASM #252 variant in CGC 9.6 auctioned for $360
    – B&V #320 variant in CGC 8.0 sold buy-it-now for $350
    – Justice League #1 variant in CGC 9.8 auctioned for $342
    – Crisis on Infinite Earths #7 variant in CGC 9.4 sold buy-it-now for $299.95
    – Punisher #2 variant in CGC 9.4 sold buy-it-now for $299.95
    – Punisher #5 variant in CGC 9.2 sold buy-it-now for $299.95
    – ASM #252 variant in CGC 9.2 sold buy-it-now for $297.64
    – Thing #1 variant in CGC 9.8 sold buy-it-now for $295

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    • jimmyimpossible says:

      Great work Ben! I’ve noticed that Thundercats before and was confused about how it could be a Canadian Newsstand Price Variant, yet didn’t have a barcode. Oh, and the back ad on the non-first prints are for Madballs. You must be too young to remember those. 🙂

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  10. jimmyimpossible says:

    Quite a few CPV’s sold in an auction last night. Many lower grades. Couple of note:

    Web of Spider-Man #1 CGC 9.6 $202.50 CAD (~$150 USD): https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Web-of-Spider-Man-1-CGC-9-6-75-Cent-Canadian-Newsstand-Variant/293003397349?hash=item44385d08e5:g:9ekAAOSwPM9cgQKT

    I thought it would go higher to be honest.

    A raw Thor 337, estimated VF $70 CAD (~$50): https://www.ebay.ca/itm/The-Mighty-Thor-337-75-Cent-Canadian-Newsstand-Variant-1st-Beta-Ray-Bill-VF/303093240200?hash=item4691c3d188:g:kqEAAOSwJ-xcgCII

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  11. Hi everyone, here’s a sampling of recent noteworthy CPV sales:

    $299.99 – Punisher Limited Series #3 CPV in CGC 9.4
    $149.99 – Detective Comics #576 CPV in CGC 9.4
    $390.00 – Alpha Flight #1 CPV in CGC 9.8
    $199.00 – Thor #339 CPV in CGC 9.8
    $649.00 – Thor #337 CPV in CGC 9.8
    $149.00 – Justice League Annual #2 CPV in CGC 9.6
    $199.00 – Amazing Spider-Man #253 CPV in CGC 9.8
    $175.00 – Swamp Thing #25 CPV in CGC 9.6
    $152.50 – Amazing Spider-Man #238 CPV in CBCS 6.5
    $312.99 – Amazing Spider-Man #239 CPV in CGC 9.6
    $166.50 – X-Men #201 CPV in CGC 9.6
    $401.00 – Amazing Spider-Man #238 CPV in CGC 9.0
    $229.00 – Batman #423 CPV in CGC 8.5 (Varyant555 already pointed this one out)
    $299.00 – Sonic the Hedgehog #0 CPV in CGC 9.6
    $99.99 – Hawkeye #1 CPV in CGC 9.4
    $575.00 – X-Men #164 CPV in CGC 9.8
    $249.95 – Punisher Limited Series #4 CPV in CGC 9.4

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  12. Hi everyone, just wanted to add a note in the comments forum thread here to “mark” the point in time of CGC’s announcement: CGC announced that as of May 6, 2019, they will label as “Canadian Price Variant” going forward 🙂

    For future CGC-graded variant sales documented here, it will be worth noting which label the sold book carried — the “old label” reading “Canadian Edition” or the “new label” reading “Canadian Price Variant”.

    – Ben

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  13. Someone mentioned to me this ASM #238 CGC 9.6 variant sale (below) on eBay but I couldn’t find it at first… turns out that was because I was searching on the word “Canadian” but that word wasn’t in their listing title (they put “CDN” instead). I ultimately found it by instead searching on “Price Variant”:

    p.s. The slab has the old “Canadian Edition” labeling, not the new “Canadian Price Variant” labeling.

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  14. Here’s a sampling of some recent eBay sales screenshots, I checked each of the listings to see if it was the new Canadian Price Variant label but none were.

    $1000 — Thor #337 variant in CGC 9.8
    $600 — Detective Comics #523 variant in CGC 9.8
    $600 — Wonder Woman #9 variant in CGC 9.4
    $335 — ASM #252 variant in CGC 9.6
    $316 — ASM #238 variant in CGC 8.5
    $235 — Thor #337 variant in CGC 9.4

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  15. Angelo says:

    Jimmyimpossible – Interesting sale considering that Marvel Tails #1 (CPV) only had OFF-WHITE PAGES. This character shows lots of future potential on the small and big screen given the positive reviews he got from the animated Spider-Verse movie.

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  16. Hi everyone, first time since CGC’s new-type-1a-labeling announcement that I’ve spotted a new “Canadian Price Variant” labeled copy hit eBay: it was an Avengers #257 variant in 9.8 (one of only three on record to date in that grade according to the census, wow!).

    It auctioned off for $932.23 with 24 bids, a result which represents more than a 5x premium over what direct editions of the issue in 9.8 have been fetching at auction recently.

    Some other June noteworthy sales spotted on eBay all had the old “Canadian Edition” label and included a Justice League #1 variant in CGC 9.8, X-Factor #1 variant in CGC 9.8, and X-Men #201 variant in CGC 9.4, all of which are shown as having sold on a buy-it-now at the asking price; and then at auction there was a Marvel Tails #1 variant in CGC 9.8 and a Ghost Rider #81 variant in CGC 9.6:

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  17. A few recent noteworthy eBay CPV sales, including two with the new CGC “Canadian Price Variant” labeling. The two with the new labeling were an ASM #239 variant in CGC 9.4 which auctioned for $120.50, and a Thor #337 variant in CGC 9.8 which auctioned for $932. Other noteworthy sales include a Punisher #2 variant in CGC 9.8 at $380.79, a Wonder Woman #1 variant in CGC 9.8 at $456.94, a raw Batman #357 variant described as very fine at $129.99, a Spectacular Spider-Man #101 variant in CGC 9.6 at $133.27 (superb black and white John Byrne cover on that issue!), a Web of Spider-Man #1 variant in CGC 9.6 at $229.99, and a Care Bears #1 variant in CGC 9.8 which auctioned for $517.

    Here are the two slabs with the new Canadian Price Variant labels:


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  18. Hi everyone, here’s a sampling of some recent CPV sales of note:

    – Transformers #2 CPV in CGC 9.2, $145
    – Wonder Woman #300 CPV in PGX 9.2, $79.99
    – Uncanny X-Men #200 CPV in CGC 9.8, $150.56
    – Daredevil #232 CPV in CGC 9.8, $199.99
    – Transformers #4 CPV in CGC 9.8, $225.84
    – Secret Wars #8 CPV in CGC 9.6, $375.65
    – Amazing Spider-Man #238 CPV in CGC 6.5, $210
    – Uncanny X-Men #164 CPV in CGC 9.6, $185
    – Alpha Flight #1 CPV in CGC 9.6, $199.95
    – Punisher #1 CPV in CGC 9.0, $270
    – Swamp Thing #21 CPV in CGC 9.2, $220
    – Uncanny X-Men #169 CPV in CGC 9.6, $100
    – Wonder Woman #1 CPV in CGC 9.4, $131.74
    – Tales of the Teen Titans #44 CPV in CGC 9.4, $169.38
    – Batman #359 CPV in CGC 9.2, $175
    – Daring Adventures of Supergirl #1 CPV in CGC 9.8, $149.95
    – Secret Wars #8 CPV in CGC SS 9.6, $399.99
    – Secret Wars #8 CPV in CBCS SS 9.2, $188.20
    – Batman #359 CPV in CGC 9.8, $679.99

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  19. Hi everyone, someone let me know that over on ComicLink a new “Canadian Price Variant” labeled Tales of the Teen Titans #44 CPV in CGC 9.6 auctioned off for $338. ComicLink Listed it as Canadian Price Variant in the auction, going by the label. Some others in the auction carried the old “Canadian Edition” label and ComicLink listed them the old way, e.g. Longshot #2 CPV in CGC 9.8, which went for #160, and Secret Wars #5 CPV in CGC 9.8 which went for $222 both carried the old label name.

    Over on eBay, some of the recent noteworthy sales include:
    • Longshot #1 CPV in CGC 9.6 = $127.99
    • Machine Man #1 CPV in CGC 9.8 = $125
    • Amazing Spider-Man #253 CPV in CGC 9.6 = $159
    • Detective Comics #532 CPV in CGC 9.6 = $129
    • Thor #337 CPV in CGC SS 9.6 = $305
    • Uncanny X-Men #161 CPV in CGC 9.6 = $120
    • Amazing Spider-Man #252 CPV in CGC 9.6 = $399.99
    • G.I. Joe #21 CPV in CGC 8.5 at best offer somewhere around $330-349

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    • Thanks for sharing this! What I find so neat about this example is that it combines several big collecting themes that are in my “Top 10 themes” list — it is (1) a CPV, (2) has a one-off manufacturing error (Double Cover), (3) Classic cover, (4) Stan Lee Signature Series.

      If each of those themes is its own ‘circle’ in a Venn Diagram, then within the small intersection of all those circles lies that Secret Wars #8 example which just sold (and in 9.8 no less!). Very likely one-of-a-kind-level rarity there, and a sale that shows how rarity has such an important connection to the collectible value!

      – Ben

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  20. Angelo says:

    Looks like the Secret Wars 8 (9.8-9.8) SS Lee CPV is back on sale today. I don’t know what happened? Anyone here know who purchased the book and later declined? Or is there another story to this?

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  21. Hi everyone, my eBay trick to pin down accepted best offer amounts no longer works… unfortunately they have made a change and now sort the sold listings by the original asking price. But there were still some noteworthy buy-it-now sales this month, including:

    • Thor #337 CPV in CGC 9.6 = $379
    • Batman #358 CPV in CGC 9.0 = $130
    • Wonder Woman v2 #7 CPV in CGC 9.4 = $305
    • Transformers #1 CPV in CGC 9.0 = $227
    • Blade Runner #2 CPV in CGC 9.4 = $125
    • Thor #337 CPV in CGC 9.8 = $800
    • Batman #423 CPV in CGC 9.4 = $265

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  22. Hi everyone, we’re getting closer and closer to releasing our 2020 guide! Meantime, I was given a heads-up about a recent noteworthy sale from over the weekend, an ASM #252 variant in CGC 9.8 which auctioned for $1,748 over on eBay. In looking up the sale to take a screenshot, I noticed a few other noteworthy ASM CPV sales, all 9.8, clustered together from that day and the following day:

    • ASM #245 CPV in CGC 9.8 = $192
    • ASM #250 CPV in CGC 9.8 = $491
    • ASM #252 CPV in CGC 9.8 = $1748
    • ASM #253 CPV in CGC 9.8 = $427
    • ASM #254 CPV in CGC 9.8 = $257

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  23. Noteworthy CPV sales from May-July 2019, courtesy of CP Vicious! 🙂 Screenshots are below; CAD prices are shown. Looking up exchange rate data from the time, it fluctuated around the ~0.75 mark (so $1000 CAD was roughly $750 USD give or take, depending on the day) and for simplicity I’ve used 0.75x in the summary notes below.

    • Included among the below sales is the Marvel Tails #1 CPV in CGC 9.8 from June that we recorded previously at $609 — I am thinking eBay must have had bad currency conversion rate data showing in their sales section at the time of that screenshot (?) but whatever the reason, that has now been updated to $750 in the table.

    • ASM #252 CPV in CGC 9.4, $234 CAD = ~$175.50 USD

    • Punisher #2 CPV in CGC 9.8, $595 CAD = ~$446.25 USD

    • Punisher #5 CPV in CGC 9.4, $265 CAD = ~$198.75 USD

    • X-Men #201 CPV in CGC 9.4, $299.99 CAD = ~$225 USD

    • Detective #532 CPV in CGC 9.4, $149.99 CAD = ~$112.49 USD

    • Marvel Team-Up #141 CPV in CGC 9.4, $250 CAD = ~$187.50 USD

    • Booster Gold #1 CPV in CGC 9.8, $650 CAD = ~$487.50 USD

    • ASM #275 CPV in CGC 9.4, $125 CAD = ~$108.75 USD

    • Spectacular Spider-Man #90 CPV in CGC 8.5, $140 CAD = ~$105 USD

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  24. Hi everyone, here are some selected noteworthy CPV sales that took place on eBay since mid-November. Some are best-offer-accepted listings, where unfortunately my eBay trick to pin down accepted best offer amounts no longer works following a change eBay made, so I’ve excluded those from the below text summary but pictured some in the screenshot such as the ASM #233 CPV in CGC 9.8, Swamp Thing #37 CPV in CGC 8.0, B&V #320 CPV in CGC 9.0, and Voltron #1 CPV in CGC 9.6.

    • ASM #263 CPV in CGC 9.6 = ~$170
    • ASM #265 CPV in CGC 9.6 = ~$363
    • Detective #523 CPV in CBCS 9.0 = ~$170
    • Batman #365 CPV in CGC 9.4 = $145
    • Secret Wars #8 CPV in CGC 9.8 = $810
    • Star Wars #68 CPV in CGC 9.8 = ~$405
    • ASM #252 CPV in CGC 9.6 = ~$302
    • Secret Wars #1 CPV in CGC 9.8 = ~$339
    • Care Bears #1 CPV in CGC 9.8 = ~$455
    • Swamp Thing #37 CPV in CGC 5.0 = $82
    • ASM #256 CPV in CGC 9.6 = ~$163
    • Ewoks #1 CPV in CGC 9.4 = $124
    • Detective #525 CPV in CGC 9.6 = ~$180
    • GI Joe #21 CPV in CGC 8.4 = ~$182

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  25. Hi everyone, here are some selected noteworthy CPV sales that took place on eBay since the beginning of December:

    • Amazing Spider-Man #238 CPV in CGC 8.0 = $294
    • Secret Wars #8 CPV in CGC 9.6 = $421
    • Batman #353 CPV in CGC 9.4 = $220
    • Amazing Spider-Man #252 CPV in CGC 9.8 = $1,180
    • Amazing Spider-Man #238 CPV in CGC 9.6 = $1,625
    • Batman #368 CPV in CGC 9.8 = $237
    • X-Men #167 CPV in CGC 9.2 = $115
    • Marvel Tails #1 CPV in CGC 9.2 = $125
    • The Thing #1 CPV in CGC 9.8 = $150
    • X-Men #175 CPV in CGC 9.6 = $195
    • Secret Wars #8 CPV in CGC 9.8 = $840
    • Balder the Brave #1 CPV in CGC 9.8 = $175
    • Balder the Brave #2 CPV in CGC 9.8 = $175
    • Batman #386 CPV in CGC 9.6 = $402
    • Amazing Spider-Man #252 CPV in CGC 9.6 = $325
    • Detective Comics #576 CPV in CGC 9.8 = $745
    • Marvel Movie Showcase #1 CPV in CGC 8.5 = $350
    • Alpha Flight #1 CPV in CGC 9.8 = $390
    • Suicide Squad #1 CPV in CGC 9.6 = $179
    • Punisher #1 CPV in CGC 9.4 = $267
    • Justice League #1 CPV in CGC 9.8 = $208

    Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!

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  26. Hi everyone, a second ASM #238 CPV in CGC 9.2 that was also up for auction just ended at $460 yesterday, and here also are some other selected noteworthy CPV sales that took place on eBay since year-end:

    • Batman #423 CPV in CGC 9.4 = $349
    • Betty & Veronica #320 CPV in CGC 9.0 = $493
    • Amazing Spider-Man #238 CPV in CGC 9.2 = $460
    • Swamp Thing Annual #2 CPV in CGC 9.6 = $203
    • Marvel Graphic Novel #4 CPV in CGC 9.4 = $228
    • Detective Comics #524 CPV in CGC 9.6 = $337
    • Thor #337 CPV in CGC 9.6 = $222
    • Transformers #1 CPV raw (described as “high grade”) = $191
    • Thor #337 CPV in CGC 9.0 = $125
    • Swamp Thing #37 CPV in CGC 9.6 = $612
    • Thing #1 CPV in CGC 9.8 = $200
    • Marvel Team-Up #141 CPV in CGC 9.2 = $159

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  27. angelo virone says:

    BEN,
    Looks like that ASM 238 (9.8) CPV just sold for $4650. The winner was willing to go higher than the price he / she won it at. Considering the slump in the economy this is a great price!

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    • Considering the backdrop of last week’s panic on Wall Street, where assets of all stripes were being sold hard every single day of the week, I would agree that this was an impressive auction result for a noteworthy collectible asset amidst this environment. I have to wonder if the auction timing had been just one week earlier, if it might have closed 15% higher (or more) than where it did?

      Even so, as far as I am aware, $4,650 marks a new record high amount that we have observed to-date ever being achieved by a CPV, and this also marks the very first ASM #238 CPV in that coveted 9.8 tier that we’ve seen come to market since our guide first came out in 2017 (some 9.6’s, but this was the one and only 9.8 over these years that I’ve ever seen on the market so I’m sure a lot of other eyes were on it too)!

      Here below are some other recent CPV sales that I found noteworthy. Unfortunately a lot of them are best-offer-accepted and my old eBay trick no longer works to figure out the accepted amount, but there are also a couple of buy-it-now and auction results of note as well, including a Punisher #1 CPV in CGC 9.6 @ $409.72 and a Spectacular Spider-Man #90 CPV in CGC 9.4 @ $335.23.

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  28. angelo virone says:

    Ben, the fact that the seller of the ASM 238 (9.8) CPV did not allow anyone outside the USA to bid on his book was a big mistake and most probably limited his profits. I cannot understand why some sellers do that? If I were in his shoes I’d open the bidding to more than one country.

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    • Wow, I had no idea that that auction was closed to anyone outside the USA, thanks for sharing that intel Angelo. If solely US bidders were driving that $4650 result, one has to wonder how much higher it might have gone if the seller had chosen to participate in the eBay Global Shipping Program to expand the number of bidders allowed to participate? The US-only nature of the result at $4650 certainly suggests there is continued growing mainstream US appeal of Type 1A price variants out there, for US bidders alone to drive such a result.

      – Ben

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  29. varyant555 says:

    An Amazing Spider-Man 238 CGC 9.2 CPV just sold on 3/3/20 on Ebay for $999.99! an amazing sale for a 9.2 copy of that key book.

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    • jimmyimpossible says:

      Where was that buyer last month when mine sold at auction for $450 USD? Grrh!

      That seems like a massive overpay though.

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  30. angelo virone says:

    I know the seller and when I called to congratulate him on the phone he stated that the book sold for $700 and change. Ebay forgot to cross the price off and unfortunately the final discounted price did not appear but only the original asking one did.

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  31. angelo virone says:

    Would be interesting to hear the communities take on how the general economy is affecting investments in comics and CPV’s in particular?

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    • A good question Angelo. I’ll give my own answer with something anecdotal, which I’d categorize under “observing changes in my own behavior” which is that over the weekend there were two CPV auctions that I really wanted to bid on. I typically wait until the last minute to place a bid… And that was my plan. But I was so preoccupied with the current issues of the day that I completely and utterly forgot about the auctions. When a deadly virus is threatening the lives of elderly loved ones, and a 20% plunge in oil is threatening business clients, collecting comics just isn’t top-of-mind!

      – Ben

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