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9 Undervalued Silver Keys

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Low $250
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Mid $600
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High $3.3k
  • 1st appearance of Sgt. Nick Fury
  • 1st team appearance of the Howling Commandos: Happy Sam Sawyer, Dino Manelli, Dum Dum Dugan, Junior Juniper, Rebel Ralston and Gabe Jones
  • [December 2020 - Fury confirmed to lead his own series alongside Talos in Secret Invasion]
Low $650
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Mid $3.6k
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High $17k
  • 🏅 #9 on the Hot 10
  • 1st appearance of Doctor Strange
  • 1st appearance of the Ancient One, former Sorcerer Supreme
  • 1st appearance of Wong, Doctor Strange's assistant
  • 1st appearance of Nightmare, in shadows
  • [December 2020 -Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness, debuts March 25, 2022 and will introduce America Chavez]
  • THIS WEEK'S TOP RECORD BREAKERS [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 8.0 sold for $15,600 [$8,600 in 2015] +81%
  • 6.0 sold for $8,095 [$5,022 in Mar] +61%
  • 4.0 sold for $3,400 [$2,995 in Jan] +14%
  • Many classic characters were introduced in anthology titles, Thor in Journey Into Mystery and Iron Man in Tales of Suspense but unlike the other two, Doctor Strange did not appear on the cover which causes this book to be overlooked
  • Until this latest 6.0 sale, there was a difference of $10,000 between Strange Tales #110 compared to Journey Into Mystery #83 and Tales of Suspense #39
  • Whoever purchased the 8.0 for double the previous high actually got an incredible deal on the book
  • For one, there are only about 100 copies that are graded higher than 8.0
  • Also, the $15k purchase is still half the average price paid for Iron Man and Thor’s first appearances
  • While Iron Man and Thor may be considered more popular, all three issues are comparatively similar having been released within a year of one another and register approximately 1,600 graded copies in existence
  • Strange Tales #110 is currently undervalued
Low $1.5k
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Mid $4.5k
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High $16k
  • 🏅 #5 on the Hot 10
  • 1st appearance and origin of Daredevil, Matt Murdock
  • 1st appearance of Foggy Nelson
  • 1st appearance of Karen Page
  • THIS WEEK'S TOP RECORD BREAKERS [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 4.5 sold for $6,000 [$4,111 in Mar] +46%
  • 1.8 sold for $1,876 [$961 in Sept] +95%
  • 1.0 sold for $2,464 [$1,700 in Dec] +45%
  • In June 2020, we predicted Daredevil #1 was grossly undervalued and would soon experience a price correction
  • After spending much of 2021 on the Hot List, we’d love to brag about our mutant abilities to see into the future but the truth is much simpler than that
  • Anticipating a comic book’s increase in value can be determined by analyzing comparable items
  • For example, in 2015/16, The Incredible Hulk #1 graded 5.5 jumped from an average sale of $8k to $15k
  • The Fantastic Four #1 averaged $7500 in the same grade throughout 2015/2016 then in 2017 increased to an average sale of $12k and even more in 2018
  • There is a cyclical aspect to Blue Chip Key Issues correcting in price that occurs over the course of years to match other comparable books that have increased in value
Low $160
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Mid $550
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High $1.7k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Zatanna
  • [March 2021 - WB is developing a film with Emerald Fennell (Anna Karenina) attached to write
Low $150
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Mid $500
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High $1.5k
  • 1st meeting of Avengers and X-Men
  • 1st battle of Avengers vs X-Men
  • 1st appearance of Lucifer, a member of the Quist alien race
Low $100
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Mid $300
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High $1k
  • 1st appearance of Ka-Zar in the Silver Age
  • 1st appearance of Zabu, Ka-Zar's saber-toothed tiger sidekick
  • Introduction of the Savage Land
Low $200
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Mid $850
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High $2.5k
  • 1st appearance of Gwen Stacy
  • 1st appearance of Harry Osborn
Low $340
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Mid $1.1k
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High $3.8k
  • 1st full appearance of Galactus
  • 2nd appearance and 1st cover appearance of the Silver Surfer
  • 1st appearance of the Punisher, a cyborg servant of Galactus
Low $180
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Mid $680
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High $2.7k
  • 1st appearance of the Kingpin, Wilson Fisk