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X-Teams

A categorical listing of X-Teams curated by Key Collector Comics.

Low $3.1k
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Mid $9.2k
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High $38.5k
  • 🏅 #3 on the Hot 10
  • 1st team appearance of the X-Men: Cyclops, Jean Grey aka Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel, Beast, Professor X and Magneto
  • Homo Superior concept, coined by Magneto to describe humans born with special abilities introduced in this issue
  • Many collectors who are interested in purchasing high-end keys know that the big Blue Chip books are going to become far more unattainable rather than head in the other direction
  • X-Men #1 is one such key
  • Take a look the trajectory of X-Men #1 for average sales of books graded 8.0:
  • 2002-2005 sold for $4,500
  • 2006-2008 sold for $6,500
  • 2009-2017 sold for $12k
  • 2018 - 2020 sold for $25k
  • 2021 sold for $50k
  • This week a Heritage Auction sale closed at $50,400 which is an astounding 68% increase over the all-time high of $30k in 2019
  • Also this week, a 9.0 graded copy with white/off white pages sold for $78,000, +50% higher than the previous record of $52k
  • CGC 2.5 sold for $7,200, +22% higher than 2020’s all-time high sale of $5,880
  • And a 1.0 graded copy inched up $100 from December’s $3,100 sale
  • 10 years ago a 1.0 had a high sale of $523
  • 5 years ago a 1.0 hit $1,000 for the first time
  • 2020 and 2021 both posted $3k+ sales
  • But this book is still charging up and when it’s ready to take-off, it’s going to be a rocket
Low $340
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Mid $925
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High $4.4k
  • 1st team appearance of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants led by Magneto
  • 1st appearance of Scarlet Witch
  • 1st appearance of Quicksilver
  • 1st appearance of Mastermind, later assumes the identity of Jason Wyngarde
  • 1st appearance of Toad
  • 2nd appearance of Magneto
  • Although the Scarlet Witch's costume is colored green on the cover, it is red in the story
  • [December 2020 - Evan Peters listed as a cast member in WandaVision via Chrome TV lends greater credence to the rumor that he'll appear as Quicksilver]
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High $100
  • 1st cameo team appearance of Alpha Flight
  • 1st cameo appearance of Sasquatch,
  • 1st cameo appearance of Aurora
  • 1st cameo appearance of Shaman
  • 1st cameo appearance of Snow-Bird
  • 1st cameo appearance of Northstar
  • [June 2020 - Alpha Flight rumored to make an appearance in the MCU]
Low $12
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Mid $45
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High $140
  • The Dark Phoenix Saga Part 1
  • 1st appearance of Kitty Pryde
  • 1st appearance of Emma Frost, the White Queen
  • 1st cameo team appearance of The Hellfire Club (in shadows)
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Mid $30
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High $100
  • 1st team appearance of New Mutants: Cannonball (1st), Psyche (1st), Wolfsbane (1st), Karma (1st), Sunspot (1st)
  • Psyche aka Dani Moonstar later becomes Mirage (top female Marvel character)
  • 1st appearance of the White Rook, a member of the Hellfire Club
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Mid $5
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High $15
  • 1st appearance of Puck, a superb fighter with no mutant powers
  • 1st appearance of Marrina, wife of Namor
  • 1st appearance of Tundra, a member of the Great Beasts
  • 1st cameo appearance of Wild Child
  • 1st appearance of Madison Jeffries
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Mid $4
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High $12
  • 1st appearance of James Proudstar, the second Thunderbird (in a Hellions costume), later becomes Warpath
  • 1st team appearance of the Hellions: Roulette, Empath, Jetstream, Tarot, Thunderbird, Cat's Eye
Low $1
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Mid $2
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High $9
  • 1st appearance of Rachel Summers as the second Phoenix
  • The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants becomes the Freedom Force: Mystique, Blob, Destiny, Spiral, Avalanche and Pyro
Low $2
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Mid $5
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High $12
  • 1st appearance of Rusty Collins and Cameron Hodge
  • 2nd cameo appearance of Cable as a baby
  • 1st team appearance of X-Factor: Cyclops, Jean Grey, Beast, Iceman, Angel
Low $3
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Mid $9
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High $15
  • 1st cameo team appearance of The Marauders: Arclight, Harpoon, Riptide, Vertigo, Scalphunter and Scrambler
Low $1
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Mid $2
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High $7
  • 1st appearance of the X-Babies (X-Men transformed into children, later official first appearance in X-Men Annual #12)
  • Longshot joins the X-Men
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Mid $2
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High $3
  • 1st appearance of Gomi, a cyborg with two cybernetically-enhanced lobsters
  • 1st appearance of Bill and Don the lobster
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Mid $2
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High $5
  • 1st team appearance of Excalibur: Captain Britain, Meggan, Rachel Summers as Phoenix, Kitty Pryde, Lockheed, Nightcrawler
  • *note: there are two first print versions: one is more scarce (pictured) and doesn't display a price. The other shows a price of $3.25. Everything $3.50 and above are later printings
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High $8
  • 1st team appearance of The X-Terminators: Boom Boom, Rictor, Rusty Collins, Skids, Leech, Artie Maddicks, Whiz Kid (1st)
  • [February 2020 - rumors are circulating that Wiz Kid will appear in the Shang-Chi movie]
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Mid $2
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High $4
  • 1st team appearance of X-Force: Cable, Shatterstar, Feral, Cannonball, Boom Boom, Domino, Warpath
  • The New Mutants become X-Force, renamed by Cable
  • Stryfe is revealed to be a clone of Cable
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High $5
  • 1st appearance of the X-Men Gold team: Storm, Archangel, Colossus, Iceman and Jean Grey
  • 1st team appearance of the X-Men Blue team: Cyclops, Wolverine, Gambit, Rogue, Psylocke and Beast
  • 1st team appearance of The Acolytes: Fabian Cortez, Annie-Marie Cortez, Chrome, Nance Winters, Delgado
  • Best-selling comic of all-time with sales of 8.1 million copies
  • Preview of Omega Red, character sketch in the final pages of the issue
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Mid $3
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High $12
  • 1st cover and cameo appearance of Bishop (final panel)
  • 1st cameo team appearance of the X.S.E., the Xavier Security Enforcers: Bishop, Malcolm, Randall
  • *increased momentum of sales for Bishop's first appearance presumably due to speculation surrounding his connection to time travel and the recent rumor that Kang will be introduced to the MCU
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High $3
  • 1st team appearance of the X-Men 2099: Cerebra, Desert Ghost, Meanstreak, Serpentina, Krystalin, Fitzgerald, Metalhead
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High $3
  • 1st appearance of Chamber
  • 1st appearance of Emplate (Marius St. Croix) a psychic vampire
  • 1st cameo appearance of Penance, later revealed to be the real Monet St. Croix
  • Chromium wraparound cover
Low $1
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Mid $3
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High $10
  • 1st appearance of Bedlam, a mutant who can disrupt tech with psionic pulses
  • 1st appearance of Christopher AKA Terrence Aronson, brother of Jesse and a telepath
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Mid $2
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High $3
  • 1st team appearance of the X-Ternals: Gambit, Jubilee, Strong Guy, Lila Cheney, Sunspot
Low $1
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Mid $2
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High $7
  • 1st team appearance of the Ultimate X-Men: Professor X, Marvel Girl, Cyclops, Storm, Colossus, Beast, Iceman
Low $3
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Mid $9
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High $30
  • 1st team appearance of X-Statix: Battering Ram, Gin Genie, La Nuit, Plazm, Sluk, Zeitgeist (1st), Doop (1st) and U-Go Girl
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Mid $2
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High $5
  • 1st appearance of Cassandra Nova, a parasite from the astral plane who replicated the DNA of Charles Xavier while still in utero
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Mid $2
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High $3
  • 1st team appearance of the X-Treme X-Men: Storm, Beast, Bishop, Sage, Psylocke, Thunderbird (Shaara)
  • 1st appearance of Vargas, the next step in human evolution
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Mid $2
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High $4
  • 1st team appearance of the Exiles, an often alternating roster of out-of-place heroes from different dimensions
  • 1st full appearance of Morph, a character who transforms into other characters for comedic effect, introduced in the X-Men animated series briefly but with an unrecognizably different visual design
  • 1st full appearance of Nocturne, the daughter of Nightcrawler from an alternate reality
  • 1st appearance of the Timebroker, the entity who gathered the Exiles together
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Mid $2
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High $3
  • 1st appearance of X-Corps
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Mid $2
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High $3
  • 1st team appearance of the Paragons, a training squad: DJ, Match, Pixie, Preview (1st), Trance (1st), Wolf Cub, Specter
Low $1
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Mid $2
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High $4
  • 1st team appearance of X-Force: Archangel, Wolverine, Psylocke, Fantomex, E.V.A., Deadpool
Low $1
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Mid $5
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High $15
  • 1st appearance of Nova, Sam Alexander
  • 1st appearance of Kaine as the Scarlet Spider
  • Death of Terrax the Tamer
  • 1st team appearance of X-Terminated: Horror Show, Fiend, Deadeye, Prophet, Goodnight
  • [January 2021 - on a podcast, Kevin Feige answered a question about Nova appearing in the MCU, echoing a statement from three years ago that there are still plans to include Rider and Alexander in a project but gave no definitive answer as to when]

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