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MAY
2015

Two Score Years Ago!!!

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I was recently looking through some old Overstreet Comic Book Price Guides and among them was one from 1975.  I started looking up the prices of some of the key comic books in that guide and was pretty amazed at how much they have increased in the forty years which have passed.  I have decided to share some of this with you, my Blog readers.  So here are the prices of a few comic books from two score years ago as compared to their current prices (in no particular order):

Action Comics #1 (first appearance of Superman – 1975 – Good $1800.00 Fine $2700.00 Mint $3600.00;  2015 – Good $130,000.00 Fine $390,000.00 Mint $2,100,000.00!

Detective Comics #27 (first appearance of Batman) 1975 – Good $1100.00 Fine $1650.00 Mint $2200.00;  2015 – Good $100,000.00 Fine $300,000.00 Mint $1,650,000.00!

All Star Comics #8 (first appearance of Wonder Woman) 1975 – Good $75.00 Fine $112.50 Mint $150.00;  2015 – Good $4,500.00 Fine $13,500.00 Mint $100,000.00!

Amazing Fantasy #15 (first appearance of Spider-Man) 1975 – Good $40.00 Fine $60.00 Mint $80.00;  2015 – Good $4,000.00 Fine $17,000.00 Mint $200,000.00!

Amazing Spider-Man #1 (listed as Spider-Man in 1975 edition)  1975 – Good $40.00 Fine $60.00 Mint $80.00;  2015 – Good $1,775.00 Fine $14,200.00 Mint $59,000.00!

Avengers #1  1975 – Good $10.00 Fine $15.00 Mint $20.00;  2015 – Good $650.00 Fine $2,600.00 Mint $32,000.00!

Avengers #4 (revival of Captain America)   1975 – Good $4.00 Fine $6.00 Mint $8.00;  2015 – Good $217.00 Fine $651.00 Mint $6,300.00!

Fantastic Four #1   1975 – Good $60.00 Fine $90.00 Mint $120.00;  2015 – Good $2,100.00 Fine $8,000.00 Mint $110,000.00!

Incredible Hulk #1 (listed as Hulk in 1975 edition)  1975 – Good $25.00 Fine $37.50 Mint $50.00;  2015 – Good $2,400.00 Fine $7,200.00 Mint $120,000.00!

X-Men #1   1975 – Good $7.50 Fine $11.25 Mint $15.00;  2015 – Good $1,000.00 Fine $3,000.00 Mint $42,000.00!

Daredevil #1  1975 – Good $6.00 Fine $9.00 Mint $12.00;  2015 – Good $321.00 Fine $963.00 Mint $9,300.00!

So there you go…A little trip back in time…What a difference a few years (or forty) make.

 

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