Overstreet (4th edition)

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I’m selling a softcover copy of the 4th edition Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide published in 1974. (Note the $6.50 cover price; the hardcover version has a cover price of $8.50.) I bought it from a BOOKSALE outlet two decades ago. (The sticker states a 48.00 peso price for April 28, 1993.)

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The guide has 6 white pages of introductory material, 452 white pages of the actual guide, and 36 yellow pages of advertisements. I was amazed at the low prices stated for key comic book issues: $2,800 for a mint Action Comics #1, $1,600 for a mint Detective Comics #27, $40 for a mint Amazing Fantasy #15. (The latest prices are much higher: a CGC 9.0 copy of Action Comics #1 sold for $2,161,000 in December 2011, a CGC 8.0 copy of Detective Comics #27 sold for $1,075,500 in February 2010, and a CGC 9.6 copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 sold for $1,100,000 in March 2011.)

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