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Friday, February 12, 2010

This just makes my head hurt


What is believed to be a record price for a Copper Age comic book, a CGC certified 9.9 copy of New Mutants #98, featuring the first appearance of Deadpool, sold for a whopping $12,250 in Pedigree Comics' recent Grand Auction, which ended on Wednesday, November 11, 2009.


Read the article on ComicsPriceGuide.com.

That's just plumb CRAZY. I mean Deadpool's cool and everything, but $12,250.00?

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18 Comments:

At 2/12/2010 10:27 AM, Blogger Kevin said...

Expect a White House press release at any moment. Serious questions need to be answered here. Did anyone receive a bonus related to the sale? If so, who received it and how much was it. More importantly, does the government get a taste?

 
At 2/12/2010 10:27 AM, Blogger spider-man-boy said...

now that is F.U.B.A.Red really i mean im a huge deadpool as much as the next guy but come on i mean can get a copy of AMAZING FANTASY 15 for cheaper then that sheesh

 
At 2/12/2010 10:53 AM, Blogger Coolguy 2004 said...

I bought an almost mint copy of this book for $1.60 2 years ago. HAHAHAHA! BUT I guess its the difference between a 9.4 and a 9.9 that makes it count? Wait till they read the comic after spending 12K on it...HAHAHAHA! And some fans are complaining about a 3.99 price tag, YOUCH!

 
At 2/12/2010 10:57 AM, Blogger Coolguy 2004 said...

After reading the article I take it back because hes says he loved new mutants #98. Also he gives his xbox live name which will soon have me as a friend.

 
At 2/12/2010 11:01 AM, Blogger bcolflesh said...

Good for him, but LOL at the buyer!

 
At 2/12/2010 11:04 AM, Blogger SavageMouse said...

That... can't be right. I mean, I have this. I have the whole run of that series and I guarantee I didn't pay more than $1 for any of them. This just... It makes no sense.

 
At 2/12/2010 1:33 PM, Blogger SavageMouse said...

Aw, and it's a Liefeld, too. My brains, they hurt.

 
At 2/12/2010 7:19 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

HA! Liefeld makes it the icing on the cake.

 
At 2/12/2010 7:37 PM, Blogger phatmogera said...

Heck, he could have had mine for a sandwich...

 
At 2/12/2010 7:39 PM, Blogger phatmogera said...

And that cover is the poster child for what was wrong with that era's comics.

 
At 2/13/2010 12:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It just shows how gullable some people are believing that there's actually merit to the "graded" comic services and pricing. The more you get graded, the better the grade you get, it's a huge racket! It's all part of the Antiques Roadshow psychosis; "my sh*t is worth a million $ because it's "old" and collectable and I have this fairy tale appraisal on it". Seriously, is this comic EVER going to appreciate or even be worth what they paid for it? Is the buyer going to insure it and have a "loss" in order to get his money back? I guess they're looking for a bigger fool. I've got some swamp land in Florida for sale too, oh wait, that real estate bubble already burst, just waiting on the graded market next...

 
At 2/13/2010 7:07 AM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

The really scary thing is that at least TWO people battled it out to get to that price.

 
At 2/13/2010 1:01 PM, Blogger phatmogera said...

Did the loser own a Quizno's?

 
At 2/14/2010 12:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a sad state of affairs when there is so much poverty in the world that someone devotes such an exorbitant amount for something as frivolous as a comic book... but whatever, it's ultimately his money (will get off of soapbox now).

Anyway, the character Deadpool has been around for quite awhile, and he is now supposedly taking off in popularity? Sorry, but I just don't get it. I mean, I've seen first print issues of TMNT #1 Vol. 1 sell for less than this, and need I say any more about the immense popularity of those ninja terrapins?

 
At 2/14/2010 9:48 AM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

That's just it... this is well out of proportion to the "importance" of the character to comic book history in general.

And phatmogera, I have no idea what you're talking about, but I'm sure it's hilarious. Enlighten me?

 
At 2/14/2010 12:27 PM, Blogger phatmogera said...

Well, I still have my copy, and I could still use a sandwich...

 
At 2/14/2010 11:11 PM, Blogger Jason said...

Judging by that cover, Deadpool is a chick, is that correct?

BTW, did you see the picture at the botom of that page of the idiot who bought the comic?

BWAH HA HA HA HA HA HA!

 
At 3/05/2010 9:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And my wife complains when I drop a mere $40 on my weekly books....

 

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