Best Copy Of First Appearance Of Deadpool In New Mutants 98 CGC 10.0 Hits $7,000 In First Hour Of Bidding

There's been a lot of talk among collectors over the past week about the strong selection in the just-opened Comiclink focused auction — and bidding has been heated on a number of books right out of the gate — but it's a rather interesting lot that has captured my attention on the opening evening of the auction:  The first and only CGC 10.0 copy of New Mutants #98 — the first appearance of Deadpool — written by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza and drawn by Liefeld, has topped $7000 within one hour of the opening of the auction.

UPDATE: Already up to $7,754 a few hours later.

There have been over 3900 copies of this 1991 Marvel comic graded by CGC, with only this single copy evaluated at 10.0.

Rather amazingly, this isn't yet a record sale for this issue.  In 2009, the first copy graded at CGC 9.9 sold for an astonishing $12,250.  That eye-popping sale triggered a flurry of other high-grade submissions which have resulted in a 8 additional CGC 9.9 copies on the census to date, with prices in the $3500-$6000 range.

But none were graded CGC 10.0, until now. You can bet comic market watchers will have their popcorn out for the remaining 12 days of this auction.


About Mark Seifert

Co-founder and Creative director of Bleeding Cool parent company Avatar Press. Bleeding Cool Managing Editor, tech and data wrangler. Machine Learning hobbyist. Vintage paper addict.

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