By Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com
Gambit the movie is scheduled for a October 2016 release. Gambit first appeared in Marvel Comics in 1990 and is turning 25 years old. He would later appear on TV in the X-Men animated series starting in 1992 as well as a Spider-Man video game in 1992. So far the highest price paid for a Gambit comic is a CGC 9.8 copy of Uncanny X-Men #266 at $350.00
Early appearances are in high demand and here is a complete checklist of them all. Print runs are estimated based on known sales figures of the time. All early Gambit appearances were published when Marvel print runs were coming to a record high making most of these very common books.
This will not stop fans as characters like Deadpool have proven in constant demand with huge price increases even with hefty print runs. Nostalgia for 1990's books is growing as the children of that generation grow up and start to reminisce. Out of the list of early appearances Excalibur #41 is the interesting book with a much smaller print run and more likely to go unnoticed by collectors.