How Much Will A Daredevil #1 9.6 Go For After Last Week's Sale?

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The first appearance of Daredevil in a 9.6 CGC slab is up for auction at ComicConnect today. And it may well set records for its grade. A CGC 9.6 slabbed copy sold in 2010 for $37,000, but this copy at the time of writing, has been bid up to $91,000 and it is looking like it will go to six figures easily. Last week a CGC 9.8 copy of Daredevil #1 sold at a record $250,000. which indicates there's a lot of price jumping going on right now, across the grades. And if those folk who were beaten on last week's 9.8 decided to drop their money on a 9.6 instead, you could see grade inflation across the board. We'll get a better picture when the hammer drops today, Tuesday, the 13th of April.

How Much Will A Daredevil #1 9.6 Go For After Last Week's Sale?
Daredevil #1 9.6

Here's the ComicConnect listing for the first appearance of Daredevil, created by Stan Lee and Bill Everett, from 1964.

DAREDEVIL (1964-98) #1 CGC NM+: 9.6

ow/white pgs, QES Certified: Criteria met: Preferred staple placement + rich colors + deep color strike (red, blue, yellow & green)
Jack Kirby/Bill Everett cvr; origin & 1st app. of Daredevil (Matt Murdock); 1st app of Karen Page, Foggy Nelson
Twin Cities
You can tell from the Spider-Man plug on the cover that Marvel had, by the time of this book's release, become known as a hero machine by pumping out high-gloss, high-energy heroes and heroines, which sold like hotcakes. In this case, the House of Ideas picked up a Biro character name, which had been left to linger, dusted it off and added the enticing gimmick of making their Daredevil a blind lawyer, providing both modern intrigue and a great hook. It would take a while for the character to fully hit his stride, but the dynamic Kirby cover and ravishing Everett interiors attracted readers and established Daredevil as a unique and mature alternative to cosmic adventuring and teenage angst. This nearly pristine example of a Silver Age key is enough to make mouths water across the comic collecting spectrum, we expect interest and competition for this valuable copy to be intense. Overstreet Guide 2020 NM- (9.2) value = $12,500.

Daredevil #1 9.6 At Auction
Daredevil #1 9.6

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