Comic book collecting had become so big that publishers were falling over themselves trying to come up with other ways to monetize their success. Besides Bryan Singer, Your Account has been confirmed and activated successfully. Among the ranks of DC's Star Spangle War Stories passed some of best-loved characters of the genre. Rather, it was given out after the sets release as an incentive to those ordering through Diamond Distributors. Freaky and supernatural stories from the Golden Age! Before Jennifer Lawrence there was Rebecca Romijn-Stamos. Under normal circumstances, directors make for boring autograph cards. There were special foil etched cards, as well. While it isn't one of the best stories, it's undoubtedly one of the most expensive, with a recorded sale of $188,000. 1, the first appearance of Superman, and in turn, the origination of comic book superheroes as we know them today. Modern comic book card sets existed before 1990, but they were mostly artist-driven and they were rather flimsily put together, mostly being reproductions of artwork from comic books. The Ray vs. That said, in the early goings, some of these new bells and whistles worked really well. Challengers of The Unknown was one of the very finest "team/adventure" books when DC first presented them in the late 1950's. The backs of the card went landscape, which was annoying, since there was less room for information. A total of 1,000 cards were signed, all on the blank back. A 9.2-graded copy of this 1955 comic sold for $140,000 at Comic Connect. This 9.4-graded copy, which sold in 2005, came from the personal collection of Nicolas Cage. This issue reveals Daredevil's origin story and also the first appearance of the gangster, the Fixer. Iron Man made his first appearance in this 1963 comic book written by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. 1994 These are the most valuable comic books in the world. The first assembly of heroes! See what yours are worth! One of the first teams of superheroes opposing the dark forces that seek to dominate Earth! But as the line pressed on and overall interest in trading cards waned, print runs started to shrink. See what key issues to look for in Quality's online price guide! It continues her origin story and also includes the first appearance of Wildcat and Mister Terrific. CBR counts down the 15 best comic book trading card sets of all-time! The copy that sold for $104,563 was an 8.0-graded copy of the 1941 book, and there are only two known copies graded higher. In a way to bring Larry Trent back to the top, Superman disguises himself as the champ and fights his way back to the title match, where Trent steps back inside of the ring. Rare-DC Versus Marvel Comics 1995-Trading Card-[Chase Card 1of 18]-Lot 145-Card. 181 is the first appearance of Wolverine, one of the most popular superheroes ever created. Despite appearing in all three of the original X-Men films, this is his only Magneto autograph card. @Sally Non-sport price guide subscription info can be found here: https://www.beckett.com/price-guides/non-sports. This list is very outdated. So someone came up with the brilliant idea to mix the two, giving us comic book trading cards! Browse our selection of key titles below to get an instant estimate of their value. Hugh Jackman has been the centerpiece of the X-Men movie universe from the beginning. And instead of putting together a suit in the caves of Afghanistan as he does in the 2008 "Iron Man" movie, this Tony Stark built his crude metal armor in a Vietnam POW camp. 9 Lobo: $40 - 75 Lobo was a MattyCollector.com exclusive in the last years of the line's existence. Early issues are most sought-after, and are climbing in value! Not much is known about the sale, only that it occurred in 2001. The copy had an incredible 9.6 grading and is the highest-graded copy in existence. $1.00 to $30.00 $0.60 shipping Hailing from the planet Krypton, Supermanis one of the most popular superheroes of all time, and due to his massive appeal, some of the rarest comics he's featured in are worth a lot of money. This issue of Superman went for $96,000 at a CGC grade of 9.2 in 2013, and features the second appearance of Lex Luthor sporting his luscious red hair, and sees Clark Kent investigating a secret military weapon that can artificially cause earthquakes. Further adding to the cards notoriety is the fact that theyre signed in gold ink. The first appearance of Spider-Man back when he had webs underneath his armpits is the second most valuable comic of all time. Thankfully, Supes is on the case and manages to save the day once again. Superman has been around since the late-30s. They would license their characters to all sorts of products. From his first appearance in Action Comics #1 all the way back in 1938 to his own comic book series, there're plenty of expensive issues featuring the wonderful stories of the Man of Krypton. More Fun Comics #52 (1940) - $310,000 Entrepreneur and comics It was a seismic shift in the way things were done, but at the same time, they were still figuring things out, so the cards aren't as nice as later editions. WebBuy: $23.49. Although a popular card, its not quite as valuable as the variant that came direct from Rittenhouse. 1992 DC Flash Hologram PSA 6 EX-MT Impel DC Cosmic Cards #DCH4 Rare Holo! That was the previous record holder, which was completely smashed in 2021, when a 9.4-graded copy sold for an astounding $2.22 million in January 2021, making it the second most expensive comic book in the world and the most expensive Marvel comic book ever sold. 1989 Topps Batman Key Players Keaton Nicholson Tim Burton Joker PSA 9 POP 2, 1989 CGC 9.4 Batman #441 white pages DC comics / universe, Batman Begins embossed foil insert card - RED (1), 1989 Topps, Batman Movie, #55 The Mime Of Mayhem, 1989 Batman and Joker Trading Cards Over 100+ cards DC Comics, 1989 Batman Movie Collector's Edition #173 The Defeat of Batman, Doomtown: Lord Grimely's Manor Exp.