ComicConnect recently brokered a world record sale of a copy of Detective Comics #27, featuring Batman’s first appearance. “At $850,000, this is the second highest price ever for a Detective [Comics] #27, and it also set a world record in the grade, CGC 6.0 Fine,” Vincent Zurzolo, co-owner of ComicConnect, said.
“While the comic is very rare and highly sought after, the price also reflects the vast influx of money flowing into collectibles markets across various categories,” Zurzolo added.
Some other notable recent sales have been a 2009 Mike Trout rookie baseball card that sold for $3.9 million in August 2020, and an unopened box of 1999 Pokémon first edition trading cards sold for $375,000 in October.
These impressive sales were achieved despite the currently uncertain times. For ComicConnect, it follows other sales in similar situations, such as their sales of Action Comics #1 (Superman’s first appearance) sale for $1,000,000 and $1,500,000 and an Amazing Fantasy #15 (Spider-Man’s debut) for $1.1 million after the 2009 recession.
“For comic book collectors and investors, this is a remarkable time,” Zurzolo said. “There’s every reason to believe that we’ll continue to see unprecedented activity in the comics and collectibles markets.”