X-men 82 CGC 9.6 ONLY 2 Sold In NM+ In 8 YEARS! None Finer Ever Hit Market 1973

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Xmen 82 CGC 96 ONLY 2 Sold In NM In 8 YEARS None Finer Ever Hit Market 1973
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15 Sep 2016
Seller Location
Mesa, Arizona

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NEAR MINT PLUS FIRST-SERIES X-MEN COMIC! This phenomenal comic-book was professionally graded by CGC and NONE HAVE EVER CHANGED HANDS IN FINER SHAPE! (INDEED, GPA TOPS OUT AT 9.6 ON THIS TOUGHIE.)  A PALTRY TWO TOTAL COPIES HAVE SOLD IN THE MARKET IN THIS SHAPE IN THE PAST EIGHT YEARS COMBINED!  (INCREDIBLE, JUST 2 CGC 9.6's CHANGED HANDS IN THE PAST 8 FULL YEARS, AND NONE BETTER, MAKING THIS MUCH SCARCER THAN MOST MID-SEVENTIES MARVELS IN ULTRA-HIGH-GRADE SHAPE.)   THIS EXEMPLARY EXAMPLE HAILS FROM MY PERSONAL COLLECTION, AND IT HAS SPOT-ON CENTERING, SHARP CORNERS AND GREAT ALIGNMENT AND IS SUITABLE FOR EVEN THE MOST PICKY FAN.  The reprint-era X-Men comics have proven to be the toughest of the run, in general, to obtain in the upper near mint range, even scarcer than the 12-cent early issues in most cases; I myself paid a tidy sum of $819 plus shipping for this gem, years back. THIS IS ONE OF JUST A FEW ISSUES OF THE ENTIRE RUN THAT HAS NO GPA DATA ABOVE A 9.6. THIS ISSUE BOASTS A GREAT GIANT ROBOT COVER WHICH IS A TREAT TO BEHOLD IN THIS SUPERLATIVE STATE. THIS COMIC HAS ALL THE HALLMARKS OF KEEPER, WITH PINPOINT CENTERING AND PHENOMENAL GLOSS AND BLINDING-BRIGHT COLORS.  WE'VE SOLD MORE THAN OUR FAIR SHARE OF HIGH GRADE COPIES, BUT THIS IS THE VERY FIRST TIME WE'VE OFFERED A 9.6.  AND NOTE THE COVER IS NOT DINGY IN THE CENTER OF THE BACK COVER LIKE SOME OTHER HIGH-GRADE EXAMPLES.  EXPECT TO BE THRILLED WITH THIS NEAR-IRREPLACEABLE SPECIMEN, MUCH LIKE MANY OF THE OTHER EXCEPTIONAL EARLY X-MEN COMICS WE ARE NOW OFFERING!   I've always wanted my high-grade X-Men comics to have great cut and alignment, things that the certification companies scarcely consider when grading.  So if you too are extra picky, and want copies that are not only well preserved and of exceptional structural quality, but also display proper centering, and boast a deep color strike with accurate registration and sharp corners, and somehow they didn't pick up any date notations or markings or ink overspray or other flaws during the distribution process either, then you crave books of this caliber, and you already know how seldom these opportunities arise.  STUNNING FRESH BRIGHT CLEAN WHITE BACK COVER, MUCH LIKE THE FRONT! IF YOU ARE A LONG-TERM COLLECTOR OF HIGH GRADE VINTAGE X-MEN COMICS THEN YOU KNOW THAT THESE REPRINT ISSUES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN TOUGH BOOKS TO FIND IN HIGH GRADE SHAPE, AND WITH THE ADVENT OF COMICS GUARANTY COMPANY THIS PHENOMENON CAN BE CONFIRMED WITH THE POPULATION REPORT. This book is well known to fans and dealers alike, as an original-team issue featuring the teenage mutants, and it has a cover image that was original to this book, not a reprint, and this superb cover art doesn't appear on any other issue, making this a must-have book for any fan of the ever-popular mutants.  Plus note that the dynamic cover features the X-Men closeups against the stark red background which provides great contrasts and is a treat to behold when the it's unblemished by such pesky detractors as noteworthy creases or spine-stresses.  The Uncanny X-Men are already a household name around the globe, thanks in part to the smash-hit films and record-setting DVD sales and all the toys and videogames and statues and animation and action-figures and clothing and plethora of other licensed merchandise.  Wolverine and the X-Men starred in yet another wildly popular big-budget film in recent years, plus the X-Men Apocalypse and Deadpool films were smash-hit movies too, with the DVD's bringing in new fans around the world as we speak, and mutants are slated for more upcoming films...  It doesn't get any more "Blue Chip" than this!    This incredible original first-print comic-book WILL find a new home, as the asking price is LOW and there is NO RESERVE!  ALWAYS SCARCE, NEAR MINT OR BETTER SPECIMENS OF THIS ORIGINAL TEAM ISSUE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SOUGHT OUT, YET OUR BUY IT NOW PRICE IS SET WAY LOW! This historic comic is a real find in unrestored NM or better shape, as many copies had minute production flaws such as printing creases or Marvel Chipping, while others were read and re-read, time and time again, and with the glossy blaze red cover even the tiniest flaws seem magnified.  However, this copy is spectacular, as it's super-clean and there is no noteworthy wear or aging, and it has precise printing registration.  Plus the gloss is likely unsurpassed too!  This crushes most of the so-called "Mint" old comics I purchased over the decades back in the pre-CGC era.  Good luck finding this level of eye appeal again in the future, as this beauty boasts deep rich uniform colors and a flat clean appearance, devoid of common problems such as print-creases and major miscuts and pre-Marvel chips, and the unusually clean snowy white logo just adds to the allure.  We are now offering many superb CGC X-MEN comics as well as many high-grade unslabbed vintage Marvel comics available via reasonable Fixed Prices, plus rare comic art; And we'll be offering hundreds of other collectable comics in the next few months.  Check out our ebay items regularly!  A lot has happened with Marvel comics in the past four-plus decades since this gem came out, adding more allure to the fabled vintage issues such as this;  so I don't suggest waiting around until these crucial books have gone through the roof....  High-grade specimens of this hot issue are always in demand, but are rarely available in the market, in such stellar condition as this!   This is an investment that you can show and display proudly, without worrying about damage or degradation of the nice supple clean bone-white paper, thanks to the benefit of professional Comic Guaranty Corporation encapsulation. With demand that far exceeds supply, premium prices often occur when a certified beauty such as this reaches the market.  Most if not all of the comparable gems are already locked up in known collections, unlikely to surface for the foreseeable future.  So this rare offering of a legit better-than-NM copy is the best attainable for us mere mortals. Great cover colors; And the gloss is phenomenal, which must be seen in person to be appreciated.  If you are a discriminating Marvel collector, serious CGC-graded comics investor, or just a devout X-Men comic collector, and prefer unrestored books without significant flaws, then NOW is your brief window of opportunity.  It looks less appealing in the disappointing picture, with lots of glare and lines from our scanner,  ~but in person the book looks spectacular and the super bright colors really leap out at you!    The conservative Overall CGC Universal Grade is 9.6; --it looks new from outside the clear plastic CGC case! This extra bright clean copy sports the Blue Unrestored CGC Label;  --And the CGC case has no scuffs or cracks or scratches in the crystal-clear case.  * PEDIGREE QUALITY SPECIMEN *

We are prompt shippers & secure packagers, expect to be pleased. ASKING PRICE IS LOW AND THERE IS NO RESERVE! This auction includes:  X-Men #82 CGC 9.6 with Off-White to White Pages. FINEST COPY TO COME TO EBAY. TYRANNUS, THE MOLE MAN, AND FACTOR THREE APPEAR. RARE IN NEAR MINT PLUS CONDITION. PERFECT CENTERING! "WAR, IN A WORLD OF DARKNESS!" SCARCER UNCANNY X-MEN ISSUE FROM THE EARLY SEVENTIES! SUPERB CUT AND ALIGNMENT! HIGHEST GRADED COPY TO EVER HIT THE OPEN MARKET. Published by Marvel Comics as the June, 1973, first-printing. This comic contains fresh supple clean bone white pages, with deep rich colors and great printing registration on both the front & back covers.  Even the staples are still shiny!  Sorry about the glare-filled images, due to our scanner and the thick protective CGC case; The actual item looks fabulous and has uniform ultra-bright colors that you simply must see in person to appreciate.

KEY COMICS is a Power(GOLD)Seller and CBM Market Reporter and Authorized CGC Member Dealer that has specialized in Mail-Order Comics for over a quarter-century;
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BUY IT NOW, ~ AND DON'T REGRET LOSING IT LATER! * * SATISFACTION GUARANTEED * * INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS WELCOME. Please Include $12.00 for fast Priority-mail (boxed securely with tracking) within the USA.  Please contact us for accurate International rates, or with any questions.  Please BUY MORE COMICS AND SAVE: Additional CGC-Graded books add $2.00 apiece to the shipping costs.  KEY COMICS IS ALWAYS DEALING IN OLD COMICS & ART!
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