A copy of Action Comics #1, the debut issue of Superman and one of the most valuable comics ever printed, is up for auction on eBay right now. That’s right, if you’ve got a couple of million sitting around, you could own a piece of comics history.
Also, if you read and listen to Nerd & Tie and have a couple of million sitting around, I’m pretty sure all three of us here are willing to put on costumes and re-enact the whole issue for you in person.
Anyway, as for this particular copy’s condition, from the auction’s description:
This particular copy is the nicest that has ever been graded, with an ASTONISHING grade of CGC 9.0 ! To date, no copies have been graded higher and only one other copy has received the same grade. It is fair to say though that this copy blows the other 9.0 out of the water. Compared to the other 9.0 that sold for $2.1million several years ago it has significant superior eye appeal, extremely vibrant colors and PERFECT WHITE PAGES. This means after 76 years the aging process has yet to begin. Truly this book is a museum piece. It is one of only two copies of this comic in ANY condition to ever be graded with the distinction of having White pages, the other being a CGC 2.5 !
There are six days left on the auction. Good luck.