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Amazing Spider-Man Issues #21-#40

Amazing Spider-Man comic #21 through #40: Current values and record sales
Last Updated October 9, 2016

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ASM #21
2nd appearance of The Beetle after Strange Tales #123

Average condition is about 3.5-4.5 (the VG range). Books sell in this condition for around $35-50. While it's relatively tough in high grade, nobody seems to care much. Prices are soft below VF (CGC 8.0). The record was set in 2011, so it's probably about time it was broken.

Record sale: $10,000
Minimum value: $15
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ASM #22
1st appearance of Princess Python

I've seen more dogs of this issue than most of the era. It seldom turns up in really nice shape. Another issue nobody seems to want. Sells for around $30-40 in VG shape.

Record sale: $12,250
Minimum value: $10
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ASM #23
3rd appearance of the Green Goblin

Very rare in truly high grade. Only one CGC 9.8 in existence, and that has not changed hands. Only six CGC 9.6s, one of which set the record back in 2011. Due to be broken.

Again, a low-grade copy of this book isn't worth much. They usually show up dusty -- the pale cover shows browning and shadows very easily. VG copies are common. It's a Green Goblin cover, which helps a little. Expect to pay $30-45 for a VG-FN example.

There is upward price pressure on CGC 8.0 and above due to renewed interest in the Goblin.

Record sale: $7,000
Minimum value: $25
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ASM #24

There is nothing remarkable about this issue, no first appearances or special mentions. Prices are all over the place. No high grade sales for years, apart from June 2016 when a CGC 9.4 sold for $1,450. That is pretty cheap for a high-grade Spidey from this period.

Another pale cover which shows dirt and dust. Average copies show up in VG shape and sell for about $30. Collectors don't really care about this issue, it seems.

Record sale: $20,000
Minimum value: $5
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ASM #25
First appearance of Mary Jane Watson (cameo only -- her face isn't shown), 1st Professor Spencer Smythe and 1st Spider-Slayer

Not a particularly valuable issue. Fans seem to prefer ASM #31, the first full appearance of Mary Jane, over this one. I really love this cover, though the yellow shows wear easily.

Tends to show up in around 5.0 to 6.0 FN- to FN shape. Prices vary a LOT, so be patient if you're buying. Won't cost much more in a CGC holder. Expect to pay about $90 for a FN example.

Record sale: $3,200
Minimum value: $20
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ASM #26
1st appearance of Patch, 1st Crime Master

No Goblin on the cover, though he does feature in the story. Another book nobody really gives a damn about. Sells for around $30-40 in any condition from 4.0 to 5.5.

If you're in the market for higher grade CGC examples, then look for 8.5 and higher. Anything less is too common to be a good investment. It's still barely $500 in CGC 9.0 shape.

Record sale: $15,500
Minimum value: $10
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ASM #27
5th appearance of the Green Goblin

You won't see too many nice examples of this book out of a CGC holder. Its dark cover means that it seldom shows up in collections above VG-FN shape. Almost every copy I see has diagonal color-breaking creases across a front corner...

The price jumps from about $40 in VG to $120 in a CGC 6.0 holder. Economically it makes sense to aim your sights higher if you want a nice copy. You can get a 7.5 for only about $20-40 more than a 6.0, and it will look MUCH nicer in your collection.

Record sale: $9,500
Minimum value: $5
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ASM #28
First appearance of the Molten Man; Hard to find in high grade due to black cover

The fact that not a single CGC 9.8 example has ever been discovered tells a story. Definitely you pay a premium for this book above 9.0, where it begins to get scarce. There are only 89 copies in the world in 9.0 to 9.6, and a LOT of competition from Spidey fans to own one!

If you're buying a VG copy, prices are HUGELY varied. Don't use a buy it now; there are lots out there, and auction prices tend to be half that of fixed-price sales. Be patient, set a target price of about $50 and don't worry if you miss one -- another will be along shortly.

A good investment bet in CGC 9.0.

Record sale: $24,600
Minimum value: $10
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ASM #29
Second appearance of the Scorpion

Another book which turns up in lower grade most often. Worth about $30 retail in any grade between 3.5 and 5.0.

Not an issue in high demand. Is barely a $500 book in CGC 9.2.

Record sale: $8,900
Minimum value: $5
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ASM #30
1st Appearance of the Cat Burglar

A darker cover that shows wear, but this book is much more common than #28, and in less demand. It's not even worth $30 retail until you get to 5.5 or higher. There are loads in this price range on eBay. Be patient and buy one that looks nice from the front.

Prices are softening in high grade. For example, a 9.2 recently sold for only $390.

Record sale: $8,200
Minimum value: $10
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ASM #31
First appearances of Harry Osborn, Gwen Stacy
and Professor Warren

Finally a key issue worth getting excited about. Gwen Stacy is about as important as supporting characters get in the Marvel universe. Subsequently, prices of this book are pretty robust.

Our typical VG example is $120 in a CGC holder. The patient collector won't be panicked. There are plenty of these available in this grade range.

A nice-looking, solid VG copy will only cost you in the $60-90 range. Save the extra money and enjoy holding the book without a plastic case around it.

I tip this as a good investment book at the 9.0 and above range, where the red cover is hard to find in nice shape. A CGC 9.0 sold for $900 recently and even a 9.2 was only $1,275. That's a pricepoint that should make you think -- this key Spidey book is over 50 years old, after all.

Record sale: $7,500
Minimum value: $25
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ASM #32

An action-packed cover, but a very common issue that is not valuable. This issue doesn't hit $500+ until CGC 9.4. You can own a really spectacular copy of a 1960s Spidey issue for less than the cost of a New Mutants #98. It's a crazy world.

Worth about $20 retail in VG condition. If you have $200 spare you can afford a CGC 8.0!

Record sale: $2,200
Minimum value: $10
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ASM #33
Considered to be a classic cover by fans of Steve Ditko art. Surprisingly common book in high grade: there are 34 examples in CGC 9.8 -- 7x to 10x as many as the issues around it.

Average copies turn up in around VG to FN, and will sell for about $40-50 in that shape.

Marvel chipping is much more common on this issue than some of the surrounding issues.

Record sale: $2,800
Minimum value: $10
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ASM #34
4th appearance of Kraven the Hunter

Another book that most of us could afford in higher grade. A CGC 9.0 recently sold for just $305. Contrast that with the last sale of Amazing Spider-Man #300 at 9.0 for $210... LOL.

Which would YOU rather own in 25 years' time?

You can get a nice example in FN condition for about $50 if you want one out of a holder.

Record sale: $6,250
Minimum value: $10
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ASM #35
2nd appearance of Molten Man

There are only two copies known in CGC 9.8, making it relatively rare in super-high grade compared to other Spideys from this period.

That said, this only means that the jump from 9.6 to 9.8 is very steep. Otherwise, this is another relatively affordable book in higher grade. About $1,000 will get you a CGC 9.4, while a CGC 9.6 sold this year for $3,650.

Most of us will be hunting for solid FN to VF copies for our reading collection. You should be able to find one in the 7.0 to 7.5 range for only $50-70.

Record sale: $20,000
Minimum value: $5
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ASM #36
First appearance of the Looter

Quite a common book, as most Spider-Man comics are from this period. There are only two CGC 9.8s in the census and no sale since 2011, so the record price will be broken soon enough. A CGC 9.6 sold this year for $3,000.

An average FN to VF copy will cost you anywhere from $40 to $75. Stick to auctions. Buy it now prices tend to be significantly higher. Don't be in a rush. There are lots around.

Low-grade copies are common and cheap.

Record sale: $6,500
Minimum value: $5
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ASM #37
Official introduction of Norman Osborn

Crazy to think that you can buy a CGC 9.4 of this minor key Spidey book for just $1,000.

Most copies turn up FN shape. Norman Osborn's official first appearance drives prices on this book a bit higher, but $50 should snag you a nice-looking FN copy.

My tip would be waiting for a CGC 9.2 with white pages. $500 is a great price for such an old book above VF-NM range, and in my opinion it will appreciate over time.

Record sale: $3,700
Minimum value: $5
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ASM #38
Second appearance of Mary Jane Watson

There's nothing going on with prices of this issue. A CGC 9.6 sold this year for $2,200: the same price as 2015, and $400 LESS than the same high sale in 2014.

FN copies fetch $40-60 on eBay.

If you're looking to invest, a CGC 9.2 is under $500.

Record sale: $6,000
Minimum value: $5
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ASM #39
Norman Osborn revealed as the Green Goblin;
first John Romita art on Amazing Spider-Man

This is a true key issue, and a classic cover. We seldom receive this book in higher grade, with most examples in collections we buy coming in at around the 7.0 FN-VF range. They sell on eBay for a little over $100 in that shape.

The record price of $11,000 will surely be beaten soon. Meanwhile, a CGC 9.6 sold for $4,500 this year. That isn't much changed from a year or two ago.

Support for prices on this issue is strong, but it's not gaining value in the way that some keys have in recent years. There are too many high-grade copies in CGC holders (26 in CGC 9.6).

Record sale: $11,000
Minimum value: $5
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ASM #40
Origin of the Green Goblin. Classic cover by John Romita and Mike Esposito.

Value took off in 2015 to the extent that most copies above VG on eBay will be in CGC holders, but there are so many in this grade range that prices have softened at CGC 6.0 and below.

Sells for around $50-75 in true VG-FN (5.0) shape, which is about the same as a CGC copy, and you'll have the fun of actually being able to read it!

Quite a tough book in 9.0 or higher, and it looks awesome in high grade. Avoid low-grade copies altogether. There are simply too many around to be a good investment.

Talking of investment, a CGC 9.2 sold for just $795 recently. There are plenty of these books around, but boy, that seems like a great price. A CGC 9.2 of ASM #122 just sold for $616!

Record sale: $19,000
Minimum value: $15
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