2018 MARKET UPDATE:
A CGC 9.8 came to market last May and sold for $143,000. That is serious, serious money!
Back in the real world, prices have softened in the lower grades, but mid-to-higher grade books keep this issue on the hot 100, with solid gains and lots of turnover.
Investing in our recommended grade of 5.0 would see you with a flat return since 2017. One to hold if you have it.
Here are recent sales:
2017 MARKET UPDATE:
While the ridiculous prices for super-high grade copies of this book realized a few years ago will probably never be repeated, there is plenty of price support for grades between CGC 3.0 and 8.0.
This continues to be one of the most-loved Silver Age key issues, with Avengers movies not going out of fashion anytime soon and cast members, Cap included, getting their own movie series renewed.
Many collectors believe that Avengers #4 is the first Silver Age appearance of Captain America. They're wrong!
Check out Strange Tales #114 (also on the Hot 100 list). Readers wrote into Marvel to request his comeback from the Golden Age. They listened. ST 114 was the tryout, and it was very popular. So the fertile mind of Stan Lee brought Cap out of ice, literally, to join the Avengers.
It's a tough book in high grade, not to mention extremely expensive. We believe that some of the gains have already been priced in below VG-FN, making 5.0 about the sweet spot for an investment.