Hot Comics #18:
Uncanny X-Men 129, First Kitty Pryde

Why Uncanny X-Men 129 is a Hot Comic


Movie rumor is hard to escape, and Kitty Pryde is the latest hero to get labeled with the expectation of being the star of an upcoming Marvel movie.

All this chatter has very little actual substance, but it's had the usual effect on prices, with record sales (or at least record recent sales) seen in the upper grades.

  • CGC 9.8: $900
  • CGC 9.6 $260
  • CGC 9.4 $290 (!!)
  • CGC 9.2 $155
  • CGC 9.0 $155 (!!)
  • CGC 8.0 $140 (!!)

Note how much price compression there is below CGC 9.8. This happens when ignorant buyers pull the trigger on books without doing any research, or being patient enough to wait for the same book at a better price.

Inform yourself. There is a huge difference between a CGC 8.0 and a CGC 9.2. There is no way a 9.4 should cost more than a 9.6.

Do NOT buy a book lower than 8.0. This book is ridiculously common, even in high grade. Buying clean, unpressed copies on eBay and sending them to CGC yourself could be a financially rewarding strategy.

What to Invest In

So if you want to cash in on the Kitty Pryde rumors, what to invest in? Although 9.6 copies look great, there is nothing like a 9.8 on this issue.

Look for a CGC 9.8 with white pages, and wait if you don't get it straight away -- there are 195 of them in the census. Hardly scarce.

This book has appreciated 45 percent since 2016 in 9.8, and if the movie rumors are confirmed, the price will shatter the $1,000 barrier and push on to new record highs.

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