100 Hot Comics #11:
Uncanny X-Men #1, 1st X-Men Appearance
UP 1 PLACE FROM LAST YEAR!

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Why (Uncanny) X Men 1 is a Hot Comic

2019 MARKET UPDATE: IT MIGHT BE TIME TO GET YOUR X-TRA CASH OUT

Another great year for X-Men #1, but is it time to say enough is enough?

IF YOU BOUGHT MY RECOMMENDED GRADE LAST YEAR:

Here's the bottom line.

  • CGC 7.0 2018 $9,900
  • LAST SALE $19,200
  • PERCENT CHANGE +93%

I'm feeling pretty good about this result! But I don't know how to advise newcomers to this book about buying for return on investment.

The last sale of a CGC 4.5 was a snip at $4,000. If you can find a repeat of that, then it might be a good way to proceed -- less risk at a lower grade level, and more customers when it's time to find a new home for your book.

Here are latest sales on the same grades as last year.

  • CGC 9.0 $51,600
  • CGC 8.5 $31,500
  • CGC 8.0 $26,700
  • CGC 7.0 $19,200
  • CGC 6.0 $10,600
  • CGC 5.0 $7,700
  • CGC 4.0 $5,000
  • CGC 3.0 $3,750
  • CGC 2.0 $3,000
  • CGC 1.0 $1,775
  • CGC 0.5 INCOMPLETE $2,100 (!!)

2018 MARKET UPDATE: X-TREMELY GOOD RETURNS ON THIS MARVEL KEY!

We tipped it for greatness last year, and our timing was superb. This is a book that is never going to be hard to recommend, but it has seen a recent spike in values.

There is no particular reason for this. Money moves into books which seem under-valued. Movies keep coming -- the latest driving Uncanny X-Men #129 onto the 100 Hot Comics list this year -- and the X-Men is one of the enduring teams of the Silver Age.

Here are recent sales, many of which set new records for their grades:

  • CGC 9.0 $43,000
  • CGC 8.5 $23,000
  • CGC 8.0 $19,000
  • CGC 7.5 $16,000
  • CGC 7.0 $9,900
  • CGC 6.0 $6,600
  • CGC 5.0 $5,200
  • CGC 4.0 $3,700
  • CGC 3.0 $2,500
  • CGC 2.0 $2,500 (!!)
  • CGC 1.0 $1,550
  • CGC 0.5 INCOMPLETE $1,775 (!!)

2017 MARKET UPDATE:

Another controversial exclusion from last year's list was X-Men 1. We simply cannot shoe-horn every key issue into a 100-strong list of what to buy.

We have a key issue comics focus area of the site, which is updated regularly with mega-keys. However, to be HOT, a book has to have strong demand AND price increases.

This year, X-Men 1 has both. Especially in the VG range of the market. But we suggest you set your sights higher.

There are around 2,500 copies of X-Men 1 in the CGC census. Only 338 of those are graded 7.0 or higher. Spend a little more, and you will have a super-nice looking copy that is in the top 12 percent of the world's certified books of this massive 1960s key.

  • CGC 9.2 $50,000
  • CGC 9.0 $40,000
  • CGC 8.5 $20,000
  • CGC 8.0 $12,000
  • CGC 7.5 $11,000
  • CGC 7.0 $6,600
  • CGC 6.0 $4,200
  • CGC 5.0 $4,000
  • CGC 4.0 $3,100
  • CGC 3.0 $2,100
  • CGC 2.0 $1,250
  • CGC 1.0 $1,000
  • CGC 0.5 INCOMPLETE $875 (!!)

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