2022 MARKET UPDATE: UNBELIEVABLE 9.8 SALE ASIDE, PRICES ARE FALLING
Congratulations to whoever paid $72K for a CGC 9.8 of this book! There are only 37 other copies in the world, after all, that's... well, that's really crazy if you ask ME. (Unless you paid $14K for the same book last year... In which case, ACTUAL congrats!)
It wasn't my cash on the line, so.
While prices are much higher than a year ago, they are all falling fast. If you bought and intended to hold, then now might be a good time to reconsider.
2021 MARKET UPDATE:
Most grades have seen steady increases in value this year. Not as hot as 2020, but not bad! CGC 9.6 was the star, but it's easy in hindsight to be richer.
If you bought my grade of 9.0 then you'd be 12 percent richer.
IF YOU BOUGHT MY RECOMMENDED GRADE LAST YEAR:
Here's the bottom line.
2020 MARKET UPDATE: ALL THINGS UNCANNY CONTINUE TO RISE
There is so much action surrounding the Wolverine books of this era. Other hot hot books this year include Giant Size X-Men #1 and Incredible Hulk #180.
Let's see what happened to X-Men 94 this year...
Some softening has been seen in the past 90 days at higher grade, but in general, anything in the VF or nicer range has done very well since 2019.
X-Men 94 is the sort of book which attracts rash buyers who aren't patient. See some of the low-grade sales at higher prices than better copies.
2019 MARKET UPDATE: A TOUGH BOOK TO CALL
Everything to do with Wolverine was scorching hot last year, not least Incredible Hulk #181, which is closely related to this issue.
Let's look at my grade pick and then move on to the trouble with X-Men #94.
This book is really, really hard to get a handle on though. Let me give you an example. Of three reported sales in CGC 9.8 last year, here were the results:
That is clearly insane, and probably unsustainable. Other grades show not nearly the same heat as Hulk 181, with a more gentle increase across the board.
I would hold your 9.0 if you still have it. I am not really excited about this book going forward.
2018 MARKET UPDATE: NEW RECORDS BEING SET IN HIGH GRADE
Some softening is being seen at CGC 9.8 -- there are plenty of books available -- but other grades are looking strong.
Low grades are also doing well. Recent sales:
Related issues on the 100 Hot Comics list:
X-Men #1 | X-Men #101 | Uncanny X-Men #129 | Giant-Size X-Men #1
2017 MARKET UPDATE: NEW TO THE LIST!
At the top end of the market, Uncanny X-Men #94 has broken out of the holding pattern past the $10,000 mark. You'd have made 50 percent if you bought one two years ago!
Of course, we're all richer in hindsight. As the prices below show, there is plenty of support for this book from people who don't have five figures to drop on a comic book.
We recommend a CGC 9.0. Note that for another couple of hundred bucks, you can afford a 9.2.
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