CGC-certified Giant-Size X-Men Sold for $47,500

Posted on 11/17/2022

The book, which is graded CGC 9.8 with a CGC-authenticated Stan Lee signature, sold on eBay in November 2022.

A signed copy of Giant-Size X-Men #1 graded by Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) was sold on eBay for $47,500 on November 1, 2022. This Signature Series copy was graded CGC 9.8 and signed by X-Men co-creator Stan Lee.

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The X-Men debuted in the pages of X-Men #1 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in July 1963. The team of mutants included Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Angel and Iceman, led by Professor Charles Xavier against the villain Magneto. The team’s lineup was changed to Cyclops, Storm, Wolverine, Colossus, Nightcrawler and Thunderbird with the release of Giant-Size X-Men, by Len Wein and Dave Cockrum, in 1975.

There are more than 12,000 copies of Giant Size X-Men #1 graded by CGC, but none higher than CGC 9.8. This copy is one of only 10 Signature Series graded CGC 9.8.

The sale for $47,500 is the second-highest for a Signature Series copy of this book; a Stan Lee-signed CGC 9.8 sold for $66,000 through Heritage Auctions in June 2021. The most valuable across all labels, however, is a Universal CGC 9.8 that was sold for $72,000 by Heritage Auctions, also in June 2021.

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