First Issue of Captain America Fetches Over $3.1 Million At Auction

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If you had $3 million lying around you could have almost purchased the first appearance of Captain America. Captain America #1 just sold at a Heritage auction for over $3.1 million dollars.

Captain America #1 is also the first appearance for Bucky Barnes and the Red Skull as well. It was created for Timely Comics, which was the predecessor to Marvel Comics. It’s also the cover that featured, the now famous, Cap punching Adolf Hitler scene.

According to The Hollywood Reporter there are only three known copies that rank at the high CGC (Certified Guaranty Company) 9.4 grade. The CGC census says that there is one 9.8 copy that exists but has never been to auction.

Heritage auctions is known for their art, comic, pop culture and animation auctions. Disney is often featured.

Today was the ending date for a near-mint copy of the ultra-rare comic. The bidding was started at $1.8 million and made it’s way to the final $3,120,000 (including buyers premium) price at completion. Which made this the fourth-highest price ever paid for a comic book.

If there was any doubt that Captain America is still beloved and in demand, this should dispel that!

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Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, CBR,


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