Plus, the centering and registration are PERFECT! Yes, there are 12 other blue label 9.9's in the world but we doubt they compare to this one.Features the first Wolverine as Patch plus a great Wolverine pin-up by John Byrne on the back cover. With the success and critical acclaim of the current "Logan" motion picture, look for this comic book to soar. Note: the last 2 scans are of the sole 10.0 copy for comparison purposes only. Also note, our 9.9 is perfectly wrapped and cut against the 10.0. See our back cover 9.9 (pic 2) vs the 10.0 back cover (pic 4) and youll find ours is much cleaner.
Furthermore, its widely known that in early CGC history they were marking a 10.0 for publicity purposes, making it highly doubtful with todays grading standards that this same 10.0 would still in fact be a 10.0. Professor Pecora will touch on our 9.9 vs the 10.0 example and makes a strong case our 9.9 is superior to the 10.0. But at the end of the day, superior or not, ours may be the best 9.9 and that 10.0, will always be in the census as a 10.0 and thats fine with us. But we do want to show whoever is considering to add this book to their collection, they will undoubtedly have a pristine 9.9 and arguably the best copy in the world!
From the Original Owner the astute collector Professor Pecora's Writeup. Wolverine #1 showcases the 1st Wolverine as Patch! After a successful four part miniseries published from September-December of 1982, it took a little over 6 years before Wolverine was honored with his ongoing solo title apart from the X-Men! Published in November of 1988, right around the time of Halloween, not only does the dark imagery perfectly display the raw savagery of Wolverine, but it was very fitting that the Wolverine logo was inked in orange for superior marketing.
The cover art drawn by the late John Buscema is a certified classic! A victorious Wolverine is featured standing on a pile of dead bodies with his shirt torn off his muscular physique and his pants slashed open, while his razor sharp claws are being ejected from his forearms with a full moon lighting up the midnight sky! In addition, the full-length Wolverine back cover pin-up drawn by the legendary John Byrne is awesome!
Officially graded in June of 2016, my copy became the 13th CGC Universal 9.9 in existence! This is of MAJOR SIGNIFICANCE because prior to my copy being added to the CGC Census, THERE HAS NOT BEEN ANOTHER WOLVERINE #1 CGC UNIVERSAL 9.9 GRADED IN OVER 5 YEARS!!! Written in 2016, and there still hasnt been another 9.9 added, so make that in over 10 years!
So just how rare is this book? Well according to the CGC Census Report as of April 4, 2017, there are a whopping total of 7,243 copies graded to date! Out of those 7,243 copies, only 13 were blessed with the Universal 9.9 grade (with only 1 copy graded higher), which means that this copy represents 1/10 of 1% or 0.001% (one-thousandth percent) of the total population! The next question one might ask ishow much is it worth? With over 7,240 copies already professionally graded and being a dark cover in which the smallest of defects are detectable, its highly unlikely that another 10.0 copy will emerge, let alone another 9.9 anytime soon (possibly NEVER)!
Therefore, this book will definitely command a pretty penny! As a matter of fact, this CGC 9.9 white-paged specimen may very well be the finest known 9.9 copy in existence! It is PERFECTLY wrapped, cut and centered with perfectly inserted staples and a drum-tight spine! The color saturation is deep and vivid and looks like it was printed yesterday!
Not even the single 10.0 copy is perfectly cut and wrapped like this pristine beauty! Furthermore, if you compare this copy to other CGC 9.9 examples, you will see that it is more perfectly wrapped and centered and displays superior aesthetic qualities! This specific copy of Wolverine #1 CGC 9.9 W; a world class example of one of the most significant issues to emerge from the Copper Age of Comics will shine brightly in any CGC collection of the most discerning collectors!Here at Holy Grail Collectibles we focus on only the rarest items, the best of the best and most sought after collectible Comics, Disneyana cels and drawings, Art and Memorabilia. Feel free to reach out with any questions or anything I can help with. The item "Wolverine #1 CGC MINT 9.9 White (Best in the World! Hot Book" is in sale since Wednesday, March 17, 2021.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Comics\Copper Age (1984-1991)\Superhero\Wolverine". The seller is "holygrailcollectibles" and is located in San Francisco, California.This item can be shipped worldwide.