“Rocket Copy” of Action Comics #1 sells for Record $3.4M!

by Sarah Lee

091222E-1024x536 "Rocket Copy" of Action Comics #1 sells for Record $3.4M!There’s a new Action Comics #1 king in town, guys! The iconic comic has set a new personal best, selling through a private sale for $3.4 million!

Press release courtesy of Goldin;

RUNNEMEDE, NJ, SEPTEMBER 12, 2022 — The one-of-a-kind “Rocket Copy” of Action Comics #1, which features the first-ever appearance of the beloved hero Superman, was purchased for a record-breaking $3.4 million. Goldin arranged the private sale in conjunction with Metropolis Comics of New York. The sale price is the highest ever paid for a copy of Action Comics No. 1.

Originally issued in 1938 and created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Action Comics #1 is one of the most widely-recognized comic books ever and is credited with helping launch the superhero genre. This specific edition is known fondly among collectors as “the Rocket Copy” thanks to a rocket stamp placed on the cover over 80 years ago by the original owner, a 13-year-old who purchased it from a newsstand. Graded CGC FN 6.0, the copy is in remarkably good condition for an original issue of its age. Action-Comics-1-6.0-front-1-187x300 "Rocket Copy" of Action Comics #1 sells for Record $3.4M!

“When you look at the cover of this comic and see Superman lifting a car, you feel a little bit like a superhero yourself,” said Ken Goldin, executive chairman and founder of Goldin. “That’s why superheroes were invented, to inspire people to be the best versions of themselves. Handling the sale of this iconic comic is an honor and we’re glad that it has found a new home.”

Over the years, Goldin has built a strong reputation as the leading collectibles marketplace. Ken Goldin and his team have brokered over $1.5 billion worth of sales of rare and highly sought-after collectible items across categories. Recent record-breaking transactions include the $7.25 million Honus Wagner T-206 Card, which is known by many as the most important baseball card ever produced. The company also sold other record-breaking comics including the $1.7 million sale of a comic featuring the first appearance of Batman.

Goldin’s October Comic Elite auction is set to open on October 11 and the company is actively accepting consignments for this and future auctions. To inquire about consigning items, email sell@goldin.co. For more information about Goldin’s Private Sales Division, please email privatesales@goldin.co.

Action-Comics-1-6.0-back-187x300 "Rocket Copy" of Action Comics #1 sells for Record $3.4M!

About Goldin:

 Founder Ken Goldin has sold more than $1.5 billion in memorabilia from many of the biggest names in sports, history, and pop culture. The company routinely sets records for the most expensive trading cards and other memorabilia ever sold. Lifelong collectors and new hobbyists alike trust Goldin because the company professionally authenticates everything it sells. Goldin is the official auction partner of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association and the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum. Learn more at Goldin.co, and on Twitter and Instagram.

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*Any perceived investment advice is that of the freelance blogger and does not represent advice on behalf of GoCollect.

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Andy Tay September 13, 2022 - 3:14 pm

I LOVE comics and have desired for decades to have a copy of Action #1 and Detective Comics #27. But how many homeless children would $3 Million feed, clothe and house.

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