Amazing Spider-Man #40, April 1968, CGC 7.5
Back at the end of March I posted a photo of the cover of Spider-Man #40 from the Lizard Collection, with a short synopsis of the story line and a note that the comic book was on the way to the CGC to be graded for quality. Well, here’s that book, finally returned and newly sealed in a hard plastic case, with a rating of 7.5 — the rating we expected, well above average. Note that the CGC appraiser also made a comment that this copy has “White Pages,” which is quite rare; most CGC comics from this era have “Cream to Off-White Pages.” In fact, all 5 of the comics we sent to the CG for grading have received the “White Pages” comment — a happy effect of having been stored for 40 years in a tightly sealed wooden box in a dry climate.
And by the way, here’s a photo of the wooden crate that held more than a thousand comics: