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'Star Trek's' 1st-ever comic sells for record price at auction
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A first edition "Star Trek" comic book from 1967 that’s in near-mint condition has been auctioned off for a new record price.
Heritage Auctions, a multinational collectibles auctioneer in Dallas, put the first issue up for sale during a Doug’s Dell and Gold Key Comics Auction on Nov. 3, and the comic book reportedly sold for $46,500, according to Certified Guaranty Company (CGC) – a third-party comic book grading service in Sarasota, Florida.
Comic book experts at the CGC gave the white page "Star Trek" issue an NM+ 9.6 grading, meaning it’s "a very well-preserved collectible with several minor manufacturing or handling defects," according to the guaranty company’s standard grading scale.
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"This is the first comic book appearance of the Star Trek franchise, published by Gold Key Comics in 1967," the CGC wrote in a press release issued on Friday, Nov. 11.