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Captain America 212 35¢ Price Variant Blank Bar ERROR Only 2 Higher 12 On Census

Captain America 212 35¢ Price Variant Blank Bar ERROR Only 2 Higher 12 On Census

Regular price $12,499.99 CAD
Regular price Sale price $12,499.99 CAD
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35¢ Price Variant
Blank Bar ERROR Variant
Only 12 on CGC Census, with only 2 graded higher
Marvel Comics 1977
CGC Registration ID: 3935425001

Extremely Scarce!
CGC 7.5 VF-

This is it! Here's your chance to own the ultimate 35¢ price variant!  This is the Blank Bar ERROR print with only 12 on the CGCData census website with only 2 being higher.  In over 35 years of comic book collecting, this is the ONLY copy we have ever seen!

The 35¢ variant variant! Printing Error (Manufactured without MARVEL COMICS GROUP in the banner). How did they miss that? Rather ironic that this cover depicts a blind Captain America. Adolf Hitler has a cameo in "The Face of a Hero!" Script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Mike Royer. Kirby/Frank Giacoa cover. Cover price $0.35.

Back in the late 70's Marvel produced slight variations of most comics issued for different markets and were also in the process of market testing a 5¢ price increase to 35¢ in some specific areas of the US.

The variations were in the price box at the top left and the yellow "Marvel" bar across the top of the comic cover. Captain America #212 had at least four printing variations as follows:

  • 12p UK Price variant with MARVEL ® ALL-COLOUR COMICS bar at the top
  • 30 cent standard copy with MARVEL ® COMICS GROUP in the bar
  • 30 cent diamond boxed direct edition with MARVEL ® COMICS GROUP in the bar
  • 35 cent price test copy with MARVEL ® COMICS GROUP in the bar

The printer seems to have forgotten to add the "MARVEL ® COMICS GROUP" text to the yellow bar. These may have been initial test copies that should have been pulped by the printer but they survived and made it out to the public.

Very few of these have ever come to market and only a handful of these have been verified to exist. In December 2016 CGC listed only five gradings: a single 9.0, a single 8.5 and three at 6.0 (previously there was a 4.5 but this is assumed to have been pressed to a higher grade now); none have been added to the census for over seven years.

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Comic book grading is a subjective art and science. Aliencomics has been collecting and grading comics for over 35 years and we follow the Overstreet Grading Guide Standard:

10 GM Gem Mint
9.9 MT Mint
9.8 NM/MT Near Mint/Mint
9.6 NM+ Near Mint Plus
9.4 NM Near Mint
9.2 NM- Near Mint Minus
9.0 VF/NM Very Fine/Near Mint
8.5 VF+ Very Fine Plus
8.0 VF Very Fine
7.5 VF- Very Fine Minus
7.0 FN/VF Fine/Very Fine
6.5 FN+ Fine Plus
6.0 FN Fine
5.5 FN- Fine Minus
5.0 VG/FN Very Good/Fine
4.5 VG+ Very Good Plus
4.0 VG Very Good
3.5 VG- Very Good Minus
3.0 GD/VG Good/Very Good
2.5 GD+ Good Plus
2.0 GD Good
1.8 GD- Good Minus
1.5 FR/GD Fair/Good
1.0 FR Fair
0.5 PR Poor
-- NG No Grade
-- PG Page Only


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