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A near-mint copy of 1941's "Captain America Comics No. 1" sold for $3.12 million at Heritage Auctions in Dallas on April 7, 2022, becoming one of the world's most valuable comic books, according to CBS News.
Super soldier Steve Rogers joined Superman and Spider-Man as the only superheroes whose debuts have sold for more than $3 million.
The comic came from the historic San Francisco Pedigree Collection and received a grade of Near Mint 9.4 from the Certified Guaranty Company. It was the highest-rated copy of Jack Kirby and Joe Simon's powerhouse comic book Heritage Auctions had offered in two decades.
The opening bid began at $1.825 million, immediately jumping to $2.2 million. When bidding finally closed, the room erupted with applause. This is the fourth-highest price ever paid for a comic book at an auction.
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