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Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 $1.25 Variant Value

From: The 2022 CPV Price Guide for Canadian Price Variants (Type 1A) by Bill Alexander, Tim Bildhauser, Paul Clairmont, Jay Halstead, Jon McClure, Benjamin Nobel, Conan Saunders, Doug Sulipa, and Angelo Virone [ introduction, table of contents, all titles, other price guide editions]
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 $1.25 Canadian Price Variant Comic Book Picture
9.2Near Mint -$250
9.0Very Fine / Near Mint$168
8.0Very Fine$134
6.0Fine$94
4.0Very Good$63
2.0Good$31
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 Comic Book Values
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 $1.25 Cover Price Variant, Marvel, 12/1982, Published in the USA
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Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 $1.25 Canadian Price Variant Issue Notes:
1st Appearance of Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau); Origin of Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau)
#14 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: This book has been on fire with speculation, easter eggs! In 2021 several sold: 9.8 CGC in February $2000, 9.6 CGC July $900, 9.4 CGC May $501, 9.0 CGC June $275
Doug notes: First appearance & ORIGIN of Monica Rambeau, as she becomes the new Black Female CAPTAIN MARVEL cover & story; Monica Rambeau is currently known as Spectrum; Monica Rambeau Later became a Member of the AVENGERS;
CGC label note: Origin & 1st appearance of the new Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau). Avengers appearance. $1.25 cover price.
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As one of the top 100 most valuable variants in our guide this year, we rate $1.25 price variant copies of Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 FIVE STARS as a collectible, and the hands-down preferable type to collect for the issue as compared to regular copies. In addition to everything the issue has going for it (as detailed in the issue notes in the page above), we note the price guide value movement since 2019. Regular copies in 9.2 have increased in value by $125 since 2019, or about +833% on a percentage basis. Meanwhile, CPV newsstand copies in 9.2 have increased in value by $180 since 2019, or about +257%. With a $1.25 variant NM- value of $250, Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 is part of the proverbial cream of the CPV crop, with a value greater than approximately 98% of our guide's entire coverage universe.

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 Comic Book FAQ

What is the value of Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16?
I have a copy of Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 and I want to know what this comic book is worth in different grades as a first printing?

✔️Accepted answer: The answer depends on the type that you own. For Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16, Marvel published a direct edition type (exceptionally well preserved by collectors as direct edition comics were the type sold in comic shops), and two newsstand types which were sold to the general public on newsstands (a regular cover price version and the $1.25 price variant). If you own a price variant, lucky you, it is worth $250 in 9.2 (Near Mint Minus).

  Suggested answer: Check whether the cover of your copy of Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 has a graphical logo or a bar code box. If it has a graphical logo, sorry to break it to you but you own a commonplace direct edition copy which is worth about $140 (still, that's not too shabby).

  Suggested answer: If your copy of Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 has a bar code box on the cover, then you've got a newsstand copy! Is it the more-rare price variant? Now for the moment of excitement: is the cover price of your newsstand copy $1.25? If so, congratulations, you own the cover price variant!!


How rare is the Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 $1.25 cover price variant?

✔️Accepted answer: As of the September 2021 CGC census, the price variant has census rarity of 2.7%, with 82 price variant copies on record versus 3008 regular copies.

What is Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 worth in VF/NM condition?

✔️Accepted answer: The direct edition (logo on cover) is worth about $94 in VF/NM whereas the $1.25 newsstand variants are worth $168.

Why are the Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 newsstand cover price variants worth so much more than the direct edition copies?

✔️Accepted answer: As collectibles, direct edition copies are already at a disadvantage compared to newsstand copies in the highest grades, because direct editions were extraordinarily well preserved as the distinct type sold in specialty comic shops. The comic shop owners ordered direct edition copies of Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 at a discount to cover price, but on a non-returnable basis (the graphical logo was to tell non-returnable copies apart from their returnable newsstand counterparts). When their orders arrived, the comic shop staff handled the books with extreme care to preserve their condition, and then the comic book collectors who shopped there typically preserved their purchases in plastic bags with backing boards. By contrast, newsstand copies were treated as reading material with no staff training to handle the books with any semblance of care, and they were then sold to the general public; unsold copies were returned for credit and typically pulped/recycled forward. Only those newsstand copies of Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 that were taken home and preserved by collectors would survive today in the highest grades. Among surviving newsstand copies of Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16, the market area that received the $1.25 cover price newsstand copies was a restricted area representing less than 10% the population of the total North American newsstand market. That's because the destination market for $1.25 copies of Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 was Canadian newsstands — hence the name Canadian Price Variant as a short-hand for $1.25 Price Variant. All of this adds up to a market value for the $1.25 variant approximately 79% higher than the direct edition in Very Fine / Near Mint (9.0) condition, as of our 2022 CPV Price Guide Edition.

In VF condition, how much is Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 worth?

✔️Accepted answer: The direct edition version of Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 is worth about $75 in Very Fine (8.0) whereas the $1.25 newsstand variants are worth $134.

What is the value of Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 in Fine condition?

✔️Accepted answer: In FN (6.0) shape, the direct edition version of Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 is worth about $53 whereas the $1.25 newsstand variants are worth $94.

What is the approximate Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 value in very good condition?

✔️Accepted answer: Down in VG (4.0) Very Good condition, the direct edition version of Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 is worth about $35 whereas the $1.25 newsstand variants are worth $63.

What is the Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 price guide value in good condition?

✔️Accepted answer: The price guide value way down in GD (2.0) Good condition for Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 is about $18 for the direct edition version whereas the $1.25 newsstand variants are worth $31.

Has the Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 $1.25 variant from Marvel been a good investment?

✔️Accepted answer: Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 $1.25 variant newsstand copies in 9.2 have increased in value by $180 since 2019, or about +257% in 4 years (from our 2019 guide edition to our 2022 guide edition).

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