Marvel Team-Up #141 Newsstand 75¢ Variant Value
From: The 2024 CPV Price Guide for Canadian Price Variants (Type 1A) by Bill Alexander, Tim Bildhauser, Paul Clairmont, Greg Holland, Jon McClure, Jayden Mitchell, Benjamin Nobel, Conan Saunders, Doug Sulipa, and Angelo Virone [ introduction, table of contents, all titles, other price guide editions]
|9.2||Near Mint -||$189
|9.0||Very Fine / Near Mint||$127
|Marvel Team-Up #141 75¢ Newsstand Cover Price Variant, Marvel, 5/1984, Published in the USA
Marvel Team-Up #141 75¢ Canadian Price Variant Issue Notes:
Ties with Amazing Spider-Man 252 for first appearance of the black costume
#14 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: In May of 2023 a CGC 9.8 sold for $1625. In 2022: July a 9.8 CGC sold for $2125; a 9.6 CGC in August sold for $775. In 2021 several copies sold : 9.6 CGC in July $790, two in 9.4 CGC in July $457 and $380 ow/w, 9.2 CGC in June $243 , 5.0 CGC in August $70. In 2020 two copies in 9.8 CGC sold for $1224 and $1250. Along with ASM #252, Spectacular #90 and Secret Wars #8 this is another must own book for the Spider-man collector/investor interested in the black suit that eventually becomes Venom.
Jayden notes: A CGC 9.2 CPV sold at CaptCanComics.ca on 8/9/2022 for $260 CAD
Conan notes: A raw FN+ 6.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/1/2023 for $100.00 (buy it now)
Conan notes: Example past variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw FN/VF 7.0 on 12/20/2021 for $95 (buy it now), a raw 2.5 on 6/8/2021 for $36, a raw 5.5 on 6/7/2021 for $92, a raw 7.5 on 4/19/2021 for $112, a CGC 9.2 on 1/21/2019 for $150
Doug notes: High Demand Key issue
CGC label note: Ties w/ Amazing Spider-Man #252 for 1st app of the black costume. Daredevil & Black Widow app. 75 cent cover price.
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As one of the top 100 most valuable variants in our guide this year, we rate 75¢ price variant copies of Marvel Team-Up #141 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 2018. Regular copies in 9.2 have increased in value by $95 since 2018, or about +173% on a percentage basis. Meanwhile, CPV newsstand copies in 9.2 have increased in value by $77 since 2018, or about +69%. With a 75¢ variant NM- value of $189, Marvel Team-Up #141 is part of the proverbial cream of the CPV crop, with a value greater than approximately 98% of our guide's entire coverage universe.
Marvel Team-Up #141 Comic Book FAQ
What is the value of Marvel Team-Up #141?
I have a copy of Marvel Team-Up #141 and I want to know what this comic book is worth in different grades as a first printing?
The answer depends on the type that you own. For Marvel Team-Up #141, 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 75¢ price variant). If you own a price variant, lucky you, it is worth $189 in 9.2 (Near Mint Minus).
Check whether the cover of your copy of Marvel Team-Up #141 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 $150 (still, that's not too shabby).
If your copy of Marvel Team-Up #141 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 75¢? If so, congratulations, you own the cover price variant!!
How rare is the Marvel Team-Up #141 75¢ cover price variant?
As of the October 2023 CGC census, the price variant has census rarity of 2.8%, with 153 price variant copies on record versus 5318 regular copies.
What is Marvel Team-Up #141 worth in VF/NM condition?
The direct edition (logo on cover) is worth about $100 in VF/NM whereas the 75¢ newsstand variants are worth $127.
Why are the Marvel Team-Up #141 newsstand cover price variants worth so much more than the direct edition copies?
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 Marvel Team-Up #141 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 Marvel Team-Up #141 that were taken home and preserved by collectors would survive today in the highest grades. Among surviving newsstand copies of Marvel Team-Up #141, the market area that received the 75¢ 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 75¢ copies of Marvel Team-Up #141 was Canadian newsstands — hence the name Canadian Price Variant as a short-hand for 75¢ Price Variant. All of this adds up to a market value for the 75¢ variant approximately 27% higher than the direct edition in Very Fine / Near Mint (9.0) condition, as of our 2024 CPV Price Guide Edition.
In VF condition, how much is Marvel Team-Up #141 worth?
The direct edition version of Marvel Team-Up #141 is worth about $80 in Very Fine (8.0) whereas the 75¢ newsstand variants are worth $101.
What is the value of Marvel Team-Up #141 in Fine condition?
In FN (6.0) shape, the direct edition version of Marvel Team-Up #141 is worth about $56 whereas the 75¢ newsstand variants are worth $71.
What is the approximate Marvel Team-Up #141 value in very good condition?
Down in VG (4.0) Very Good condition, the direct edition version of Marvel Team-Up #141 is worth about $38 whereas the 75¢ newsstand variants are worth $48.
What is the Marvel Team-Up #141 price guide value in good condition?
The price guide value way down in GD (2.0) Good condition for Marvel Team-Up #141 is about $19 for the direct edition version whereas the 75¢ newsstand variants are worth $24.
Has the Marvel Team-Up #141 75¢ variant from Marvel been a good investment?
Marvel Team-Up #141 75¢ variant newsstand copies in 9.2 have increased in value by $77 since 2018, or about +69% in 7 years (from our 2018 guide edition to our 2024 guide edition).
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