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Sonic and Knuckles Special #1 $2.50 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]
9.2Near Mint -$40
9.0Very Fine / Near Mint$30
8.0Very Fine$24
6.0Fine$17
4.0Very Good$11
2.0Good$6
Sonic and Knuckles Special #1 Comic Book Values
Sonic and Knuckles Special #1 $2.50 Newsstand Cover Price Variant, Archie, Aug-95, Published in the USA
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Within the top 500 most valuable variants of our 2024 CPV Price Guide, you'll find Sonic and Knuckles Special #1, at a $2.50 variant NM- value of $40. With everything the issue has going for it (as detailed in the issue notes in the page above), and a value that puts it in the top ten percent of all variants in our guide, $2.50 price variant copies of Sonic and Knuckles Special #1 are watchlist-worthy and we give them a rating of FOUR POINT TWO FIVE STARS as a collectible. Regular copies in 9.2 have increased in value by $2 since 2020, or about +14% on a percentage basis. Meanwhile, CPV newsstand copies in 9.2 have outperformed notably, increasing in value by $15 since 2020, or about +60%.

Sonic and Knuckles Special #1 Comic Book FAQ

What is the value of Sonic and Knuckles Special #1?
I have a copy of Sonic and Knuckles Special #1 and I want to know what this comic book is worth in different grades as a first printing?

✔️Accepted answer: The answer depends on whether you own a Type 1A cover price variant copy, or a regular/plain copy of Sonic and Knuckles Special #1. If you own a price variant copy, then lucky you, it is worth $40 in 9.2 (Near Mint Minus).

  Suggested answer: Check the cover price of your copy of Sonic and Knuckles Special #1, and if it is $2.50 then congratulations, you own the more-rare cover price variant type which has a higher value. If not, then you own the regular type which has a lower value.

  Suggested answer: The higher the grade, i.e. the better the condition, the stronger the value. Our guide only goes as high as 9.2 (Near Mint-), with values for Sonic and Knuckles Special #1 listed in various grades shown on this page down to 2.0 (Good).


What is Sonic and Knuckles Special #1 worth in VF/NM condition?

✔️Accepted answer: The regular cover price version is worth about $14 in VF/NM whereas the $2.50 variants are worth $30.

Why are the Sonic and Knuckles Special #1 cover price variants worth so much more than the regular copies?

✔️Accepted answer: Among surviving copies of Sonic and Knuckles Special #1, the market area that received the $2.50 cover price copies was a restricted area representing less than 10% the population of the total North American comics market. That's because the destination market for $2.50 copies of Sonic and Knuckles Special #1 was Canada — hence the name Canadian Price Variant as a short-hand for $2.50 Price Variant. All of this adds up to a market value for the $2.50 variant approximately 114% higher than the regular copies in Very Fine / Near Mint condition (as of our 2024 CPV Price Guide Edition).

In VF condition, how much is Sonic and Knuckles Special #1 worth?

✔️Accepted answer: The regular cover price version version of Sonic and Knuckles Special #1 is worth about $11 in Very Fine (8.0) whereas the $2.50 variants are worth $24.

What is the value of Sonic and Knuckles Special #1 in Fine condition?

✔️Accepted answer: In FN (6.0) shape, the regular cover price version version of Sonic and Knuckles Special #1 is worth about $8 whereas the $2.50 variants are worth $17.

What is the approximate Sonic and Knuckles Special #1 value in very good condition?

✔️Accepted answer: Down in VG (4.0) Very Good condition, the regular cover price version version of Sonic and Knuckles Special #1 is worth about $5 whereas the $2.50 variants are worth $11.

What is the Sonic and Knuckles Special #1 price guide value in good condition?

✔️Accepted answer: The price guide value way down in GD (2.0) Good condition for Sonic and Knuckles Special #1 is about $3 for the regular cover price version version whereas the $2.50 variants are worth $6.

Has the Sonic and Knuckles Special #1 $2.50 variant from Archie been a good investment?

✔️Accepted answer: Sonic and Knuckles Special #1 $2.50 variant copies in 9.2 have produced gains, increasing in value by $15 since 2020, or about +60% in 5 years (from our 2020 guide edition to our 2024 guide edition).

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