Trace the origin of the leading comic book price guide with this 1970 Overstreet 1st edition, 1st print with a white cover. Long the go to source for comic book values and grading guidelines, the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with the publishing of a tribute reproduction of the 1970 1st edition and the 50th edition was slated for release on July 22, 2020. As we witness this Overstreet milestone, it seems a perfect time to consider the acquisition of this historically significant 1st edition. While modern editions cover comic book titles dating from the 1800s to present, this seminal 1970 edition covers only the Gold and Silver Ages.
Flowing with nostalgia, this refreshingly well-preserved example is clean and tight, with minimal wear. The spine in un-cracked and the book appears as though it has never been fully spread open. Just a very slight crease at bottom right on the front cover and the merest traces of corner wear are noted, otherwise this handsome guide reports in exceptional condition. Reported quantities for the original printings of this scarce 1st edition are 1,000 copies of the first printing with a white cover and 800 copies for the second printing with a blue cover. With such a low print run, there cannot be that many survivors and likely very few in so fine condition as this outstanding example, which rates as (EX-MT+) due to the described minor wear but presents better.