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Today is a deep dive into Ghost Rider:
- Ghost Rider #1 CGC 9.8 IPO’ing on Rally
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Ghost Rider #1 CGC 9.8
About the asset
This is a CGC graded 9.8 copy of Ghost Rider #1 published in 1973. There are 45 other copies with the same grade and none higher. This is the first in the self-titled Ghost Rider series, though the protagonist made his first appearance in Marvel Spotlight issue #5 a year earlier.
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About the drop
This asset will drop on Rally 5 October 2021 with a market cap of $14k and no retained equity that I could find.
About Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider, AKA motorcycle stunt man Johnny Blaze, agreed to sell his soul to Mephisto in order to save his surrogate father’s life. Mephisto bonded Blaze with a demon named Zarathos, and henceforth Blaze transformed into fiery skulled-out Ghost Rider whenever in the presence of evil.
Ghost Rider’s job is to seek vengeance and return evil-doers to hell.
The best part is where he whistles and his motorcycle comes to him and then sets itself on fire.
These films are bad even for Nicholas Cage.
Ghost Rider is a super strong character (physically) in the Marvel universe, but in terms of cultural appeal and relevance, he’s third-tier. He clocks in at number 56 in a list of the top 100 characters just above Bucky Barnes and Captain Britain. FWIW Black Widow is a travesty at number 55.
Worth noting this issue features the cameo first appearance of Daimon Hellstrom / Son of Satan, who got his own Disney TV show last year. Unfortunately, it was cancelled after ten episodes.
Recent sales history and Valuation
GoCollect values this issue at $10,500.
If you’re a big Ghost Rider fan, you can pick up some highly-graded options up to around CGC 8.0 for less than $1,000.