Captain America #1 Sunburst Variant CGC 9.6 Signature Series comic book, from Marvel Comics, which is signed by Joe Simon, the late co-creator and original artist on Captain America!!
Joe Simon was the co-creator and artist on Captain America in the Golden Age of Timely Comics (later to become Marvel Comics) in the 1940s. Joe Simon sadly passed away in December 2011, so authenticated signed items are very hard to come by...
It has been professionally graded by CGC, the largest independent comic grading company in the world, and slabbed in a sealed protective case.
The grade is guaranteed to be investment grade 9.6 (NEAR MINT+) and this is a yellow label CGC Signature Series, which means that an authorised CGC representative witnessed the signing and this also acts as a Certificate Of Authenticity. As soon as the comic is signed, it is removed by a CGC authorised party and submitted straight to CGC for grading and encapsulation, guaranteeing the authenticity of the signature.
The authenticity of this item & the signature can also be validated by entering the 10 digit serial number of the CGC yellow label into the Certification Lookup search box on the CGC comics web-site.
There are no cracks on the case. Any glare is just the reflection of the scanner on the outer CGC sealed case.