Captain America #25 First Print CGC 9.8 Signature Series comic book from Marvel Comics, which has been signed by the late Joe Simon, 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, and authenticated items signed by Joe Simon are very hard to find...
This key issue features the death of Captain America and is a Civil War tie-in. The Captain America 3 Movie is based on the Civil War comics storyline.
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 high investment grade 9.8 (NEAR MINT/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.
You can check the validity of this item and the signature by entering the 10 digit number on the label at the CGC web-site at www.cgccomics.com
There are no cracks on the case. Any glare is just the scanner on the CGC case, which can cause reflection.