World’s Finest #3 Celebrates MLB’s Opening Week Heritage Auction
World’s Finest #3 has two of my favorite things on the cover, Superman and baseball. Before working at a comic book store, I didn’t know that people collected certain themed covers, especially from the Golden and Silver Ages. Ice cream blankets, beach blankets, there are subgroups for so many things. Now I get it, and I think it would be pretty cool to start a collection of baseball covers. This copy of World’s Finest #3, a 4.5 rated CGC from The Promise Collection, is one of the finest copies of the book I’ve seen for sale in a while and is up for auction at Heritage Auctions today. today. As of this writing, it’s also down to $3900, and that makes sense. Check it out below.
World’s Finest says Play Ball!
“World’s Finest Comics #3 The Promise Collection Pedigree (DC, 1941) CGC VG+ 4.5 Cream with off-white pages. This first issue presents the origin and the first appearance of the scarecrow. Star of Superman, Batman and Robin, the Sandman begins and Johnny Thunder makes his final appearance. Cover of Jack Burnley. Creig Flessel, Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson art. Overstreet 2021 VG 4.0 value = $864. CGC 3/22 census: 13 in 4.5, 45 more. Jonathan Crane was a deranged child who liked to scare birds away. Today, he’s a professor of psychology at Gotham University, but his methods are a bit crude and unnecessary. His co-workers often made fun of him for looking like a scarecrow due to his skinny complexion and old clothes. Crane used his winnings to buy more books, but after hearing his peers mock him, he decided to deliver fear in exchange for money. In this way, Jonathan Crane becomes the bogeyman and begins to terrorize the enemies of rich men for money.”
I mean, I would like this for cool baseball coverage, but most of you would like this because this is Scarecrow’s first appearance. Everyone has their own taste, I guess. Go here for more information and to place a bid. While you’re at it, check out the other books in The Promise Collection, which is up for auction today.