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You buy crypto, stocks, gold, silver, I will buy comic books.
Do your DD.
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You can't eat comic books.
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You can't eat comic books.
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I already have plenty of food and surrounding lands

thanks anyway
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You can't eat comic books.
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it just takes some time

little girl, you're in the middle of the ride

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Do your DD.
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ok

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they were in that comic book about them!

how terribly cliche!
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Where's a good place to get an accurate idea of what old comics are worth, OP?
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I have comics in my collection that have risen more than 100X the price I paid for them. The market is in a cool off right now. It is the ideal time to load up.

Be careful with the new stuff though. You have to know what you're doing with the new stuff.

I will stick around for a little while now and answer any questions.
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I had the 1st appearance of Wolverine back in the 90's. I think I paid around $50 for it. I sold it when I moved out of my parents house for a few hundred bucks and was really happy.

But now it's worth thousands. I still have my silver coins though. They're basically the same price I paid for them decades ago.
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I had a big Richie Rich comic book collection as a kid.
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Where's a good place to get an accurate idea of what old comics are worth, OP?
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There are many, but the most reliable for the whole market not just the internet transactions is still the Overstreet Price Guide.

Pick up a copy. It doesn't have to be the most recent. This will become your launching pad and reference in hand.

However if you are more interested in flipping and most recent moves then you can use the onlines like Ebay (click Sold Items in your search), GoCollect, GPAnalysis, CovrPrice, HipComic, ComicLink, ComicConnect, etc. Or watch You Tube because the algo will start giving you good channels to check out. There are many different types of collectors and flippers.

Nothing will give you the full perspective like Overstreet and they are also now an online service with lots of tools.

I still rely on my 2003 Guide because I hardly ever buy anything past that date and I simply infer values for inflation, etc. or go to other places online but I can do this because I'm a relative expert been collecting since the 70's.
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I have comics in my collection that have risen more than 100X the price I paid for them. The market is in a cool off right now. It is the ideal time to load up.

Be careful with the new stuff though. You have to know what you're doing with the new stuff.

I will stick around for a little while now and answer any questions.
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From an investment perspective, which issues(sleepers) do you see having the most potential going forward?
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I had the 1st appearance of Wolverine back in the 90's. I think I paid around $50 for it. I sold it when I moved out of my parents house for a few hundred bucks and was really happy.

But now it's worth thousands. I still have my silver coins though. They're basically the same price I paid for them decades ago.
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Naw, the first app of Wolverine is Incredible Hulk 181. It's worth anywhere from a few hundred to over $20,000.

btw another site I use is Lone Star Comics webcommerce site MyComicshop.com - it is very popular. I check their prices and I check their buy prices and list my stuff but don't send it to them.
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I have comics in my collection that have risen more than 100X the price I paid for them. The market is in a cool off right now. It is the ideal time to load up.

Be careful with the new stuff though. You have to know what you're doing with the new stuff.

I will stick around for a little while now and answer any questions.
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From an investment perspective, which issues(sleepers) do you see having the most potential going forward?
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I think that depends on what your budget is. And your return timeframe just like any other market. If you want a quick hit I would rec something diff than if you were planning to hold into next year. The quick hits require baby sitting and a quick way to sell. They can also depend upon viewers reactions to new films and series if the audience likes them or not so much.
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I have comics in my collection that have risen more than 100X the price I paid for them. The market is in a cool off right now. It is the ideal time to load up.

Be careful with the new stuff though. You have to know what you're doing with the new stuff.

I will stick around for a little while now and answer any questions.
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From an investment perspective, which issues(sleepers) do you see having the most potential going forward?
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I think that depends on what your budget is. And your return timeframe just like any other market. If you want a quick hit I would rec something diff than if you were planning to hold into next year. The quick hits require baby sitting and a quick way to sell. They can also depend upon viewers reactions to new films and series if the audience likes them or not so much.
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I'm looking for something to get and hold for years.
No hurry, something cheaper from Bronze era (80s ish).
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younger ppl today also use Instagram and Whatnot. Another good site is Key Collector (app also) and their you tube ComicTom101. So many other you tubers I watch on this. Anyway I will stick around a while longer this morning
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I have comics in my collection that have risen more than 100X the price I paid for them. The market is in a cool off right now. It is the ideal time to load up.

Be careful with the new stuff though. You have to know what you're doing with the new stuff.

I will stick around for a little while now and answer any questions.
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From an investment perspective, which issues(sleepers) do you see having the most potential going forward?
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I think that depends on what your budget is. And your return timeframe just like any other market. If you want a quick hit I would rec something diff than if you were planning to hold into next year. The quick hits require baby sitting and a quick way to sell. They can also depend upon viewers reactions to new films and series if the audience likes them or not so much.
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I'm looking for something to get and hold for years.
No hurry, something cheaper from Bronze era (80s ish).
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What do you like? Do you want to read it? Do you want it "raw" as in not slabbed or slabbed or something not yet slabbed but worth slabbing? Do you want single key issues or a "run" ?
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From an investment perspective, which issues(sleepers) do you see having the most potential going forward?
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I think that depends on what your budget is. And your return timeframe just like any other market. If you want a quick hit I would rec something diff than if you were planning to hold into next year. The quick hits require baby sitting and a quick way to sell. They can also depend upon viewers reactions to new films and series if the audience likes them or not so much.
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I'm looking for something to get and hold for years.
No hurry, something cheaper from Bronze era (80s ish).
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What do you like? Do you want to read it? Do you want it "raw" as in not slabbed or slabbed or something not yet slabbed but worth slabbing? Do you want single key issues or a "run" ?
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I have a small collection already, mostly from the 80s, and mostly collecting not for reading.
Looking for unslabbed but worth slabbing key issues.
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You can't eat comic books.
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it just takes some time

little girl, you're in the middle of the ride


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I used pages from Star Wars encyclopedias (and one time the blank Bible page (a girl showed me)) as rolling paper 1dunno1
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I have a small collection already, mostly from the 80s, and mostly collecting not for reading.
Looking for unslabbed but worth slabbing key issues.
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The first thing I would do is evaluate your current collection. Then if there are issues worth building on, add to them by buying the surrounding issues in same series, in the same grade or higher.

If you tell me the series and issues I already know the answers.
You can also go to Key Collector and see if you have any keys or lack keys in the same series.

80s is a good decade. Right now Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars (first series) not Secret Wars II - is getting hot and has room to run. Also it's a good time to buy any Chris Claremont / John Byrne era 80s X-Men. Additionally, the Fantastic Four are back in play and will be for a long time. But it depends what you already have. The 80s also had a good number of miniseries you can pick up cheap and store for long term investment.Some of the best 80s comics were indies too with low print runs. The indy print runs expanded a lot in the 90s as did mostly all comics.
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The heavy ink and glossy pages of the Star Wars would make me nauseous but I liked to think I was absorbing the jedi and sith powers
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I have a small collection already, mostly from the 80s, and mostly collecting not for reading.
Looking for unslabbed but worth slabbing key issues.
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The first thing I would do is evaluate your current collection. Then if there are issues worth building on, add to them by buying the surrounding issues in same series, in the same grade or higher.

If you tell me the series and issues I already know the answers.
You can also go to Key Collector and see if you have any keys or lack keys in the same series.

80s is a good decade. Right now Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars (first series) not Secret Wars II - is getting hot and has room to run. Also it's a good time to buy any Chris Claremont / John Byrne era 80s X-Men. Additionally, the Fantastic Four are back in play and will be for a long time. But it depends what you already have. The 80s also had a good number of miniseries you can pick up cheap and store for long term investment.Some of the best 80s comics were indies too with low print runs. The indy print runs expanded a lot in the 90s as did mostly all comics.
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Thanks, that will get me started, I need to catalog what I have and then go from there. (I do have a full box of 80's Fantastic Four in Near Mint/Mint condition:)
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The ones I have are Marvel issues from the mid-60's to probably the early 70's.

They were like .10 or .12 per comic when I was buying them, the "Annuals" were a whopping .25!
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The ones I have are Marvel issues from the mid-60's to probably the early 70's.

They were like .10 or .12 per comic when I was buying them, the "Annuals" were a whopping .25!
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well, then it depends on the grade and the issues of course.
mostly all of those are considered blue chips now.

I stopped collecting and paying attention totally from around 2005 to just last year. When I saw what happened with the Comic Boom I was shocked. Now things are cooled off but still way higher than they used to be. Unfortuntely even I sold some of my best comics back around 2007 for blow money. Although I got fair prices at the time, the prices in 2007 do not compare to now. For example I sold my Marvel Premiere 15 that is worth 1500-2000 now and all my early X-Men and some other stuff all worth at least 5-10X more now.

Also in the 90s I was only a part time dabbler and I was buying new comics then too much compared to taking advantage of the low prices in old back issues. Retrospect is always 20/20. I remember when Iron Man #1 in mint was $30 and I couldn't afford $30 back in the 80s. Right now probably my best 80s comic is Wolverine #1 from 82, in mint, which I bought at a drug store for 60 cents, it's worth about 1800-2000 slabbed. I sold 2-4 in '07.

Same thing happened with albums I sold in 2012. Hundreds. At least I got money for them because many ppl threw away their albums in the 90s-00s.
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Market is nice and soft now.

This is when the wise back up the truck.
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thanks for info OP

is Ebay a reliable place to buy comics?

any sellers you recommend?
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thanks for info OP

is Ebay a reliable place to buy comics?

any sellers you recommend?
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yes. it's not always the best, but it deserves its place in your regular go-to. you have to get good at searches. you can use various strategies. I have bought some very cheap lots of high-grade NM+ runs on Ebay this year. I'm talking about moderns at under 50 cents per, and coppers at 1 dollar to 2 dollars in NM+. This is not the norm by any means but if you spend the time you can find. The best deals are often to be found in "make an offer" new listings AND on auctions that expire during the week, especially those sellers who set their auctions to end when most people are working or not paying attention. These sellers are not experienced enough to know that the best time to end an auction is on the weekends and after dinner time. Another mistake sellers make that you can exploit is that they do not stagger the ending times of their auctions. For example if they have 50 books all ending at the same time, then buyers cannot outbid each other on each book because they aren't staggered, allowing buyers to concentrate on each listing, but rather all ending at the same time so prices are not maximised.
I can recommend sellers but the ones I have in Saved Sellers tend to be specialise in ages. So, I'd rather know where your focus is. You can find them anyway if you do the right searches.
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Bump as this is a very informative thread.
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What about having a little bit of everything?

It's ridiculous when people say you can't eat silver when people who have a bunch of silver probably have a lot of food stocked as well.

I personally have a year's worth of food, tons of silver PLUS a ridiculous amount of assets like jewelry, pokemon cards and beauty products to sell.

You just have spread out your wealth and not put all your eggs in one basket. Seems pretty obvious to me.
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Still got my star wars 1 2 and 3
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You think of your “either / or’s”, I will think dynamically.





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