What up CHUllectors!?! Shawn B., the One Year Later Investigator, back with another One Year Later round up, where we take a look at some of the comics that Anthony, Mel, and Poyo specced on one year ago. Their specs turn out to be quick flips, slow burns, straight up misses, straight up winners and on and on. Sometimes they spec with their hearts out of their passion for comics. Sometimes they spec based on data. And sometimes they spec based off the word on the street. Either way, all their specs appeal to a few or many collectors whether it is due to them having similar taste in writing or art, or just an opportunity for a collector to flip a book and make money to “support their habit”. So, this is our weekly chance to look back at how some of our buys from a year ago are doing today.
Solid week for the guys!
Death Of Hawkman #6 Variant Bill Sienkiewicz Cover (available on eBay) – Mel, Anthony & Poyo Pick Original Value: $4 Quick Flip Value: $15 Current Value: $9 BS has been hotter than a $2 pistol over the past couple years… and that’s no BS! They don’t all turn out to be Winners but this one will always be solid.
Nightwing #16 Variant Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert Cover (available on eBay) – Mel Pick Original Value: $3 Current Value: $12 This homage cover shot up to $12 immediately after release and has held up pretty well.
Smoketown #1 (available on eBay) – Anthony & Poyo Pick Original Value: $4 Current Value: $8 Scout Comics + Optioned = Increase in Value. I know Anthony has posted about this one a couple times since being optioned. Weird thing about this one is the average sales on the bay equal twice cover price, but Midtown has copies for cover price.
Deadpool #28 Variant David Lopez Venomized Cover (available on eBay) – Anthony Pick Original Value: $4 Current Value: $7 Here’s another one where Midtown has copies for cover price and the bay’s sales are above that price.
Quick Flip Winners
Amerikarate #1 (available on eBay) – Anthony Pick Original Value: $4 Quick Flip Value: $8 Current Value: $4 Was sold out for a while. You can find copies now for cover price. I am unsure of what the short lived hype was about…..besides being a mash up of two of life’s greatest gifts, America and Karate!!!! I kid.
Extremity #1 (available on eBay) – Anthony and Poyo Pick Original Value: $4 Current Value: $4 Still available at on-line retailers. Hard to say no to Image #1s during this time. But hey the good news is that Midtown has copies of the Retailer Appreciation Cover on clearance for only $100.25!!!!! WHAT!?!?!
My Little Pony Annual 2017 (available on eBay) Original Value: $8 Current Value: $12? Not a lot of sales to really pin point where this one is at but there are a few high ones. Could be worth keeping in mind if you see any at your LCS.
Unstoppable Wasp #3 Paulina Ganucheau Variant Cover (available on eBay) Original Value: $15 Current Value: $35 This one was a sleeper. Who’da thunk it!?