One Year Later: Spec Review for 5/3/17

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.

All links redirect to eBay so you can see the books and what they are going for.


Batman #22 – Anthony and Poyo Pick
Original Value: $4 Current Value: $7
Not a huge winner but still a winner and probably will continue to go up. Sells well in sets with Batman #21 or Flash #22.

Quick Flip Winners

Pestilence #1 – Anthony & Poyo Pick
Original Value: $4 Quick Flip Value: $10 Current Value: $4

Pestilence #1 Incentive Szymon Kudranski Variant Cover –Mel Pick
Original Value: $10 Quick Flip Value: $25 Current Value: $5
Hopefully all flippers turned these two around quickly! There must have been some pestilence at play with the way these dropped in value.

Stained #1 Jock Variant – Anthony & Mel Pick
Original Value: $8 Quick Flip Value: $10 Current Value: $4
What happened to 451 Media? They started out with some really good reads (specifically Self Storage and Sunflower) and then things got kind of quiet.

Near Misses

Underdog #1 Regular Bill Galvan Classic Homage Cover – Poyo Pick
Original Value: $4 Current Value: $6
Not quite a full winner because there aren’t a ton of sales to justify it but I do feel that any classic homage cover like this is worth hanging onto for the long haul.


Spider-Gwen #19 Variant Clayton Crain Resurrxion Cover – Mel Pick
Original Value: $4 Current Value: $4
“Just get it Trust me. I don’t wanna spoil it…just get it.”…….Mel?

Unspecced Winners

Injustice 2 #1
Original Value: $3 Current Value: $10


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16 Responses to One Year Later: Spec Review for 5/3/17

  1. agentpoyo says:

    I still have two Underdog’s I’m holding onto. One day.. just you wait, one day I’ll double my money from these. 🙂

  2. A. King says:

    Not much for me this time last year.

  3. Brennan says:

    Ooohh I did good this week one year ago! Lol

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