I am working on a message board. Until then, feel free to use the space below to talk about anything you want.
Cheers! and happy speculating
I don’t know if it’s worth buying a copy of once our land for $24. What do you guys think?
I would buy the hard cover before buying the single. A lot of the spec we talk about is if you are buying at cover price. Otherwise, most of the time, just move on to the next one.
Anyone have any Free Suggestions to comicbook collection organization electronically? I am a free member of Comicbookpriceguide.com but it only allows 30 books.
Chris. Yes. I use Comicbookrealm.com to organize my books. It is free and unlimited. Since it is web based you can access it from any smart phone.
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Thanks! Ill look into it.
Im registered, its going to take some time to get the hang out it but I think Ill be happy in the end. I wish there was a way to import either an excel sheet or the CBA archive I have from Comic Collectors program. Ohwell I have some free time to do it.
Since it is mobile friendly I often do it once I. Get back to my office on Wednesdays
Yeah I will just have to get them all in from my collection then it will be easy going forward. Its the initial 800+ books to enter lol.
I have well over 6,000 issues in there. The problem is my tens of thousands of comics are in two different locations and I never seem to have the time to go through and enter them.
Yeah thats crazy. I have really only been collecting for a few years (more to build a collection for 3 kids) and to live vicariously thru them lol. But I started by just buying boxes or random ones off Craigslist and local areas. Now I am more into filling runs and collecting current comics that I think my kids will like. But I would really like to get them online so I have an easier time knowing what I have and done have.
Realm will treat you well then. One of the places this website actually got its start. I was an active member of their message boards about four years back.
Yeah thats crazy. I have really only been collecting for a few years (more to build a collection for 3 kids) and to live vicariously thru them lol. But I started by just buying boxes or random ones off Craigslist and local areas. Now I am more into filling runs and collecting current comics that I think my kids will like. But I would really like to get them online so I have an easier time knowing what I have and dont have.
some moderns, bronze and silver CGC’d up on ebay in case anyone is interested…
So, I know this is reaching a bit far back, but, I have a Batman #47, Harley’s Little black Book Polybag that I haven’t opened, and I know I have quite a few more Polys that I haven’t opened. Would it be better, for down-the-road value to keep them in the Polys. The main reason I would like to know also is I’ve heard the Polys can wear down the condition of the book over time. Any thoughts? Any enlightenment would be greatly appreciated.
I cracked all mine and actually had success selling the individual covers for people looking to complete the sets. Poly bags do destroy comics supposedly but have seen books 30 years old in poly bags that still look great. Matter of personal opinion. However I take the grading companies stance, they remove them from the bag before heading and consider that a whole book. However, raw books sell better if they are still in the bags for the most part.
I recently bought one of the 4 dollar comic bags that had E for Extinction #1 on top. It’s the only series I think I haven’t read from Secret Wars. So I ripped it open today and behind it is Ultimate Fallout 4 with the 1:25 variant cover. Had no idea what this issue was until I read it and saw that it probably was the first Miles Morales. Can’t believe I hit this purely on wanting the Extinction book, makes me want to go back through the rest of that pile.
I made a killing off a bunch of books out of the bags.
I always look up values of any of the ones with Deadpool covers in them.
So I just uncovered a marvel super heroes winter special. First squirrel girl. Question is do I put it up on eBay now or do you think it will raise more?
Depends if the rumor about her appearing in Infinity War Avengers movie. How ever, you can never go wrong with making a profit
What would be the best way to get a basic grade. Cover/back look good but pages have yellowed some. I don’t want to put it on eBay for a better grade than it is. I’ve never sold an old book. Usually just flip new ones.
Email pics or post pics in the comment.
Well here is a quick attempt at some pictures. I may need to get some better ones tonight. Let me know if there are better or preferred ways to take pictures. I know there is a forum somewhere that explains it.
You can take the links directly with no coding and put them into a message on this forum. No html code needed. The book looks very clean. The back cover lower left corner looks a little blunted and the looks to be some thumbing at the top edge on the front cover.
I would say VF at a minimum based on looking at the pictures from my phone. Can look from my computer when I get home.
Any Rick and Morty fans in here? I can pick up 1-14 1st prints “nm” for $50. There are 1 or 2 variants. I haven’t seen them in person, and it looks like I could flip these fast for almost double the cost….but I’m just not familiar with these
Rick and Morty are extremely popular. Check out the recent closed auctions for issue #1 alone:
http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575053800&toolid=10001&campid=5337366000&customid=rick+and+morty&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2FCollectibles%2F1%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_nkw%3Drick%2520and%2520morty%2520%25231%26LH_Complete%3D1%26LH_Sold%3D1%26rt%3Dnc%26_trksid%3Dp2045573.m1684 prices of $30 and up
Yeah I saw those, just kind of seemed to be all over the place with prices.
Gamora 2 Mattina variant on frankies comics. If anyone is interested.
I picked up 2 RAI #0 today at thrift shop for 5$ total. I was wondering should I hold onto them or let them go?
Hey guys, been slowly buying and flipping my way up to have some funds to make NICE purchases that I can hold onto forever and sell when my kids go to college…or when I’m ready to retire or something. I’m looking for a safe investment with good potential for growth. I’m looking to spend 100.00 right now of my eBay money in a good boom. Need some advice:
Looks like I can get the following:
Unslabbed New Mutants 87
Slabbed but lower grade MS Marvel #1, like an 8.0 or so
Nova #1 slabbed but little lower grade
Amazing Spiderman 1sr Gwen Stacy unslabbed
And I found a shop with a very low grade New Mutants 98–like 2.5-3.0 unslabbed for 75.00
Would you suggest a more valuable unslabbed book, a lower grade slabbed book, OR do you have any suggestions for good buys right now?
What about a Silver Surfer 44, 1st Infinity Gaunlet?
Help Me! I don’t want to blow it, been selling little dollar bin flips and buying up whatever issues I see on this forum to flip for 10.00 or so at a time…might be able to get up to 125.00 or so, but as long as I spend my Paypal money and not the checking account money, Mama don’t care.
Anyways, HELP ME!
I don’t think you can go wrong with first appearances or issue 1’s of older Marvel series. It’s Gwen is a key. Ms. Marvel 1 is going to be huge. She Hulk #1 undervalued.
Hey guys, been a member do about a year or so and I check the site about 10 times a day. I’m so grateful for everything I learn and try to support by buying the variant covers whenever they come out. So, thank you so much for the time and effort that goes into this, it actually has had a positive financial impact on my family, so much so that Christmas was a little larger than last year, and much easier to get everything we needed to get with my built up PayPal account!
My collection has been growing the past couple years and I’ve been slowly flipping some books and building up a personal collection.
I’m trying to focus now I’m buying some more expensive books then I have before that would be long term holds with a good return on them in a couple years when my 10-year-old gets ready to go to college, Or we just need extra cash for a house problem or cat issue, etc.
Would any of you guys mind sharing your insight on what the best 100.00 buys would be right now? Or maybe I’ll grab two 50.00 buys. Should I get slabbed or raw? When is a lower grade Ok? Does Print run have a huge effect on some of the older keys? I’m thinking about the following:
LOW grade New Mutants 98 I can get for 60.00 and it’s probable a 2.5-3.0, will it increase over time? Right now it’s raw, should I slab?
New Mutants 87, raw or slabbed? Minimum grade needed here or should I grab anything I can?
Ms Marvel #1, slabbed or raw? Any grade ok?
Nova #1, original series. I can get a CGC 5.0 for 40.00 from my LCS, good idea or no?
Silver Surfer #44 first Infinity Gauntlet appearance
Marvel Premeire Warlock or Warlock #1
If none of those, can anyone suggest a strong spec and give me some advice on how to approach building my PC when it comes to flipping the books in the future?
It would mean a lot, been trying to figure this out on my own and I’ve learned from my mistakes, I just want to make sure I make a good investment on this one as it’s taken awhile to flip 1.00 box Comics for 5.00 and 10.00 dollars at a time to work up to a chance to get a 100.00 book or a couple 50.00 ones, please help!
Thanks, Mark McAlister
How do you guys feel about the upcoming “venomized” variant covers coming out sometime in March? Right now you can preorder all 26 covers from Midtown comics with their normal “preview” discounts. Ordering all 26 comes to about $88.00 but that doesn’t include shipping.
I checked out eBay this morning and pre-orders for an entire set of all 26 have recently sold for around $150 with many of the individual covers selling for $10 plus shipping.
I’m not a big venom collector so I don’t know what these variant covers would mean to someone who is, but do you think it’s worth ordering the whole set? Or will only certain issues be worth anything to a venom completionist?
i’m thinking about ordering today while they still have everything available on the website… Could really use everyone’s expertise on it.
I think some of them are great. These could go both ways. They could be a quick flip or a long term hold. However, more people will be on these than the last time they did them so you can bet the “rarer” long term are the ones. It everyone flocked too.
Hi just wondering how do you all figure out which comics will have a chance to “heat up” on a weekly basis? And any advice on how I can learn more about this in advanced to the comics coming out?
I recently flipped my first few comics this past week, those being GOD Country #1 thanks to your guys advice. So thank you for that. But many of the Variant or bigger priced items sellout before I can make it to my local comic book store. I work at 10am-4pm on Weds so that’s my biggest problem
=[ so any advice on how to beat the rush etc would be helpful!
Contact the store the night before or when they first open up and see if they will pull stuff aside for you. Relationship building with stores is important. How do we figure out what books will heat up, looking at trends, buzz, and always doing research.
Thanks for the advice! I talked to my local comic book store guys and they said they can pull stuff aside for me Tuesday nights. Only problem is don’t know what to get really until your guys comic book picks of the week come out and that’s after the stores are closed =[ haha but I’m sure I’ll figure things out once I get the hang of everything. But thank you for all help!
Lol. I tried doing it earlier in the week. Need to go back to doing the look ahead to next week posts spotlighting the books coming out.
I just recently came across a graded 9,8 copy of Darth Vader #3, 1st appearance of Dr. Aphra Cover A, for $140 Canadian. Think this is a good buy? or do you you think I should try and grab the variant cover?
Thanks for the help
I am not sure of the conversation rate at the moment but I have seen 9.8’s around $115 US.
Ya that’s about $153 Canadian. Seems like the going rate.
Then that isn’t too bad. i thought our conversion rate was closer for some reason
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