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What's the best comic investment you've ever made?
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I bought the CGC 10 Rai #0 for about $225 more than a dozen years ago. I have been offered $10,000 and declined. I've had $10,000 before and I'll have it again, but I wouldn't ever get the book back if I sold it. :)

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Nice...!
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I own a property management company and during the housing downturn a few years back used to get a lot of work cleaning out bank repos. I put a bid in on a nice house out in the country that involved the use of heavy equipment to clean out fence rows. The company that I used to compete against would usually beat me on cheap labor but I would beat them on skilled labor. I knew they didn't have the equipment for this particular job so I didn't have to sharpen my pencil as much as usual. I got the bid and ended up with the job, a good profit, and a long box of comics from the basement that included a first print Walking Dead #1. This was well before the t.v. show jumped the value up. So I'd consider my best investment to be the one where I got paid to haul out a bunch of comics.

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Cool story.
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walking dead 5 to 100 or so as it came out :clap:

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I bought a NM Batman Adventures 12 for $40 from My Comic Shop several years ago. I wasn't expecting anything extravagant, just a solid NM copy. I got it and it looked absolutely flawless. I submitted to CGC about a year or so later and it came back at 9.8. It has blown up ever since.

I also bought a Harley Quinn 1 CGC 9.9 for $99 on eBay several years ago.
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How much is that Batman Adventures 12 worth now in CGC 9.8?
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Amazing spiderman 298 for 30.00 10 years ago.
Good enough condition I'm getting it graded.
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Turok Son of stone #1 1954 for 250.00
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StarBrand wrote:How much is that Batman Adventures 12 worth now in CGC 9.8?
$1,600

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nonplayer wrote:Turok Son of stone #1 1954 for 250.00
:clap: Grade?

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greg wrote:
nonplayer wrote:Turok Son of stone #1 1954 for 250.00
:clap: Grade?
Can't remember.
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best comic book investment....

Bloodshot #51 for $0.25

Year end sale, owner knew Valiant, but wasn't a fan. In decent shape
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I'd have to go with my recent pick-up of Amazing Spidey #238 (first Hobgoblin), complete with tattoo insert... estimated at 9.2~9.4 grade. I traded in my Saga comics for some store credit & ended up getting this issue for $15!
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I've got a few stories, but the best was $150 for 23+ long boxes, sight unseen, all unbagged. Some highlights from that collection :
Avengers 1
Hulk 181 7.5
Iron Man 55
Invincible 1 9.8
ASM 129 7.5
Strange Tales 135
And so many more.

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nycjadie wrote:I've got a few stories, but the best was $150 for 23+ long boxes, sight unseen, all unbagged. Some highlights from that collection :
Avengers 1
Hulk 181 7.5
Iron Man 55
Invincible 1 9.8
ASM 129 7.5
Strange Tales 135
And so many more.
What did that come out to, several cents per book?
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StarBrand wrote:
nycjadie wrote:I've got a few stories, but the best was $150 for 23+ long boxes, sight unseen, all unbagged. Some highlights from that collection :
Avengers 1
Hulk 181 7.5
Iron Man 55
Invincible 1 9.8
ASM 129 7.5
Strange Tales 135
And so many more.
What did that come out to, several cents per book?
Maybe 2 cents. It was really the collection of a lifetime. Single owner. Avengers 1 to recent books. Apparently, his daughter had already taken what she wanted, and was a collector too. I don't know. I think he was a bit mad. Flash 123, Giant Size X-Men 1, etc. A but Bananas. I would wait a week before going through another long box because I never knew what I was going to pull out of it, and I knew I'd never have another collection like this again.

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thats a hell of a buy

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nonplayer wrote:
greg wrote:
nonplayer wrote:Turok Son of stone #1 1954 for 250.00
:clap: Grade?
Can't remember.
It's a 5.5 which is better than Dineshes copy and makes me happy.
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I think about ten years ago I snipped a number three Maxx Black on eBay for under $150 USD - my bid was for $500. I sold it for around 2k a few years back...


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GGSAE wrote:I think about ten years ago I snipped a number three Maxx Black on eBay for under $150 USD - my bid was for $500. I sold it for around 2k a few years back...


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nycjadie wrote:I've got a few stories, but the best was $150 for 23+ long boxes, sight unseen, all unbagged. Some highlights from that collection :
Avengers 1
Hulk 181 7.5
Iron Man 55
Invincible 1 9.8
ASM 129 7.5
Strange Tales 135
And so many more.
You should change your name to Chuck Rosanski. ;/


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GGSAE wrote:
nycjadie wrote:I've got a few stories, but the best was $150 for 23+ long boxes, sight unseen, all unbagged. Some highlights from that collection :
Avengers 1
Hulk 181 7.5
Iron Man 55
Invincible 1 9.8
ASM 129 7.5
Strange Tales 135
And so many more.
You should change your name to Chuck Rosanski. ;/


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