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Finally Saving For That ToS 524230

Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
So, I'm finally getting serious about saving for my grail, a high grade Tales of Suspense 52 (8.0, minimum).

As I do so, I wonder what my fellow board members would invest in given the chance? If you had $1,000-1,500 to spend on one book, what do you think would be the smartest investment?
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Collector DWeeB1967 private msg quote post Address this user
Hard to say for sure. I know that it would be a Silver or Bronze key. However, off the top of my head, I'm not sure which one it would be.
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COLLECTOR JWKyle private msg quote post Address this user
For me I like the bronze age marvel keys.I'm auctioning off my Iron Man 55 cgc 9.6 next month so whatever that type of money would get me back into one I'm thinking a 9.2 is going to be my sweet spot
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Collector det_tobor private msg quote post Address this user
depends on it being a pure investment or wanting to have, even a very poor copy of, something already a landmark item. I.e.: Amazing Fantasy #15 in 2 would be ok, so would Flash #123.
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
After ToS 52, I'm thinking a mid grade Flash 139 will be next.
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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
I'm into Teen Titans - think I've tracked down all appearances until about 1984ish
I would look for a better copy of B&B54 or Teen Titans #1
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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by 00slim
After ToS 52, I'm thinking a mid grade Flash 139 will be next.


Yeah - high grade is out of range for me now I think - I do have a CGC 7.0 that with a press might get a bump
I've liked reverse flash forever - this was one of the first books I had graded - didn't want to do it at first because the slab fee was more than I paid for the book!
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Collector poka private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by 00slim
So, I'm finally getting serious about saving for my grail, a high grade Tales of Suspense 52 (8.0, minimum).

As I do so, I wonder what my fellow board members would invest in given the chance? If you had $1,000-1,500 to spend on one book, what do you think would be the smartest investment?


Good luck and have fun searching
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Collector esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
@00slim - I don't know if it would be the smartest investment, but I need X-Men 1-5 and 9. So for $1500, I would try to pick up a 2 or 4 in nice shape, or see if I could get some combination of 3, 5, and/or 9 in 8.0 or better.
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Collector neyko private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by 00slim
So, I'm finally getting serious about saving for my grail, a high grade Tales of Suspense 52 (8.0, minimum).

As I do so, I wonder what my fellow board members would invest in given the chance? If you had $1,000-1,500 to spend on one book, what do you think would be the smartest investment?


THis is just me - if anyone remembers to look back at this in a year or two we can see if I had any clue - I suggested clickable text

HAUNT OF FEAR #15 CGC 9.4 NM GHOUL IN COFFIN COVER! CREAM/OW PAGES $1,300
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Collector Thanatos private msg quote post Address this user
Glad you are saving for your grail!

I think if I decide to save for a big key it will probably be BB28, would take a looooot of saving though lol
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Collector doog private msg quote post Address this user
Darkga's royal blue Vengeance of Vampirella is a good choice. Rare and cool always do well.
Chamber of Chills 19 is on my list.
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
@doog So, it's the sweet cover that makes "Chamber of Chills" 19 a pricy book, correct?

I don't know anything about Golden Age horror books. My wife just got into the "Witching Hour" comics from the 70's. The stories aren't really supernatural. Much more of a "Twilight Zone" & "Alfred Hitcock Presents" vibe. The covers are pretty awesome, too.

Speaking of which, if anyone here has the Showcase "Witching Hour" tpb they'd like to sell for $30-$40, in interested.
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Collector Tedsaid private msg quote post Address this user
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I'm into Teen Titans - think I've tracked down all appearances until about 1984ish
I would look for a better copy of B&B54 or Teen Titans #1

I also like collecting these. My favorite is a beautiful copy I recently bought of Brave and the Bold #102 - great Neal Adams cover. But a lot of the TT Cardy covers are fantastic, too.

FYI - here is a B&B 54 7.5 on ComicLink.
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Collector HOGLEG private msg quote post Address this user
I have a Brave and the Bold #54 for sale on Comic Connect, CBCS grade 8.5, if anyone is interested.
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