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$5000 To Spend On Comics..?4767

Collector tonnage71 private msg quote post Address this user
What if you came into a small windfall of cash (say $5000) and could use it to invest in comics. What would you buy? I’m not saying I’m lucky enough to have this apply to me but thought it could make for some interesting discussion here on the board. I know everyone has different tastes etc. but what comics come to mind that would be good candidates for either long or short term investments? Have fun with this!

...and GO!

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Collector KingNampa private msg quote post Address this user

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Collector CaptainCanuck private msg quote post Address this user
Cant go wrong with an Amazing Fantasy 15, but even a low grade would be above the windfall. Perhaps a lower-grade Amazing Spider-man #1 or a higher-grade Incredible Hulk #181.
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Collector NoahSult private msg quote post Address this user
Bronze and copper age keys so you can get a good amount of solid books for the 5 grand.
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Collector Odins_Raven private msg quote post Address this user
Definitely a Silver age 1st appearance or a original art from a legendary artist.
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Collector KingNampa private msg quote post Address this user
Stan Lee signed batman comic.
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COLLECTOR drchaos private msg quote post Address this user
In the last two weeks I spent a few thousand in auctions with My Comic Shop. I spent less that $5K but I think this would be a good start:

Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 152 CBCS 9.6
Chew (2009) 1A CBCS 9.8 SS
Forbidden Tales of Dark Mansion (1972 DC) 5 CGC 9.4
Locke and Key (2008) 1A CGC 9.6
New Mutants (1983 1st Series) 87 CGC 9.6
NYX (2003) 5 CGC 9.8
NYX (2003) 5 CGC 9.4
Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man (2017) 1J CGC 9.8
Preacher (1995) 13 CBCS 9.8
Star Wars (2015 Marvel) 1D CBCS 9.8
Strange Adventures (1950 1st Series) 180 VG 4.0
Walking Dead (2003 Image) 14 CGC 9.6
Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Annual 2 CGC 7.0
Batman Harley Quinn (1999) 1-1ST CGC 9.8
Bone (1991 1st Printing) 4 CGC 9.4
Brave and the Bold (2007 3rd Series) 33 CGC 9.8
Cloak and Dagger (1988 Marvel 3rd Series) 1 CGC 9.8
Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 518 CGC 9.8
Doctor Strange (1974 2nd Series) 1 VF 8.0
Doctor Strange (1974 2nd Series) 30 CGC 9.6
Fallen Son Death of Captain America (2007) 3C CGC 9.4 SS
Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) Annual 6 FN- 5.5
Incredible Hulk (1962-1999 1st Series) 122 VG 4.0
iZombie (2010 DC/Vertigo) 2 CGC 9.8
iZombie (2010 DC/Vertigo) 3 CGC 9.8
iZombie (2010 DC/Vertigo) 4 CGC 9.8
iZombie (2010 DC/Vertigo) 5 CGC 9.8
Johnny The Homicidal Maniac Lot of 7
Logan's Run (1977 Marvel) 6 CGC 8.5
Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions (1982) 2 CGC 9.6
Marvel Super Heroes (1967 1st Series) 18 VG 4.0
New Mutants (1983 1st Series) 87 CGC 9.8
New Mutants (1983 1st Series) 100 CGC 9.8
NYX (2003) 1 CGC 9.6
NYX (2003) 7 CGC 9.8
Power Man and Iron Fist (1972 Hero for Hire) 2 CGC 9.4
Preacher (1995) 1A CGC 9.8
Preacher (1995) 4 CBCS 9.8
Preacher (1995) 5 CGC 9.8
Sex Criminals (2013) 1IMAGE CGC 9.6
Star Wars (1977 Marvel) 68 CGC 9.6
Teen Love Stories (1969) 1 VF 8.0
Teen Love Stories (1969) 2 VF- 7.5
Thanos Quest (1990) 1 CGC 9.8
Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 87 FR/GD 1.5
Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 133 FN 6.0
Uncanny X-Men (1963 1st Series) 211 CGC 9.8
Uncanny X-Men (2013 3rd Series) 27B CGC 9.8
Walking Dead Script Book (2005) 1 CGC 9.6
Wolverine Weapon X (2009 Marvel) 1E CGC 9.6
X-Men (2010 2nd Series) 1I CGC 9.6
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Collector Doc_Cop private msg quote post Address this user
I would also buy a high grade Hulk 181. The thought of buying key bronze and copper is a thought but the sure investment is the first full appearance of Wolverine. And thanks for the laugh KingNampa! Nuff said.
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Collector tonnage71 private msg quote post Address this user
@NoahSult @Odins_Raven...you guys have any specific books worth targeting from the Bronze or Silver Age...?
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Collector tonnage71 private msg quote post Address this user
@drchaos Wow! Great list!
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Collector X51 private msg quote post Address this user
I don't think I'd spend $5,000 on anything. My Amazing Fantasy #15 might be worth that, but I only have about $300 in that book. I've never spent more than $400 for anything.
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Collector Doc_Cop private msg quote post Address this user
I would target Hero for Hire 1 high grade. Not for the hype but for its significance. Giant size X-men #1 is also a nice key to have.
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Collector comic_book_man private msg quote post Address this user
@tonnage71 Well, some people don't like to share their investment secrets. If you know what and when to buy - you can make a nice income.

...for $5000, it really depends. Start by using a search filter for $5,000 or LESS on comic sale sites, and then compare listed values to sold values - then you can try to catch a fish (when a nice book is ripe in terms of cost/demand).
The only advice I can give you is to keep your mind open to ALL books, continually search for the key books daily, and strike when a book is temporarily devalued (happens due to numerous reasons).
Also, you will save a lot of fees & turn time in grading/pressing if you target high-grade key books 1975 or newer.

"Buy Low, Sell High" is the investors goal. I'm to busy now, but in the past I made a living selling comic books so there is plenty of money out there much like the stock market (but less volatile IMO if you know what you are doing).

BUT make sure to have fun while doing it, since we are all comic geeks in the first place.
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Collector tonnage71 private msg quote post Address this user
Thanks for great feedback @comic_book_man! Us novices appreciate your insight.
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COLLECTOR Foghorn_Sam private msg quote post Address this user
I've got 15 long boxes of 90's books (otherwise known as drek), I'll sell ya for 5K.
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Collector X51 private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by Foghorn_Sam
I've got 15 long boxes of 90's books (otherwise known as drek), I'll sell ya for 5K.


I think you could sell them faster if you cut them in half, then rolled up in a tube. Stuff the tubes into an empty holiday cookie tin. After you cook breakfast, pour the extra bacon grease into the tin so that the comics soak it up. Now you have a tin full of little fire starting sticks that people can use when they go camping.
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Collector doog private msg quote post Address this user
I actually did that, 5 years ago I invested about 7k in a retirement fund of comics. Took me several months, and I had not owned comics before. I bought mid grade and lower keys, as wide a variety as I could, and a press.
If you were to start now I would chase movies, Red Sonja, Valkyrie, Guardians, and the like. Stick to keys though
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COLLECTOR drchaos private msg quote post Address this user
Five Adam Hughes sketches.
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Collector KingNampa private msg quote post Address this user
@drchaos LOL
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
$5000 in scratch off lottery tickets.
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Collector KingNampa private msg quote post Address this user
Put it in stocks or IRA for retirement.



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Collector thelastbard private msg quote post Address this user
I would go for 8.5 to 9.4 (depending on bang for buck, maybe higher)

Giant Sized X-Men 1 - First New X-Men
X-Men 94 - First New X-Men in regular issues
Hulk 181 - First Wolverine
Amazing Spider-Man 121 - Death of Gwen Stacy
Amazing Spider-Man 122 - Death of Green Goblin
Amazing Spider-Man 129 - First Punisher
Captain America 109 - Retelling of Origin / Kirby
Captain Britain 1 (Original)
Flash 123 - Flash from two worlds
Batman 200 - Origin retold / First Neal Adams

Depending on condition, there would be money left... If so, I would be digging into X-Men back issues!
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COLLECTOR conditionfreak private msg quote post Address this user
Not this subject again. Will the next thread be "What would you invest $1,000 in, comic book wise?".

Oh wait. We done that already. LOL

On a serious note. Don't you think that X-Men values and desirability is waning? Even X-Men #94? Although Giant Sized X-Men #1 seems to be doing well.

I like very high grade Bronze Age keys and semi-keys for investment. And DC seems to be a slight slightly better investment.

(yes, I wrote slight slightly intentionaly)
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Collector doog private msg quote post Address this user
I noticed at the last con x-men prices were down, as well as Batman adventures 12. Everybody has asm 300 ungraded for about $300 like always. Few 129’s and 181’s available at all
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Collector thelastbard private msg quote post Address this user
@doog At some point, I'd love to get another 181... Mine is a 4.5 without the stamp, but it's signed by Stan, so it's not going anywhere.
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COLLECTOR Foghorn_Sam private msg quote post Address this user
Buy silver, (not silver age comics, silver, the metal). It's at $17.12 an ounce and guy on TV says it's headed to $200 an ounce. Sounds like guaranteed windfall profits to me. Only thing is he didn't give time frame, are we talking next year or 2 to 3 hundred years from now???
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Collector thelastbard private msg quote post Address this user
@Foghorn_Sam It's always a good investment... eventually.
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COLLECTOR Foghorn_Sam private msg quote post Address this user
Who wouldn't want to turn $5,000 into $58,411? That's what you'd have if silver goes to $200 buying at today's spot.
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Collector Drogio private msg quote post Address this user
I'd start with a hot key book in the highest grade (9.8 white pages) about to get hotter because of a theatrical release...like iron man 55. Then wait till the movie drives that grade to double its price...then I'd invest that in a sure thing...like a low grade amazing fantasy 15...whichever I get for the best deal. Maybe a high grade TMNT #1 first print. Or a couple comics like ASM 300 and Hulk 181.
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Collector CaptainCanuck private msg quote post Address this user
The problem with comics is the that they are just too much fun. I invested in boring old Bitcoin a year ago and now have ten times the investment.
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