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Overstreet Price Guide 2016-2017901

#GLOM DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
I received the newly published Overstreet Price Guide today.

I have never had one of these price guides before, so I was surprised to find prices are only listed for these grades: 2.0, 4.0, 6.0, 8.0, 9.0, 9.2.

That leaves out a lot of what I would consider valuable pricing data. Especially the data for 9.4 through 9.8.

Is there a good reason for these grade levels to be excluded?
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Dude, you're gettin' a Dell earthshaker01 private msg quote post Address this user
Overstreet...people still use that.
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Collector MR_SigS private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by DarthLego
I received the newly published Overstreet Price Guide today.

I have never had one of these price guides before, so I was surprised to find prices are only listed for these grades: 2.0, 4.0, 6.0, 8.0, 9.0, 9.2.

That leaves out a lot of what I would consider valuable pricing data. Especially the data for 9.4 through 9.8.

Is there a good reason for these grade levels to be excluded?


If 6.0 is $50 and 8.0 is $100, then 7.0 is $75.

Welcome to the OPG.


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Originally they only had three grades: Good, Fine, and Mint
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Collector MR_SigS private msg quote post Address this user
Yeah, I had so many Mint books back then LOL
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Yeah, I had so many Mint books back then LOL


Didn't everybody?
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#GLOM DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
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Overstreet...people still use that.

Well considering most of the books I deal with are moderns 9.4 and up, this book isn't much use to me. Unless I stumble across a good lot of older books at a garage sale. It has Harley Quinn on the cover, I guess that's a plus.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DarthLego
I received the newly published Overstreet Price Guide today.

I have never had one of these price guides before, so I was surprised to find prices are only listed for these grades: 2.0, 4.0, 6.0, 8.0, 9.0, 9.2.

That leaves out a lot of what I would consider valuable pricing data. Especially the data for 9.4 through 9.8.

Is there a good reason for these grade levels to be excluded?


Overstreet is primarily for raw books, that's one reason they changed the top grade from 9.4 to 9.2.
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Collector esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
General rule of thumb (of course there are many exceptions):
9.4 is equal to roughly 1.25 to 1.5 times the 9.2 value;
9.6 is roughly 2X the 9.2; and
9.8 is usually around 3X the 9.2 value.
9.9's and 10's are mostly imaginary and go for ridiculous multiples of 9.8's (plus a pond of flesh AND your first born).

I also check the recent sales prices at GoCollect.com.
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Collector DetroitMike private msg quote post Address this user
The price guide is just one tool you have these days. It's like a hammer, it won't do much for your screws. A guide that reflected everything you need to know would probably take up five volumes? If you feel a need for something that would suit you better, that might be worth inventing. I'd like a guide that published all the different variant covers.
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#GLOM DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
Comicspriceguide.com is a good source for finding images of all the variant covers for an issue, but they are not 100% on all covers, especially newer releases.

I mainly bought the new OS as a novelty, since I never had one, rather than a go to tool. I can find most prices I need rather quickly from searching the various online resources.
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#GLOM DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
Just noticed this page, pretty much answered my question lol.


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Originally Posted by earthshaker01
Overstreet...people still use that.

It has Harley Quinn on the cover, I guess that's a plus.


LOL What doesn't? smh
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#GLOM DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
Now, here we go, something worth the price of admission lol.


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Collector ares private msg quote post Address this user
So what does showcase 22 in 4.0 go for?
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#GLOM DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
Showcase 22 origin and 1st app. Silver Age Green Lantern 4.0 $1,700
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#GLOM DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
This book has a lot of interesting write ups in the front by a lot of well informed people in the hobby about the current trends they are seeing. I think there's more value in the articles than the actual guide.


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COLLECTOR Towmater private msg quote post Address this user
What does it show for a 6.0 NM #98?
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Collector BrianGreensnips private msg quote post Address this user
I always enjoyed the market reports that are grouped together near the front.There are also some pretty good articles in some issues. I really enjoyed the story of Robert Overstreet helping to sort and catogorize the Gaines file copies. That one was a few years ago. Very good reading.
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New Mutants 98, 1st app. Deadpool 6.0 $39
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New Mutants 98, 1st app. Deadpool 6.0 $39


You have one you want to let go at that price?
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#GLOM DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
I didn't write the book.
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#GLOM DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
I think a lot of the prices are going to be behind the market on hot books.
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#GLOM DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
The biggest downfall of a printed guide is by the time it is written, edited, and printed it's already probably 6 months behind the market.
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#GLOM DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
Many of the articles talk about NM 98 and the upcoming movie, so these things were written prior to Deadpool hitting the theater.
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Collector sugarman private msg quote post Address this user
i'd like to hear from the graders. what's the difference between a 9.8, 9.9 and 10.0, and why there isn't a 9.3, 9.5 and 9.7 grade. if you can tell the difference between a 9.8 and 9.9 why not 9.3 and 9.4. heck why should there only be a 8.0 and 8.5? why not and 8.25?

imo, these grades are all ridiculous, and a detriment to the collecting community. i can see vf/nm (9.0), nm- (9.2), nm (9.4), and nm/m (9.6)... shouldn't be anything higher.

the current system has inflated prices for those poor suckers willing to pay enormous prices for imaginary grades. no such thing as a 10.0. every comic has a flaw.

again, imo.
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#GLOM DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
@sugarman read this book, it'll answer all your questions.


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#GLOM DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
For anyone who's confused why the point scale was set up the way it is here's the breakdown, it's very simply a transliteration of the old system in number form.


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@DarthLego that's exactly right. The price guide is a joke.
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#GLOM DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
@earthshaker01 are you referring to my remark about it already being 6 months behind by the time it's printed or something else I said?
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