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Advice on cover variants19973

I'm waiting.... (tapping fingers).
Splotches is gettin old!
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No regrets whatsoever


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Collector Silversorrow private msg quote post Address this user
I know it's primarily a gimmick to get people to buy multiple copies of the same comic but I do like variants for one specific reason. I like having the choice to pick my one favorite cover and buy that one. Lots of times years ago before variants if you were buying a particular comic run there would always be covers every now and then that you hated or were just blah. With variants I have a much better chance of having covers that I like a lot more when collecting a whole run. So if you can avoid the "Gotta get em all" urge then variants are actually beneficial.
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I'm waiting.... (tapping fingers).
Splotches is gettin old!
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@Silversorrow I agree with you. The problem is that when a good idea happens and is a hit (such as a few variants here and there); inevitably the business sees that and abuses the success.

And there are ramifications when a good thing is abused.

And it has been abused considerably the last many years.

And when there is considerable abuse for years, there long term problematic implications both seen and unseen
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I'm not a plagiarist. I'm also not illiterate. drmccoy74 private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by HAmistoso
I would suggest picking up as many variants as possible to avoid the pains of regret.
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Collector Retired_11B private msg quote post Address this user
I do buy variant covers, mainly it is due to who made the cover. There are a few artist that I really like and want their artwork.

I learned the hard way there are way too many covers on each issue to worry about getting them all. As stated before, if it is a ratio book (1:10, 20, or even higher) I will try to pick it up.
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Collector cesidio private msg quote post Address this user
Variants are tricky. Some times might take two or more years to see what holds its value. Any variant by mcfarlane or mcniven is a good bet in my opinion. Do the research on the variant find total number printed take it from there.


Me personally other than silver age marvels I only buy high ratio variants. Cases in point








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Collector Stonecollector private msg quote post Address this user
Not to sound like a idiot but what dose it mean when it says something like 1:40 incentive variant or just 1:10 variant
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
For ever 10 regular cover, 1 variant cover is produced. Automatic scarcity. Higher ratio, generally more valuable.
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" . " Davethebrave private msg quote post Address this user
Artificially created scarcity means little, at least outside temporary speculative fervor.

Look at NFTs - some are exceptionally rare and some traded for $ thousands or (much) more. Majority have cratered. Regardless of how scarce they are - demand can be scarcer still!
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Staple topics, nice. makahuka private msg quote post Address this user
Ratio Variants

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Collector Stonecollector private msg quote post Address this user
Thanks everyone for the input and for braking it down for a base collect.
On the same note I was looking to buy a 1:1000 signed by the author with COA however it wasn’t slabbed, will cbcs acknowledge the signature as authentic, even if they didn’t witness it or what if anything will it do
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It's like the Roach Motel for comic collectors. chester15 private msg quote post Address this user
You can add signature verification to your order. https://www.cbcscomics.com/verified-signature-program

Bear in mind that not all signatures will pass verification. If it fails, it doesn't necessarily mean it is not legit, just that not enough similarities were found to meet the standard of verification.

You do not submit the COA. It would not be relied upon as any kind of proof.
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Collector Stonecollector private msg quote post Address this user
Cool thanks for the info, if they don’t certify the signature would that harm the comics grading as you have a unauthenticated signature across the cover or would they just ignore it entirely
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It's like the Roach Motel for comic collectors. chester15 private msg quote post Address this user
That I am not sure, but other forum members will know. You can also direct that it not be slabbed if the signature verification doesn't pass, I think.

I've only gotten 1 comic verified, and it was a while back, so fuzzy on the details. If you do a dry run through the order form, you can see what options are offered, and costs.
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If the viagra is working you should be well over a 9.8. xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
If CBCS can't verify the signature, it hurts the grade as if anyone had just written on the cover. If you send it to CGC they can't verify the signature but can give it the green label and pretend the writing isn't there.
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