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YANKEE137 #1 Posted Feb 05 2019 - 22:55

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Getting ready to move again and I've got a couple hundred comics packed away from 1970-76. I'd forgotten what I had 

First appearances/or issues of:

Wolverine

The Punisher

Iron Fist

Moon Knight

Guardians of the Galaxy

Blade

Man Thing

Howard the Duck

Ghost Rider

Original Star Wars

I just missed out on Thanos by one issue.

 

Kinda overwhelming. How do you sell it without getting robbed? Most websites show huge price ranges.  I kept them because I loved them, never thought they'd be crazy in demand.  Been dragging them around for 40 years in boxes.

 

 



cloudwalkr #2 Posted Feb 05 2019 - 23:03

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Duuuude...you''ve got some good stuff there.  As an old comic reader/collector the first appearance/issue of Wolverine and probably the Punisher are valuable if in mint condition.  Not sure about the others.  I was buying/reading them in the early to mid 80's so don't have any first editions, but I did recently find "the death of Superman" series.  That was a blast from the past to re-read them lol.

 

Selling without getting taken just takes time and research.  There are comic sites out there that will give you an idea of what some may be worth.  The Ghost Rider might be big as well, but I have no idea about any of the others.  I was X-MEN and SUPERMAN all the way lol.

 

Edit:  man this is bringing back memories.  I was just old enough (maybe 8) that my parents would let me ride my bike down to the local Cards and Comics store and spend my allowance on something.  I remember seeing a $40 comic (can't remember which one now) and thinking..."some day"... lol

 

Now I would never let an 8yr old ride that same route...crazy how times change.


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YANKEE137 #3 Posted Feb 05 2019 - 23:07

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I had Giant size X men #1 but I think my brother stole it in the 80's to trade for "non tobacco smoking products".  I do have X-Men 94-101. 

mlinke #4 Posted Feb 05 2019 - 23:08

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If they are in sequence, they are worth more. Make a list and put it on ebay. You will be able to buy a new car if they are in mint condition. DO not sell them to a comic store, they will low ball you.

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My local comic store sold all marvel and very few DC's- most of which were reprints of 1950's stories, so the DC stuff is next to worthless.

YANKEE137 #6 Posted Feb 05 2019 - 23:10

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View Postmlinke, on Feb 05 2019 - 23:08, said:

If they are in sequence, they are worth more. Make a list and put it on ebay. You will be able to buy a new car if they are in mint condition. DO not sell them to a comic store, they will low ball you.

 

Yeah local Ebay store wanted 50%. I walked on them.

cloudwalkr #7 Posted Feb 05 2019 - 23:12

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View PostYANKEE137, on Feb 05 2019 - 23:10, said:

 

Yeah local Ebay store wanted 50%. I walked on them.

 

One tactic might be to go to a few comic stores and ask around similar to "Man, I saw someone the other day with "X" comic and they wanted "X" dollars for it....I couldnt believe it" and then gauge their response.  I can understand this not being the most efficient way though lol. 

 

Edit:  My brother would have done something similar...so I can relate 


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heavymetal1967 #8 Posted Feb 05 2019 - 23:15

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Condition makes a big difference.  I had piles of stuff and gave it away along with piles of vinyl to friends/family.  Most of my comics were pretty ragged, the records and jackets on the other hand were in good shape.   My old pre-D&D, D&D and AD&D stuff I've still got.

 

 



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Cloudwalkr - nostalgia indeed.  Local hobby/comics store where I grew up also sold all the gaming stuff too.  Spent a lot of time in there and while it's sad ditto on how times have changed.

cloudwalkr #10 Posted Feb 05 2019 - 23:26

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View Postheavymetal1967, on Feb 05 2019 - 23:19, said:

Cloudwalkr - nostalgia indeed.  Local hobby/comics store where I grew up also sold all the gaming stuff too.  Spent a lot of time in there and while it's sad ditto on how times have changed.

 

The memories of riding my bike home with my new comic in a bag just itching to read it....holy crap.  Back then we'd even leave our front door unlocked and be gone for a week vacation.  Neighbors would freely come and go to help watch the house and as kid around 8yrs old I was freely allowed to ride my bike across a 3 lane road and roughly 2miles away from home without supervision.  Now...no way.  

 

lol when I was 16 I remember leaving for a family vacation and when we got back my friend down the street told me he "borrowed" my car (1984 honda civic with 260k miles on it handed down from my uncle) and I was like "did you break it, no?...it's fine" lol



Klaatu_Nicto #11 Posted Feb 05 2019 - 23:57

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If I had any of my old comics around they would be Archie and the Fantastic Four, to name a couple, from the 1960s.

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WHAT.... no G.I. Combat with the Haunted Tank :)

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View Posteastcoastlobster, on Feb 05 2019 - 15:18, said:

WHAT.... no G.I. Combat with the Haunted Tank :)

 

You just reminded me of one of my favorites from the 1960s which I remembered as the Jeb Stuart comic. 

 

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Cover of G.I. Combat vol. 2, 114 (Oct-Nov, 1965)Art by Russ Heath.
 

"Commander Stuart's ghost does not initially care for his assignment, but is impressed with the fighting spirit of Jeb and his crew. Jeb further honors the ghost by flying a Confederate rather than a Union flag on his "haunted" tank."  :ohmy:

 

By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia...p?curid=3835496

 

Back then the civil war set my parents bought me for Christmas came with a Confederate army hat with the flag on the front. I was unPC fifity-five years ago. No me being a Supreme Court Justice in my future. :confused:.


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Da_Craw #14 Posted Feb 06 2019 - 00:44

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I used to own a baseball card store (right up to the strike and that put us out of business).  We sold a lot of sports memorabilia and the occasional non-sports items on commission.  We got 1/3.  Selling to/through any service is going to cost you a significant percentage because those services must make money to stay viable.  Get a feel for what you want for a given item from other sales of the same/similar item adjusted for the relative conditions.  Internet searching can get you a reasonable ballpark.  Auction sites with a reasonable reserve can be a good route, but it depends on the fees for a no-sale.  Post them on Facebook, Craigslist, etc. 

 

If you live in or near a big city, rent a booth/table at a comics convention.  It is probably not worth it to get your own table, but if you ask around at the local comic shops well ahead of the conventions, there are usually people in your situation looking to band together and go in on a table as a group.  And the conventions are usually fun in their own right.    



Nonamanadus #15 Posted Feb 08 2019 - 20:15

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If you have room keep them, I tried getting rid of my mint Savage Sword of Conan (and other Conan comics from the 80's) but after inflation a guy would be lucky to break even.

 

I threw out some valuable comics like first issue of Spiderman vs Morbius.






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