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Bubba : 7/7/2017 11:07 am
I am in the process of cleaning out my attic and found boxes of old comics, DC, Marvel, Star Trek and more. Some of which the price was only $.10. They are in fairly good condition. One was a 3D Superman comic with the 3D glasses inside. I believe it was the only issue of its kind.

Is there a reputable site I can go to get get an idea as the value of these?
There are a number of factors  
cjd2404 : 7/7/2017 11:29 am : link
I looked into selling mine a while back. The advice I was given at the time was to start simply at something like ebay, and see what yours is selling for.

Many places want them professionally rated. I found the cost of that too high for mine since I am not sure the value, but I am not going to pay even 50 cents (It is way higher) to have a comic rated, sealed and labeled if it is only worth 25 cents.

The first thing for you to do is give a look. Is the cover creased, how is the binding. Are the pages in good shape and is the color bright type things. Think Mint, near mint, etc. Prices vary wildly based on those factors.
Overstreet used to be the go to  
Bogey : 7/7/2017 11:34 am : link
But eBay's changed that. Just look up what books have sold for there.
I was a HUGE collector from my teens to about 30  
NYGIANTS86 : 7/7/2017 11:39 am : link
when I was spending over $100 week I realized I had to stop. But, what I found out, most current age comics are worth NOTHING (they were made just for the collector market and they collected them, so they barely even kept the value).

Silver and Golden Age is what they want 80's and back before mass marketed comics came about. Also, when I wanted to get rid of my collection I wanted to clear the whole thing, but dealers want to pick and pull what they want and won't touch the bulk of it. So, pull out your best comics, walk into a dealer and ask him to give an idea (you can go online and get an idea where he should be). But, for the most part, don't go by total value since you will never see it.

My collection in total was worth about $250-500K and I was able to barter it for a high end kitchen from my contractor.

Good luck, I look forward to hearing how you did.
I have mostly the 90s-2000s stuff  
spike : 7/7/2017 12:34 pm : link
Unfortunately.

I want to get amazing spiderman 129
RE: I have mostly the 90s-2000s stuff  
Britt in VA : 7/7/2017 12:45 pm : link
In comment 13522232 spike said:
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Unfortunately.

I want to get amazing spiderman 129


First appearance of the Punisher?
Bubba, send me a list....  
Britt in VA : 7/7/2017 12:46 pm : link
I'll take a look for you.
But as others have said....  
Britt in VA : 7/7/2017 12:50 pm : link
it's likely to not be worth much, unless you have something either a. rare and low print, or b. what you have is in outstanding condition ie: white pages (not yellowed with age), no folds, creases, rips, etc... For instance, you may see a copy of something you have going for $100 on Ebay (and don't look what they're asking, look at completed listings for what things actually sold for), but condition is everything and if yours is in worse condition it may only be worth $10.
I have more digitial comics  
RasputinPrime : 7/7/2017 4:12 pm : link
than I could read in a hundred lifetimes. Getting old sucks. Being responsible sucks even more.
I was a big collector in my pre-teen/early teen years  
mfsd : 7/7/2017 4:58 pm : link
Sold most of them off for spending $$ in college.

As others have said, most from the early 90s don't have much value I think. Keep in mind most buyers are likely looking to resell at a profit, so will lowball you. Best bet is to look for an interested collector...eBay is likely a good route to get an idea of value

My best book was Tales of Suspense 39, the original appearance of Iron Man. Mine was in average condition, sold it for $400 years ago to a dealer...needed some extra cash for a vacation with my buddies.

Wish I could have that one back - estimated value of that one in average condition is $3000-$6000 now
RE: RE: I have mostly the 90s-2000s stuff  
spike : 7/7/2017 5:02 pm : link
In comment 13522243 Britt in VA said:
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In comment 13522232 spike said:


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Unfortunately.

I want to get amazing spiderman 129



First appearance of the Punisher?


Yes
cool  
giantfan2000 : 7/7/2017 5:45 pm : link
i agree just look on eBay and see what the comics are going for

if you have a really valuable one in good condition , it might be worth it to send to professional grading service

this will increase value of comic
i have a bunch of stuff that is mostly worthless  
spike : 7/7/2017 5:59 pm : link
lots of 1990s-2000 X men, Image Comics, Valiant comics., 1990s Spiderman, occasional DC stuff like Death of Superman and Knightfall.

Then I started collecting Comics statues from Sideshow and Bowen Designs.
RE: i have a bunch of stuff that is mostly worthless  
Mike in NJ : 7/7/2017 6:04 pm : link
In comment 13522616 spike said:
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lots of 1990s-2000 X men, Image Comics, Valiant comics., 1990s Spiderman, occasional DC stuff like Death of Superman and Knightfall.

Then I started collecting Comics statues from Sideshow and Bowen Designs.


I've recently (within the last 2 years) gotten into collecting Sideshow statues as well. Talk about an addicting hobby, I want every one that I see.
Thanks guys!!  
Bubba : 7/8/2017 6:45 am : link
Most of mine are 70's and older. When I'm done with my attic project I will start to sort them in date order. Many of them were .$10 and .$12 original cost new. I have some like the original Fantastic Four when the Silver Surfer was introduced, Thor vs Silver Surfer, many Action comics etc. I will keep you all posted!
RE: Thanks guys!!  
mfsd : 7/8/2017 6:59 am : link
In comment 13522898 Bubba said:
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Most of mine are 70's and older. When I'm done with my attic project I will start to sort them in date order. Many of them were .$10 and .$12 original cost new. I have some like the original Fantastic Four when the Silver Surfer was introduced, Thor vs Silver Surfer, many Action comics etc. I will keep you all posted!


Sounds like you could have some gems in there from the 70s and older, good luck with the effort!
Here is a pic of some that were framed 40 years ago:  
Bubba : 7/8/2017 7:03 am : link


Superman 3D, Flash v Superman in a race, Batman kills Robin,Superman v Justice League.

I'm getting excited!!
A copy of that Incredible Hulk #121  
Britt in VA : 7/8/2017 8:35 am : link
just sold on Ebay, in very good condition, a couple days ago for a winning bid of $5.50.

A couple copies of The Flash #175 sold within the past month in the $11-$16 dollar range.

Unless you've got some really key issues, like the first appearance of a character, for example Spiderman #129 as mentioned in this thread, I think you'll find that most of your books will vary in range from about $5 to $20 to the right buyer.

That's why it's hard to judge value without seeing a list of the numbered issues you have. As others have said, it's hard to sell an entire collection to a dealer, they just want to pick over what you have and only take the good stuff.

It's an awesome find, though. I love stuff like that. Forgotten collections. I'd love to see what's in there.
That Superman in startling 3D is interesting...  
Britt in VA : 7/8/2017 8:43 am : link
It's been reprinted a few times. If that is the original issue from 1953, that would be one of interest. In good condition, that goes for around $50. Yours looks a little worn, so again, maybe around $20. But it's still a cool book to have.
Britt  
Bubba : 7/8/2017 8:52 am : link
I do have the "And Now Galactus" Fantastic Four that introduced the Silver Surfer as well as the 1st edition of the Silver Surfer. I also have some odd ones like a couple of Star Trek comics with William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy in costume. In the next few days I'll sort and catalog them. I'll post it here.
This one?  
Britt in VA : 7/8/2017 9:08 am : link
?
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Check Ebay  
eclipz928 : 7/8/2017 9:25 am : link
Comic books are as valuable as the amount someone is willing to pay for them.
Britt  
Bubba : 7/8/2017 9:43 am : link
Yes plus a couple of the others in the link. I'll get the list together soon.
Keep well and thanks again for the input.
I separated some by title i.e Action, etc.  
Bubba : 7/14/2017 10:03 am : link








They are in date order. The ones on top are the oldest. The Thor issue is the one the first movie was based on introducing the Destroyer.

I have others that are less main stream such as Archie, Three Stooges, some old Mad magazines etc.
Bubba  
NYG27 : 7/14/2017 3:16 pm : link
I've linked comicspriceguide.com below. Just type in the name of the title and number of the issue and it will give you a price. Best to create an account with the website and you'll be able to check current pricing on every issue you own. Plus be able to track all the recent current auctions of that comic on eBay for reference. It also has a "Your Collection" tab which is a nice central location to keep track of all your comics.

My advice, before you sell anything, get all your comics cataloged and priced on that site. That way you can use use the "Your Collection" tab as you main reference when selling.

Remove any comics worth more than $10 from your main collection, you'll want to sell them separately.

Now you should have a ton of comics left in the $0.00 to $9.99 range and you'll want to sell them in bulk just to get rid of them and get better value (especially when bundled with those worthless comics).

How do you pan to sell them, online or comics store? There are benefits to both, personally, when selling in bulk, I'd rather go to a local comics store and ask them how much for the whole collection. They will low ball you but I'd be worth it to get rid of ALL that non-valuable comics and not hassle with shipping costs and packaging items to mail with that eBay route.

If they ask you if you know what's in your collection, play dumb and say it was your nephew's and you want to get a good price for all of them in bulk. I've seen to have gotten better pricing from them this way.

As for the comics worth north of $10, eBay would be your best route. First order is to get plastic bags and boards for every comic you want to sell. Place every comic with it's own plastic and board and tape the back with scotch tape. Once done with that, go to eBay and do a test run and put up an auction on a $10-20 comic. Just to get the process down and learn from it and tweak it as you go with the rest of your collection.

Hope all this helped. Good Luck!
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I'm no expert in comics  
pjcas18 : 7/14/2017 3:20 pm : link
but I've been around sports cards and coins for a long time, are you sure you should put scotch tape directly on the back of a comic book?

Seems like it could damage it and impact the value.

RE: I'm no expert in comics  
NYG27 : 7/14/2017 3:34 pm : link
In comment 13528418 pjcas18 said:
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but I've been around sports cards and coins for a long time, are you sure you should put scotch tape directly on the back of a comic book?

Seems like it could damage it and impact the value.


Put the scotch tape the outside plastic bag, with the comic and board inside it. =)
RE: RE: I'm no expert in comics  
pjcas18 : 7/14/2017 3:39 pm : link
In comment 13528428 NYG27 said:
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In comment 13528418 pjcas18 said:


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but I've been around sports cards and coins for a long time, are you sure you should put scotch tape directly on the back of a comic book?

Seems like it could damage it and impact the value.




Put the scotch tape the outside plastic bag, with the comic and board inside it. =)


I see. Yeah, for most vintage sports cards I'd do the same, put them in a hard plastic protector and then in a soft plastic sleeve with tape to seal it.
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