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    We have unpaid interns to hold each slab on display.  Since light is bad for comics, they mostly sit in the dark.  Come to think of it, there's probably no good reason we make them hold the slabs above their heads.

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  1. Greetings, I've recently come across a few listings of seemingly 'nothing' books that are plentiful in dollar bins (even in NM) that are extremely expensive in CGC 9.8's ($500+). I assume its generally because of a common production or shipping defect or rarity, but maybe its just perception? I don't know. I can see why a something might get into the $200-$400 range, but going over $ I'm not talking about ultra CGC 9.8's expensive books that have somewhat pricey raws, I'm talking about the books you'd probably pass over when looking in dollar bins. I'm also not talking about some ultra rare variant that no one knows about. Just regular comics no one would notice but comic specialists would pay through the nose for. The two I can think of immediately are Wolverine 35 (1st ongoing series), (I did some research and read about the demand for that one), and GI Joe 26 (1st series). What are some other ones? And any thoughts on why some explode and some don't? I know this looks like i'm trying to find comics to hunt for in 2022 when I go to a LCS or comic show again, but I'm more just curious.
  2. A lot of folks are trying to offer advice based on "oh these books are more affordable for common people, or oh these have better odds for percentage based growth, or are more attainable blah blah". The OP COULD have given more specifics about his situation or preferences or his financials, but he didn't. He asked for "rare" books to "hold on to and display", and that "hold there value". Despite the poor grammar, I think its clear these are the most important criteria, since they are the ONLY ONES he mentioned. There were no price restrictions mentioned, so why make assumptions about an internet stranger and their financial situation. I say let him qualify his own question (or ask a better one if he so chooses). So I maintain Action Comics 1, AF 15, Detective Comics 27 in 9.0 or higher seem like the right answer.
  3. I think you could add between $3-$15 for the signatures on top of the price depending on selling venue, condition, and luck, maybe timing.
  4. I have no idea if you’ve answered the question because I’m still not 100% clear on what the question is, but the last picture is the waxy layer. Sounds like the OP either A) has already figured it out and B) rightfully might have more important things on his mind, but if he hasn’t yet had his question answered (or gone to the production source for answers) I would recommend he lay out his questions like a person who is trying to make it easy for internet strangers to take time out of their day to use their knowledge and resources to help.
  5. I would think the sigs would make them as much as five times as valuable congrats
  6. This is interesting I’m intrigued
  7. I have sales thread that’s pretty much over, but you’re welcome to check it out. In my personal opinion many of them will not only hold value but sky rocket in price at some point. Check the link in my signature line other than that, the some of the safest investments are 1st appearance comics of Superman, spiderman, and batman. The higher the grade the better they will display, so try to get Cgc 9.0 and above. Make sure get the older comics graded by Cgc who checks for authenticity and restoration.
  8. I don’t know one thing from another, but you could try contacting whoever put out the COA and asking for more details or the or whoever made the variant or the store, or both, for more details. Get to the source, unless someone here gives you good info. they might have emails or instagrams or facebooks or phone numbers or websites. I don’t Know if it’s something valuable, but it does seem Rare to me
  9. Good question. Don't be so hard the guy, he's a newbie. In related news, I have a huge important question for the boardies: I typically sleep with an uncommonly flat pillow. Last night I woke up with a much taller very uncomfortable pillow under my head. I couldn't fall back to sleep for like two hours. Then I woke up with my original pillow and realized I was dreaming about the taller pillow the whole time.
  10. good points, economies of scale are worth considering as well, or middlemen. In SOME cases (at least in America), there are comic shops that will help you with group submissions too, which might be a bit slower but help split shipping costs. That may exist also in Europe in some places, although in a COVID situation that might be even tougher than before. Just some stuff to consider