drbanner

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  1. drbanner

    THE AMAZING FANTASY #15 CLUB

    Another soft price. Wasn't there a dude here that sold a 5.0 for $55K thru Bob a while back? Did anybody ever hear about that?
  2. drbanner

    Incredible Hulk #181 - is it *that* red-hot?

    Good analogy...up, up, and away!
  3. drbanner

    THE AMAZING FANTASY #15 CLUB

    Yep, when the same company presses the book and then grades the book, the odds are ever in your favor that the grade is going to go up. But that's not a conflict of interest for an impartial 3rd-party grading company so nothing to see here...move along!
  4. drbanner

    Incredible Hulk #181 - is it *that* red-hot?

    Wanna buy a 9.2 for $7,000?
  5. Currently running some auctions of HG Bronze (and some Silver) on ebay w/no reserves - click here to take a peek!
  6. drbanner

    Incredible Hulk #181 - is it *that* red-hot?

    Buy your new copy when the right copy/price/timing comes along, then sell your old copy to help pay for it. If you sell your old copy first, you'll be too anxious to replace it and may make an impulse buy. I think we've seen the big runup in this book for this year, seems like the book has jumped 20 - 30% since January and there's no way that continues over the next 6 months.
  7. drbanner

    THE AMAZING FANTASY #15 CLUB

    You owned it for 50 years? You don't say...
  8. Good question...I suspect that in the early days they would label the book as the submitter titled it on the submittal form? Here's another old label copy, but this one was titled as "Blue Bolt".
  9. That wasn't 10 new copies added to the Census, that was CGC consolidating their census records for "Blue Bolt" and "Blue Bolt Weird Tales". Here's the 4.0 Blue Bolt 114 that was "added" to the Census in January, obviously it was graded a long time ago:
  10. Nice looking copy, but this is nuts - Blue Bolt 114 for $3K in 6.5?!?!
  11. drbanner

    What to buy? FF1 or Hulk 1 3.0-4.0

    GPA shows data for 22 sales of FF 1 in the last 12 months (in 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0) with huge upswings in sales prices over the last year. 3.0's were selling for ~$3,500 a year ago vs. the last sale of ~$9,000, and 4.0's were selling for ~$7,000 a year ago vs. the last sale of ~$13,000. GPA shows data for 19 sales of Hulk 1 in the last 12 months (in 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0) with fairly stable sales prices. I posted this graphic last week in the AF 15 thread, but I think the image is relevant here as well. I suspect FF 1 is about to peak like Hulk 1 did around 2015 and like AF 15 did last year, and FF 1 sales over the next year or so will follow the trend below for what happened to AF 15 and Hulk 1 after their peaks. I'd go for a Hulk 1 before it picks up steam again after ~3 years of holding steady price-wise.
  12. drbanner

    THE AMAZING FANTASY #15 CLUB

    The AF 15 data reflects 38 sales over the last 12 months, the Hulk data reflects 25 sales over the last 12 months. Whatever the sales venue, it's pretty obvious that AF 15 sales peaked a few years ago and have dropped slightly since then, while Hulk 1 is starting to gain some traction after ~3 years of stagnation. The red dots in this image are data from one of the "missing" data sources you mention - fairly consistent with the data reported to GPA.
  13. drbanner

    THE AMAZING FANTASY #15 CLUB

    Ok, a year later and here we are - Hulk 1 is starting to show a little movement after 3 years of stagnation while AF 15 remains below peak prices of a few years ago. The action on the Silver Age keys this year seems to be focused on FF 1, Spidey 1, JIM 83, and ToS 39.