I purchased my first issue of Planet Comics almost two and half years ago now. I was playing around on CGCdata.com earlier and I decided to take a look at how many copies of each issue have been graded since that time. Here are all the Planets that have been graded since I purchased my first (universal labels only).
Some things I found interesting:
A. I remember thinking issues 65 and 66 might be pretty hard to find back when I started. But boy have they come out in force! Issue 65 had more copies graded in the last 2.5 years (39) than any other issue (there were only 22 copies on the census prior to that, which is a 177% increase!). Issue 66 has had 23 graded in the last 2.5 years, compared to just 22 on the census before that.
B. Only 1 copy graded of issues 3 and 7. Only 2 copies graded of issues 2 and 8. Some of those with reputations for being tough books continue to show it, even with the market for Planets so hot.
C. Issues 6, 14, and 24, which I consider to be pretty dang tough books, each had 7 new copies graded in the last 2.5 years. Considering they each had between 13 and 16 copies graded before that, I'd say that's pretty shocking. (I don't want to leave out issue 18, which had 18 copies graded when I started and now has 9 more (total 27)!)
I know the census is a very imperfect gauge, but I do think it tells us something about both supply and demand. I found it quite interesting to see what's happened since I got bitten by the Planet bug .
(Sorry, I don't know how to search so that Jumbo Comics 11 doesn't show up at the top of the list )