GeeksAreMyPeeps

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  1. GeeksAreMyPeeps

    Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    That's the way things have worked in this thread pretty much since it began. Between book catching fire, topic seems to go in all sorts of directions.
  2. GeeksAreMyPeeps

    Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    Your temper. I use these: https://www.geminicomicsupply.com/product/comic-flash-mailers-set/ They're pretty cheap, and I haven't heard any negative feedback about them yet, but they are a little less sturdy that some other cardboard mailers I've received from purchases.
  3. And some of them do eventually rise in value. I sold a few Gotham by Gaslight this year. Now just need Longbow Hunters to take off.
  4. GeeksAreMyPeeps

    Top 50 Copper Books in Overstreet

    Cry For Dawn makes sense. But G.I. Joe 155; other than having a low print run, is there anything key about it? There are plenty of last issues with low print runs
  5. GeeksAreMyPeeps

    Top 50 Copper Books in Overstreet

    Is Marvel Age 41 hot simply because of the Stan Lee cover? If so, I wonder why we don't see similar action for Marvel Vision 4.
  6. GeeksAreMyPeeps

    Top 50 Copper Books in Overstreet

    Silver Surfer 44, Thanos Quest, or Infinity Gauntlet 1 might need some consideration for the next year. If we're including 1992, Eternal Warrior #1 & Rai #0 should be considered, now that the Bloodshot movie is in production. Who gets the boot? I would say Transformers #1 or Suicide Squad #1 can go.
  7. What are the chances that some Newsstand Editions would have been distributed to comic stores in the early '90s? I ask because I'm going through a bunch of my comics now to list on eBay, and I'm finding that there are a few issues in runs that I have multiple issues of (like, I have 3 copies of every issue) that are newsstands. That is, I have 3 direct editions of a number of issues, but one book in the middle of the run I have only newsstands of. I did hit some 7-11s and stationery stores when I started collecting in 1987 and over the next couple of years, but by 1991 I was pretty much only buying books from comic stores. If I happened upon another non-comic store venue that sold comics, I might buy them, but then, I should have direct edtions *in addition* to the newsstand versions, but I don't. They're pretty much random issues (Hulk 397, Marvel Comics Presents 97, Spirits of Vengeance 9, etc.) so it's not like they would have sold out at comic stores. I know there are some books in this period (Moon Knight, Doctor Starnge) that had barcodes on the Direct versions as well as the newsstands, but these books I'm finding seem to have versions without barcodes. Could it be that some stores had orders filled with Newsstand versions by accident? Or deliberately, if direct versions weren't printed in sufficient quantity?
  8. I started collecting comics after the release of Batman: The Dark Knight, but before The Cult. I remember at the time thinking that another Batman book published in this prestigious format was certain to be the next book to skyrocket in value. It wasn't, of course (I was an insufficiently_thoughtful_person teenager who didn't know a ton about collecting then), but I imagine there are many people still collecting now that may have been at a similar age at the time, and perhaps thought the same. That in itself might lend a little bit of notoriety to the book; the idea that it would eventually be valuable.
  9. GeeksAreMyPeeps

    Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    True. but then, there are plenty of people that simply like selling a book at a profit, even if it's offset by losses. There is definitely an enjoyment factor in the speculation game for some. Perhaps many. Otherwise, people wouldn't spend the time to hunt through bargain bins at conventions for that missed book.
  10. GeeksAreMyPeeps

    Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    It took me a while to get a system in place to save time for cheap lots, but I managed it. Even with packages under a pound, you can often ship priority for the same price as parcel select with the ebay shipping discount
  11. GeeksAreMyPeeps

    Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    I have a bunch of Priority boxes on hand too, but most of my sales are only a few books, and shipping is cheaper with the small shippers
  12. GeeksAreMyPeeps

    Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    If you buy a bunch of shippers, you can pack pretty quickly. Of course, then you're also out the cost of those materials.
  13. GeeksAreMyPeeps

    Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    How do you list a book in a minute? Assuming you're going to provide decent images support a high-grade claim?
  14. GeeksAreMyPeeps

    Copper Age on the forum

    Was it in NY by any chance?
  15. GeeksAreMyPeeps

    Copper Age on the forum

    I used to have a copy of this. In the '90s, a couple friends and I decided to pool some extra books and start selling at shows. We only did one show before one of my friends basically stopped communicating, and all of the books for shows were in his parents' basement. I had one of these, a silver age X-Men 24, a bunch of early Valiants, and an Amazing #300, along with hundreds of other (probably not all that key) books in the bunch. Would love to have those back.