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    Collector is an understatement.

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  1. I did. Why is that a good thing? I don't mind having something like that pointed out.
  2. So two comments come in that my estimated value of a newsstand Hulk 92 were far too high. I provided an example of a recent sale that was in the ball park of my estimate, and now the thread has died? Maybe you guys are on vacation, but I hope you realize that my estimate wasn't as wrong as you seemed to think. At worst, it is 20% higher than an actual recent sale and in line with a 100% premium over direct edition prices. That isn't a huge discrepancy to anyone outside of Scotland.
  3. MyComicShop prices aren't that bad and it averages around $200 for the direct edition. Considering the hard-to-find factor, a newsstand Hulk 92 should be at least double that, so not sure it is "wa-ay over", though you may be right. From my point of view, looking at the buy price generally doesn't reflect how hard to find these comics can be. If one doesn't care which NE comics go into their collection, they aren't so hard to get, but if you want specific issues, they can be a huge pain to find. When I was a kid collecting comics, the difficulty of finding a comic, or the work that goes into finding a comic, didn't enter into my estimate of value. Now, if I'm looking at hours or days of searching, trips to distant shops and so on, then the premiums make a lot of sense because I could be working and earning money with that time instead. On that basis, I put more than $500 worth of work into finding the IH 92, so to me, it is reasonable. I remember looking at a wall at a comic shop in San Jose back in the seventies. At the time, they had a mint copy, fresh out of the box, of Hulk 1 (1962), Avengers 1, Spider-Man 1, X-Men 1, and the star of the show, Fantastic Four 1. They wanted $500 each. At the time, that price seemed outrageous to me. If I recall, the Overstreet range at the time was between $350-$450. And yet, he kept selling them because no one else had them. He had plenty of copies of all those comics because he either owned a newsstand or bought the stock from a newsstand. Either way, he had a warehouse full of whole boxes full of early Marvels. I saw the box of Hulk 1's, was pretty amazed to see over a hundred copies in one place..
  4. Not sure. Mile High Prices charges $320 for direct. Using their 5x multiplier for that year, it would be $1600. GoCollect lists FMV for direct at a more reasonable $75. If you use MH's 5x multiplier, you get $375. MyComicShop is around $200 a copy for each of five directs, making the NE about $1,000. That said, my CGC-slabbed 9.6 copy is, in my opinion, my most valuable comic to me because of the combination of key status, rarity, and condition. I would peg its value at around $500 but I wouldn't sell it for that.
  5. I'm starting this thread because the similar thread in the Copper Age forum is less relevant to newsstand editions than the Modern forum because Modern Age newsstand editions are much harder to find, and thus more likely to command a premium, than their copper age counterparts. To start this off, I'll admit that I have in some cases spent 10x the going price of a direct edition for the corresponding newsstand edition. The reason is that there have been some issues that are so hard to find (for me anyway) that when I finally saw them, I grabbed them. More often, I pay a 50% premium or the same as the direct price but think that is primarily because the seller isn't aware of the difference between directs and newsstands. A couple that were particularly hard to find were these: Hulk #92 Hulk (2008) #1 and #15 Daredevil 121 Price variants from 1999-2000 (these are VERY hard to find)
  6. Ok, but the question, "How much of a premium are we talking for newsstand issues v/s direct editions?" asked in the OP spans the modern age also, and is more pertinent to modern age newsstand editions, which are far less common than copper age comics. If what you say is correct, then perhaps the entire thread should be moved.
  7. Just bought a stack of Spider-Man V2 newsstands. Right in the middle, all three of the $2.49 price variants. In the spirit of this thread, in addition to the premium for newsstand edition status, what about the 1999-2000 Marvel price variants? I think these are rarer than the 30 or 35 cent price variants, based on lower print runs overall, assumptions about direct/newsstand distribution, and how hard it is to find these. I have yet to see a single $2.29 variant.
  8. The difference between the modern newsstands and the 1977 price variants is that very few of the 1977 issues were keys. There is a newsstand version of almost every comic published since 1979, meaning that almost every key has a corresponding Newsstand edition. NYX #1 is a notable exception.
  9. And yet, some do. I saw a listing for a newsstand copy of Hulk 1 (2008) in Newsstand edition and grabbed it for (I think) $100. Turned out, it was two copies, one direct, one newsstand. I didn't even notice the direct. They were both 9.8, so I'm happy. I see Mile High selling them for low prices now ($26/direct, $170/NS), but it was so hard to find at the time I bought it that I'm happy.
  10. So these aren't Whitman's? I picked them up in a group of 35 comics, all of which appeared to be Whitman's. Most had "Whitman" printed on the cover, even the DCs. The Marvels did not, but the cover features of these issues match the "Whitmans" on the Mile High site.