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    Collector is an understatement.
  1. Another HUGE factor that's positively impacting the hobby: New foreign collectors and investors. Comic book collecting/investing was largely confined to the US and Canada until relatively recently. It's exploding all over the world now. Of course, the superhero media explosion has helped fuel this, the Marvel cinematic universe in particular.
  2. B&V 40 has been spiking for a long time now, and is still doing so. Not sure exactly why. The cover is cheesecake lite, but really no more so than some other early issues of the title.
  3. Last year the Overstreet guide took a few tentative steps toward reflecting market reality on some GA books. Still, it's almost comical how inaccurate they remain. Too many specific examples to cite, but basically every Centaur and Fox book is undervalued by 3X-20X or more. Some obvious breakout books are ignored. One example I just noticed is Betty & Veronica 40, not even broken out in the last Overstreet, it'll go for at least 20X guide or more in most any grade.
  4. Probably ten bucks? I've had my Weird Mysteries 5 since 1980, that's what I paid for it.
  5. My raw 3.5 that I bought for $75 in a CBG ad in 1996 looks like a pretty good bargain now. Seriously, is this book that scorching just because of the cover?
  6. Dueling Detective 27s this spring

    Said it before: In ten years, people will look back and laugh at the prices presently being paid for T27 and A1. There will come a day (in the not-so-distant future) when ANY complete copy of either, restored books included, will bring $500K plus. I actually think that will happen sooner than ten years hence.
  7. ComicConnect Feb 2018 auction

    I think a LOT of new people have entered the GA market in the past couple of years, and are seeking out books that have not been actively sought in a while.
  8. ComicConnect Feb 2018 auction

    That Subby 1 2.5 is going to go strong, already over 7K with a day left. Not long ago Subby 1 and HT 1 were just flatline dead books, as I recall.
  9. Dueling Detective 27s this spring

    I won the Human Torch 6 and a movie (The Thing From Another World) lobby card. Thought the More Fun 52 went pretty strong, considering the condition of the spine.
  10. Rest In Peace, John Verzyl

    Sad, prayers for his family. I only talked to him once, many years ago. Didn't he have all of the Mile High Timely books at one point?
  11. Batman 1 CGC 3.5 vs Cap 1 CGC 3.5

    Yeah, I'm sure you did. Laugh.
  12. Batman 1 CGC 3.5 vs Cap 1 CGC 3.5

    One thing I know for certain: You'll never be able to afford a copy of either book.
  13. Batman 1 CGC 3.5 vs Cap 1 CGC 3.5

    More evidence that Cap 1 is gaining on Bats 1. Said it before, now one more time: In ten years, Cap 1 will be the #3 book in the hobby, after Tec 27, A 1. Yes, it will eventually pass Supes 1, for a variety of reasons.
  14. No A1 could be found for $150 in the late 70s. More like 2-3k for lower grade copies.
  15. AS8 CGC 9.4 for 1.7 MIL

    AS 8 was undervalued for decades, just like Cap 1. Both of those books are still on the upswing. Said before that in ten years I predict Cap 1 will be the #3 book in the hobby. How far up could AS 8 go in the top 10?