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  1. Ok, First let me say I'm sorry if this is somewhere else in the forums, I promise I tried to search and find the answers. The more I go through the board looking for answers, the more I get confused. I have a swamp Thing # 1 that I want to get graded but feel a pressing would really help due to some small indents in the cover. My question is can I send in just one comic to press and grade? And what tier should I go with as I think its an awesome grade but I'm no grader.and should I go quick press or the full press?? I'm sorry if this sounds like an insufficiently_thoughtful_person question but keep in mind I am a disabled veteran. I wish I could get my whole run done at once but I'm afraid we vets don't get as much as some may think to live off of. Thank you for any input and points in the right directions. Peace.
  2. Hello all! My Uncle passed away and left a massive comic book collection. I'm assisting my Aunt in selling off the collection as she neither knows nor cares anything about them. Personally, I've spent a lot of time selling off LEGO's and have some experience selling, but the comic marketplace is a completely new (and very different) challenge. I have some questions on a number of topics and really could use some help and advice; I've spent a lot of time studying some of the basic terminology and background of the comic marketplace, but I still have gaps in my understanding. What I have: A few thousand silver/gold age comics. I believe most are probably around the 0.5 - 5.0 scale, although there are a few issues that look absolutely beautiful (I have a Hero for Hire 1 that seems perfect to my untrained eye, but I'm sure an expert would probably mark it down far lower to ~ 6.0ish). Beyond that, I have tens of thousands of boxes with modern comics that I'm aware are almost all very incredibly cheap and not worth selling individually. I've also inventoried quite a bit of what I have. I'm listing the Book titles and the issue numbers, along with what equivalent copies sold for on eBay in the last 3 months. Moreover, I give an approximate estimation of how nice the comic looks to my (VERY) untrained eye. Notable examples are a really good Hero for Hire #1, Strange Tales #110, 169, Tales of Suspense #57, Fantastic Four #6, 8, 9, Incredible Hulk #3, 5, 6, etc. Questions: 1. What is the best platform to sell from? I've sold on eBay before, but eBay's fees are quite large. On Reddit, there is a LEGO marketplace community where people sell direct to buyers and avoid all eBay fees; is there any website that does something similar? Is there any store platform that allows individual sellers to list their items for cheaper fees than eBay? Finding any marketplace that's cheaper to sell on than eBay would be phenomenal, especially one tailored to comic books fans. 2. What is the value of pressing comics? Can pressing increase the grade on my comics, and is it worth the price? On which comics is it worth? My silver age books are in the 0.5-4.0 scale generally, and have far greater flaws than a few wrinkles. If pressing is worth it, when is it worth it? Should I press comics that sell for ~$50, or only press comics that sell for $300+? 3. The same question for CGC grading. As far as I can see, grading the books I have is going to cost ~$30 per book +shipping to and back. Will grading them be worth the very painful fees for lower graded books? Should some books be graded if they're key issues, or should I just upload pictures to eBay/whatever marketplace and let the customers decide? What is the cut off? Obviously a random $10 2.5 comic isn't worth the grading, but is a $50 book worth grading? 4. Thoughts shipping? So much value in comics seems to be keeping them in good condition, and I'm petrified of shipping the comics out and having them damaged in transition; however, I will be shipping tens of thousands of comics out soon and the shipping fees are certain to be astronomical. How do I reduce these prices? Are ULine Stayflats a safe way to ship a single comic or are they too flimsy? Are Gemini Comic Flash Mailers the best way to ship out small loads of comics? Are they the safest way to ship? 5. Any other advice? I can use almost any thoughts you have! Thank you all so much! This whole world is so new to me, and I could truly use help.
  3. A noob collector when it comes to CGC purchases. Used to collect comics buy going to the local comic book store buying a comic reading it then putting it back in the sleeve and storing it. However I started to get into collecting comics that are CGC graded and I have some noob general questions. 1)Often times on eBay sellers mention that a particular CGC comic is limited in quantity such as there are only 100 signed or there are only 20 that are graded 9.8 or only 100 that were made and that are 9.8 is there a way to verify this such as a credible data base? 2)I am mostly interested in buying comics in the bronze and modern as I think the majority are within my budget. How does one go about choosing a comic from this era that will have long term appreciation of hold its value? Currently I just buy the ones I remember enjoying reading them from before or if the cover art looks awesome. 3)Recently I see a lot of cool amazing Spider-Man variants for example, I see a lot of cool S. Campbell variants with his signature, sometimes its signed by S. Campbell only, sometimes its signed by both S. Campbell and Stan Lee does it matter long term for appreciation or get either one? I noticed the ones signed by Stan also are much more expensive even though the writer and penciling were done by someone else. Or if everyone involved with the comic signs it the price goes to the roof. This is a very fun hobby and I have many more questions but I don’t want to create such long posts. Appreciate the guidance and thank you in advance.