Hulk 181 price over the years?
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Has anyone ever put together a table or graph of how the Overstreet value of Hulk 181 has progressed over the years? I would love to see this for each grade level. Does someone out there have access to all of the price guides?

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yeah it's called GPAnalysis :cool:

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yeah it's called GPAnalysis :cool:

 

They had GPAnalysis is the 1980s? :kidaround:

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yeah it's called GPAnalysis :cool:

 

They had GPAnalysis is the 1980s? :kidaround:

 

Heck, Engr62 is talking about OSPG. Try the 70's? :baiting:

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The '70s...

 

Overstreet (grade listings were Good / Fine / Mint):

 

#5 (1975) .10 / .15 / .20

 

#6 (1976) .15 / .25 / .30

 

#7 (1977) .15 / .30 / .45

 

#8 (1978) .40 / .80 / 1.20.

#181 is set apart for the first time! :banana::gossip: And wolverine's name is misspelled. ("Walverine") :tonofbricks:

 

#9 (1979) .40 / .80 / 1.20

 

The '80s...a bit later? :shrug:

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Hulk #181 in the '80s...According to Overstreet:

 

#10 (1980) 1.25 / 2.50 / 3.75

 

#11 (1981) 1.75 / 3.50 / 5.25...yet now #181 is just a "cameo" and #180 is "1st app." and 4.00 / 8.00 / 12.00

 

#12 (1982) 4.00 / 8.00 / 16.00...now #181 is a "Wolverine appearance" and #180 (forever? :shrug:) takes a monetary backseat--as "1st appearance (cameo)" and 1.00 / 3.00 / 6.00 :whistle:

 

#13 (1983) 3.35 / 10.00 / 20.00

 

#14 (1984) SAME AS ABOVE

 

#15 (1985) 4.00 / 12.00 / 24.00

 

#16 (1986) SAME AS ABOVE

 

#17 (1987) 5.35 / 16.00 / 32.00

 

#18 (1988) 6.00 / 18.00 / 36.00

 

#19 (1989) 11.00 / 32.00 / 75.00

 

At the end of the '80s, Hulk #181 busts a serious move. :gossip: Are the speculators speculating? The '90s...maybe tomorrow. :shrug:

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:popcorn: curious to see what happens... :popcorn:

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At the end of the '80s, Hulk #181 busts a serious move. :gossip: Are the speculators speculating?

 

Big-time! 1989 was when the sportscard dealers enveloped the funny book market, bringing their "rookie card" mentality to comics and driving first appearances into the stratosphere.

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At the end of the '80s, Hulk #181 busts a serious move. :gossip: Are the speculators speculating?

 

Big-time! 1989 was when the sportscard dealers enveloped the funny book market, bringing their "rookie card" mentality to comics and driving first appearances into the stratosphere.

 

You're right comicinvester speculators changed the market big time.

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yeah it's called GPAnalysis :cool:

 

As I'm sure you know, GPA is only for slabbed books, and slabbed books have only been around for 10 years.

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At the end of the '80s, Hulk #181 busts a serious move. :gossip: Are the speculators speculating?

 

Big-time! 1989 was when the sportscard dealers enveloped the funny book market, bringing their "rookie card" mentality to comics and driving first appearances into the stratosphere.

 

You're right comicinvester transplanted sportscard speculators changed the market big time.

 

(thumbs u

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Hulk #181 and the '90s--accordiing to Overstreet:

 

#20 (1990) 28 / 85 / 200

 

#21 (1991) 37 / 111 / 260

 

#22 (1992) SAME AS ABOVE

 

#23 (1993) 43 / 130 / 300...wording now becomes "1st full Wolverine story".

 

#24 (1994) 36 / 110 / 255...values drop from a previous year. :whatthe:

 

#25 (1995) 40 / 120 / 270...alert: note the subsequent holding pattern of these GD and FN values for the remainder of the decade as the Mint values only see gradual increase...

 

#26 (1996) 40 / 120 / 315

 

#27 (1997) 40 / 120 / 400

 

#28 (1998) 40 / 120 / 450

 

#29 (1999) 40 / 120 / 465

 

And the '90s come to a close. :golfclap: Watch out for all those comic book databases crashing because of imminent Y2K chaos. :insane:

 

The 2000s coming later today or tomorrow...as soon as I carve out more time to procrastinate from my professional deadlines. :whistle:

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I paid about $150 or so for my "NM" copy in 1989. It was likely more of a VF+- VF/NM

 

 

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Those OS prices from the late 70s don't reflect real world prices. 181 had already broken out, although nowhere the levels it later did. It was always priced higher than OS, which is why I have only a low grade copy that was given to me. As a kid, I couldn't justify spending $10-$20 on a recent comic, when I could come home from a show with a small handful for that much money.

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Witnesses from the late 1970s-- Pontoon--and the late 1980s--r1970d--speaketh. :applause: Keep the anecdotes and feedback flowing. :headbang:

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I could buy raw high grade Hulk 181s for less than $1,000 all day long prior to 2005.

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I paid 25 cents for my copy.

:)

 

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Hulk #181 in the '80s...According to Overstreet:

#15 (1985) 4.00 / 12.00 / 24.00

#16 (1986) SAME AS ABOVE

#17 (1987) 5.35 / 16.00 / 32.00

#18 (1988) 6.00 / 18.00 / 36.00

 

I was actively looking for a NM (that's 80s NM) copy during that time and never found one. The ones I found locally were all beaters and priced in the NM range ($20+). When better copies would come up at cons they were $100+.

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Those OS prices from the late 70s don't reflect real world prices. 181 had already broken out, although nowhere the levels it later did. It was always priced higher than OS, which is why I have only a low grade copy that was given to me. As a kid, I couldn't justify spending $10-$20 on a recent comic, when I could come home from a show with a small handful for that much money.

 

Ehhhh...I dunno if I buy that. The break out year for X-Men was 1978, when folks finally realized what was going on over there in that **bi-monthly** (if you can believe it!) book.

 

Prior to that, X-Men was still considered a failed Marvel title that had continued to limp along. Of course, before X-Men got hot, Wolvie was just another one-off character in Hulk. There was no reason for his first appearances to be "hot."

 

And back then, Bob and Co. were much more diligent in reporting prices...even for "hot moderns" like this.

 

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And finally, Hulk #181 in the 2000s--according to Overstreet:

 

#30 (2000) 43 / 131 / 480

 

#31 (2001) 64 / 193 / 900...the NM value nearly doubles in one year. :whatthe: :Whatthe:

 

#32 (2002) GD: 69 / FN: 207 / VF: 584 / NM: 1,100...Overstreet strays from the three grade paradigm. :banana:

 

#33 (2003) GD: 70 / VG: 140 / FN: 210 / VF: 595 / VF-NM: 873 / NM: 1,150...Overstreet gives VG and VF/NM grades a seat at the table. :banana:

 

#34 (2004) GD: 71 / VG: 142 / FN: 213 / VF: 604 / VF-NM: 927 / NM-: 1,250...Overstreet chucks out the NM and replaces it with NM- as its top grade listed--and this is how it remains to this day.

 

#35 (2005) 80 / 160 / 240 / 640 / 970 / 1,300

 

#36 (2006) 85 / 170 / 255 / 680 / 1,015 / 1,350

 

#37 (2007) 90 / 180 / 270 / 700 / 1,050 / 1,400

 

#38 (2008) 90 / 180 / 270 / 700 / 1,075 / 1,450

 

#39 (2009) SAME AS ABOVe

 

#40 (2010) We'll know in less than 2 months....:popcorn:

 

The End. And Bob Overstreet bids you all a good night.

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