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On 10/30/2017 at 5:37 PM, androolx said:

A few months ago I bought a lot of 40 misc books on eBay, which included an Avengers 149 30 cent variant, about FN+.  Prior to that time I never thought twice about 30 cent variants, but the book for some reason fascinated me.  The fascination exploded, and I am now slowly selling off my comic book collection to finance my new interest in Marvel 30 cent variants.  Anyone have an opinion as to why this happened to me at 54 years old?  All I can think of is that in 1976 I was 13 y.o., prime comic book reading age, and this is some kind of nostalgia.  My dilemma is I live in a small city in western WI with little opportunity to hunt for price variants outside of eBay and other online sales outlets.  I have yet to obtain a Western title, but do have WWT 17, C of C 22 and 23 and X-Men 98 and 100.  I want to be patient as far as condition and price go in buying books, but feel like I am way behind the curve.  Does this resonate with any of you?

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I've told my variant fever story a few times. I had finished a Bronze run and posted it on the boards and Flying D commented, "and the variants" :facepalm: + in some OCD comic book collecting genes and poof 8 years later (might be more, as I've only really moved them up in collecting focus in the last 2-3 years) here I am.  The flying one has assisted with the addiction as have others on these boards though, its like aiding and abetting drug seeking behavior. :bigsmile::takeit:

C of C 22 and 23 are nice gets. I think the Marvel variants are an interesting niche in that they check the box for a few things: nostalgia (right in the middle of the Bronze Age), true collectible, meaning they were part of a neat historical anomaly at Marvel and not MANUFACTURED to have different print runs - they are variants because they were not intended to be variants and of course the final incentive, some of them are truly rare.  

I will say one thing to the OP, your dilemma will be that you have to be patient, yet you will also have to throw patience and caution to the wind (WWT #15 :flamed:)on more than one occasion.  :devil:

 

Oh and with extreme thank you's to Tim (wormboy).  Magic Number = 11. :banana: Can we begin to observe RULE #3 soon :insane:

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Here is a question for the collective wisdom and experience of the PVC:  The attached image shows the front cover of an Astonishing Tales #36 30 cent variant I recently obtained.  The black color on some parts of the cover is quite dark, and on some parts of the cover it is quite light.  Based on the way the light and dark is distributed, I would say it is definitely not from fading.  As an example, Crazy Moustache Guy's chest is mostly light black, but there is a sliver of dark black above the orange-haired dude's head.  The right edge of the front cover also seems generally light, but I suppose that could be fading. The black color on the back cover is like that on the front cover.  My questions:

1.  Can someone explain the 1976 printing process which would result in the above-described phenomenon.

2.  Could it have something to do with the printing of the regional 30 cent price?

3.  Has anyone seen this in this particiular book or 30 cent variants in general?

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I think this is just an issue with the color strike, meaning how much dark ink was in the press during the time this copy was printed in the run.  If you are asking if the color strike on 30c Variants is somehow different, or less vivid than their 25c counterparts, I would say not as a general rule.

 

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I have a few 30 cent variants ending tonight with a couple harder ones to get like Kid Colt 205 and Ringo Kid 27. 

See them here.

 

 

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I just listed at auction pretty much the remaining CGC 35 Cent Price Variants I have. Many are Single Highest CGC Graded, Highest Graded, 2nd Highest and High Grade.

No Reserve Auction, all starting at $9.99. Ending Wednesday December 6th between 9:00-11:00 PM EST

 

Check them out -

CGC 35 Cent Price Variants - eBay No Reserve Auctions Ending Wednesday December 6th between 9:00-11:00 PM EST

 

2001: A Space Odyssey #7 CGC 9.6 2nd Highest Graded
Captain America #212 CGC 8.0
Captain America #213 CGC 9.0
Captain America #214 CGC 9.2 Single Highest Graded
Captain Marvel #51 CGC 8.5 2nd Highest Graded
Conan the Barbarian #79 CGC 9.4 2nd Highest Graded, maybe Single Highest
Daredevil #146 CGC 9.6 Single Highest Graded
Daredevil #147 CGC 9.6 Highest Graded
Defenders #48 CGC 9.2 2nd Highest Graded
Doctor Strange #23 CGC 7.0
Doctor Strange #24 CGC 9.2 Single Highest Graded
Eternals #14 CGC 9.6 Single Highest Graded
Eternals #15 CGC 9.6 2nd Highest Graded
Inhumans #11 CGC 9.6 Single Highest Graded
Invaders #20 CGC 9.6 Single Highest Graded
John Carter, Warlord of Mars #1 CGC 9.6 Highest Graded
John Carter, Warlord of Mars #1 CGC 9.4 2nd Highest Graded
Kid Colt Outlaw #220 CGC 8.0 2nd Highest Graded
Kull #21 CGC 9.8 Single Highest Graded
Kull #22 CGC 9.4 Highest Graded
Marvel Premiere #36 CGC 9.6 Single Highest Graded
Marvel Premiere #36 CGC 9.2 2nd Highest Graded
Marvel Premiere #37 CGC 9.2 2nd Highest Graded
Marvel Premiere #37 CGC 9.0
Marvel Premiere #38 CGC 9.4 Highest Graded
Marvel Presents #12 CGC 9.2 Highest Graded
Marvel Super Action #3 CGC 9.4 Single Highest Graded
Marvel Super-Heroes #65 CGC 8.5 2nd Highest Graded
Marvel Triple Action #37 CGC 8.0 2nd Highest Graded
Marvel Two-In-One #28 CGC 9.2 2nd Highest Graded
Marvel Two-In-One #29 CGC 9.2 2nd Highest Graded
Marvel Two-In-One #30 CGC 9.2 Single Highest Graded
Marvel Two-In-One #32 CGC 9.0 2nd Highest Graded
Marvel's Greatest Comics #71 CGC 9.2 Single Highest Graded
Marvel's Greatest Comics #72 CGC 7.5 2nd Highest Graded
Master of Kung Fu #53 CGC 9.4 Single Highest Graded
Master of Kung Fu #54 CGC 9.2 2nd Highest Graded
Master of Kung Fu #55 CGC 9.2 Highest Graded
Master of Kung Fu #56 CGC 8.0 2nd Highest Graded
Ms. Marvel #10 CGC 9.2 Highest Graded
Nova #10 CGC 9.8 Highest Graded
Nova #11 CGC 9.6 2nd Highest Graded
Power Man #44 CGC 9.2 Single Highest Graded
Power Man #44 CGC 8.5
Power Man #46 CGC 9.6 Highest Graded
Spectacular Spider-Man #7 CGC 8.0
Tarzan #1 CGC 9.6 Highest Graded
Tarzan #3 CGC 9.2 2nd Highest Graded
Tarzan #5 CGC 9.4 Highest Graded
Thor #262 CGC 8.5
Thor #263 CGC 9.2 Highest Graded
Tomb of Dracula #57 CGC 9.4 Highest Graded
Tomb of Dracula #59 CGC 9.4 Single Highest Graded
Tomb of Dracula #60 CGC 9.2 Highest Graded

 

 

 

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On 11/27/2017 at 11:01 PM, Ghostzapper said:

I just listed at auction pretty much the remaining CGC 35 Cent Price Variants I have. Many are Single Highest CGC Graded, Highest Graded, 2nd Highest and High Grade.

No Reserve Auction, all starting at $9.99. Ending Wednesday December 6th between 9:00-11:00 PM EST

 

Check them out -

CGC 35 Cent Price Variants - eBay No Reserve Auctions Ending Wednesday December 6th between 9:00-11:00 PM EST

 

2001: A Space Odyssey #7 CGC 9.6 2nd Highest Graded
Captain America #212 CGC 8.0
Captain America #213 CGC 9.0
Captain America #214 CGC 9.2 Single Highest Graded
Captain Marvel #51 CGC 8.5 2nd Highest Graded
Conan the Barbarian #79 CGC 9.4 2nd Highest Graded, maybe Single Highest
Daredevil #146 CGC 9.6 Single Highest Graded
Daredevil #147 CGC 9.6 Highest Graded
Defenders #48 CGC 9.2 2nd Highest Graded
Doctor Strange #23 CGC 7.0
Doctor Strange #24 CGC 9.2 Single Highest Graded
Eternals #14 CGC 9.6 Single Highest Graded
Eternals #15 CGC 9.6 2nd Highest Graded
Inhumans #11 CGC 9.6 Single Highest Graded
Invaders #20 CGC 9.6 Single Highest Graded
John Carter, Warlord of Mars #1 CGC 9.6 Highest Graded
John Carter, Warlord of Mars #1 CGC 9.4 2nd Highest Graded
Kid Colt Outlaw #220 CGC 8.0 2nd Highest Graded
Kull #21 CGC 9.8 Single Highest Graded
Kull #22 CGC 9.4 Highest Graded
Marvel Premiere #36 CGC 9.6 Single Highest Graded
Marvel Premiere #36 CGC 9.2 2nd Highest Graded
Marvel Premiere #37 CGC 9.2 2nd Highest Graded
Marvel Premiere #37 CGC 9.0
Marvel Premiere #38 CGC 9.4 Highest Graded
Marvel Presents #12 CGC 9.2 Highest Graded
Marvel Super Action #3 CGC 9.4 Single Highest Graded
Marvel Super-Heroes #65 CGC 8.5 2nd Highest Graded
Marvel Triple Action #37 CGC 8.0 2nd Highest Graded
Marvel Two-In-One #28 CGC 9.2 2nd Highest Graded
Marvel Two-In-One #29 CGC 9.2 2nd Highest Graded
Marvel Two-In-One #30 CGC 9.2 Single Highest Graded
Marvel Two-In-One #32 CGC 9.0 2nd Highest Graded
Marvel's Greatest Comics #71 CGC 9.2 Single Highest Graded
Marvel's Greatest Comics #72 CGC 7.5 2nd Highest Graded
Master of Kung Fu #53 CGC 9.4 Single Highest Graded
Master of Kung Fu #54 CGC 9.2 2nd Highest Graded
Master of Kung Fu #55 CGC 9.2 Highest Graded
Master of Kung Fu #56 CGC 8.0 2nd Highest Graded
Ms. Marvel #10 CGC 9.2 Highest Graded
Nova #10 CGC 9.8 Highest Graded
Nova #11 CGC 9.6 2nd Highest Graded
Power Man #44 CGC 9.2 Single Highest Graded
Power Man #44 CGC 8.5
Power Man #46 CGC 9.6 Highest Graded
Spectacular Spider-Man #7 CGC 8.0
Tarzan #1 CGC 9.6 Highest Graded
Tarzan #3 CGC 9.2 2nd Highest Graded
Tarzan #5 CGC 9.4 Highest Graded
Thor #262 CGC 8.5
Thor #263 CGC 9.2 Highest Graded
Tomb of Dracula #57 CGC 9.4 Highest Graded
Tomb of Dracula #59 CGC 9.4 Single Highest Graded
Tomb of Dracula #60 CGC 9.2 Highest Graded

 

 

 

wow. saw these earlier this week-good luck! beautiful copies-can we break some rules to recognize this offering?

 

Edited by KolmarAvenue

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On 11/28/2017 at 12:01 AM, Ghostzapper said:

I just listed at auction pretty much the remaining CGC 35 Cent Price Variants I have. Many are Single Highest CGC Graded, Highest Graded, 2nd Highest and High Grade.

No Reserve Auction, all starting at $9.99. Ending Wednesday December 6th between 9:00-11:00 PM EST

 

Check them out -

CGC 35 Cent Price Variants - eBay No Reserve Auctions Ending Wednesday December 6th between 9:00-11:00 PM EST

 

2001: A Space Odyssey #7 CGC 9.6 2nd Highest Graded
Captain America #212 CGC 8.0
Captain America #213 CGC 9.0
Captain America #214 CGC 9.2 Single Highest Graded
Captain Marvel #51 CGC 8.5 2nd Highest Graded
Conan the Barbarian #79 CGC 9.4 2nd Highest Graded, maybe Single Highest
Daredevil #146 CGC 9.6 Single Highest Graded
Daredevil #147 CGC 9.6 Highest Graded
Defenders #48 CGC 9.2 2nd Highest Graded
Doctor Strange #23 CGC 7.0
Doctor Strange #24 CGC 9.2 Single Highest Graded
Eternals #14 CGC 9.6 Single Highest Graded
Eternals #15 CGC 9.6 2nd Highest Graded
Inhumans #11 CGC 9.6 Single Highest Graded
Invaders #20 CGC 9.6 Single Highest Graded
John Carter, Warlord of Mars #1 CGC 9.6 Highest Graded
John Carter, Warlord of Mars #1 CGC 9.4 2nd Highest Graded
Kid Colt Outlaw #220 CGC 8.0 2nd Highest Graded
Kull #21 CGC 9.8 Single Highest Graded
Kull #22 CGC 9.4 Highest Graded
Marvel Premiere #36 CGC 9.6 Single Highest Graded
Marvel Premiere #36 CGC 9.2 2nd Highest Graded
Marvel Premiere #37 CGC 9.2 2nd Highest Graded
Marvel Premiere #37 CGC 9.0
Marvel Premiere #38 CGC 9.4 Highest Graded
Marvel Presents #12 CGC 9.2 Highest Graded
Marvel Super Action #3 CGC 9.4 Single Highest Graded
Marvel Super-Heroes #65 CGC 8.5 2nd Highest Graded
Marvel Triple Action #37 CGC 8.0 2nd Highest Graded
Marvel Two-In-One #28 CGC 9.2 2nd Highest Graded
Marvel Two-In-One #29 CGC 9.2 2nd Highest Graded
Marvel Two-In-One #30 CGC 9.2 Single Highest Graded
Marvel Two-In-One #32 CGC 9.0 2nd Highest Graded
Marvel's Greatest Comics #71 CGC 9.2 Single Highest Graded
Marvel's Greatest Comics #72 CGC 7.5 2nd Highest Graded
Master of Kung Fu #53 CGC 9.4 Single Highest Graded
Master of Kung Fu #54 CGC 9.2 2nd Highest Graded
Master of Kung Fu #55 CGC 9.2 Highest Graded
Master of Kung Fu #56 CGC 8.0 2nd Highest Graded
Ms. Marvel #10 CGC 9.2 Highest Graded
Nova #10 CGC 9.8 Highest Graded
Nova #11 CGC 9.6 2nd Highest Graded
Power Man #44 CGC 9.2 Single Highest Graded
Power Man #44 CGC 8.5
Power Man #46 CGC 9.6 Highest Graded
Spectacular Spider-Man #7 CGC 8.0
Tarzan #1 CGC 9.6 Highest Graded
Tarzan #3 CGC 9.2 2nd Highest Graded
Tarzan #5 CGC 9.4 Highest Graded
Thor #262 CGC 8.5
Thor #263 CGC 9.2 Highest Graded
Tomb of Dracula #57 CGC 9.4 Highest Graded
Tomb of Dracula #59 CGC 9.4 Single Highest Graded
Tomb of Dracula #60 CGC 9.2 Highest Graded

 

 

 

 

Ending Tonight, Starting from 9:00 PM EST -- NO RESERVE AUCTIONS - (54) VERY RARE CGC GRADED 35 CENT PRICE VARIANTS (Many SINGLE HIGHEST GRADED, HIGHEST GRADED and much more.

Thanks for looking!

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Is there such a think as a Marvel 30 or 35 cent price variant which also has a Mark Jewelers insert?  MJ inserts are in issues that had price variants, but the two may have been mutually exclusive.

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1 hour ago, androolx said:

Is there such a think as a Marvel 30 or 35 cent price variant which also has a Mark Jewelers insert?  MJ inserts are in issues that had price variants, but the two may have been mutually exclusive.

I think they are mutually exclusive.

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