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hey guys, ive been collecting for about a year now and have some major keys and smaller keys. was wondering what advice you guys would have on what books i should invest in these next few months that will prob increase in price. don't have a ton of money so the big grails are out of the question. thanks guys!

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Welcome to the boards and My Greatest Adventure 80 is an undervalued key looking to surge (thumbsu

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1 hour ago, mgreff said:

hey guys, ive been collecting for about a year now and have some major keys and smaller keys. was wondering what advice you guys would have on what books i should invest in these next few months that will prob increase in price. don't have a ton of money so the big grails are out of the question. thanks guys!

Can`'t really go wrong with these 3.

I will let you decide the grades.

Hulk #181 CGC 

New Mutants #98 CGC

Walking Dead #1 CGC

 

 

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Welcome! Give us some sense of the price range you want to be in and your taste. What are the major and minor keys you've acquired first? (For a sense of what you like).

And I'm with Comicjack on MGA80.... Great book whose time has waited too long to come!

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I have new mutants 98

first punisher

first cable

first cyborg

and a few other keys , but I'm a 20 year old on a fixed income always trying to grow my knowledge and collection before certain books get to the point I can't afford them 

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So are you buying then for investment purposed and not necessarily that you like/collect a character(s) or title?  Not being demeaning but the answers could be very different.  And without knowing your price point or there is specific era, condition, etc., it makes it difficult to offer cogent responses.  

You may though consider a higher valued key and work with a seller who accepts reasonable time payments.  Great way to grab a good book - just don't overextend yourself.

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First, collect what you love and then take it from there.

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I thought this was gonna be a thread about Danny Dupcak.

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36 minutes ago, Larryw7 said:

I thought this was gonna be a thread about Danny Dupcak.

:sick:

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Riverdale is a big hit for CW. Try to buy some Archie books that have the main characters' first appearances.

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If money's tough, my suggestion would be to make sure your bills are paid, and that you have some squirreled away for emergencies.  Investing requires that you allow the investment to mature with time, and no one wants to see you have to liquidate your collection before you've seen any benefit.  There are too many stories of people running up debts by buying books with money they don't have.

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7 minutes ago, FineCollector said:

If money's tough, my suggestion would be to make sure your bills are paid, and that you have some squirreled away for emergencies.  Investing requires that you allow the investment to mature with time, and no one wants to see you have to liquidate your collection before you've seen any benefit.  There are too many stories of people running up debts by buying books with money they don't have.

It's very expensive and poor timing to be thinking about entering the key comic book market for those on a limited budget.

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As a younger person that has gotten into collecting my advice to you is to spend time studying the market, recent ebay sales. Have a decent idea of what keys in various grades are approximately worth. Then just keep your eye out for deals, even if its not a book that excites you personally selling it and profiting can get you a book that does. Having a good idea of grading helps here too, go search high res scans of books in every grade and try to recognize what puts that book in that category. Being able to tell between a 4.5 and 6.0 can make a huge difference in finding what might be an underpriced book for a grade.

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On 2017-02-19 at 1:36 AM, mgreff said:

I have new mutants 98

first punisher

first cable

first cyborg

and a few other keys , but I'm a 20 year old on a fixed income always trying to grow my knowledge and collection before certain books get to the point I can't afford them 

Graded? They are a lot easier to sell at the right time if they're graded already, unless they're readers or w/e. 

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I don't collect slabs at the moment, I have a lot of my keys at high grades tho. Doing it for collecting purposes not investments

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On 2/18/2017 at 11:46 PM, mgreff said:

hey guys, ive been collecting for about a year now and have some major keys and smaller keys. was wondering what advice you guys would have on what books i should invest in these next few months that will prob increase in price. don't have a ton of money so the big grails are out of the question. thanks guys!

 

51 minutes ago, mgreff said:

I don't collect slabs at the moment, I have a lot of my keys at high grades tho. Doing it for collecting purposes not investments

Oh ok

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My advice is start small and try to learn the market and what you like. Over time you will amass many books and you can make up for any loss with volume. 

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On 2/18/2017 at 7:16 PM, mgreff said:

hey guys, ive been collecting for about a year now and have some major keys and smaller keys. was wondering what advice you guys would have on what books i should invest in these next few months that will prob increase in price. don't have a ton of money so the big grails are out of the question. thanks guys!

 

On 2/18/2017 at 9:06 PM, mgreff said:

I have new mutants 98

first punisher

first cable

first cyborg

and a few other keys , but I'm a 20 year old on a fixed income always trying to grow my knowledge and collection before certain books get to the point I can't afford them 

 

22 hours ago, mgreff said:

I don't collect slabs at the moment, I have a lot of my keys at high grades tho. Doing it for collecting purposes not investments

Well, seems as though you are contradicting yourself here as you claim that you are looking for books for collecting purposes, but at the same time hoping to invest in books that will probably increase in price over the next few months.  :facepalm:

Anyhow, since you are only 20 years old, your time frame should probably be much longer than only a few months.  Unless you are really more interested in the day trading of comics will is much more like this  :tonofbricks:

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On 2/19/2017 at 11:58 AM, telerites said:
On 2/19/2017 at 11:22 AM, Larryw7 said:

I thought this was gonna be a thread about Danny Dupcak.

:sick:

+1

Yes, the only real reason why I even clicked onto this thread in the first place.  :devil:

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