Incredible Hulk #181 - is it *that* red-hot?
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22 hours ago, Bomber-Bob said:

At first, CGC acknowledged MH2 as a pedigree but then changed their stance, not sure why. This is an olde label. If it even got reholdered the ped would be dropped.

Yes. The only pedigree that seems to attract a premium for Hulk books at least is Suscha news. Someone wondered if the high bidding was due to the pedigree or the CVA/eye appeal. I'd doubt the MH2 attracts anything. We'll see where it ends up. Highest on GPA was 39k in October does anyone know if there been any higher sales on C-link since they don't report to GPA?

I know they've had 9.8s auctioned recently but don't recall their final bids?

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On 1/16/2019 at 5:55 PM, Spiderturtle said:

 

I believe if it hits $40k, the CVA sticker doesn't hurt but I doubt it is the reason for the extra bump.  It has a nicely wrapped spine, a premium vs other 9.8s that are missing this trait.  One can see the book's eye appeal with or without the cva sticker pointing it out

Haven't there been others with similar eye appeal sold recently? What did they go for? 

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23 minutes ago, MGsimba77 said:

Haven't there been others with similar eye appeal sold recently? What did they go for? 

2 nicely wrapped 9.8 sold for $38,400 and $39,000 within the last 3 months.  One of them belongs to a board member I believe.

https://comics.ha.com/itm/bronze-age-1970-1979-/the-incredible-hulk-181-marvel-1974-cgc-nm-mt-98-white-pages/a/7192-91069.s?ic4=OtherResults-SampleItem-Thumbnail-022817&tab=ArchiveSearchResults-012417

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Spiderturtle said:

2 nicely wrapped 9.8 sold for $38,400 and $39,000 within the last 3 months.  One of them belongs to a board member I believe.

https://comics.ha.com/itm/bronze-age-1970-1979-/the-incredible-hulk-181-marvel-1974-cgc-nm-mt-98-white-pages/a/7192-91069.s?ic4=OtherResults-SampleItem-Thumbnail-022817&tab=ArchiveSearchResults-012417

 

 

Thanks for the link. That one is actually better looking than the one currently being auctioned. Edit: At least from what I can see in the scan. 

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7 minutes ago, MGsimba77 said:

Thanks for the link. That one is actually better looking than the one currently being auctioned. Edit: At least from what I can see in the scan. 

heritage has the best pics of the 3 different auction houses.  they are bright and vibrant.  that being said, I've been disappointed getting books back from heritage on some occasion(pics look better on website than in real life).  they have better lighting on their pics.  someone mentioned they take pictures instead of scanning their books.  a white light brings the best out in regards to color 

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23 minutes ago, Spiderturtle said:

heritage has the best pics of the 3 different auction houses.  they are bright and vibrant.  that being said, I've been disappointed getting books back from heritage on some occasion(pics look better on website than in real life).  they have better lighting on their pics.  someone mentioned they take pictures instead of scanning their books.  a white light brings the best out in regards to color 

This is true. I have been disappointed with some Heritage books in hand. Someone on the Boards recommended looking closely at the color/brightness of the label to judge the accuracy of the pic. It does help but it's not a sure thing.  As a side note, though I do not seek out the CVA stickered books, every one I have received looked great in hand, always pleased. 

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2 hours ago, Spiderturtle said:

heritage has the best pics of the 3 different auction houses.  they are bright and vibrant.  that being said, I've been disappointed getting books back from heritage on some occasion(pics look better on website than in real life).  they have better lighting on their pics.  someone mentioned they take pictures instead of scanning their books.  a white light brings the best out in regards to color 

Interesting. I suppose their scans can be helpful in determining possible upgrade candidates due to the high resolution close up ability. But damn that was a helluva 9.8 there you linked! I just avoid Heritage due to the sales tax they charge in Florida since they have an office here :(

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2 hours ago, Spiderturtle said:

heritage has the best pics of the 3 different auction houses.  they are bright and vibrant.  that being said, I've been disappointed getting books back from heritage on some occasion(pics look better on website than in real life).  they have better lighting on their pics.  someone mentioned they take pictures instead of scanning their books.  a white light brings the best out in regards to color 

+1 Been disappointed as well...

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3 hours ago, Bomber-Bob said:

As a side note, though I do not seek out the CVA stickered books, every one I have received looked great in hand, always pleased. 

Is CVA still in business taking submissions?

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1 hour ago, ygogolak said:

I've actually never looked at their pricing structure till now.  Its an even bigger scam than I thought, people are actually paying that much for a 5 minute evaluation they could do themselves?  CVA's profit margin would probably make the Shark Tank blush.

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