WHAT BOOK CAN'T YOU AFFORD TO SELL?
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A recent post got me thinking, at some point, many long-time collectors have had to sell one or many of there most prized books for personal reasons with the intent to buy them back at a later date. However, in today's market things have changed so what book(s) do you own that if you sold you could not afford to replace because of there CMV?

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Can't afford to sell this one since, as far as I know, it's one-of-a-kind, and I doubt if someone paid me what it would take to separate it from me I could ever afford to pay them enough to separate it back!

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Posted (edited)

AF #15

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Edited by Illustrious

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3 hours ago, KirbyJack said:

Just about all the SA keys I still own. 

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I knew when I sold my Hulk 1, AF15, TOS39, XM1, etc. that unless my finances changed dramatically, I would never again have those books. The amount of money I feel comfortable spending on comics is smaller now, so once I let a biggie go, it stays gone.

I think that's true for a  lot of collectors

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I don't see myself ever replacing my Adventure #247 if I had to let it go; at best I might be able to get a coverless copy.  And at that point any of the dozen reprints of the story would do instead.

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On 3/1/2019 at 9:59 PM, Illustrious said:

AF #15

+1

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On 3/1/2019 at 11:31 PM, Schmakt said:

Can't afford to sell this one since, as far as I know, it's one-of-a-kind, and I doubt if someone paid me what it would take to separate it from me I could ever afford to pay them enough to separate it back!

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Was there supposed to be a picture?

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5 hours ago, Callaway29 said:

Was there supposed to be a picture?

I see it... do you not see an image at all? (Shock Suspenstories 1)

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5 minutes ago, Schmakt said:

I see it... do you not see an image at all? (Shock Suspenstories 1)

See it now, but wasn't there before...I had to know!

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in this insane market I can't afford to sell any of 'em. And the ones I would part with nobody wants. 

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Posted (edited)

At one point I had almost every Marvel Silver to Mid Bronze Age key issue in about mid grade condition give or take. All raw comics. In fact I had full runs or near full runs of most superhero series up until the mid 1970's. Most of my collection ran from around 1962 through 1976.

I sold all my big money comics about 12-14 years ago.  About 5 years ago I started collecting again but this time only graded copies and I compiled a want list of about 200 books (Starting with Showcase #8 and ending with X-Men 101). Since then I have been selling my runs and using the profits to buy graded copies for my want list which includes DC comics as well. But those huge Marvel keys from 1961-63 are gone forever....I'll probably never be able to buy them again.

Edited by kc2112

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