Am I asking too much for this ASM collection?
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2 hours ago, kav said:

If they refuse to buy on ebay but want to 'meet' be sure you're packin heat.

No gun rights in the UK. Guess he's jealous of our apple pie, prom queens, ar-15s, and freedom without having look over your shoulder at every security camera. . 

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3 hours ago, Dan82 said:

There are. If you're calling me a clown don't beat around the bush. Say it. That's fighting talk round my way.

How could you possibly interpret what I wrote with calling you a clown? I've done nothing but try to be helpful here!

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I also think 4000£ for this collection is too much. Maybe if it would be ASM 100-700 and there were no missing issues, everything Fine+ to NM, all us versions.
Then maybe someone rich who just  had a idea to collect ASM would buy those thinking so now I have ASM 100-700 and I just have to buy ASM 1-99.
Btw. I would remove "Value on ComicBookRealm.com is $13,475.07" from your eBay listing. Someone who is thinking of buying 4000£ collection already has an idea
what is worth.

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13 hours ago, FlyingDonut said:

No there aren't, especially not in the grades you have listed. Books that could even be considered as "key" in this collection are:

#25 VG 4.0 1st Mary Jane Watson (in shadows)
#78 VG+ 4.5
#102 F/VF 7.0 Origin of Morbius The Living Vampire
#210 VF/NM 9.0
#212 NM+ 9.6
#238 VF 8.0 1st Appearance of The Hobgoblin
#252 NM 9.4 1st black suit in regular series
#300 NM 9.4 1st Full Appearance of Venom

and even those are not in grade and a real stretch (I love me some ASM 210 but it is a wildly speculative book). You don't have 39, 40, 50, 100, 101, 121, 122, 129, 135, 149, 194, 361, any of the annuals, etc. etc.

If you get $3,500 in cash money (3100 pounds) for these books well done

Well I think you're wrong. Key does not mean Valuable. According to key collector there are quite a number of 'keys' here. Certainly if Madame Web is a key then there are many more that are too.

Not sure why the grade matters? Is a 0.5 AF#15 suddenly not a key? Just because its a dishrag? 

And is #299 not a key because it's a cameo appearance? What about Hulk #180?

I will agree some of these are an almighty stretch! 

#21 G 2.0  2nd appearance of the Beetle
#25 VG 4.0  1st appearance of Spencer Smythe and the Spider-Slayers. 1st cameo appearance of Mary Jane Watson
#28 VG 4.0  1st appearance and origin of Molten Man
#29 VG 4.0  2nd appearance of Scorpion
#30 VG+ 4.5  1st appearance of the Cat Burglar
#44 VG/F 5.0  2nd appearance of the Lizard
#51 VG/F 5.0  1st appearance of Robbie Robertson. 1st cover appearance and 2nd full appearance of Kingpin
#59 VF+ 8.5  1st cover appearance of Mary Jane Watson. 1st kiss between Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker. 1st appearance of Brainwasher, alter ego of Kingpin
#61 F- 5.5  1st cover appearance of Gwen Stacy
#70 VG+ 4.5  1st cameo appearance of Vanessa Fisk (Kingpin's wife)
#78 VG+ 4.5  1st appearance of the Prowler
#81 F+ 6.5  1st appearance of Kangaroo
#96 VF- 7.5  Drug addiction plot. Not Comics Code approved!
#98 VF 8.0  Drug addiction plot. Not Comics Code approved!
#102 F/VF 7.0  2nd appearance and origin of Morbius the Living Vampire. 1st appearance of Martine Bancroft.
#103 VF 8.0  1st appearance of Gog, a monster who resides in the Savage Land
#108 VF/NM 9.0  1st appearance of Sister Sun (Sha Shan Nguyen)
#110 F+ 6.5  1st appearance of Gibbon. Final Stan Lee original story written for the Amazing Spider-Man title
#113 VG 4.0  1st appearance of Hammerhead
#139 VF/NM 9.0  1st appearance of Grizzly
#140 VF+ 8.0  1st appearance of Glory (Gloria) Grant
#156 NM- 9.2  1st appearance of Mirage, a villain who uses technology that creates illusions
#162 NM 9.4  1st appearance of Jigsaw *Hot Key* scarred version of the character to appear in Punisher season
#167 NM 9.4  1st appearance of Will-O'-The-Wisp
#169 F+ 6.5  A young Frank Miller's letter to the editor
#172 M- 9.8  1st appearance of Rocket Racer
#175 NM+ 9.6  Partial origin of the Punisher. Origin and death of Hitman
#183 NM+ 9.6  Mary Jane Watson declines Peter's marriage proposal
#184 NM+ 9.6  1st appearance of the White Dragon
#195 M- 9.8  2nd appearance and origin of Black Cat
#200 NM 9.4  Death of Uncle Ben's killer. Origin of Spider-Man retold
#201 NM 9.4  Cover art featuring the Punisher and Spider-Man by John Romita Sr
#210 VF/NM 9.0  1st appearance of Madame Web. *News sites that reported the spin-off announcement also wrote that Madame Web could be a possible character in the movie
#212 NM+ 9.6  1st appearance and origin of Hydro-Man
#217 NM- 9.2  Hydro-Man and Sandman combine to become Mud-Thing
#222 NM 9.4  1st appearance of Speed Demon (formerly The Whizzer)
#236 M- 9.8  Death of Tarantula
#238 VF+ 8.5  1st appearance of the Hobgoblin, Roderick Kingsley. ''Tattooz" intact
#239 M- 9.8  2nd appearance of the Hobgoblin. 1st battle of Spider-Man vs the Hobgoblin
#244 VF+ 8.5  3rd appearance of the Hobgoblin, a stand-in named Lefty Donovan brainwashed by the original Hobgoblin
#245 M- 9.8  Death of Hobgoblin, Lefty Donovan, a thug hired by the second Hobgoblin, Roderick Kingsley
#252 NM 9.4  1st appearance of Spider-Man's black costume. Cover swipe of Amazing Fantasy #15
#253 NM 9.4  1st appearance of The Rose (Kingpin's son)
#255 NM- 9.2  1st appearance of Black Fox
#256 M- 9.8  1st appearance of Puma
#257 M- 9.8  2nd appearance of Puma. Appearance of Hobgoblin, Ned Leeds, the second brainwashed stand-in for Roderick Kingsley
#258 NM 9.4  Reed Richards discovers Spider-Man's black costume is an alien symbiote. Debut of Spider-Man’s Bombastic Bag Man costume, a temporary disguise in lieu of the symbiote, consisting of an oversized Fantastic Four uniform and a brown paper bag for a mask
#259 NM- 9.2  Spider-man returns to his classic costume
#263 VF 8.0  1st appearance of Normie Osborn, grandson of Norman Osborn (Green Goblin I), son of Harry Osborn (Green Goblin II), Peter Parker's godson and Molten Man's nephew
#265 NM 9.4  1st appearance of Silver Sable
#272 NM+ 9.6  1st appearance of Slyde
#275 NM+ 9.6  Origin of Spider-Man retold
#276 NM- 9.2  Death of the Fly
#278 NM 9.4  Death of Wraith. Appearance of Hobgoblin, Flash Thompson, the third brainwashed victim of Roderick Kingsley
#280 NM 9.4  1st team appearance of the Sinister Syndicate, led by The Beetle: Rhino, Boomerang, Hydro-Man, Speed Demon
#289 NM 9.4  1st appearance of the second Hobgoblin, Jason Macendale, (formerly Jack O' Lantern)
#290 VF 8.0  Peter asks Mary Jane to marry him. *cliffhanger page, she declines in the following issue
#292 NM+ 9.6  Mary Jane Watson accepts Peter's 2nd marriage proposal
#293 NM+ 9.6  "Kraven's Last Hunt" part 2
#294 NM 9.4  "Kraven's Last Hunt" part 5. Death of Kraven the Hunter
#296 NM+ 9.6  Unofficial cameo appearance of Spider-Cop
#298 NM+ 9.6  1st appearance of Eddie Brock (becomes Venom). 1st Todd McFarlane cover art on the Amazing Spider-Man title. 1st team appearance of the Life Foundation led by Carlton Drake. 1st appearance of Carlton Drake who discovered there were 5 symbiote seeds that could be extracted from the Venom symbiote
#299 NM- 9.2  Cameo appearance of Venom
#300 NM 9.4  1st full appearance of Venom
#301 NM- 9.2  Classic cover art by Todd McFarlane
#306 M- 9.8  Cover swipe of Action Comics #1 by Todd McFarlane
#309 NM+ 9.6  1st team appearance of Styx & Stone
#311 NM+ 9.6  Cover art by Todd McFarlane featuring Mysterio
#312 NM+ 9.6  Cover art by Todd McFarlane
#313 NM+ 9.6  Cover art by Todd McFarlane featuring The Lizard
#315 M- 9.8  1st partial cover appearance of Venom. Cover art by Todd McFarlane
#316 NM 9.4  2nd full appearance of Venom. 1st cover appearance of Venom. Classic cover art by Todd McFarlane
#317 NM+ 9.6  Early Venom appearance. Cover art by Todd McFarlane
#344 VF/NM 9.0  1st appearance of Cletus Kasady, later becomes Carnage. 1st appearance of Cardiac
#345 VF/NM 9.0  Cletus Kasady becomes infected by alien symbiote
#378 M- 9.8  "Maximum Carnage" part 3
#1 (#442) NM+ 9.6  1st Spectacular Issue! Vol.2 
#36 NM+ 9.6  September 11th, 2001 tribute issue depicting various Marvel teams and characters working alongside emergency services as native New Yorker, Spider-Man narrates the experience. *difficult to find in NM condition due to the black cover
#512 NM 9.4  1st appearance of Grey Goblin, previously appears out of costume in Amazing Spider-Man #509 as Gabriel Stacy. Gabriel and Sarah Stacy are the result of an affair between Norman Osborn and Gwen Stacy
#547 NM+ 9.6  1st team appearance of the Inner Demons, henchmen of Mr. Negative
#651 NM 9.4 (Variant) Stealth Suit
#652 NM 9.4 (Variant)
#654.1 NM 9.4  1st solo story of Flash Thompson as Agent Venom
#656 NM 9.4  Debut of Spider-Man Armor MK II, an upgrade to his previous bulletproof armor that allows for better mobility. Origin of Massacre
#700 M- 9.8  Death of Peter Parker in Doc Ock's body. Doc Ock's consciousness becomes fully seated in Peter Parker's body. Doc Ock makes the choice to become 'Superior Spider-Man'
#795 NM 9.4  Norman Osborne merges with Carnage
ANNUAL #2 G+ 2.5  1st meeting of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange
ANNUAL #15 NM 9.4  Classic story titled "Spider-Man: Threat or Menace?" written by Dennis O'Neil
ANNUAL #20 NM+ 9.6  1st cover appearance of Iron Man 2020, Arno Stark. 1st appearance of Arno Stark in regular Marvel continuity
ANNUAL #25 NM 9.4  1st solo story featuring Venom
GIANT-SIZE #4 VF 8.0  3rd appearance of the Punisher. Debut of the Punisher's Battle-Van. 1st appearance of Moses Magnum, controls seismic activity

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Anyway, my buyer got cold feet, can't say I'm surprised. But whatever, I'm still sure I'll sell them.

Put your knives away will you? If my price is optimistic so be it, I want to get paid for them, I'm not interested in giving them away for a pittance to a dealer. Seems some of you can't get over that.

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11 hours ago, deadleg said:

No gun rights in the UK. Guess he's jealous of our apple pie, prom queens, ar-15s, and freedom without having look over your shoulder at every security camera. . 

Yea just don't shop at Walmart will you? Or go to school.

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It's a nice lot, obviously you can ask what you want, trouble is, as many have said, a lot of the big keys are not there. Now I know you said you're not bothered by selling to dealers, (who need to make usually at least 50%) trouble is, when you have them in big lots like this, it's more appealing to dealers than collectors, a collector of Spideys will have a lot of them already.

Then you have to take into account, the comic market is different now to what it was 20 years ago, I don't think there's as many people out there collecting runs as back in the day, people want either key issues for speculating, or they want very high grade copies of certain issues. To get your most, you most probably should list all the older ones in 99p auctions, no reserve and then put the more recent ones in lots of 30 or so, I think you'd make a bit doing it this way, as sometimes people get caught up in the heat of the moment and don't like to be outbid and ASM's would do alright like this. Plus you have scans already, so not to hard (apart form all the posting afterwards).

Good luck what ever you do ;-)

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1 hour ago, Dan82 said:

Anyway, my buyer got cold feet, can't say I'm surprised. But whatever, I'm still sure I'll sell them.

Put your knives away will you? If my price is optimistic so be it, I want to get paid for them, I'm not interested in giving them away for a pittance to a dealer. Seems some of you can't get over that.

But you came to the group and ask for our opinions and have completely disregarded the answer people gave you.  If you went to your friends and asked if you should break up with your girlfriend and they all said yes and you didn't they would be irritated with you for wasting their time. You are free to do what ever you want with your comics but don't get an attitude with us for telling you over and over again you are asking too much for a sale. People will continue to flake out on the sale because you are asking a flake out price.

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1 hour ago, Dan82 said:

Well I think you're wrong. Key does not mean Valuable. According to key collector there are quite a number of 'keys' here. Certainly if Madame Web is a key then there are many more that are too.

Not sure why the grade matters? Is a 0.5 AF#15 suddenly not a key? Just because its a dishrag? 

And is #299 not a key because it's a cameo appearance? What about Hulk #180?

I will agree some of these are an almighty stretch! 

#21 G 2.0  2nd appearance of the Beetle
#25 VG 4.0  1st appearance of Spencer Smythe and the Spider-Slayers. 1st cameo appearance of Mary Jane Watson
#28 VG 4.0  1st appearance and origin of Molten Man
#29 VG 4.0  2nd appearance of Scorpion
#30 VG+ 4.5  1st appearance of the Cat Burglar
#44 VG/F 5.0  2nd appearance of the Lizard
#51 VG/F 5.0  1st appearance of Robbie Robertson. 1st cover appearance and 2nd full appearance of Kingpin
#59 VF+ 8.5  1st cover appearance of Mary Jane Watson. 1st kiss between Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker. 1st appearance of Brainwasher, alter ego of Kingpin
#61 F- 5.5  1st cover appearance of Gwen Stacy
#70 VG+ 4.5  1st cameo appearance of Vanessa Fisk (Kingpin's wife)
#78 VG+ 4.5  1st appearance of the Prowler
#81 F+ 6.5  1st appearance of Kangaroo
#96 VF- 7.5  Drug addiction plot. Not Comics Code approved!
#98 VF 8.0  Drug addiction plot. Not Comics Code approved!
#102 F/VF 7.0  2nd appearance and origin of Morbius the Living Vampire. 1st appearance of Martine Bancroft.
#103 VF 8.0  1st appearance of Gog, a monster who resides in the Savage Land
#108 VF/NM 9.0  1st appearance of Sister Sun (Sha Shan Nguyen)
#110 F+ 6.5  1st appearance of Gibbon. Final Stan Lee original story written for the Amazing Spider-Man title
#113 VG 4.0  1st appearance of Hammerhead
#139 VF/NM 9.0  1st appearance of Grizzly
#140 VF+ 8.0  1st appearance of Glory (Gloria) Grant
#156 NM- 9.2  1st appearance of Mirage, a villain who uses technology that creates illusions
#162 NM 9.4  1st appearance of Jigsaw *Hot Key* scarred version of the character to appear in Punisher season
#167 NM 9.4  1st appearance of Will-O'-The-Wisp
#169 F+ 6.5  A young Frank Miller's letter to the editor
#172 M- 9.8  1st appearance of Rocket Racer
#175 NM+ 9.6  Partial origin of the Punisher. Origin and death of Hitman
#183 NM+ 9.6  Mary Jane Watson declines Peter's marriage proposal
#184 NM+ 9.6  1st appearance of the White Dragon
#195 M- 9.8  2nd appearance and origin of Black Cat
#200 NM 9.4  Death of Uncle Ben's killer. Origin of Spider-Man retold
#201 NM 9.4  Cover art featuring the Punisher and Spider-Man by John Romita Sr
#210 VF/NM 9.0  1st appearance of Madame Web. *News sites that reported the spin-off announcement also wrote that Madame Web could be a possible character in the movie
#212 NM+ 9.6  1st appearance and origin of Hydro-Man
#217 NM- 9.2  Hydro-Man and Sandman combine to become Mud-Thing
#222 NM 9.4  1st appearance of Speed Demon (formerly The Whizzer)
#236 M- 9.8  Death of Tarantula
#238 VF+ 8.5  1st appearance of the Hobgoblin, Roderick Kingsley. ''Tattooz" intact
#239 M- 9.8  2nd appearance of the Hobgoblin. 1st battle of Spider-Man vs the Hobgoblin
#244 VF+ 8.5  3rd appearance of the Hobgoblin, a stand-in named Lefty Donovan brainwashed by the original Hobgoblin
#245 M- 9.8  Death of Hobgoblin, Lefty Donovan, a thug hired by the second Hobgoblin, Roderick Kingsley
#252 NM 9.4  1st appearance of Spider-Man's black costume. Cover swipe of Amazing Fantasy #15
#253 NM 9.4  1st appearance of The Rose (Kingpin's son)
#255 NM- 9.2  1st appearance of Black Fox
#256 M- 9.8  1st appearance of Puma
#257 M- 9.8  2nd appearance of Puma. Appearance of Hobgoblin, Ned Leeds, the second brainwashed stand-in for Roderick Kingsley
#258 NM 9.4  Reed Richards discovers Spider-Man's black costume is an alien symbiote. Debut of Spider-Man’s Bombastic Bag Man costume, a temporary disguise in lieu of the symbiote, consisting of an oversized Fantastic Four uniform and a brown paper bag for a mask
#259 NM- 9.2  Spider-man returns to his classic costume
#263 VF 8.0  1st appearance of Normie Osborn, grandson of Norman Osborn (Green Goblin I), son of Harry Osborn (Green Goblin II), Peter Parker's godson and Molten Man's nephew
#265 NM 9.4  1st appearance of Silver Sable
#272 NM+ 9.6  1st appearance of Slyde
#275 NM+ 9.6  Origin of Spider-Man retold
#276 NM- 9.2  Death of the Fly
#278 NM 9.4  Death of Wraith. Appearance of Hobgoblin, Flash Thompson, the third brainwashed victim of Roderick Kingsley
#280 NM 9.4  1st team appearance of the Sinister Syndicate, led by The Beetle: Rhino, Boomerang, Hydro-Man, Speed Demon
#289 NM 9.4  1st appearance of the second Hobgoblin, Jason Macendale, (formerly Jack O' Lantern)
#290 VF 8.0  Peter asks Mary Jane to marry him. *cliffhanger page, she declines in the following issue
#292 NM+ 9.6  Mary Jane Watson accepts Peter's 2nd marriage proposal
#293 NM+ 9.6  "Kraven's Last Hunt" part 2
#294 NM 9.4  "Kraven's Last Hunt" part 5. Death of Kraven the Hunter
#296 NM+ 9.6  Unofficial cameo appearance of Spider-Cop
#298 NM+ 9.6  1st appearance of Eddie Brock (becomes Venom). 1st Todd McFarlane cover art on the Amazing Spider-Man title. 1st team appearance of the Life Foundation led by Carlton Drake. 1st appearance of Carlton Drake who discovered there were 5 symbiote seeds that could be extracted from the Venom symbiote
#299 NM- 9.2  Cameo appearance of Venom
#300 NM 9.4  1st full appearance of Venom
#301 NM- 9.2  Classic cover art by Todd McFarlane
#306 M- 9.8  Cover swipe of Action Comics #1 by Todd McFarlane
#309 NM+ 9.6  1st team appearance of Styx & Stone
#311 NM+ 9.6  Cover art by Todd McFarlane featuring Mysterio
#312 NM+ 9.6  Cover art by Todd McFarlane
#313 NM+ 9.6  Cover art by Todd McFarlane featuring The Lizard
#315 M- 9.8  1st partial cover appearance of Venom. Cover art by Todd McFarlane
#316 NM 9.4  2nd full appearance of Venom. 1st cover appearance of Venom. Classic cover art by Todd McFarlane
#317 NM+ 9.6  Early Venom appearance. Cover art by Todd McFarlane
#344 VF/NM 9.0  1st appearance of Cletus Kasady, later becomes Carnage. 1st appearance of Cardiac
#345 VF/NM 9.0  Cletus Kasady becomes infected by alien symbiote
#378 M- 9.8  "Maximum Carnage" part 3
#1 (#442) NM+ 9.6  1st Spectacular Issue! Vol.2 
#36 NM+ 9.6  September 11th, 2001 tribute issue depicting various Marvel teams and characters working alongside emergency services as native New Yorker, Spider-Man narrates the experience. *difficult to find in NM condition due to the black cover
#512 NM 9.4  1st appearance of Grey Goblin, previously appears out of costume in Amazing Spider-Man #509 as Gabriel Stacy. Gabriel and Sarah Stacy are the result of an affair between Norman Osborn and Gwen Stacy
#547 NM+ 9.6  1st team appearance of the Inner Demons, henchmen of Mr. Negative
#651 NM 9.4 (Variant) Stealth Suit
#652 NM 9.4 (Variant)
#654.1 NM 9.4  1st solo story of Flash Thompson as Agent Venom
#656 NM 9.4  Debut of Spider-Man Armor MK II, an upgrade to his previous bulletproof armor that allows for better mobility. Origin of Massacre
#700 M- 9.8  Death of Peter Parker in Doc Ock's body. Doc Ock's consciousness becomes fully seated in Peter Parker's body. Doc Ock makes the choice to become 'Superior Spider-Man'
#795 NM 9.4  Norman Osborne merges with Carnage
ANNUAL #2 G+ 2.5  1st meeting of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange
ANNUAL #15 NM 9.4  Classic story titled "Spider-Man: Threat or Menace?" written by Dennis O'Neil
ANNUAL #20 NM+ 9.6  1st cover appearance of Iron Man 2020, Arno Stark. 1st appearance of Arno Stark in regular Marvel continuity
ANNUAL #25 NM 9.4  1st solo story featuring Venom
GIANT-SIZE #4 VF 8.0  3rd appearance of the Punisher. Debut of the Punisher's Battle-Van. 1st appearance of Moses Magnum, controls seismic activity

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12 minutes ago, 1Cool said:

Great doh! - our first Key Collector quote of what is a key book.

Hey man!  I’d be lost without the Key Collector app!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Also I would not grade my books so precise. So rather than having ASM 315 9,8 I would write NM or 9,2 or better. How do you know it is 9.8 and not 9.6?
ASM 315 NM is 10$ but CGC 9.8 is like 60$ and for a good reason cos someone has gambled and paid 30$ to get it graded.

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2 hours ago, Dan82 said:

Well I think you're wrong. Key does not mean Valuable. According to key collector there are quite a number of 'keys' here. Certainly if Madame Web is a key then there are many more that are too.

Not sure why the grade matters? Is a 0.5 AF#15 suddenly not a key? Just because its a dishrag? 

And is #299 not a key because it's a cameo appearance? What about Hulk #180?

I will agree some of these are an almighty stretch! 

#21 G 2.0  2nd appearance of the Beetle
#25 VG 4.0  1st appearance of Spencer Smythe and the Spider-Slayers. 1st cameo appearance of Mary Jane Watson
#28 VG 4.0  1st appearance and origin of Molten Man
#29 VG 4.0  2nd appearance of Scorpion
#30 VG+ 4.5  1st appearance of the Cat Burglar
#44 VG/F 5.0  2nd appearance of the Lizard
#51 VG/F 5.0  1st appearance of Robbie Robertson. 1st cover appearance and 2nd full appearance of Kingpin
#59 VF+ 8.5  1st cover appearance of Mary Jane Watson. 1st kiss between Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker. 1st appearance of Brainwasher, alter ego of Kingpin
#61 F- 5.5  1st cover appearance of Gwen Stacy
#70 VG+ 4.5  1st cameo appearance of Vanessa Fisk (Kingpin's wife)
#78 VG+ 4.5  1st appearance of the Prowler
#81 F+ 6.5  1st appearance of Kangaroo
#96 VF- 7.5  Drug addiction plot. Not Comics Code approved!
#98 VF 8.0  Drug addiction plot. Not Comics Code approved!
#102 F/VF 7.0  2nd appearance and origin of Morbius the Living Vampire. 1st appearance of Martine Bancroft.
#103 VF 8.0  1st appearance of Gog, a monster who resides in the Savage Land
#108 VF/NM 9.0  1st appearance of Sister Sun (Sha Shan Nguyen)
#110 F+ 6.5  1st appearance of Gibbon. Final Stan Lee original story written for the Amazing Spider-Man title
#113 VG 4.0  1st appearance of Hammerhead
#139 VF/NM 9.0  1st appearance of Grizzly
#140 VF+ 8.0  1st appearance of Glory (Gloria) Grant
#156 NM- 9.2  1st appearance of Mirage, a villain who uses technology that creates illusions
#162 NM 9.4  1st appearance of Jigsaw *Hot Key* scarred version of the character to appear in Punisher season
#167 NM 9.4  1st appearance of Will-O'-The-Wisp
#169 F+ 6.5  A young Frank Miller's letter to the editor
#172 M- 9.8  1st appearance of Rocket Racer
#175 NM+ 9.6  Partial origin of the Punisher. Origin and death of Hitman
#183 NM+ 9.6  Mary Jane Watson declines Peter's marriage proposal
#184 NM+ 9.6  1st appearance of the White Dragon
#195 M- 9.8  2nd appearance and origin of Black Cat
#200 NM 9.4  Death of Uncle Ben's killer. Origin of Spider-Man retold
#201 NM 9.4  Cover art featuring the Punisher and Spider-Man by John Romita Sr
#210 VF/NM 9.0  1st appearance of Madame Web. *News sites that reported the spin-off announcement also wrote that Madame Web could be a possible character in the movie
#212 NM+ 9.6  1st appearance and origin of Hydro-Man
#217 NM- 9.2  Hydro-Man and Sandman combine to become Mud-Thing
#222 NM 9.4  1st appearance of Speed Demon (formerly The Whizzer)
#236 M- 9.8  Death of Tarantula
#238 VF+ 8.5  1st appearance of the Hobgoblin, Roderick Kingsley. ''Tattooz" intact
#239 M- 9.8  2nd appearance of the Hobgoblin. 1st battle of Spider-Man vs the Hobgoblin
#244 VF+ 8.5  3rd appearance of the Hobgoblin, a stand-in named Lefty Donovan brainwashed by the original Hobgoblin
#245 M- 9.8  Death of Hobgoblin, Lefty Donovan, a thug hired by the second Hobgoblin, Roderick Kingsley
#252 NM 9.4  1st appearance of Spider-Man's black costume. Cover swipe of Amazing Fantasy #15
#253 NM 9.4  1st appearance of The Rose (Kingpin's son)
#255 NM- 9.2  1st appearance of Black Fox
#256 M- 9.8  1st appearance of Puma
#257 M- 9.8  2nd appearance of Puma. Appearance of Hobgoblin, Ned Leeds, the second brainwashed stand-in for Roderick Kingsley
#258 NM 9.4  Reed Richards discovers Spider-Man's black costume is an alien symbiote. Debut of Spider-Man’s Bombastic Bag Man costume, a temporary disguise in lieu of the symbiote, consisting of an oversized Fantastic Four uniform and a brown paper bag for a mask
#259 NM- 9.2  Spider-man returns to his classic costume
#263 VF 8.0  1st appearance of Normie Osborn, grandson of Norman Osborn (Green Goblin I), son of Harry Osborn (Green Goblin II), Peter Parker's godson and Molten Man's nephew
#265 NM 9.4  1st appearance of Silver Sable
#272 NM+ 9.6  1st appearance of Slyde
#275 NM+ 9.6  Origin of Spider-Man retold
#276 NM- 9.2  Death of the Fly
#278 NM 9.4  Death of Wraith. Appearance of Hobgoblin, Flash Thompson, the third brainwashed victim of Roderick Kingsley
#280 NM 9.4  1st team appearance of the Sinister Syndicate, led by The Beetle: Rhino, Boomerang, Hydro-Man, Speed Demon
#289 NM 9.4  1st appearance of the second Hobgoblin, Jason Macendale, (formerly Jack O' Lantern)
#290 VF 8.0  Peter asks Mary Jane to marry him. *cliffhanger page, she declines in the following issue
#292 NM+ 9.6  Mary Jane Watson accepts Peter's 2nd marriage proposal
#293 NM+ 9.6  "Kraven's Last Hunt" part 2
#294 NM 9.4  "Kraven's Last Hunt" part 5. Death of Kraven the Hunter
#296 NM+ 9.6  Unofficial cameo appearance of Spider-Cop
#298 NM+ 9.6  1st appearance of Eddie Brock (becomes Venom). 1st Todd McFarlane cover art on the Amazing Spider-Man title. 1st team appearance of the Life Foundation led by Carlton Drake. 1st appearance of Carlton Drake who discovered there were 5 symbiote seeds that could be extracted from the Venom symbiote
#299 NM- 9.2  Cameo appearance of Venom
#300 NM 9.4  1st full appearance of Venom
#301 NM- 9.2  Classic cover art by Todd McFarlane
#306 M- 9.8  Cover swipe of Action Comics #1 by Todd McFarlane
#309 NM+ 9.6  1st team appearance of Styx & Stone
#311 NM+ 9.6  Cover art by Todd McFarlane featuring Mysterio
#312 NM+ 9.6  Cover art by Todd McFarlane
#313 NM+ 9.6  Cover art by Todd McFarlane featuring The Lizard
#315 M- 9.8  1st partial cover appearance of Venom. Cover art by Todd McFarlane
#316 NM 9.4  2nd full appearance of Venom. 1st cover appearance of Venom. Classic cover art by Todd McFarlane
#317 NM+ 9.6  Early Venom appearance. Cover art by Todd McFarlane
#344 VF/NM 9.0  1st appearance of Cletus Kasady, later becomes Carnage. 1st appearance of Cardiac
#345 VF/NM 9.0  Cletus Kasady becomes infected by alien symbiote
#378 M- 9.8  "Maximum Carnage" part 3
#1 (#442) NM+ 9.6  1st Spectacular Issue! Vol.2 
#36 NM+ 9.6  September 11th, 2001 tribute issue depicting various Marvel teams and characters working alongside emergency services as native New Yorker, Spider-Man narrates the experience. *difficult to find in NM condition due to the black cover
#512 NM 9.4  1st appearance of Grey Goblin, previously appears out of costume in Amazing Spider-Man #509 as Gabriel Stacy. Gabriel and Sarah Stacy are the result of an affair between Norman Osborn and Gwen Stacy
#547 NM+ 9.6  1st team appearance of the Inner Demons, henchmen of Mr. Negative
#651 NM 9.4 (Variant) Stealth Suit
#652 NM 9.4 (Variant)
#654.1 NM 9.4  1st solo story of Flash Thompson as Agent Venom
#656 NM 9.4  Debut of Spider-Man Armor MK II, an upgrade to his previous bulletproof armor that allows for better mobility. Origin of Massacre
#700 M- 9.8  Death of Peter Parker in Doc Ock's body. Doc Ock's consciousness becomes fully seated in Peter Parker's body. Doc Ock makes the choice to become 'Superior Spider-Man'
#795 NM 9.4  Norman Osborne merges with Carnage
ANNUAL #2 G+ 2.5  1st meeting of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange
ANNUAL #15 NM 9.4  Classic story titled "Spider-Man: Threat or Menace?" written by Dennis O'Neil
ANNUAL #20 NM+ 9.6  1st cover appearance of Iron Man 2020, Arno Stark. 1st appearance of Arno Stark in regular Marvel continuity
ANNUAL #25 NM 9.4  1st solo story featuring Venom
GIANT-SIZE #4 VF 8.0  3rd appearance of the Punisher. Debut of the Punisher's Battle-Van. 1st appearance of Moses Magnum, controls seismic activity

Oh honey.

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3 hours ago, FlyingDonut said:

Oh honey.

But I thought the Key Collector app was great? meh

Obviously, you can cut out ~2/3 of those, but there are some actual keys there.

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6 hours ago, Dan82 said:

Anyway, my buyer got cold feet, can't say I'm surprised. But whatever, I'm still sure I'll sell them.

Put your knives away will you? If my price is optimistic so be it, I want to get paid for them, I'm not interested in giving them away for a pittance to a dealer. Seems some of you can't get over that.

Nobody is telling you to sell them for a pittance to a dealer, we're saying that nobody in their right mind and with the slightest understanding of the market will pay your asking price, even if they somehow actually want the majority of the books for their personal collection, which nobody will.

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30 minutes ago, Lazyboy said:

But I thought the Key Collector app was great? meh

Obviously, you can cut out ~2/3 of those, but there are some actual keys there.

I'm not sure about keys - but there are nice books. That being said, his price is insane.

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5 hours ago, FlyingDonut said:

Well I think you're wrong. Key does not mean Valuable. According to key collector there are quite a number of 'keys' here. Certainly if Madame Web is a key then there are many more that are too.

Key may not mean valuable, but you were asking if the price was too high.  There may be tons of ‘keys’ in the collection.  There aren’t many valuable comics.

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On 8/23/2019 at 7:00 AM, Dan82 said:

Yea just don't shop at Walmart will you? Or go to school.

At least I have the freedom to protect myself.........................

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On 8/23/2019 at 6:58 AM, Dan82 said:

Anyway, my buyer got cold feet, can't say I'm surprised. But whatever, I'm still sure I'll sell them.

Put your knives away will you? If my price is optimistic so be it, I want to get paid for them, I'm not interested in giving them away for a pittance to a dealer. Seems some of you can't get over that.

You asked the Boards in the title of your thread whether you were asking too much.  It shouldn't be that much of a surprise to you if some responders think that you are.  I'm in that camp as well, as >$14/book may be achievable or even less than what you'd average if you sold all 300+ books individually, but lacks the deep discount necessary for selling the entire large lot to a single buyer.  In my opinion, of course.  

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