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If you were hired to be a Comic Book investment consultant and your client wants 5 key books between 4k-6k, which would be your picks? . . .  Considering they will surelly go up in a decade!

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My picks may not fit under the 6k limit but here goes:

XM 1

ASM 1

JIM 83

TOS 39

BB 28 (not too sure about this choice frankly)

 

I thought about Villain first appearances, hot books today or other minor keys but felt the above have longer term growth.

Obviously, if you up your price range, my picks would vary a little bit.

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1 hour ago, piper said:

My picks may not fit under the 6k limit but here goes:

XM 1

ASM 1

JIM 83

TOS 39

BB 28 (not too sure about this choice frankly)

 

I thought about Villain first appearances, hot books today or other minor keys but felt the above have longer term growth.

Obviously, if you up your price range, my picks would vary a little bit.

I think your picks are great! . . . . .  My only doubt, because I'm not an expert, is whether  it's better  a CGC 0.5 Amazing Fantasy #15   ($8,000) or, for example, a CGC 6.5 Fantastic Four #5  ($7,750). My question here is: Will they both cost around the same in 10 years? The difficulty of this question is, that it's hard to find on line, what they both cost 10 years ago, in those same grades.  You would have to go to a Library and search at The Overstreet Guide   N° 40                                         

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2 hours ago, Memorex said:

If you were hired to be a Comic Book investment consultant and your client wants 5 key books between 4k-6k, which would be your picks? . . .  Considering they will surelly go up in a decade!

You haven’t mentioned any grade or grade range, so this becomes very difficult to respond to.

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24 minutes ago, MusterMark said:

You haven’t mentioned any grade or grade range, so this becomes very difficult to respond to.

I Know. My mistake.

Let's leave aside appearance and focus on whether the price will rise better if it's a less important book, but in a much better Grade. For example AF #15 CGC 0.5  vs. Avengers # 1 CGC 7.0

What would be your preference? A very low grade "Huge Book" or a Top 25% Grade on a lesser book that actually cost the same right now.

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My pics right now would be:

Tale of suspense #39 CGC 4.0   (Go Collect $6,250)

Journey Into Mystery # 83 CGC 4.0  (Go Collect $6,250)

Hulk #1 CGC CGC 1.0 (Go Collect $5,250)

Tales to Astonish #27 CGC 6.5 (Go Collect $6,000)

Fantastic Four #5 CGC 5.0 (Go Collect $5,500)

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My immediate thought in that range is a 5.0 Fantastic Four #5.

A few others:  very low grade Hulk #1, JIM 83, Daredevil 8.0 (this book has ballooned a bit and frankly I think it's still very undervalued comparatively speaking), Xmen 1 3.0/3.5... 

I think at the end of the day its sticking with the "big blue chip books" 

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1 hour ago, bpc3qh said:

I think the D.C. books--Showcase 4 and 22, Brave and the Bold 28, Flash 105, and 123, Green Lantern 1, JLA 1--have a lot of room to grow, and can probably be had for a discount at the moment.

BB28 has taken a hard hit over the past few years I wonder if it will bounce back. It should based on the iconic issue but after that awful movie people judged this book pretty hard. I have always backed SC22 but it has yet to have it's day way behind value wise compared to SC4.

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54 minutes ago, Batmanis#1 said:

BB28 has taken a hard hit over the past few years I wonder if it will bounce back. It should based on the iconic issue but after that awful movie people judged this book pretty hard. I have always backed SC22 but it has yet to have it's day way behind value wise compared to SC4.

I think the Snyder Cut will generate interest in it; and if it's well done, the book will regain some of its lost ground. And as you point out, it's already been hit hard--so buying such a key book at these prices seems like a no-brainer to me.

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52 minutes ago, bpc3qh said:

I think the Snyder Cut will generate interest in it; and if it's well done, the book will regain some of its lost ground. And as you point out, it's already been hit hard--so buying such a key book at these prices seems like a no-brainer to me.

Same to me I sure hope it regains it's status and more.

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I’ve stopped betting on DC books going up in value. Buy them if you like the character, team, etc. Otherwise, If you have finite funds, I would put my money elsewhere.

For example, Zatanna and Phantom Stranger books will always be in my collection, but certainly not for investment purposes.

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43 minutes ago, piper said:

I’ve stopped betting on DC books going up in value. Buy them if you like the character, team, etc. Otherwise, If you have finite funds, I would put my money elsewhere.

fair enough; I'm lucky in that I love the D.C. characters, so I'm buying what I love and what I think will (eventually) make a good amount of profit. I think I view the D.C. books are lower ceiling, higher floor--and b/c they're starting at lower prices, I see them as worthwhile. But maybe I'm crazy (doing the same thing expecting a different result).

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To me, I think these are best bets investment wise:

DD1 - sure bet to show up sooner or later on the big screen and it still lags the rest of the marvel Mega-keys 

Xmen 1 - So many 1st appearances.   Another sure fire investment book.

SC22 - Book has been seriously depressed since the cringe fest.  
 

FF5 - Poised to explode.  Tough book in grade.   One of the biggest baddies in marvel history.

ASM 14 - If Norman Osborn is one of the big bads in the next marvel phase, this book is gonna kill it.  
 

These aren’t my picks for biggest books at Marvel, my picks for best investment books in that price range.

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On 9/6/2020 at 11:31 PM, ChasingKingKirby said:

To me, I think these are best bets investment wise:

DD1 - sure bet to show up sooner or later on the big screen and it still lags the rest of the marvel Mega-keys 

Xmen 1 - So many 1st appearances.   Another sure fire investment book.

SC22 - Book has been seriously depressed since the cringe fest.  
 

FF5 - Poised to explode.  Tough book in grade.   One of the biggest baddies in marvel history.

ASM 14 - If Norman Osborn is one of the big bads in the next marvel phase, this book is gonna kill it.  
 

These aren’t my picks for biggest books at Marvel, my picks for best investment books in that price range.

I tend to agree with this list for the most part. 

They aren't the books I would personally buy, but if you are buying as an investment you would need to have a lens toward potential growth. 

It gets tricky when you think about low grade Hulk 1s vs high grade DD1s, but generally, I think you could obtain decent copies of each of these books and expect growth that out paces similar key books. 

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On 9/7/2020 at 5:31 AM, ChasingKingKirby said:

To me, I think these are best bets investment wise:

DD1 - sure bet to show up sooner or later on the big screen and it still lags the rest of the marvel Mega-keys 

Xmen 1 - So many 1st appearances.   Another sure fire investment book.

SC22 - Book has been seriously depressed since the cringe fest.  
 

FF5 - Poised to explode.  Tough book in grade.   One of the biggest baddies in marvel history.

ASM 14 - If Norman Osborn is one of the big bads in the next marvel phase, this book is gonna kill it.  
 

These aren’t my picks for biggest books at Marvel, my picks for best investment books in that price range.

I dont know if it will sustain, but a FF5 3.5 sold this month for $5000.

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