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Not sure if this was brought up when it happened but a Voldy ASM 11 9.2 sold for over 11K a few months ago on CL ( so not reported to GPA)

As most ASM collectors know, 11 is one of the hardest to find in 9.0+

I own a 9.0 and this week received on offer of 7K for it - which I turned down. It took me a very long time to find this copy and it isn't going anywhere.

This tough book seems to be getting pricier by the day as many come to realize just how few high grade copies there are out there.

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1 hour ago, Philreal said:

JUST UPGRADED LAST NIGHT. NOT A KEY, BUT ALWAYS NICE TO GET A PRE 100 BOOK AT A DECENT PRICE. BUY THE BOOK AND THE GRADE!

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8 minutes ago, Jordysnordy said:

Not sure if this was brought up when it happened but a Voldy ASM 11 9.2 sold for over 11K a few months ago on CL ( so not reported to GPA)

As most ASM collectors know, 11 is one of the hardest to find in 9.0+

I own a 9.0 and this week received on offer of 7K for it - which I turned down. It took me a very long time to find this copy and it isn't going anywhere.

This tough book seems to be getting pricier by the day as many come to realize just how few high grade copies there are out there.

I've pretty much resigned myself to only collecting the early stuff in low grades. My copy of 6 is maybe a 1.5, but to me it's better than not owning one at all. There's no way I could justify spending $10k on a comic. Let me rephrase that, there's no way I could justify spending $10k on a comic to my wife

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2 hours ago, Philreal said:

JUST UPGRADED LAST NIGHT. NOT A KEY, BUT ALWAYS NICE TO GET A PRE 100 BOOK AT A DECENT PRICE. BUY THE BOOK AND THE GRADE!

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Nice! Pre- or post-100, or if you ask me whichever issue of volume 1 is awesome to have, especially when it looks as nice as this one.

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3 hours ago, Kon_Jelly said:

I've pretty much resigned myself to only collecting the early stuff in low grades. My copy of 6 is maybe a 1.5, but to me it's better than not owning one at all. There's no way I could justify spending $10k on a comic. Let me rephrase that, there's no way I could justify spending $10k on a comic to my wife

You're preaching to the choir, good sir!

 

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Ya as much as I would love higher great of heck 1 to 20 I could never afford then when they past over like 300 to 500 bucks. I just can' warrant dropping more then that for a single book presently. Curse being a spidey fan and trying to back track older books.

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44 minutes ago, Webhead2018 said:

Ya as much as I would love higher great of heck 1 to 20 I could never afford then when they past over like 300 to 500 bucks. I just can' warrant dropping more then that for a single book presently. Curse being a spidey fan and trying to back track older books.

One thing I'll say though is that Spidey continues to be the central character in the Marvel Universe and there's almost 60 years of Spidey books to collect, with genuine quality and collector interest in just about every era.  If you feel like the earliest issues are out of reach right now, that may change in your future but in the meantime there is so much amazing material to collect.  Enjoy the hunt!

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3 hours ago, Webhead2018 said:

Ya as much as I would love higher great of heck 1 to 20 I could never afford then when they past over like 300 to 500 bucks. I just can' warrant dropping more then that for a single book presently. Curse being a spidey fan and trying to back track older books.

I hope you are taking advantage of the great reprint options for the early expensive issues that you aren’t able to purchase. Long before I had the original issues I had every story in some form or other.

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Yup I been doing that with the true believers line and gotten some early marvel tales reprint of issues I don't have/can't afford.

Being I need over 300 books between 1 to 441 range. It is more feasble for me to get 400s issues I need that are only a few bucks to maybe 20 to 30 bucks. Then same with 200s and select 300s that are also not to costly. It' the 1 to 100 and 100 to 200 stuff that really going to kick me to ever afford high grade copies. Only reason I have a 3 in my collection is cause it was wiped and I could afford it.

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19 hours ago, JohnH19 said:

I hope you are taking advantage of the great reprint options for the early expensive issues that you aren’t able to purchase. Long before I had the original issues I had every story in some form or other.

I definitely do this as well, but it just isn't the same. I'm trying to (eventually) complete the ASM run, so Marvel Tales 138 doesn't really count as my ASM1. I still like having it, though. ☺️

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48 minutes ago, Martin Sinescu said:

Heroes pickup from the weekend :whistle:

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Big thanks to @G.A.tor -- Great guy to deal with and talk to, as always.

P.S. - If anyone knows what that big-eyed, furry thing is in the background, I'd love to know. Grandmother bought it back in the 60's and it's lurked around in the family ever since. 

Thanks ...fun talking comics too

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I have always loved the colors on 9

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presents soooo nicely!

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On ‎6‎/‎17‎/‎2019 at 2:16 PM, Jordysnordy said:

I have always loved the colors on 9

me, too; was looking at a 9.2 last week, but it was gone before i could pull the trigger.

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Posted (edited)

probably just as well; a 9.0 will serve my goals for the run, and leave some dough for sumpin' else.

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Posted (edited)

It is kind of sad and disappointing but both books came in week with poor grades of 8.0 after pressing.  Twins for life i guess...

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35 minutes ago, Karl Liebl said:

It is kind of sad and disappointing but both books came in week with poor grades of 8.0 after pressing.  Twins for life i guess...

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Ugh yeah such garbage quality. You should just get rid of them. But If you want I can take them off your hands, I'll even pay for shipping to get them here. lol

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I'd crack them out, both present nicely and would look fine in some crisp Mylites or you could just sell them and put the money toward higher grades. 8.0's definitely still sell for a good bit.

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