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So was curious how well do foreign copies sell for a regular issue or even key issues?

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How much do you guys think is reasonable to pay for a SS Stan Lee book vs a universal copy in the same grade? It seems like a lot of books on eBay carry a $800-$1000 premium for Stan's sig. Is that the going rate? I want one and have been looking for some time but maybe I am being too picky/cheap and should just pull the trigger. I ask here because I am pretty much only looking for a silver age ASM key signed by The Man. 

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23 minutes ago, rsouxlja7 said:

How much do you guys think is reasonable to pay for a SS Stan Lee book vs a universal copy in the same grade? It seems like a lot of books on eBay carry a $800-$1000 premium for Stan's sig. Is that the going rate? I want one and have been looking for some time but maybe I am being too picky/cheap and should just pull the trigger. I ask here because I am pretty much only looking for a silver age ASM key signed by The Man. 

I would check Heritage or a lesser known auction house (pedigree/hakes).  If you catch Heritage right, there are weeks where items hammer strong and weeks they hammer weak, you might be able to grab something at a decent price there, I think some people don't understand how the buyer's premium/tax/shipping works there.  I've gotten some decent deals off Hakes and seen some at Pedigree as well.

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28 minutes ago, Webhead2018 said:

So was curious how well do foreign copies sell for a regular issue or even key issues?

Tough to say with accuracy, as I don't see that many offered (and I AM looking for them), but I CAN say that they sell for less. I think it's an area in the comics market that has tremendous room for growth, but it'd be difficult to know when/if that's going to happen. For me, I buy them when I feel the price "seems" low or at least reasonable to me. That Mexican Edition Spidey #14 I posted is NOT an easy book to find, MUCH more rare than the American Edition (which isn't really rare at all) and considering how much that book has been skyrocketing, I feel like I got it for free. 

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29 minutes ago, rsouxlja7 said:

How much do you guys think is reasonable to pay for a SS Stan Lee book vs a universal copy in the same grade? It seems like a lot of books on eBay carry a $800-$1000 premium for Stan's sig. Is that the going rate? I want one and have been looking for some time but maybe I am being too picky/cheap and should just pull the trigger. I ask here because I am pretty much only looking for a silver age ASM key signed by The Man. 

My advice is to just do your homework, using GPA as a guide to what seems reasonable and what seems like someone looking to hit a home run. Stan signed a billion books, so there's no shortage of copies out there. You can afford to be choosy with the amount of material available. 

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37 minutes ago, rsouxlja7 said:

How much do you guys think is reasonable to pay for a SS Stan Lee book vs a universal copy in the same grade? It seems like a lot of books on eBay carry a $800-$1000 premium for Stan's sig. Is that the going rate? I want one and have been looking for some time but maybe I am being too picky/cheap and should just pull the trigger. I ask here because I am pretty much only looking for a silver age ASM key signed by The Man. 

Also, another factor is that, if I'm not mistaken, it carried a cost of roughly $200 on the low end for a Stan signature with the grading cost included, more for a more expensive book. Prices have risen since he passed away.

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4 hours ago, Straw-Man said:

more recent activity in the "my greatest adventure 80" thread than this one????  m.j. says "no."

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Holy jumpin’!!!

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that's a little raw book pulled from a back-issues box in the mid-90's, and voila!

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so perfect in hand, i actually thought it had a shot at 9.9.

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