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scout
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:54 pm    Post subject: long term collecting list Reply with quote

Thought I'd go ahead and post my current working list of books I'm going to strive for. This is a long term hunt, so if I do get them all it will probably take many years. But I thought posting it would help incentivise me to keep on target.

Avengers 1
Avengers 7
Avengers 3 (need higher grade replacement for current reader copy)
Avengers 4 (need higher grade replacement for current reader copy)
Daredevil 1
Dr. Strange 169
Dr. Strange 1
Fantastic Four 1
Fantastic Four 4
Fantastic Four 5
Fantastic Four 48
Journey Into Mystery 83
Journey Into Mystery 112
Marvel Premier 15
Marvel Spotlight 32
Strange Tales 110*
Strange Tales 115
Tales of Suspense 57
Tales of Suspense 52
Tales of Suspense 39
Tales to Astonish 13*
X-Men 1

*=Got it

Not all are SA books of course, and not all are keys. The TTA #13 for example I wanted because I have a page of OA from it. Speaking of which, that's not an easy book to find in a decent grade.

I also don't want to be too rigid with the list by locking in on specific grades or prices either. I'm going to try and be flexible and see what becomes available and falls as close to the sweet spot of what I can afford and a grade I find acceptable. And this list isn't written in stone. I'm sure I might add to it.

So, with all of those caveats out of the way, this is my current to do list.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Scout.... thought this was a nice low starting price for a xmen1? I know its restored.... didnt know if that was a deal breaker? If I had a couple o extra hundred id be on this.... hopefully itll slip between the cracks because its restored

http://www.ebay.com/itm/X-MEN-1-Marvel-Comics-9-63-CGC-2-5-Restored-slight-p-off-white-white-/270901082465?pt=US_Comic_Books&hash=item3f12f67961ed...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool define! Thanks a bunch for letting me know. Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic list. Keep yourself focused scout!
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I need updates! Sumo Think
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately life keeps getting in the way. Been saving up for a long time, but I also have a large debt that I can pay off instead, which I'll do first instead of buying more books. Being debt free is the priority now.

And my job situation is in the process of possibly changing - been left in the lurch as to what may happen for a long time and the suspense is killing all of us here. Soooo, until I can get out of limbo I'm on hold for large book purchases for a while. Sad
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my experience purchasing comics when you could have paid off debt results in you selling those comics you bought to pay off that debt later. Better to get rid of the debt first for sure. Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrBigFeathers wrote:
In my experience purchasing comics when you could have paid off debt results in you selling those comics you bought to pay off that debt later. Better to get rid of the debt first for sure. Thumbs Up


+1. Thumbs Up

(unless it's an amazing fantasy 15) Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Couldn't agree more guys as I'm currently experiencing what Mr Big said right now. That being said, I've had a small return on some ASM slabbed titles that I bought only last year, but parting with the beautiful covers is the hard part Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nowadays, I have to sell stuff before I can purchase anything. I am selling off a lot of my stuff to fund a Disneyland trip but I used quite a bit of the money I made to get most of my Valiant collection back. My wife wasn't all that happy about it.

Amazing Fantasy 15 was worth the debt though Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrBigFeathers wrote:
Nowadays, I have to sell stuff before I can purchase anything. I am selling off a lot of my stuff to fund a Disneyland trip but I used quite a bit of the money I made to get most of my Valiant collection back. My wife wasn't all that happy about it.

Amazing Fantasy 15 was worth the debt though Very Happy


This makes me think, if you could pick up 3 rock solid keys for investment purposes, which would they be? The caveat being they have to be books that you could realistically save up for and purchase within a reasonable amount of time.

And if you already have your top 3 what are they?

Off the top of my head I think I'd try for: AF #15, JIM #83 & ToS #39. I'd like to throw in FF #1 or some golden age stuff, but those come to mind first as books I'd personally like.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scout wrote:
MrBigFeathers wrote:
Nowadays, I have to sell stuff before I can purchase anything. I am selling off a lot of my stuff to fund a Disneyland trip but I used quite a bit of the money I made to get most of my Valiant collection back. My wife wasn't all that happy about it.

Amazing Fantasy 15 was worth the debt though Very Happy


This makes me think, if you could pick up 3 rock solid keys for investment purposes, which would they be? The caveat being they have to be books that you could realistically save up for and purchase within a reasonable amount of time.

And if you already have your top 3 what are they?

Off the top of my head I think I'd try for: AF #15, JIM #83 & ToS #39. I'd like to throw in FF #1 or some golden age stuff, but those come to mind first as books I'd personally like.


Mine would probably be AF #15, ASM #1, and FF #1. Of course, I personally could never sell any of my Spider-Man comics. I have 4, 5, and 6 of some of the silver age Amazing Spider-Man issues when I was trying to get consistently graded books to finish my collection up. I can't even get myself to sell any of them. I could probably make a pretty good amount selling the duplicates, but every time I try I just can't do it. Maybe someday.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AF #15, ASM #1 and a high grad Strange Tales #110.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd choose AF #15, FF #1 mid grade, Hulk #1 high grade.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

High grade isn't a big deal to me.

I already have FF#1, AF#15, Hulk#1, X-Men#1 (x2), ST#110 (x3).
When you actually get an AF#15, it makes everything else seem unimportant. At least it was that way for me.
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