This week I just mindlessly scrolled through the completed items on eBay and noted anything that caught my attention. Let’s have a peek at what I found:
Richie Rich #5, Harvey Comics, (7/61), graded by CGC at 9.6 with Off White pages sold on eBay for $2900.00 on Nov 25th. Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 9.2 is $975.00. This week I mentioned Richie Rich’s first appearance in my Undervalued Spotlight #14. Looks like early appearances have strong demand as well.
Amazing Spider-Man #172, Marvel Comics, (9/77), graded by CGC at 9.6 with Off White to White pages sold on eBay for $27.00 on Dec. 3rd. Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 9.2 is $25.00. The market is a mean place. You can’t find a better title and the grade is almost as high as you can go but the poor sap that bought, graded and listed this quality comic lost money. Maybe he (or she) made a few bucks on shipping.
Action Comics #24, DC Comics (5/40), graded by CGC at 4.0 with Off White pages sold on eBay for $700.00 on Dec. 3rd. Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 4.0 is $706.00. I like this result. Solid Golden Age comic gets strict guide! In the long run these types of results are good for our hobby.
Uncanny X-Men #94, Marvel Comics, (8/75), graded by CGC at 9.0 with White pages failed to meet reserve. Overstreet price guide value for this comic at 9.0 is $835.00. Bidding stopped at $455! High grade with White pages and the bidding stops at just over ½ guide? What gives? This one really surprised me. I would have figured there to still be a lot of collectors out there willing to pay more for this book.
Walter Durajlija is an Overstreet Price Guide Advisor and Shuster Award winner. He owns Big B Comics in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.