5.06.2006

The internet is pointless.


An impressive collection of issues 1 – 300 of Marvel Comics’ legendary ‘Spiderman’ comic recently came up for public action in the United States. The all important first issue was described as being in Very Good condition only, and whilst the vast majority of the collection was in Near Mint condition, there were nevertheless quite a few VG’s amongst the early numbers. This was still quite some collection however, literally built up over a lifetime and after much bidding the comics finally sold for just over $5000. An impressive price to be sure but condition is everything in comics books. To give you some idea, a perfect copy of Issue 1 (you’ll never see one!) is valued at $25,000 whilst near mint copies sell at auction for $10,000 on a fairly regular basis. Thus, a single near mint copy of issue no. 1 can be worth twice as much an entire collection featuring a VG copy of the same issue 1. Let the message be clear, condition is everything!

The above was taken from COLLECTOR CAFE.COM

Heh heh heh. Let's do a little more research on EBAY:

You are bidding on "Spider-Man" #1 from Marvel Comics. This is it-- the book that started it all back in March 1963. Story by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko. The book is in VG/VG+ (very good/very good plus) condition with a few small tears that have been sealed. A great addition to any collection.


The above was taken from EBAY

"a perfect copy of Issue 1 (you’ll never see one!) is valued at $25,000 whilst near mint copies sell at auction for $10,000 on a fairly regular basis. Thus, a single near mint copy of issue no. 1 can be worth twice as much an entire collection featuring a VG copy of the same issue 1. Let the message be clear, condition is everything!"

The auction started at 10 buckaroos......

....... The internet is pointless.

-Professor Brains.

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