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Subj: CGC graded comics vary in value due to various factors.
Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 at 08:27:13 am EST (Viewed 244 times)
Reply Subj: How much would YOU pay for THOR origin?
Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 at 09:49:28 am EST (Viewed 449 times)

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Given the oppurtunity, how much would you pay at most for this signed FANTASTIC #1 copy with the B&W reprinted origin of THOR? [With 2 other origins thrown in.] Surely NOT over half a grand?! I$ it THAT rare?


I miss Dad & Dan.

Factors like:
- importance of the comic;
- rarity;
- popularity of the comic/run/artist/writer/character;
- and the grade itself (a grade of 9.6-10 will yield a higher premium)

Plus other factors, like if it is signed...

In this case, that particular issue, by itself, is not that significant. And the poor grade of 3.5, plus the pages are off-white and can't see  the reason why the seller is asking $550. It is signed by Stan Lee, though. So that could be the reason why. But, I think it would justify the price if the issue is complete, not a reprint and probably the first appearance of a fan-favorite modern character (like maybe Deadpool....first appearances of silver age characters would be in the tens of thousands range). If it is graded 9.5 and depends whether someone is desperate to get it. I have seen $10 book value comics sell for 20-50x if graded copies with a 9.5 or higher grade....but, still...because of Stan Lee's signature, which the CGC grade confirms to be authentic could have significantly increased the desirability of that particular issue....not to me though. I would consider paying that much for a Stan Lee signed comic, if it's an issue of Amazing Spider-man that he has written.

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