I probably overpaid but pulled the trigger cause it looked good. Paid $150. It’s a book on the buy list for quite some time so I figured now since the She-Hulk streaming news is better than any other time.
I posted elsewhere but I was really happy to have finally gotten a beautiful set of Bloodstone #1-4 (1st Elsa Bloodstone). I’ve had a heck of a time finding those.
Moon Knight #1 (9.8 candidate)
Moon Knight #25 (very nice copy-likely 9.6)
Contests of Champions #1 1:25 variant (1st White Fox)
New Xmen Annual 2001 1st Xorn (not a pricey book but I’ve had a tough time finding it)
Grabbed most of the typical new books. Missed out on the Once and Future 2nd but I already have whined enough about that
That’s a nice one! Big-time nice! Have it pressed and see if you can squeeze a 9.8 out of it! I did get a couple of these two years back…Neither a 9.6…one is pretty nice, but would be lucky if it pressed to a 9.4. Didn’t get them for $5 either. Closer to $20 each. Not complaining, with the movie coming and how hard this book is to find in any condition it is just begging to become a super sought after key!..IMO
I dont have the numbers in front of me, but yes, that market was a bit skewed at the time between NS & direct, but it still remains that any newsstand is tougher to find in high grade when compared to their direct counterparts. Issues sitting on newsstands, and people who read newsstands typically did not care for their comics in the same fashion that direct sellers and buyers did. Newsstands were also returnable making higher grades harder to find, when compared to the directs. I don’t believe there is any era that the newsstands were/are easier to find in high grade when compared to their direct counterparts.