I’m not quite sure yet if I should have pulled the trigger on this, but…too late now.
Paid $150 for a collection of Avengers books listed on Facebook. It was clear that this guy was a buy one of everything, read it, and store it. Not a single backing board in sight. Filled the whole short box so quite a few books all told. As a whole they were all pretty nice condition wise.
Full run of Young Avengers, Young Avengers Presents, Avengers Children’s Crusade, and New Avengers.
Some varied older Avengers minor keys of Monica Rambeau, Starfox in a run from 225-255
The Illuminati series.
I figure if I just yank the keys and sell anything I didn’t need at $1 or $2 I’ll easily cover the cost.
I rarely do shows as I’ve mentioned, but this will be nice fodder if I do.
Some of it I have never read either so that’s a bonus too.
I hit my first estate sale today, as they had pics of STACKS of old comics. All unbagged, unboarded. I got there a hour before open, and there were 28 people in front of me. Most comic collectors. I found a few really cool things, and I can only imagine what people pulled from this sale. Legit keys, and all books were either $10 or $30.
The easy favorite of what I found. It’s pretty beat up, but to have a first appearance of Mysterio in the collection, regardless of condition, is pretty awesome. For $10, heck yes.
I would have loved to just SEE what they got. I’m guessing there were major, MAJOR keys in here. Even the old pro collectors that hit all of these estate sales that were there at 5am waiting in line were fired up. “You just don’t see this type of collection at these events. Not 100s or 1000s of them.”