How to Sell Your Comic Book Collection
Your old comic book collection may be worth just pennies per book — but it might also be a little goldmine!
The problem is, how you can tell what you have, and how are you going to figure out what it’s worth?
Unless you want to spend a lot of time researching exactly what it is you have, how to grade comics, and their current market values, you will be left guessing — and at the mercy of dealers.
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What a Typical Collection Looks Like
If you bought these comics randomly — say at an auction, or a garage sale — then it’s impossible to say what you’re likely to find.
However, if you collected these as a younger person, or inherited them from an older relative, then we can quite confidently predict what might be in your collection.
If you’re under 40 years old:
A collection you put together yourself from new issues will probably not have a lot of value. If you were buying books in the late 1980s and into the 1990s, there are literally thousands of these available. Very few key books exist from this period.
If you spent time and money accumulating older comics in the past, then that’s a different story. You probably have a good idea of what you have in this case.
If you’re 40 to 60 years old:
A comic book collection formed in your youth might have value. Comic books from the late 1960s and early 1970s always appeal to collectors, especially if they’re in great condition.
If you’re over 60 years old:
You could be holding a valuable collection, especially if you got a head-start by receiving comic books from a relative, or spent money and time tracking down older comics many years ago.
In all cases, the fastest and easiest way to find out what you have is to request a free appraisalfrom Sell My Comic Books.
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The Problem With Comic Collections
An average collector will struggle to justify purchasing the key comic books. So, most people tend to fill in the cheaper gaps at first, and then promise to add the key, expensive issues later on.
Those promises seldom are kept. Life gets in the way; your comic book collection lies forgotten in the basement or the attic.
When you come to sell your collection, it will quickly become apparent that the most expensive comics aren’t present, and the overall value of your collection is lower than it might have been.
Another issue is the condition trap. It’s pretty much the same: a younger collector can’t afford top grade material, so they compromise, and buy mid-grade or low-grade comics to fill expensive gaps.
There is still a market for lower-grade comic books, but you have to be realistic about what your collection is worth when it’s time to sell.
Your old box of comics may be a treasure trove!
Is it Trash, or Treasure?!
The fastest and easiest way to find out whether you’re sitting pretty is to get in touch and request an appraisal.
We’ll be happy to tell you what you have, and how much it’s worth.
If you need a written valuation for insurance or estate tax purposes, then we can arrange that too.
If you simply wish to sell, then we’ll back up our valuation with a Dollar offer. Payment can be made promptly in any form that suits you.
Your comic book collection may be a nest egg for your future. Find out by contacting Sell My Comic Books.