Is TOS 39 still as highly regarded?
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On 9/23/2021 at 4:28 AM, Chicago Boy said:

Great SECOND TIER Marvel Key. 

I've always thought of it as a first tier key with second tier cover art. It's just not in the same category as JIM83, AF15, Hulk1, and FF1. (shrug)

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On 9/23/2021 at 12:17 PM, GAMBIT said:

Second tier 20 years ago.. Iron man is tier one for a while now.  However,  still underrated key book. It'll catch up soon enough :sumo:

Over-Under on when we see multiple threads titled  "Is TOS39 a top 5 Sa book now?"

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Ah, excuse me.....but, what is going on.
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I've been touting the affordability of coverless keys for years, especially for TOS39 due to the EPIC first page (the best of all SA keys, including AF15), but this is some next level stuff (just ended tonight on clink)

For context, this copy ended 1 minute after another low grade TOS39 in the same auction:

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i tried to sell my CGC 5.0 blue label copy here on the boards almost exactly a year ago for $9,250 if memory serves. i got several lowball offers and finally one person claimed it within a few hours. 

incredible the difference a year makes. boy that was a mistake. 

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On 11/18/2021 at 11:41 AM, alexgross.com said:

i tried to sell my CGC 5.0 blue label copy here on the boards almost exactly a year ago for $9,250 if memory serves. i got several lowball offers and finally one person claimed it within a few hours. 

incredible the difference a year makes. boy that was a mistake. 

Sold out of necessity or thought it was a good opportunity?

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On 11/18/2021 at 12:39 PM, MGsimba77 said:

Sold out of necessity or thought it was a good opportunity?

neither really. wanted some cash, i had two copies so could spare it. didnt think the book would do much for awhile since the iron man films are done for now. the one lesson i repeatedly get hit over the head with is 'never sell keys unless it's to buy other keys.'

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On 11/18/2021 at 1:02 PM, alexgross.com said:

neither really. wanted some cash, i had two copies so could spare it. didnt think the book would do much for awhile since the iron man films are done for now. the one lesson i repeatedly get hit over the head with is 'never sell keys unless it's to buy other keys.'

That's a mantra I can follow.

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On 11/17/2021 at 10:05 PM, Sauce Dog said:

Ah, excuse me.....but, what is going on.
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I've been touting the affordability of coverless keys for years, especially for TOS39 due to the EPIC first page (the best of all SA keys, including AF15), but this is some next level stuff (just ended tonight on clink)

For context, this copy ended 1 minute after another low grade TOS39 in the same auction:

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tales-of-suspense-39-Incomplete-Missing-Cover-/393222808695?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0

 

 

Not the prettiest copy, but seems like a bargain given recent prices. 

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On 11/22/2021 at 7:25 PM, KCOComics said:

The photos actually didn't do it justice. I inquired about it and shipping costs to Canada and the seller sent me some much clearer pics, however before we could talk further it was bought outright (note the listing says the 'best offer' was accepted, however when I viewed it live there was no such offer and it was just fixed priced, so I imagine it went for something very close to the full amount as I would have been happy to offer him anywhere from $1400-$1700 right off the bat) 

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I paid $230 for my complete, off-white/white coverless copy just a few years back, so I'm quite happy I got it when I did based on these price escalations. I had been buying complete coverless Silver-Age keys on the cheap for about the past 8 years, but I think everybody else is starting to catch on!

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On 11/18/2021 at 4:02 PM, alexgross.com said:

neither really. wanted some cash, i had two copies so could spare it. didnt think the book would do much for awhile since the iron man films are done for now. the one lesson i repeatedly get hit over the head with is 'never sell keys unless it's to buy other keys.'

"Never sell keys unless it's to buy other keys"

Is a mantra that needs to be followed. :sumo:

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On 11/23/2021 at 1:18 PM, Sauce Dog said:

The photos actually didn't do it justice. I inquired about it and shipping costs to Canada and the seller sent me some much clearer pics, however before we could talk further it was bought outright (note the listing says the 'best offer' was accepted, however when I viewed it live there was no such offer and it was just fixed priced, so I imagine it went for something very close to the full amount as I would have been happy to offer him anywhere from $1400-$1700 right off the bat) 

Looks like it sold for $1,900.

 

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On 11/17/2021 at 7:05 PM, Sauce Dog said:

Ah, excuse me.....but, what is going on.
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I've been touting the affordability of coverless keys for years, especially for TOS39 due to the EPIC first page (the best of all SA keys, including AF15), but this is some next level stuff (just ended tonight on clink)

For context, this copy ended 1 minute after another low grade TOS39 in the same auction:

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The only splash I know of that has a hero coming forth from a, ahem, birth canal

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I never really cared for this book.  Back when I was deep into collecting Silver Age keys, this book (along with TTA 27 & ST 110) we’re always at the bottom of my list to acquire.

flash forward 30 years and nothing has really changed my mind.  Sure, Robert Downey Jr did a wonderful job portraying Tony Stark in the Marvel cinematic universe, but it doesn’t change my lack of interest in this book

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