ASM 300 heating up
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I am always on the lookout for high grade ASM 300’s as I continue towards my personal goal of obtaining 80 copies (it’s the first book that I speculated on, and I purchased 80 copies from my LCS when it was 1st published)

very recently, I’ve noticed a strong uptick in prices for the book, not just 9.8, but 9.6 and 9.4’s as well.

anyone know why this book is spiking now? (shrug)

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17 hours ago, Ryan. said:

Hasn't there been an uptick across the board for all books during the quarantine? 

I don't follow too many books so I can't say for certain that there's been an uptick across the board.  Just curious as to the uptick for ASM 300

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17 hours ago, Ryan. said:

Hasn't there been an uptick across the board for all books during the quarantine? 

I'd agree with this for the most part.  While some people struggle during the quarantine with furloughs and being laid off, others are reaping the awards of the extra incentive of being unemployed and putting that money right back into the hobby.  ASM300 is a great book (don't get me wrong, I do understand its appeal) but IMO the novice collectors seem to snatch this book up at any grade and any price ballooning the price further when these novices find some extra money to spend.  The lower end sales tend to drive up the prices of the higher end grades.

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1 hour ago, Keys_Collector said:

I'd agree with this for the most part.  While some people struggle during the quarantine with furloughs and being laid off, others are reaping the awards of the extra incentive of being unemployed and putting that money right back into the hobby.  ASM300 is a great book (don't get me wrong, I do understand its appeal) but IMO the novice collectors seem to snatch this book up at any grade and any price ballooning the price further when these novices find some extra money to spend.  The lower end sales tend to drive up the prices of the higher end grades.

Is this what you meant to say? or do you mean being employed as opposed to unemployed?  I realize some states provide varying levels of funding for residents during covid, but I can't imagine their income is higher than whilst employed?

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22 minutes ago, jjonahjameson11 said:

Is this what you meant to say? or do you mean being employed as opposed to unemployed?  I realize some states provide varying levels of funding for residents during covid, but I can't imagine their income is higher than whilst employed?

Some people at lower incomes are making more money unemployed then actually being employed because of the Covid +600 bump.  So someone who would normally be pulling in say 400 bucks a week would now be pulling more on unemployment because of the Covid $600 increase.  So those folk who are comic collectors and not financially savvy are just dumping it right into the hobby.  This is pretty prevalent on Facebook and Instagram auctions where books sell for way above FMV.

Please do not to turn this into a thread about unemployment or anything of that nature.

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59 minutes ago, Keys_Collector said:

Some people at lower incomes are making more money unemployed then actually being employed because of the Covid +600 bump.  So someone who would normally be pulling in say 400 bucks a week would now be pulling more on unemployment because of the Covid $600 increase.  So those folk who are comic collectors and not financially savvy are just dumping it right into the hobby.  This is pretty prevalent on Facebook and Instagram auctions where books sell for way above FMV.

Please do not to turn this into a thread about unemployment or anything of that nature.

Thanks for the info.  I didn't take that into consideration as a possible explanation

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CGC 9.8 Amazing Spider-Man #300 Newsstand (UPC barcode)  = SOLD for $4,500

https://www.ebay.com/itm/AMAZING-SPIDER-MAN-300-NEWSTAND-CGC-9-8-ORIGIN-1ST-APP-VENOM-BLACK-COSTUME/114277925881

CGC 9.8 Amazing Spider-Man #300 Direct (Spider-man head) = no buyers at $2,700

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Amazing-Spider-Man-300-CGC-9-8-NM-MT-1st-Venom-Todd-McFarlane/193471767105

 

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4 minutes ago, valiantman said:

CGC 9.8 Amazing Spider-Man #300 Newsstand (UPC barcode)  = SOLD for $4,500

https://www.ebay.com/itm/AMAZING-SPIDER-MAN-300-NEWSTAND-CGC-9-8-ORIGIN-1ST-APP-VENOM-BLACK-COSTUME/114277925881

CGC 9.8 Amazing Spider-Man #300 Direct (Spider-man head) = no buyers at $2,700

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Amazing-Spider-Man-300-CGC-9-8-NM-MT-1st-Venom-Todd-McFarlane/193471767105

 

Beautiful!

ASM300(98w)RETAIL-$4500.jpg

ASM300(98w)RETAIL-$4500+.jpg

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7 hours ago, valiantman said:

CGC 9.8 Amazing Spider-Man #300 Newsstand (UPC barcode)  = SOLD for $4,500

https://www.ebay.com/itm/AMAZING-SPIDER-MAN-300-NEWSTAND-CGC-9-8-ORIGIN-1ST-APP-VENOM-BLACK-COSTUME/114277925881

CGC 9.8 Amazing Spider-Man #300 Direct (Spider-man head) = no buyers at $2,700

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Amazing-Spider-Man-300-CGC-9-8-NM-MT-1st-Venom-Todd-McFarlane/193471767105

 

I'm not sure where gocollect.com got their valuation setting it at $2800

https://comics.gocollect.com/guide/view/150744

And it is direct version they are referring too because you see the Spidey head

 

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On 7/6/2020 at 5:55 AM, Hollywood1892 said:

I'm not sure where gocollect.com got their valuation setting it at $2800

https://comics.gocollect.com/guide/view/150744

And it is direct version they are referring too because you see the Spidey head

 

The Newsstand is not differentiated from the Direct. The $4,500 sale skewed the recent results.

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10 hours ago, ygogolak said:

The Newsstand is not differentiated from the Direct. The $4,500 sale skewed the recent results.

asm300.jpg

GPAnalysis split out the Newsstand sale today. (thumbsu

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9 hours ago, valiantman said:

GPAnalysis split out the Newsstand sale today. (thumbsu

Interesting. First time they have done that, that I am aware of since there is no label designation.

Unfortunately the conversation started with Go Collect's average value.

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