Why is it worth collecting comics

Comics as an investment!

  • Well, I've been a collector myself for over 40 years and have a few thousand comics, sometimes a little more valuable, sometimes pure reading pleasure.
    What I have so far is very nice and makes me very satisfied as a collector, but for some time I have been concerned with buying comics and seeing them as an investment. Of course, I am aware that 99.5 percent of all comics are not good for this.
    I would like to practically continue to a) collect and b) also cover the area as an investment property. Don't get me wrong, I don't want to generate millions or hundreds of thousands with it. But I don't have a good hand with stocks, for example. That's why I thought I might be saddling. to this area.

    Possibly. there is already one or the other among you who can give me practical tips on b).

    My first thoughts on the subject are American comics, as the market here is correspondingly large.
    One would have to concentrate on the so-called key issues.
    These should be graded by CGC.
    Investment time would be 15 to 20 years.
    I think these should have a degree of conservation of at least 9.2. The question arises for me is 9.2 already bad to sell again, who has experience here? I'm almost afraid that you will need 9.6 or 9.8 to sell them later at a good price without any effort.

    To show the relations, I thought of 2 to 5 comics.
    I don't know if I'll really do it, but I'm very interested in experience.
    Thank you in advance
  • oha.
    In my opinion, almost only the silver Age booklets stay stable and rise. And there, above all, the keys. Since buying a 9.0-9.8 is a) incredibly expensive and b) affordable, reasonably difficult to find.

    I would keep my hands off the Modern magazines because I am convinced that magazines like New Mutants 98, Amazing Spider-Man 300 or Walking Dead 1 are only so expensive because there is incredible hype at the moment.
    Some users will advise you to create variants .... Not so, because in my opinion the prices are over-hyped and you can't be sure whether the prices will remain stable.

    I myself have two notebooks that I am convinced will be worth four digits in the near future. Once my Amazing Spider-Man 1 graded to 0.3 by PGX and my "Hit Comics 1" graded to 2.5 but signed by Stan Lee.

    If you want to invest in value, then look around in the area of ​​the original pages.

    I can refer you to valuable comics and original pages

    Mycomicshop.com

    And

    Ha.com

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  • I would not have known anyone who would have attained wealth through targeted collecting.

    Hands off. Comics are even more unpredictable than stocks, simply because there are more and the market is smaller. There is no calculable comic return. That's a schnapps idea.
  • Hi Lizzy,

    First of all, thank you very much for the input!

    Variant covers are ruled out for me, if only for the reason that I am not fully behind them, so I am convinced.
    Silver Age Comics would be a focus, there would be no masses and probably. I would get one every year.
    In the case of Modern Comics, only Walking Dead and Preacher 1 would be relevant for me, since WD in particular came on the market with a small number of pieces at the beginning. Whereby it remains to be considered what it is like when a) the comic series has expired and b) the television series is discontinued.
  • @ L.N. Muhr, too prosperity for God's sake, I'm not a fanatic, otherwise the sums are too small to generate a corresponding leverage.
    If you had 2 to 5 beautiful Silver Key Comics you could at least generate a small return in 20 years? What could be nicer than a system with which you are also emotionally connected.
    It is also clear that you have to have the money left over because you won't get it back quickly.
  • Killhone wrote:

    @ L.N. Muhr, too prosperity for God's sake, I'm not a fanatic, otherwise the sums are too small to generate a corresponding leverage.
    If you had 2 to 5 beautiful Silver Key Comics you could at least generate a small return in 20 years? What could be nicer than a system with which you are also emotionally connected.
    It is also clear that you have to have the money left over because you won't get it back quickly.
    It is questionable whether the return you generate with it is superior to other financial products. I'll post a video from a Magic Investor who explains for 17 minutes why you shouldn't invest in Magic. And you can compare comics and magic a bit.

  • I've listened to it once, I don't understand every word, it's too fast. Otherwise I don't find any real (possibly also ignored) argument against it. The intention would not be to convert my "fortune" :-) completely to comics, but a very small part of it.
    Let us assume, for example, that you buy an ASM in the lower number range, graded in 2017 for 1000 € and sell it in 2037 for 1300 € or more or less. Do you think that is so unrealistic?
  • Killhone wrote:

    @ L.N. Muhr, too prosperity for God's sake, I'm not a fanatic, otherwise the sums are too small to generate a corresponding leverage.
    If you had 2 to 5 beautiful Silver Key Comics you could at least generate a small return in 20 years? What could be nicer than a system with which you are also emotionally connected.
    It is also clear that you have to have the money left over because you won't get it back quickly.

    Nobody knows how the market or society will develop in 20 years.

    You failed with stocks. Think about it.
  • Otherwise: since you're sure you want to do it anyway - at least you don't accept any counter-arguments - do it.

    Of course, you are free to do so, but then there is no need for a discussion.
  • Also think the thread title should better be "Comic speculation as a hobby".
  • The problem:

    Amazing Spider-Man in the lower number range that bring something are: # 1, # 2, # 3 and # 14. That was it. Maybe 31 and 50.

    And now look what a 9.0 you have to scroll down.
    You can forget.
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  • Why should I have already made up my mind? I'll accept the arguments, I just have to weight them myself. From that point on, I didn't fail grandly with stocks, just didn't get any further.

    Isn't there anyone here who can say, yes, it worked for me?
    Or someone who can advise what to look out for because they already have experience?
    Or is the topic so unpopular that nobody dares to admit it?

    As I said, I have also baited and boarded 5 to 6 thousand comics here and would not see them as an investment because the sums are too low or difficult to sell, I am interested in some exquisite pieces.
  • I would rather try to get hold of original pages / drawings by popular artists and then auction them off at a profit after their deaths.

    Alternatively, there is still sports betting, the lottery and the slot machines in the corner bar.
  • If you buy a comic book today for 1000 € and in 20 years can get 1300 € for it, that sounds better than it actually is ...
    Inflation, loss of monetary value, own life plans and phases ...
    In addition, this can (!) Work with one issue, a second sinks by a considerable proportion ...
    In addition, the proportion of comic readers and fans is falling steadily - I advise against it, unless you get a great bargain sometime, somehow, somewhere or you can afford a corresponding possible loss and simply enjoy it yourself ...
    excelsior
    ... my time, my predator ...
  • As a comic book collector you will never get wealthy ... most of them don't even have the heart to give the stuff back

    But keys or rare variants are always good for improving your account. There are always idiots who drive up comics with fantasy prices and the rest follow suit.