Is it a bird, a plane, or is it Superman? Would you pay over $3,000,000 for an old comic book? Well, someone recently did when the book sold on the eBay online auction site just last year. Even today, your comic book has the power to take you from the depression days and into a supernatural world.
Hoarders and Collectors Change Value – Among the most valuable books were the superhero comics that were published between 1938 and 1979. When collectors saw what was happening in the comics market, they began to purchase multiple amounts of every issue. This catastrophe created a greater demand, and the market was flooded with an excess; consequently, the industry collapsed.
An Artistic Phoenix Rises From the Comic Dust
When the dust settled from the great hoarding of books, other collectors began to notice the cover art. Comic book values were resurrected in the 1980s. Another prolific market landed the comics in places like theMetropolitan Museum in New York City. All was well again in the world of paperback funnies.
How To Get Your Vintage Copy Certified – That old comic book that you have treasured from childhood could be worth a fortune. Submitting it to a third-party grading service will put your mind at ease. Your book will complete a detailed process:
- a thorough check for restoration
- grade assignment
- plastic shell encasement to seal value
Ultimately, you may pay for an electronic version to check on your book. A few minutes is all it takes to download your rarity, and you will begin to examine every avenue of its worth.
A More Detailed Look At Your Comic Book – Your valued book has a lot of information on each copy. Here are pieces of information to record:
- exact title
- issue number
- publication date
- published monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly
Now you’re ready to collect on your pot of gold, however, you may decide to pass it on to your offspring. Their appreciation may be worth more than cash. Happy treasures to you!