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What would something like this be worth to a Batman collector? Options
kingmike74
Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2014 9:43:37 AM

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I apologize in advance if this is the wrong part of the forum but not sure where to post


So I am looking at a big collection and do not want to offend with an offer. In your opinion what is something like this worth at the bear minimum. I know that something is only worth what someone will pay but seriously, I have no clue what to offer.


All comics are 8.5 or better and most are 9 or better, awesome condition


Batman #400 (1986) up to 713 full run
Detective #567 up to 881 full run

Also has all tie ins (Robin, Batgirl, NW, etc...) for all the story lines

He also has almost every mini series from Long Halloween, Dark Victory TPB, and about 20 other sets + 3-4 TPB's


Has all the annuals from 1986-2011



I mean at $1 per issue it is around $1000 but that is low because some of the 86 issues in the condition are $8-$20 books



So what do you think?
Tamwood
Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2014 12:51:21 PM

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I'm sure you can also pick up a lot of those issues for less than $1.00 at shows or even here if you get lucky. I'd say a grand for a Batman collector wouldn't be terrible.
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Not as much as you might think. A Batman collector would already have most of those issues as they aren't that hard to find. In order to sell that large of a run of books you will need to find a dealer that is willing to invest the time to sell them, and dealers don't pay top dollar because they have to sell them again at a profit.



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Tamwood
Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2014 2:29:35 PM

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I believe he's looking to make an offer to purchase the lot, Pat, not sell it to a collector.
ukblueky
Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2014 7:29:45 PM

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I wouldn't pay any more than 500 or 600 bucks. That's more than the seller could get if they sold it to a store or dealer. I'd say a dealer would pay 200 to 300 tops. Most I know of only pay 10 to 30 cents apiece for issues in large lots like this.

rook68
Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2014 7:24:52 PM

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Plop $400 in front of him and you probably got a deal. Do it twenties for a fatter stack. Looks better than just four C notes.


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kingmike74
Posted: Monday, February 24, 2014 3:21:04 PM

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rook68 wrote:
Plop $400 in front of him and you probably got a deal. Do it twenties for a fatter stack. Looks better than just four C notes.



Lol

He has about 750 Tec and Batman including every single tie in from those years, 86-2011. So about 850 or so total

He has 95% if all mini series and specials from the same years so maybe 1000-1200 total books


He said he'd like to get $1200 for everything

Keep in mind all important issues are nrmt or better so Year One, Jim Lee's run, etc are really nice
comicuniversity
Posted: Monday, February 24, 2014 3:56:17 PM
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If you paid $1,200, you would certainly be getting your money's worth. Think of the effort and expense you would have to put in to gather all those books otherwise.

That being said, I bet you could get it for less than that.

Personally, I'd start negotiating at about $900 and probably meet somewhere around $1,100.


Of course, I am answering as a collector, not a seller. If you are looking to add these comics to your collection it's a big win. If you are looking to flip these books for profit, my advice is crap.
outcast
Posted: Monday, February 24, 2014 7:07:56 PM
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kingmike74 wrote:

Lol

He has about 750 Tec and Batman including every single tie in from those years, 86-2011. So about 850 or so total

He has 95% if all mini series and specials from the same years so maybe 1000-1200 total books


He said he'd like to get $1200 for everything

Keep in mind all important issues are nrmt or better so Year One, Jim Lee's run, etc are really nice

Do ya think??!!!

In other words, he'd like to get, in one sale, as much as he's likely to get selling the books one by one, over the next five years!

If this guy is a typical comics retailer, $1200 is about 10× what he would pay for identical stock from a collector.

If you are interested in collecting or reading (or both!) comics from this selection, try to buy the specific issues you want. If he won't break the set, my advice is to look elsewhere. You won't have any trouble finding other sellers of those issues.
rook68
Posted: Monday, February 24, 2014 10:16:20 PM

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outcast wrote:
kingmike74 wrote:

Lol

He has about 750 Tec and Batman including every single tie in from those years, 86-2011. So about 850 or so total

He has 95% if all mini series and specials from the same years so maybe 1000-1200 total books


He said he'd like to get $1200 for everything

Keep in mind all important issues are nrmt or better so Year One, Jim Lee's run, etc are really nice

Do ya think??!!!

In other words, he'd like to get, in one sale, as much as he's likely to get selling the books one by one, over the next five years!

If this guy is a typical comics retailer, $1200 is about 10× what he would pay for identical stock from a collector.

If you are interested in collecting or reading (or both!) comics from this selection, try to buy the specific issues you want. If he won't break the set, my advice is to look elsewhere. You won't have any trouble finding other sellers of those issues.


Yeah. What he said.


(referring to an original comic book piece) This is a art gallery my friend and THIS is a piece of art.

Elijah Price "Unbreakable"
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Thundercron
Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:22:56 AM

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I agree that $1200 would be a good price for a Batman collector. With that being said, you'd have to find someone who is both already a Batman fan, and who doesn't already have the majority of these books. So a Batman fan who's willing to spend $1200 on the character, but who doesn't really have a Batman collection yet. So...a catch-22.

I also agree that $400 is about tops for what a dealer would pay. And the only reason a dealer would pay that much is because of the brand, and the completeness of it.
kingmike74
Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 6:09:51 AM

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Thanks guys!!


I have NEVER once bought a comic thinking "what will this be worth in the future" because I could care less but what do you think a huge run like this of Batman would be worth say 10-15 years in the future?

I mean I teach kids 14-16 years old and they own almost nothing physical. Is the future getting to be that Batman comics like this will only be sideways or down in "value", that is what someone will pay?
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