Fantasy Investing 5/12

by Matt Tuck

051121A-300x157 Fantasy Investing 5/12It’s time for another round of Fantasy Investing. Who turned the biggest profits after the first inning?

MY ROUND 2 FANTASY INVESTING STRATEGY: CARNAGE AND WOLVERINE

Parting with a 9.0 Hulk #180 is not an easy decision, even with imaginary money.

Win or lose, the backbone of my investment strategy has been Incredible Hulk #180. Month after month, this comic never lost money throughout the entire game in its first iteration. Even with Fantasy Comic Investing now being weekly, Hulk #180 is proving to be equally reliable. The more Wolverine rumors that surface, the better this issue does, and that is not likely to slow down anytime soon. asm-361-195x300 Fantasy Investing 5/12

The only thing that may be hotter than Wolverine at the moment is Carnage after Sony dropped that Venom 2 trailer yesterday. No question, the sales will get an instant spike in fair market value, especially for the 9.8. That’s why I traded in Hulk #180 for the $2k FMV to fund a 9.8 Amazing Spider-Man #361. Live by the Carnage, die by the Carnage, but I had enough left over to still keep a 4.5 #180.

That first cameo appearance of Wolverine was the only comic in my stable that turned a profit this week. Even the 6.5 Captain America #117 took a hit and fell by $100, but I have plenty of faith in Falcon’s debut.

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With so much attention being paid to Sam Wilson at the moment, all the copies of Cap #117 will continue to climb, so I might as well ride that wave of excitement. That’s why I am going to keep that 6.5 for at least one more week.

That leaves me with a tough choice. Which one do I sell: the 7.5 X-Men #129, which lost $30 in a week, or the 7.0 Strange Tales #159 that stayed at $170? Since this is a weekly game, I have to think about immediate turnaround, and X-Men #129 is very hot at the moment. Granted ST #159 is hot as well, but there hasn’t been a 7.0 bought online since November.

On the other hand, those upper grades of X-Men #129 are moving quickly, so there’s a better chance of seeing faster profits. That’s why I decided to sell both the ST #159 and the X-Men #129 and invest in a higher grade X-Men #129. 

THIS WEEK’S PICKS:

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #361 (9.8)Inc-Hulk-180-2-201x300 Fantasy Investing 5/12
CURRENT FMV: $1,400

CAPTAIN AMERICA #117 (6.5)
CURRENT FMV: $675

INCREDIBLE HULK #180 (4.5)
CURRENT FMV: $600

X-MEN #129 (9.0)
CURRENT FMV: $375
TOTAL BUDGET: $3,050

THE GOCOLLECT MEMBER PICKS:

Each week, we will spotlight up to five players’ picks. Get your picks updated by midnight on Sunday if you would like a chance to be featured in next week’s post.

ILYA FROM OWC

Wolverine #1(1982) in 9.8 –> $550/$575    Black Panther #2 (2005) in 9.8 –> $575/$575
ASM #361 in 9.6 –> $425/$525   She-Hulk #1 in 9.8 –> $1,050/$900   Inhumans #1 in 9.8 –> $400/$400
Total investment = $3,000!
Profit=   – $25
Grand Total= $2975

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ED DEE

Star Wars #1 9.4 $1250/$700    Star Wars #42 9.6 $1050/$1100
Detective Comics #359 5.0 $800/$800    Avengers #57 7.5 $775/$750
Total $3875
Profit=   – $525
Grand Total= $3350

TOM PUANGPEE **WINNER**

Tomb of Dracula #10 – 8.0 – $1500/$1850   Green Lantern #87 – 7.5 – $700/$725
Ultimate Fallout #4 – 9.4 – $425/$450    Shazam #28 – 9.0 – $375/$375
Total $3000
Profit=   $400
Grand Total= $3400

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Amazing Spiderman #300 (1988) 6.5 $500/$550   Lady Killers #1 (2015) 9.8 $180/$180
Conan the Barbarian #23 (1973) 9.6 $625/$625    Strange Tales #159 (1967) 9.0 $375/$375
Sweet Tooth #1 (2009) 9.8 $500/$500   Mighty Avengers #1 (2013) 9.8 $170/$170
Journey into Mystery #85 (1962) 1.0 $625/$625
Total $2975
Profit= 0
Grand Total= $2975

JOHN

X-Men: Deadly Genesis #1, 9.8 – $400/$400  Avengers #186, 9.4 – $260/$270
Doctor Strange #169, 6.0 – $325/$270  Fantastic Four #67, 6.0 – $240/$300  Avengers Annual #10, 9.4 – $220/$230
Department of Truth #1, 9.8 – $180/$180  Resident Evil #1, 9.8 – $725/$725  Paper Girls #1, 9.8 – $160/$180
Marvel Spotlight #2, 8.0 – $400/$400   Fear Agent #1, 9.6 – $60/$60
Total: $2970
Profit=  $30
Grand Total= $3000

JOIN THE GAMEKnow-the-Rules Fantasy Investing 5/12

Want to play? Follow the Fantasy Investing rules, and add your picks to the comments section.

  1. This is only for graded comics and their averages based on current values calculated by GoCollect.
  2. You can only buy one grade per comic, so no buying $3k’s worth of one hot book.
  3. Once you post your picks, they are locked until the following Sunday at midnight.
  4. You can have as many or as few comics as you like, as long as you don’t exceed the $3k budget.
  5. Only comics with a current GoCollect Fair Market Value can be used.
  6. Universal grades only; no CGC Signature Series or qualified grades.
  7. At the end of each week, the winner is determined by the biggest profit margin over the initial $3k budget. That will also determine your next week’s budget.
  8. Make moves. You have to sell at least one of your comics each week.
  9. Spend it or lose it. If you still have money left in your Fantasy Investing budget, it doesn’t carry over to the next round.

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6 comments

comicbookcollect.wordpress.com May 12, 2021 - 5:00 pm

I actually did make a profit. According to Matt’s numbers that he punched for Amazing Spider-Man 300. It went up from $500 to $550. So let me correct him.

Amazing Spiderman #300 (1988) 6.5 $500/$550
Lady Killer #1 (2015) 9.8 $180/$180
Conan the Barbarian #23 (1973) 9.6 $625/$625
Strange Tales #159 (1967) 9.0 $375/$375
Sweet Tooth #1 (2009) 9.8 $500/$500
Mighty Avengers #1 (2013) 9.8 $170/$170
Journey into Mystery #85 (1962) 1.0 $625/$625

Total $2975
Profit= $50
Grand Total= $3025.

With the rule that I have to sell one book. I will sell Amazing Spider-Man 300 and pick up Something is Killing the Children 1 9.8 for $550 ( the FMV according to Gocollect as of May 12)

My books for this week are
Something is Killing the Children 1 (2019) $550
Lady Killer #1 (2015) 9.8 $180
Conan the Barbarian #23 (1973) 9.6 $625
Strange Tales #159 (1967) 9.0 $375
Sweet Tooth #1 (2009) 9.8 $500
Mighty Avengers #1 (2013) 9.8 $170
Journey into Mystery #85 (1962) 1.0 $625

Total $3025

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Jeff May 12, 2021 - 6:53 pm

Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel 1 (9.6 – $750)
Marvel comics presents 72 (9.6 – $100)
Wolverine 1 (1982) (9.6 – $280)
Wolverine 1 (1988) (9.8 – $350)
Uncanny X-Men 133 (9.6 – $190)
Hulk 340 (9.6 – $550)
Hulk 1 (std cover) (2008) (9.8 – $270)
Amazing Spider-Man 361 (9.6 – $500)

Total spend ($3000 available) = $2990

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Ilya from OWC May 12, 2021 - 7:43 pm

OOF…not how i wanted to start this thing!

New Budget: $2,975

Wolverine #1 in 9.8 = $575
She-Hulk #1 in 9.8 = $900
ASM #252 in 9.8 = $1,250
ASM #360 in 9.8 = $230

Total Spent = $2,955

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Tom Puangpee May 12, 2021 - 11:44 pm

Sell the Shazam #28 for $375 plus the $400 profit for a total of $775 to spend.

Purchase:
Amazing Spider-Man #361 – 9.0 – $270
X-men #129 – 9.4 – $500
Total – $770

Keeping:
Tomb of Dracula #10 – 8.0 – $1850
Green lantern #87 – 7.5 – $725
Ultimate Fallout #4 – 9.4 – $450

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Tom Puangpee May 13, 2021 - 12:06 am

Oops did my math incorrectly.

Selling my Green lantern #87 – $725

Purchasing:
X-men #129 – 9.4 – $500
Amazing Spider-Man #361 – 8.0 – $220

Keeping:
Tomb of Dracula #10 – 8.0 – $1850
Ultimate Fallout #4 – 9.4 – $450
Shazam #28 – 9.0 – $375

Total: $3395

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John May 13, 2021 - 10:59 am

Incredible Hulk #180, 5.0 – $1100
Wolverine #1, 9.8 – $600
ASM #361, 9.8 – $1250
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Total: $2950

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