Fantasy Investing 6/15: Banking on Thor

by Matt Tuck

061521A_Square-300x300 Fantasy Investing 6/15: Banking on ThorSometimes, you just have to shake your head and laugh. Going back to last year, this may be my single worst round of Fantasy Investing. Join me as I dissect the damage and regroup.

A NEW PLAN

The week before, I was on a high after my Journey Into Mystery #85 paid off large dividends. Not so much this time. Overall, I lost $170 compared to the last round, which isn’t too bad, but it is frustrating.Journey-into-Mystery-85-201x300 Fantasy Investing 6/15: Banking on Thor

I had banked on the success and hype surrounding the Loki premiere. I put nearly all my fantasy investing funds into upgrading to a 2.5 Loki first appearance, thinking it would pay off, as collectors were excited over the series. On one hand, it didn’t lose money, which is good, but an investment that takes up that much of my budget needs to produce results. Of course, at this point, Ilya’s $7k budget decimates anything I can put together, so I’ll chalk this one up to a case of sour grapes.

Nonetheless, I will persevere. Part of the fun is making changes and seeing what all I can squeeze into my budget, and I am determined to show a profit this time around.

CHANGE IT UP

So back to the drawing board for the Temple of Tuck.

thor1-197x300 Fantasy Investing 6/15: Banking on ThorLoki was a huge success for Marvel and Disney+, and I think it’s wise to invest in any of those keys. Fortunately, many of the series tie-in keys are still lower priced. Up until now, no one cared about the first appearances of Loki’s female form, the Time Variance Authority, or even Throg. It makes for plenty of added bonuses for low risks.

This week, I will at least make things exciting for the Temple. I’m selling my Amazing Spider-Man #300, Sub-Mariner #1, and Hardcore #1 second print. I’ll take that $1,182 and invest in a few good Thors and upgrade my Sub-Mariner #1 to a 6.5. There’s new merchandise featuring Natalie Portman in her full Thor costume, and I think that will get attention on Thor #1 from 2014. Doubling down on Loki, I will grab a 9.8 Thor #372, which is the first mention of the TVA. Finally, I will go with Thor #245, the first appearance of the creator of the Time-Keepers, He Who Remains.

PREVIOUSLY ON… FANTASY INVESTINGSub-Mariner-1-200x300 Fantasy Investing 6/15: Banking on Thor

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #85 (2.5)LAST WEEK’S FMV: $2,900
CURRENT FMV: $2,900
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #300 (9.2)LAST WEEK’S FMV: $1,150
CURRENT FMV: $1,050
SUB-MARINER #1 (2.5)LAST WEEK’S FMV: $190
CURRENT FMV: $120
HARDCORE #1 SECOND PRINT 2012 (9.8)LAST WEEK’S FMV: $12
CURRENT FMV: $12

THIS WEEK’S BUDGET: $4,082

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NEW PICKS

THOR #1 2014 (9.8)CURRENT FMV: $200
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #85 (2.5)CURRENT FMV: $2,900
SUB-MARINER #1 (6.5)CURRENT FMV: $425
THOR #372 (9.8) – CURRENT FMV: $350
THOR #245 (9.8)CURRENT FMV: $200

TOTAL SPENT: $4,075

 

MEMBER PICKS

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Marvel Premier #45 9.8 – $350/$350
Ms. Marvel #1 6.0 – $75/$80
Marvel Spotlight #1 9.6 – $325/$375
Moon Knight #1 9.6 – $120/$260
New Mutants #98 9.6 – $875/$875
New Mutants #87 9.8 – $800/$550
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Total = $2,545
Profit = – $55
Grand Total = $2,490

Nova_Vol_1_1_B-199x300 Fantasy Investing 6/15: Banking on ThorIlya from OWC:

New Budget = $6,130
Sub-Mariner #1 in 9.6 – $3,600/$4,300
Moon Knight #1 in 9.8 – $750/$750
Nova #1 in 9.8 – $1,400/$2,500
Green Lantern #48 in 9.8 – $110/$110
Wolverine #10 in 9.8 – $120/$120
X-Men #4 in 9.6 – $150/$150
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Total = $6,130
Profit = $1,800
Grand Total = $7,930

comicbookcollect.wordpress.com:

This week I am selling Venom: Lethal Protector #4 (1993) 9.8 – $120 and picking up Uncanny X-Men #120 (1979) 7.0 for $120
Uncanny X-Men #120 (1979) 7.0 – $120/$10061CaxaMRL-197x300 Fantasy Investing 6/15: Banking on Thor
Werewolf by Night #32 (1975) 6.5 – $2150/$2050
Infamous Iron Man #1 (2016) 9.8 – $65/$65
G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero #21 (1984) 9.6 – $550/$550
Venom vs. Carnage #1 (2004) 9.8 – $130/$200
Bitter Root #1 (2018) 9.8 – $140/$140
Something is Killing the Children #1 (2019) 9.8 – $750/$675
Strange Tales #159 (1967) 9.0 – $425/$475
Journey into Mystery #85 (1962) 1.0 – $850/$850
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Total = $5,180
Profit = – $75
Grand Total = $5,105

JOIN THE GAME

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 budget, it doesn’t carry over to the next round.

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6 comments

Johnny Rich June 16, 2021 - 9:48 pm

Journey into Mystery #103, 7.0 – $550
Fantastic Four #353, 9.8 – $525
Amazing Spider-Man #41, 6.0 – $625
Avengers #8, 3.0 – $450
Avengers #23, 8.5 – $290
Fantastic Four Annual #6, 6.0 – $350
Avengers #186, 9.6 – $500
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Total: $3290

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Ilya from OWC June 17, 2021 - 9:15 am

Don’t. Stop. Me. Now! Cuz I’m havin a good time!

New Budget $7,930!!

Avengers #8 in 2.5 = $400
Daredevil #1 in 3.0 = $2,200
Green Lantern #48 in 9.8 = $120
Suicide Squad #1 in 9.8 = $160
Something is Killing the Children #1 in 9.8 = $675
Hulk #1(Red Hulk) in 9.8 = $300
Thor #337(newsstand) in 9.8 = $825
Incredible Hulk #180 in 7.5 = $1,450
DC Comics Presents #47 in 9.8 = $1,800

Total Spent = $7,930

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Matt Tuck June 17, 2021 - 12:10 pm

Ilya, you are killing it, my friend.

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comicbookcollect.wordpress.com June 17, 2021 - 10:31 am

This week I am selling Something is Killing the Children #1 (2019) 9.8 for $675 and Infamous Iron Man #1 (2016) 9.8 for $65 and picking up Marvel Spotlight 32 (1977) 9.4 for $525, DC Comics Presents 47 (1982) 7.5 for $120 and Submariner 1 (1968) 1.5 for $95.

My list for this week.

Marvel Spotlight 32 (1977) 9.4 – $525,
DC Comics Presents 47 (1982) 7.5 – $120
Submariner 1 (1968) 1.5 – $95.
Uncanny X-Men #120 (1979) 7.0 – $100
Werewolf by Night #32 (1975) 6.5 – $2050
G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero #21 (1984) 9.6 – $550
Venom vs. Carnage #1 (2004) 9.8 – $200
Bitter Root #1 (2018) 9.8 – $140
Strange Tales #159 (1967) 9.0 – $475
Journey into Mystery #85 (1962) 1.0 – $850
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Total = $5,105

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Ew June 24, 2021 - 4:35 am

808 comics
Journey into mystery 103 CGC 7.0 550
Journey into mystery 88 CGC 4.0. 700
Fantastic Four CGC 4.0 2200
Total 3450

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Ew June 24, 2021 - 4:41 am

Fantastic four #6 CGC 4.0 2200

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