Fantasy Investing: Low-Key Loki Profits

by Matt Tuck

060821C-300x157 Fantasy Investing: Low-Key Loki ProfitsLoki helped the Temple of Tuck move into the black this week instead of just treading water. What did I do with my imaginary money? Invest in more Loki, of course. 

LAST WEEK

After the overhaul last round, I started turning a profit once again. The big winner was Journey Into Mystery #85, which nearly doubled in fair market value in a week’s time. That’s not unexpected, considering the Loki series on Disney+ is on the verge of its world premiere. amazing-spider-man-300-196x300 Fantasy Investing: Low-Key Loki Profits

The biggest question mark hovering over my picks has been all those Amazing Spider-Man keys. I traded some comics out to pick up a low-grade ASM #15, which made sense considering all the recent Kraven movie news. Surprisingly, it didn’t move the ticker at all. There also were my Venom keys, ASM #300 and ASM #316. That Venom first appearance picked up $25, but his big cover debut lost $25, so the two offset one another. 

At the bottom, we have my two blue chips that I am running out of patience with: Bitter Root #1 and the second print Hardcore #1. For another week, they stayed exactly the same. So it was time to part ways with Bitter Root and make room for new merchandise.

Here’s the full rundown of last week’s fantasy investments:

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #85 (1.5) – LAST WEEK’S FMV: $1,000 – CURRENT FMV: $1,950
Sub-Mariner-1-199x300 Fantasy Investing: Low-Key Loki Profits AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #300 (8.0)LAST WEEK’S FMV: $750 – CURRENT FMV: $775
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #316 (9.6)LAST WEEK’S FMV: $650 – CURRENT FMV: $625
BITTER ROOT #1 STANDARD EDITION (9.8)LAST WEEK’S FMV: $140 – CURRENT FMV: $140
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #15 (2.0) –  LAST WEEK’S FMV: $750 – CURRENT FMV: $750
HARDCORE #1 SECOND PRINT 2012 (9.8)LAST WEEK’S FMV: $12 – CURRENT FMV: $12
LAST WEEK’S BUDGET: $3,327
NEW BUDGET: $4,252
GAIN/LOSS: +$925

THIS WEEK’S PICKS

I made a lot of moves this week all with the goal of upgrading that first appearance of Loki in JIM #85. I sold off my 1.5 as well as the 2.0 ASM #15 and upped the ante for a 2.5 JIM #85. Now I can only hope someone writes a huge check for one of their very own.Hardcore-1-second-print-195x300 Fantasy Investing: Low-Key Loki Profits

Another move I made was to upgrade my ASM #300 to a 9.2, which has been the biggest seller among the grades for the first appearance of Venom. That gives this grade a better chance at profits than the 8.0.

With the last of my budget, I took a gamble on Namor. There’s a rumor going around that he has been cast for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Whether or not it is true, it is still prompting collectors and speculators to jump back on the Submariner bandwagon.

Journey-into-Mystery-85-201x300 Fantasy Investing: Low-Key Loki ProfitsI didn’t have the funds for a Fantastic Four #4, his first Silver Age appearance, but I had exactly enough to pick up a low-grade Sub-Mariner #1.

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #85 (2.5)CURRENT FMV: $2,900
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #300 (9.2)CURRENT FMV: $1,150
SUB-MARINER #1 (2.5)CURRENT FMV: $190
HARDCORE #1 SECOND PRINT 2012 (9.8)CURRENT FMV: $12
BUDGET: $4,252
TOTAL SPENT: $4,252

MEMBER PICKS

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Werewolf by Night #32 (1975) 6.5 – $2050/$2150Strange_Tales_Vol_1_159-198x300 Fantasy Investing: Low-Key Loki Profits
Infamous Iron Man #1 (2016) 9.8 – $65/$65
G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero #21 (1984) 9.6 – $575/$550
Venom vs. Carnage #1 (2004) 9.8 – $130/$130
Bitter Root #1 (2018) 9.8 – $140/$140
Venom: Lethal Protector #4 (1993) 9.8 – $130/$120
Something is Killing the Children #1 (2019) 9.8 – $750/$750
Strange Tales #159 (1967) 9.0 – $400/$425
Journey into Mystery #85 (1962) 1.0 – $625/$850
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Total =  $4865
Profit = $315
Grand Total = $5180

bitter-root-1_3eef5e5809-198x300 Fantasy Investing: Low-Key Loki ProfitsJohn Richardson
Paper Girls #1, 9.8 – $200/$200
Bitter Root #1, 9.8 – $140/$140
Journey into Mystery #103, 7.0 – $575/$600
Thor #337, 9.6 – $270/$325
Thor: God of Thunder #2, 9.8 – $475/$500
Avengers #8, 3.5 – $500/$500
Something is Killing the Children #1, 9.8 – $750/$750
Avengers #23, 8.0 – $230/$230
Black Widow #1 (1999), 9.8 – $170/$210
Fantastic Four #353, 9.8 – $0/$0
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Total = $3,310
Profit = $145
Grand Total = $3,455

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New Budget = $6,250!
Nova #1 in 9.8 = $1,550/$1,400
ASM #299 in 9.8 = $775/$725
ASM #565 in 9.8 = $525/$525
Fantastic Four #52 in 6.5 = $1,450/$1,500
ASM #293 in 9.8 = $190/$200
Marvel Premiere #1 in 9.0 = $650/$650
Marvel Premiere #47 in 9.6 = $300/$300
Moon Knight #1 (1980) in 9.8 = $750/$750
Punisher War Zone #1 in 9.8 = $60/$80
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Total = $6,250
Profit =  – $120
Grand Total = $6,130

clean-12-198x300 Fantasy Investing: Low-Key Loki Profits808 Comics
Journey into Mystery #85 1.0 $1000/$850
Journey into Mystery #88 3.0 $625/$625
Tomb of Dracula #45 8.5 $260/$260
Tomb of Dracula #10 3.0 $500/$500
Werewolf by Night #32 2.5 $675/$700
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Total = $3.060
Profit = – $125
Grand Total = $2,935

JOIN THE GAME

Want to play? Follow the 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.

What did you think of the results? Have you picked up any Loki keys? Tell us in the comments!

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5 comments

comicbookcollect.wordpress.com June 10, 2021 - 10:45 am

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

My list this week
Uncanny X-Men 120 (1979) 7.0 – $120
Werewolf by Night #32 (1975) 6.5 – $2150
Infamous Iron Man #1 (2016) 9.8 – $65
G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero #21 (1984) 9.6 – $550
Venom vs. Carnage #1 (2004) 9.8 – $130
Bitter Root #1 (2018) 9.8 – $140
Something is Killing the Children #1 (2019) 9.8 – $750
Strange Tales #159 (1967) 9.0 – $425
Journey into Mystery #85 (1962) 1.0 – $850
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Grand Total = $5180

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Ilya from OWC June 10, 2021 - 11:47 am

Boo! need to do better!

New Budget $6,130

Sub-Mariner 1 in 9.6 = $3,600
Moon Knight 1 in 9.8 = $750
Nova #1 in 9.8 = $1,400
Green Lantern #48 in 9.8 = $110
Wolverine #10 in 9.8 = $120
X-Men #4 in 9.6 = $150

Total Spent = $6,130

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Emilio Serrano June 10, 2021 - 3:06 pm

Do we just post our pick on here?

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Matt Tuck June 11, 2021 - 2:17 pm

Yes

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Emilio Serrano June 10, 2021 - 3:17 pm

Here are my Picks

Marvel Premier #45 9.8 $350.00
Ms. Marvel #1 6.0 $75.00
Marvel Spotlight # 9.6 $325.00
Moon Knight #1 9.6 $120.00
New Mutants #98 9.6 $875.00
New Mutants #87 9.8 $800.00

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