Fantasy Investing: Round 3

by Matt Tuck

Round-2-Fight-300x169 Fantasy Investing: Round 3Time to add up the values and see whose picks are on the leader board for Fantasy Investing: Round Three.

LAST MONTH’S FANTASY INVENTING PICKS

After the first round of Fantasy Investing, my picks basically held their ground. In the end, my investments took a hit of just $10, which kept me in second place behind Ilya.

Things turned around after the second round. Wolverine’s first cameo appearance helped out, and I ended the month with a $100 profit.

Previously-300x225 Fantasy Investing: Round 3For April’s picks, I put my fantasy dollars behind:

(8.0) Incredible Hulk #180 

Current FMV: $775 (+$50)

(9.8) The Mighty Thor #337

Current FMV: $450 (-$25)

(9.2) Amazing Spider-Man #300

Current FMV: $375 (+$25)

(9.8) Amazing Spider-Man #361

Current FMV: $400 (+$50)

(9.0) Avengers Annual #10

Current FMV: $90 (no change)

Total Investment Value: $2,090

Youre-Fired-300x165 Fantasy Investing: Round 3I like my picks, and I would keep them the same, but I have to follow my own rules. That means that one of them has to go.

While I may regret this move, I am selling Avengers Annual #10. It’s been consistent, and I anticipate a quick spike if Rogue is announced for Captain Marvel 2. Nothing is certain, but it is a distinct possibility at this point. In the immediate future, I see the first appearances of Wolverine, Venom, and Carnage having the stronger upsides.

I’m also selling off the 9.8 Thor #337 to make room in the budget to upgrade my Hulk #180 to an 8.5 for $850 and invest in a 9.8 Secret War #2. Why Secret War? I recently advised picking up Quake’s first appearance since news is spreading that the Secret Warriors have an MCU project underway. I’ll put my fantasy dollars where my mouth is and spend $80.

Sweet-Tooth-1-191x300 Fantasy Investing: Round 3The hot comic du jour is Sweet Tooth #1, which has been picked up by Netflix. At a 9.8, it’s worth the $150 investment. I’ll also downgrade my Thor #337 to a 9.6 and add a 9.8 Mighty Avengers #13. All of that leaves me with $3 remaining.

ROUND 3 PICKS

(8.5) Incredible Hulk #180 

Current FMV: $850

(9.2) Amazing Spider-Man #300

Current FMV: $375

(9.8) Amazing Spider-Man #361

Current FMV: $400

(9.6) The Mighty Thor #337

Current FMV: $210

(9.8) Sweet Tooth #1

Current FMV: $150

(9.8) Secret War #2

Current FMV: $80

(9.4) Mighty Avengers #13

Current FMV: $22

Total Budget: $2,087

THE LEADER BOARD

Ilya took the top spot in last month’s leader board, but I passed him this round. We also had a new entry, ComicBookCollect. Here’s our top four.

  1. Matt ($2,090)
  2. Ilya ($2,010)
  3. ComicBookCollect ($1,960)
  4. Reilly ($1,810)

JOIN THE FUN

Want to play Fantasy Investing? All you need to do is add your picks to the comments section. I’ll spotlight a handful of entries in the next installment and give you a shout out. Think you can outperform my picks?

Know-the-Rules-300x225 Fantasy Investing: Round 3THE RULES

With a starting budget of $2,000, how much profit can you make from comic investments? Here are the rules (so far):

  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 $2k’s worth of one hot book.
  3. Once you post your pics, they are locked for a month.
  4. You can have as many or as few comics as you like, as long as you don’t exceed the $2k budget.
  5. Only comics with a current GoCollect Fair Market Value can be used.
  6. Universal grades only.
  7. At the end of each month, the winner is determined by the biggest profit margin over the initial $2k budget.
  8. You have to sell at least one of your comics each month.
  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

Danny D May 22, 2020 - 3:06 pm

Justice League Dark #1 9.8 $130
Moon Knight #1 9.8 $230
Spider-Man Unlimited #1 9.8 $70
Morbius: The Living Vampire #1 9.8 $60
The Savage She-Hulk #1 9.8 $375
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8 9.8 $270
Star Wars #42 9.8 $450
The Omega Men #3 9.8 $170
Marvel Spotlight #32 9.4 $240

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Reilly Andrews May 22, 2020 - 4:31 pm

Glad I made it into the top 4. Nice rebound after coming in dead-last after round 1. TBH, I’ve completely forgotten what my picks last month were. Is there a way to link the past posts instead of searching through the archives?

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Ilya May 23, 2020 - 1:27 pm

Cool…I like staying at the top! haha
Previous picks:
ASM #361 in 9.8 = $375 Current FMV = $425 —> +$50
ASM 300 in 9.2 = $350 Current FMV = $375 —> +$25
X-Men #4 in 9.8 = $160 Current FMV = $170 —> +$10
Thor #165 in 9.0 = $900 Current FMV = $925 —> +$25
Moon Knight #1 in 9.8 = $220 Current FMV = $230 —> +$10

New Budget = $2,125

Round 3 picks:
ASM #361 in 9.8 = $425
ASM #300 in 9.2 = $375
Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #134 in 9.0 = $600
Ultimate Fallout 4(1st Print) in 9.8 = $400
Teen Titans #12 in 9.8 = $325

Dropped Thor 165, Moon Knight 1 and X-Men 4 this round…and not a penny to spare!

Watch that UF4 😉

Thanks for the shoutouts!

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Jason82 May 25, 2020 - 10:55 am

This looks like fun. I’d like to join in. Here are my initial picks. Coming in at $1998.

Sandman 1 9.8 $425
Old Guard 1 9.8. $90
Marvel spotlight 28 9.6 $375
Avengers Annual 10 9.8 $525
Incredible Hulk 228 9.4 $160
Silver Surfer 4 5.0 $375
Uncanny X-men 158 9.6 $48

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comicbookcollect.wordpress.com May 25, 2020 - 1:44 pm

My picks for the month of April

Detective Comics 359 1st Batgirl 6.0 $625
Amazing Spider-man 361 1st Carnage 9.4 $120
X-Men 4 (1960’s) 1st Scarlet Witch 6.0 $1,000
X-Men 4 (1990’s)1st Omega Red 9.6 $65

$1810 total with $20 left.

The price change in parenthesis

Detective Comics 359 1st Batgirl 6.0 $625 ($675)
Amazing Spider-man 361 1st Carnage 9.4 $120 ($150)
X-Men 4 (1960’s) 1st Scarlet Witch 6.0 $1,000 ($1050)
X-Men 4 (1990’s)1st Omega Red 9.6 $65 ($80)

$1975 (including $20).

I am going to sell X-Men 4 for $1050. I am going to buy Edge of Spider-verse 2 9.8 for $500, Ultimate Fallout 9.8 for $400 and Amazing Spider-man 546 9.8 for $70. I was going to buy Amazing Spider-man 2007 FCBD 1st Jackpot but I don’t see that on this website. I am upgrading my X-men (1990’s) 4 9.6 to 9.8

My picks for month of May

Detective Comics 359 1st Batgirl 6.0 $675
Amazing Spider-man 361 1st Carnage 9.4 $150
X-Men 4 (1990’s)1st Omega Red 9.8 $170
Edge of Spider-verse 2 1st Spider-Gwen 9.8 $500
Ultimate Fallout 1st Miles morales9.8 $400
Amazing Spider-man 546 2nd Jackpot? 9.8 $70

with $10 left.

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Ivan May 27, 2020 - 12:58 am

Let’s see What happens.
Great Game by the way.

The Forever People #1 9.4 $375
Paper Girls #1 9.6 $16
Special Marvel Edition #15 9 $525
Ghost Rider 1 9.2 500
Fantastic Four 67 8.5 575

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