Fantasy Sports for Comic Fans: Round 2

by Matt Tuck

THOR337-195x300 Fantasy Sports for Comic Fans: Round 2How did your picks fare from last month? Time to check in on our Fantasy Comic Collecting.

Overall, my picks lost value in the past month. Before the COVD-19 pandemic upended the market, I was confident that I would show a profit between March and April. Fantastic Four #48 and Avengers Annual #10 both dropped in fair market value. However, my saving grace was Incredible Hulk #180, which received a $25 boost to help balance out the loss from the others. It also helped that Amazing Spider-Man #361 held tight at $350.

Considering the current market, ending with just a $10 loss isn’t so bad. Here’s the breakdown of my picks from last month:

FANTASTIC FOUR #48 (4.0)

LAST MONTH’S FMV: $850

CURRENT FMV: $825

INCREDIBLE HULK #180 (8.0)

LAST MONTH’S FMV: $700

CURRENT FMV: $725

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #361 (9.8)

LAST MONTH’S FMV: $350

CURRENT FMV: $350

AVENGERS ANNUAL #10 (9.0)

LAST MONTH’S FMV: $100

CURRENT FMV: $90

TOTAL BUDGET: $1,990 (-$10)

With Silver and Bronze Age keys losing money on the market, I’m going to sell F.F. #48, which equals a $25 loss. As much faith as I have that this issue will eventually rebound, I predict it taking more hits in the coming months. That’s why I think now is a good time to sell before most of the higher-priced keys lose more value.

RULES CHANGE

By and large, we are sticking with the same rules laid out last time, but I am putting in an additional change. To make things more interesting, you have to sell at least one comic based on the GoCollect fair market values.

ASM-300-196x300 Fantasy Sports for Comic Fans: Round 2THIS MONTH’S PICKS

With $1,990 to spend, I am altering my approach. Since Modern Age comics are holding their values more so than others, I am picking up a 9.2 Amazing Spider-Man #300. My logic is that we’re going to see a slight uptick thanks to the upcoming movie. The problem is we don’t know when that’s going to debut given the pandemic, but any trailers will be enough to raise FMVs.

That leaves me with $475 remaining, which is exactly enough to add a 9.8 Mighty Thor #377 to the list. With more news coming from the Thor: Love and Thunder, I think speculators will continue buying this comic with the idea that Beta Ray Bill is going to appear in the film.

Here are my new picks. Since I lost $10 from my initial investment, this month’s budget can’t exceed $1,990.

INCREDIBLE HULK #180 (8.0)

CURRENT FMV: $725

THE MIGHTY THOR #377 (9.8)

CURRENT FMV: $475

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #300 (9.2)

CURRENT FMV: $350

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #361 (9.8)

CURRENT FMV: $350

AVENGERS ANNUAL #10 (9.0)

CURRENT FMV: $90

TOTAL SPENT: $1,990

THE RANKINGS

Last month, I promised to spotlight the first five readers who responded with their picks. Ilya was the only one able to turn a profit in the first month thanks largely to a $60 gain in FMV for the 9.8 X-Men #4, and that puts him in the lead so far. Nice job, Ilya.

Based on current FMVs, here are the current rankings, including myself. Beside each name is the total their investments are worth based on the present FMVs from GoCollect. You can do this with your own picks at home to see where you rank.

  1. Ilya ($2,140)
  2. Matt ($1,990)
  3. Grant ($1,974)
  4. BJS ($1,935)
  5. Jeremy ($1,930)
  6. Reilly ($1,650)

WANT TO PLAY?

Feel like joining the fun? All you need to do is reply in the comments with your picks. If you need a better explanation of the rules, check out “Shall We Play a Game?

 

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6 comments

skip melton April 20, 2020 - 11:34 am

Looks like I’m down to 1795.00 so out go Captain Am 192 and Naomi #1 My new list is
Tomb of Dracula #45
” ” #11
” ” #13
Hulk #228
Silver Surfer #81

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Matt Tuck May 15, 2020 - 12:46 pm

If you’ll add your grades, I’ll include your picks on the update.

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Ilya April 20, 2020 - 12:29 pm

Based on what these books are reporting as FMV as I write this…my new budget is $2,020:
So, here are my picks for this month:
ASM #361 in 9.8 = $375
ASM 300 in 9.2 = $350
X-Men #4 in 9.8 = $160
Thor #165 in 9.0 = $900
Moon Knight #1 in 9.8 = $220
Grand Total = $2,005
Swapped She-hulk 1, Batman 171 and Eternal Warrior 4.

Thanks for the shout-out!

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comicbookcollect.wordpress.com April 20, 2020 - 12:47 pm

My picks last month.
Detective Comics 359 1st Batgirl 6.0 $775
Wonder Woman 7 1st modern Cheetah 9.8 $170
X-Men 4 (1960’s) 1st Scarlet Witch 6.0 $1,000
X-Men 4 (1990’s)1st Omega Red 9.6 $55

$2000 total.

April values in parenthesis

Detective Comics 359 1st Batgirl 6.0 $775 ($625)
Wonder Woman 7 1st modern Cheetah 9.8 $170 ($140)
X-Men 4 (1960’s) 1st Scarlet Witch 6.0 $1,000 ($1000)
X-Men 4 (1990’s)1st Omega Red 9.6 $55 ($65)

$1830 total. I lost $170.

This month. I am selling my Wonder Woman CGC 9.8 7 for $140 and buying Amazing Spiderman 361 CGC 9.4 for $120

My picks for the month of April

Detective Comics 359 1st Batgirl 6.0 $625
Amazing Spiderman 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.

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Brandon Schmeichel April 20, 2020 - 6:07 pm

Cool! Thanks for the follow-up, Matt. And nice going, Ilya!

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Reilly Andrews April 22, 2020 - 4:38 pm

Ugh. Took a big hit last month. I think I need to diversify. Selling Avengers 196 (9.8).

Picks this month:

Savage She-Hulk 1 (9.8) $400
Tales of Suspense 52 (3.0) $425
Thor God of Thunder 2 (9.8) $180
Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. 0 (9.8) $240
Eternals 2 (9.6) $150
Thor 339 (9.8) $80
Captain America 6 (2004 series) (9.8) $180

Total: $1655

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