Are you new to GoCollect or looking for a refresher on all the data we provide? Or maybe you’re in need of a guide to navigate you through the treasure trove of information here. Well, you’ve come to the right place. Hop on board for a journey across the GoCollect universe.
The Values Data Journey Begins
Congratulations! You’re starting the second stage of our trek. Remember last time when we looked to the right of the main comic issue page and perused the CGC census data for Incredible Hulk #181? Well, now we’re going to scroll down, and wham!
Now, this is amazing data! At the top of the page are clickable headers – CGC, CBCS, and Search. We’ll get to those later. Look down a little further. You’ll see that you can select universal graded copies, signature series copies, etc. We’re going to stick with the universal graded copies. GoCollect sorts copies by grade so you can view a ton of information with a quick scan.
Take a look at the 9.8 grade. Here we get a census count for the grade – in this case 139 copies and the number of times 9.8 graded copies have sold – 81. FMV – or fair market value – in this grade is listed at $70,000. The FMV is good for a quick look at the value of a comic in a particular grade.
To the right of the FMV are current 1-year, 90-day, and 30-day averages. These averages are a fantastic way to determine if a comic is gaining or losing value. In the case of Incredible Hulk #181 in a 9.8 grade, the 30-day average of $72,500 is higher than the 90-day average of $69,167. So, we know that over the past month, people have been paying more than they did over the past three months for this comic in a 9.8 grade. Let’s dive a little deeper into the grade by clicking on that 9.8 grade…
Next Stop – Grade Data
This is some incredible information here! The sales history data includes a graph of prices paid over time that includes a black line for the present dollar value and a blue line representing the sold price at the time. To the right of the FMV is the highest price paid in this grade, and just below that are our 1-year, 90-day, and 30-day averages but now including the high and low price paid over that time period. If you want to go even deeper into those averages, just click on Extended Stats.
This drop-down gives you a wealth of finer data, including averages and deviations, confidence intervals, and quartiles. If you want to know everything about how Incredible Hulk #181 has been selling over the past year in a CGC 9.8 grade, this is the place to go!
A Trip Through Individual Sales
GoCollect doesn’t just provide averages. We give you something you rarely find elsewhere: individual sales data. Each graded copy that has sold is listed in chronological order and you can see a photo of the actual comic that sold, the price that was paid, when it was sold, whether it sold at auction, fixed price, or best offer, where it was sold, and how it was listed. Let’s click on the March 6, 2023 sale.
Here’s all the information on that individual sale, including a close-up image of the actual comic that sold. You even get the CGC barcode number and a clickable link to verify the sale that brings you right to the sales page in the venue in which it was sold.
GoCollect Doesn’t Just do Comics…
For the purpose of this blog, I used a comic book. But GoCollect also has price guides for graded Video Games and both graded and raw Concert Posters. Same rules apply!
On to the Next Stage
Stage 2 of your journey across the GoCollect universe is now complete. Join us on the next stage as we journey further and discover… how to sort values data!
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*Any perceived investment advice is that of the freelance blogger and does not represent advice on behalf of GoCollect.
Why don’t grading services put an artist first cover on a label? Once a comic is encapsulated the art on the inside can’t be seen so getting the cover seems to me more important than ever. The first cover seems huge to me. Take Gil Kane for example. His first cover was meteor comics #1 in 1945. I think this comic is way undervalued. It is a scarce (according to heritage less than 50 expected to exist) comic. It has first appearances. It is a golden age superhero comic. And it is the first time Gil Kane (19 years old at the time) got a cover.