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  • Posted: April 5, 2021 12:55:41 am
  • Ok... just to more or less troll all these high selling comics, and with no real reason I can see, I listed my GI Joe #1 (newsstand) CGC 9.8 for $4000 (obscene I know) and it ended up selling for $3000! What in the world is going on!?!?
  • Posted: April 6, 2021 7:39:42 pm
  • well there are multiple reasons honestly.

    1. Nostalgia, more and more of our generation of people are getting into comics now that it has arose in the fine art category...

    2. Early 80's bronze age stuff in high grade is becoming rarer and rarer, same thing that happened to the silver age in the 90's roughly before the fallout. Just remember as kids we destroyed this stuff, didnt think of it as an investment, but rather a book to trace or rip pages out the stick on the wall, or even collages we needed to make for school...among thousands of other uses lol...a 9.8 is Extremely hard to get from the mid 80's and earlier, you are a comic shop, so you know...

    3. G.I. Joe is an iconic toy, comic, and movie (multiple)...They still make these toys, though i would argue not quite as cool as when i was young lol...

    4. TMNT, GI Joe, Transformers, among all the other cartoons' stuff is all rising. I think mainly now due to the stimulus and people can afford these higher valued things theyve wanted but didnt necessarily have the disposable income to do it...now they do (temporarily lol) and they are investing and getting something they love...

    im sure there are even more reasons that i just cant come up with atm, but all valid plausible points...
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  • Posted: April 6, 2021 9:12:00 pm
  • Man that's pretty awesome. A few years ago when I was attending cons I actually came across a few women that were really into the classic GI Joe comics. One was a girl in her early 20s who was flipping through all the vendors boxes grabbing up every GI Joe she could find. Thought that was really cool.

    Last edited April 6, 2021 9:12:20 pm
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  • Posted: April 6, 2021 9:36:20 pm
  • All of our kid toys and cartoons from our eras are becoming iconic and the younger collectors want what we have now, for the most part. They want the originals, and comics are super hott right now, same with trading cards and toys to some degree...
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