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  • Posted: October 11, 2019 10:22:37 pm
  • A local shop has an issue with Gambit's first appearance for $150. I know they had it pressed, because I saw it before and after. It was a good job, but there are a couple other small flaws. They said I can have it for $100, but I'm hesitant. If I were to grade it, I'd say between an 8.2 and an 8.6. And I never see these in stores anymore. So should I pull the trigger or keep searching for a less expensive lower grade?

    Last edited October 11, 2019 10:23:12 pm
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  • Posted: October 12, 2019 8:25:45 am
  • well 1st there are no 8.6-8.2 grades...its 8.0 & 8.5...it doesnt get to the .2 decimal until after 9.0..

    2nd im gonna guess you mean an 8.5 and $100 is too much IMO...Granted everyones opinion is different and this may be worth it for you, but go on Ebay and find VF+ pricing, and you could find it cheaper.
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  • Posted: October 12, 2019 11:26:14 am
  • Thank you! I never looked lower on the pricing and just figured the decimals were the same. I think I'll hold off, based on what you said. I'm going to Akron Comicon in a few weeks and I'll see if I can get a better deal there.
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  • Posted: October 12, 2019 2:10:21 pm
  • Thank you!
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  • Posted: October 13, 2019 9:54:10 am
  • "well...lol...in my comic con experience they always ridiculously inflate the price of any book.."

    yep, conventions pretty much suck now - seem to be about everything besides actual comic collecting ("cos-play", autographs, etc)

    i remember as a young kid in the mid-late 80's finding all sorts of great stuff for inexpensive prices...perhaps i am remembering the times wrong. i lived in NJ and it seemed there were shows all the time.
  • Posted: October 14, 2019 10:19:03 am
  • I have this issue in my collection and had not kept up with it's value in years. Had no idea it was up that high.
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  • Posted: October 15, 2019 4:31:12 pm
  • For a raw copy, that's too much. You should be able to find a CGC already slabbed copy 9.6 for around $150. Should be able to find a CGC 9.4 for around $100-120.
  • Posted: October 15, 2019 5:38:16 pm
  • Thanks for all the input. I didn't purchase it, and feel better educated about this particular issue.
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  • Posted: October 17, 2019 3:49:08 pm
  • Personally (And this is just me), I would only buy this book raw if the quality of it looks fantastic to you. OR, I would even save up and purchase a CGC 9.6 (If you can afford a 9.8, even better).

    This is a comic that in raw, MINT condition will run you about $80-100. For myself, living in Canada, if I see it mint and offered for $100 (Canadian), I'd buy it with the understanding that it's not going to go up in value for at the very least a year or so. This book is going to be stable and won't go up until Disney/Marvel makes an official announcement that Gambit will either have his own movie or be an integral part of the X-men franchise.
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