Ever wonder what your comic books are worth? Coming to an exact number is impossible. But it is possible to determine a reasonable estimate or range, it just takes a bit of research and some experience in knowing what to look for. This is all very useful if you’re considering selling. It’s also just cool to know.

Here’s some tips on determining what your comic books are worth.

Compare Similar Listings

The first thing you want to do is establish a reliable, real-world baseline for what your comic books are worth. The best and easiest way to do this? Find the selling price of actual auctions that happened recently and that contained roughly the same comics as your collection. The easiest way to do this is by utilizing eBay’s advanced search to comb through completed auctions.

Determine Their Rarity

Once you have established a rough baseline value for your comic books, then you need to determine if your comics are more rare or less rare than your baseline comparison. If they are more rare, such as golden age comics, yours are worth a bit more. If they are more common, than they may be worth a bit less.

Determine Their Condition

The next adjustment you must make it based on condition. If you comics are in relatively better condition than your baseline, then yours are worth more, maybe even considerably more. If they are in worse condition, they may be worth considerably less. Hopefully you were storing them correctly!

These are the general ratings that comics are rated as:

NM Near Mint
VF Very Fine
FN Fine
VG Very Good
GD Good
FR Fair
PR Poor

Professional Appraisal

If all the above is too much work or too complicated, it may be worth getting a professional comic book appraisal. It also may be worth getting an appraisal to get a second opinion to your own research.


Sparkle City Comics is the country’s largest buyer of comics because we are experts in the field. We provide professional appraisals and if we like what we see, we will also make a top-dollar all-cash offer. Get everything done at one and work with us!

As always, feel free to call us at 800-743-9205 or fill out our seller inquiry form to learn more about selling your comics to us.

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