Finding and buying a rare comic book is a thrill whether you’re into comics for the profit or for the passion. It meets every collector’s goals and it’s a fun experience along the way.

So how can you put yourself in the best position possible to find a rare comic book yourself? Well, by definition, finding a “rare” comic book is not easy, but here are our best tips to give yourself a shot at making it happen:

Search eBay. If you know exactly what you want, eBay is a very easy way to find it. If it’s rare, or if certain keywords can identify what you’re looking for and you don’t feel like searching eBay constantly, you can set up an IFTTT alert to let you know when something similar is available. Even if you don’t know what you want exactly, eBay is very easy to simply browse through. Who knows, you may get some great ideas or stumble across a gem!

Proactively search. Don’t rely on luck when searching for collectibles you want. It’s much more effective to proactively find the comics you want. For instance, let your local comic book store or pawn shop know what you’re looking for and ask them to call you if they stumble across it. They have much more access and opportunity than you do. Also ask friends and family into comic books as well, as this will widen your searching ability.

Frequent estate sales and garage sales. There’s no greater feeling than stumbling across a hidden treasure at an estate sale or garage sale. But you need to be at them to give yourself a shot! It’s all about the thrill of the chase!

Find past buyers of what you’re looking for and make an offer. Another proactive way to find specific comic books is reaching out to people who purchased them in the past. You can do this by searching for expired auctions on eBay or even asking your local auction house or comic store if they know of any past buyers.

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  1. I have a comic books that seem to be really rare, never see them on ebay at all.

    Batman Endgame 1 FYE and Hastings variant. Rumor was hastings most of them were destroyed/lost.
    Batman 28 Retailer variant
    My question is if I never ever see them up for sale how do I really get the value? Or estimate the value.

    1. That’s a great question! Our experts on staff can help you out with that. Please give us a call at 800-743-9205

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