If you’re selling your comics, or even thinking about selling your comics, one question always comes to mind first– how much are my comics worth?
Even if you’re not selling your comics and just want to keep tabs of your collection’s overall value, knowing their market value is very useful, especially if you track the trending changes over time.
Here’s how to figure out how much your comic books are worth:
Be Aware Of The Condition Your Comics Are In
The condition your comic books are in plays a major role in the ultimate value of your comic books. To give your comic books the best chance at appreciating in price over time, be sure to store your comic books properly! As far as their current condition, refer to our post on comic book value.
Ask An Expert
You can always consult a comic book expert with questions regarding comic book value. Many comic book stores offer free appraisals, so if you’re lucky enough to have a local comic book store, utilize their expertise. You could also call us at Sparkle City Comics at 800-743-9205 and we can help you out!
Check What Comparable Comics Sold For
Another trick is to see what similar comic books sold for on eBay recently. To do this, navigate to eBay’s advanced search, search for your comic book and make sure to check the options for “completed auctions”. This will give you a great idea of what similar comic books have sold for, as well as the overall trend in price over time so you can get a good sense of what direction the price is heading in.
Ultimately, a comic book collection is only worth as much as someone is willing to pay for it. Because there are so many factors when it comes to the ultimate value of a collection — location, condition, description, pictures, quality, ease of transaction — the only true way to value your collection is to start soliciting offers.
Have a question about your specific comic book or comic book collection? Give us a call at 800-743-9205 or fill out our seller inquiry form and we can answer any questions you may have!