Valuing any collectible is an art, not a science. In the end, your comic books are only worth what someone is willing to pay for them.

With that being said, it is very useful to at least estimate the value of your collection. This will help determining where to sell them, how much work to put into selling them and it’s also just cool to know!

Here are our suggestions for valuing your comic books:

Determine what comparable comic book collections sold for

One of the best gauges of value for any comic book collection is the price similar collections sold for. It gives you a good idea of what buyers are willing to pay, which is what ultimately matters. The easiest way to do this is to use eBay’s advanced search to sort through completed auctions similar to your collection, such as comics from the same comic book age.

Determine your comics’ condition

The condition your comic books are in is a significant driving factor in the value of your overall collection. The standard conditions for comic books are:

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

Regardless of the current condition of your comic books, it’s never too early to store them properly!

When in doubt, get a professional appraisal

It takes a lot of industry knowledge and experience to properly and accurately determine the value of a comic book collection. While the tips here can help you get somewhat close, if you’re dealing with a very valuable collection it may be worthwhile to get a professional comic book appraisal.

Sell Your Comics To Sparkle City

Getting your comics in front of the right buyers is the more surefire way to get to a fair and honest price. If you’re looking to sell your comics for top dollar and not put in all the work necessary to sell online, please consider selling your comics to us!

Sparkle City Comics takes pride in providing the best customer service possible while also offering all-cash, top-dollar offers. There’s a reason we buy and sell millions of dollars worth of comic books per year– people love working with us!

If you’re interested in selling your comics to us, please give us a call at 800-743-9205 or fill out our seller inquiry form and someone will get back to you right away!

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  1. I have Marvel and DC comics that I want to sell the years are 1960/70 and 80 and lot of other comics of the same years if it interest you email me back please and tell me what to do
    I am from Malta

  2. Do u buy from Arkansas . I’m organizing my collection and am interested in selling as long as I can get a fair price. Also have a bunch of sports cards I may want to sell. Thank u, Claudia goss

  3. I have some comic books in mint condition from 1996, all first editions. Also, some from the late 70s mostly Marvel and a number of first editions, also mint condition. Is there a link so I can get an idea of their value. Consignment fees are a turn off. Our collection from the 60s is only in fair to good condition but I’m not selling those yet. Once I get an idea of their value I will decide whether to keep or sell them.

  4. Yes I’ve got 2000+ comics from action comics to 2020 to many to name I’ve got larval and hardy mr Ed rip van winkle Hong Kong fun Audrey Casper Batman Spider-Man Superman green lantern iron man fantastic 4 blue beetle nam

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