Collector’s Gem!: The Two Hundred Dollar Gem

As of November 2011, these are the few titles that were “published in the last thirty years that are currently breaking the $200 barrier based on actual reported sales. No CGC, no chase variant covers, no signed editions, no hardcovers or out-of-print collections, just the bare bones of your standard floppy comic book. Do you have any of these in your collection? If so… how long will they stay in your collection?”

1. The Walking Dead #1 by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore, Image. Original price $2.99. Current market price: $420 – twenty dollars more than it was selling for  in July.

2. Love And Rockets #1 by the Hernandez Brothers, self published. Original price $1. Current market price $350.

3. Walking Dead #2 by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore, Image. More from the zombie comic turning into a TV series. Really strong performance. Original price $2.99. Current market price $300. Up almost double from it’s $175 in July.

4. Bone #1 by Jeff Smith from Cartoon books. Original price $3.99. Current market price $290.

5. Chew #1 by John Layman and Rob Guillory, Image. Original price $2.99. Current market price $270. Slipping a little from July’s $300 high. The TV show should fix that.

6. Elseworlds Eighty Page Giant by various, DC Comics. Original price $7.99. Current market price $217.50.

7. Amazing Spider-Man #300 by David Michelenie and Todd McFarlane, Marvel. Original price $1.50. Current market price $212.50.

8. Cursed Pirate Girl #2 by Jeremy Bastion from Olympian Publishing. Original price $4.95. Current price $200. A massive jump for this in demand comic, with issue 1 in the high hundred-and-something as well…

9. Dime Press #4 from Bonelliano, featuring the first appearance of Hellboy. Original market price 4000 lira. Current market price $200.

10. The Goon Comics #1 by Eric Powell, Avatar. Original cover price $3. Current market price $200. Price in May, $45

11. Mouse Guard #1 by David Petersen from Comixpress. The original first printing in black and white, before it was picked up for colour treatment. Original price $3. Current market price $566, over double what this book was selling for last May. It’s a Walking Dead killer.

This is the highest number of modern day comics to join the $200 Dollar Club.

[courtesy of bleedingcool.com]

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