Whether you are twelve years old or well past your childhood, as a comic book collector you have joined a diverse group of men and women. You might be surprised to learn that adults actually constitute the largest part of that group. Because of the rising value of Gold and Silver age comic books for sale, many collectors are interested not only in creating their own comic book collection, but are also interested in selling some of their rare finds for a tidy profit.
If you are one of those collectors who wants to create a private collection AND wants to offer Gold and Silver Age comic books for sale, then you’ll want to learn how to determine the worth of your comic books. There are a few steps that are necessary for figuring out how much your Gold or Silver Age comics are worth.
Evaluating the condition of the comic books will be your first step. Obviously, a torn cover or coloring on the pages of the comic book will decrease the value of a comic book. Missing pages, tears, wrinkles, yellowing and other signs of neglect and age will all affect the value of the comic book. A Silver Age comic book in great condition, protected appropriately, will have a much better value than its neglected counterpart. You may want to consider paying a professional to give your comic book a grade.
Next, you should consult price guides or comic book experts to get an idea of a good price estimate. A qualified vendor of comic books, such as Cosmic Comics!, may be able to give you both a price range and information concerning the possibility of a rise in value of a specific issue. Spending some time comparing prices from different sources is another great idea. There are many online sites and auctions that can provide you with some important comparisons.
Another important step to take when you are ready to offer your Gold and Silver Age comic books for sale is to prepare yourself to remain objective. A comic book that your grandfather passed on to you and that you have treasured for years may not have the same value for another collector without that same personal attachment. Be prepared to accept the going market value for your favorite comic book.