Picked up a Venom #9, not collecting Venom but this is a key issue and the 1st full appearance of Dylan Brock so might be worth it getting Gates to sign it a ComicCon. Unfortunately for big a key issue it had some god awful covers, so I didn't have much to choose from with regards to cover art
Lol yeah as I said people don't know wtf they are talking about with some things. If it's the one I know about then it's not even a newstand edition. You can buy a direct edition 9.8 on ebay for between R1500-R2000, sometimes people shouldn't own comic books, too many people over value what they have.
A 9.4 I wouldn't pay more than R900 for it especially a direct edition, they aren't worth anything, millions out there just like ASM361, if you don't have a 9.8 or higher you just have a nice slab. R4000 lol
It's mainly because people just have no clue, I saw someone pay R2000 for an X-men #10 in a local auction the other day, the comic was at best a 7.0
Why are people paying this much, you can buy a CGC 7.0 X-men 10 for just over R2000, this idiot paid that for a raw copy, it's annoying because it drives up prices locally which forces your hand at importing. The comic stores do this as well which is really infuriating, selling Batman #77 for R400 is just retarded.
Waiting to see what Campbell is doing for 301, not a fan of any of the covers so far, even Mattina's is underwhelming and he has done some awesome stuff.
If you send it to CGC, you will either get an ugly green label which no one wants or you will get a blue label and the signatures will knock the book down in it's grade rating. A green label is for qualified books, these are for books which have significant defects that need specific descriptions or to note an unauthenticated signature. If you opt for the normal universal blue label then if your book is say a 9.8 you might get a 9.0 and the defect will just say writing on cover.
CGC will not authenticate signatures unless a CGC representative is there in person to witness the signing and then immediately send the book off to CGC for grading, at that point you will get an yellow label indicating you have an authentic signature.
Your certificate of authenticity doesn't mean anything, to CGC that is just a piece of paper and could easily be forged this is why their Signature Series is so highly regarded because you know for a fact that the signatures are authentic.
Your other option is CBCS who will authenticate the signature and if it's real will grade it as such, the catch is that CBCS is not a certified grading company and their slabs are much less desirable and don't really hold any value.
As for your comic, the last Amazing Spider-Man #1 Cgc 9.8 sold on ebay for ZAR 880.66 on August 8th. So I wouldn't expect it to go up in value if you are looking to sell down the line. While it is the first appearance of Cindy Moon, Amazing Spider-Man #4 is the more deisrable book as it's the first appearance of Silk.