When it comes to investing, the question of whether comics are a good option is one that has been asked for years. While the answer depends on individual financial goals and risk tolerance, comics are generally considered an alternative investment, and should be limited in exposure. It's true that investing in Amazon shares 20 years ago would have been a great decision, but did you know that certain investments in comics could have also generated millions of dollars? Prices for comics have skyrocketed in recent years, with some issues selling for exponentially higher prices than a decade ago. It's hard to predict if this trend will continue, but there are some examples of comic book investments from the past 20 years that have paid off completely. For those looking for a fun and tangible way to diversify their portfolio, investing in comics could be the answer.
This article will take a look at the historic rise in the prices of certain comics and how good investments would have been in retrospect. One example is Superman 1, which sold for a record $5.3 million in a private sale (confirmed by the CGC). This makes it the highest price ever earned by a comic book. It's clear that comics and comic book art have been an appreciable asset for decades, even during times of recession. Detective Comics 27 is another example of a comic that has seen its value increase over time.
It's exciting to think about what prices will be like in a few years. For those looking to invest in comics, it's important to do thorough research before making any decisions. The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide is updated regularly with new prices and market data, and can be used to review the current value of a book. It's also important to remember that only a few issues have proven to be good investments in comics, so it's best to stick to the rules rather than the exceptions. Finally, it's worth noting that while some low-value comics may increase in price over time, it's not always guaranteed. We're happy to see such a healthy interest in comics and we always enjoy seeing new collectors enter the market.
Ultimately, it's up to you to decide what you think is worth keeping.