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Old 08-21-17, 10:32 PM   #1
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Amazing Spider-Man #667 Dell'Otto Variant

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amazing-Sp...-/182725415336

After coming across this I had to see why it sold for so much. Even with the info I gathered I still can't see paying so much for this. I'd rather get a decent copy of AF 15.

http://www.recalledcomics.com/Amazin...67DellOtto.php
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Old 08-22-17, 06:20 AM   #2
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Re: Amazing Spider-Man #667 Dell'Otto Variant

That's just crazy. 9.8 or not. $14k for a book trapped inside of plastic is simply stupid. There's no way that holds its value.
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Old 08-22-17, 07:00 AM   #3
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Re: Amazing Spider-Man #667 Dell'Otto Variant

Rare Variants are the new thing to chase, not surprising.
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Old 08-22-17, 08:20 AM   #4
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Re: Amazing Spider-Man #667 Dell'Otto Variant

I saw that last night. There's no way it holds its value. It's not a key issue/historical one. And the way the news about how this issue sold for is kinda fishy. Maybe someone, like Bleeding Cool, is behind this stunt (as they've been before) and no actual money was transferred between parties.
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Old 08-22-17, 01:48 PM   #5
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Re: Amazing Spider-Man #667 Dell'Otto Variant

Seems a silly price and a bad investment at $14K. Ipost on an Amazing spider-man #300 CGC 9.9 going for $13.5K which is also way overpriced but makes more sense than this variant. i would much rather have the 300 or a very low grade AF 15
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Old 08-22-17, 02:01 PM   #6
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Re: Amazing Spider-Man #667 Dell'Otto Variant

You could probably buy the original Dell'otto painting used for that cover for less than $13k. And there's only one of those!
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Old 08-23-17, 12:49 PM   #7
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Re: Amazing Spider-Man #667 Dell'Otto Variant

Makes me sad knowing that I bagged and boarded my comics for sooooo long and now it's meaningless since this grading scale has come into play.
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Old 08-28-17, 02:52 PM   #8
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Re: Amazing Spider-Man #667 Dell'Otto Variant

I would spend my money on original artwork instead of gimmicky variants if I wanted to pick a wise investment in comic books.

I've started following original comic book art auctions and my only regret is that I didn't start pursuing them 20 years ago.
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Old 08-28-17, 06:01 PM   #9
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Re: Amazing Spider-Man #667 Dell'Otto Variant

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I've started following original comic book art auctions and my only regret is that I didn't start pursuing them 20 years ago.
Yup. Back in the 80's the artists' couldn't give the pages away. I've had many chances at comic conventions to buy Adams, Kirby, Grell, Aparo, Steranko...plus they all signed for free. At least I did do that. I had tons of chances but my dumb ass wanted comic books.
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Old 08-28-17, 07:03 PM   #10
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I wish that I started buying original artwork years ago too. I started buying some pages around 7-8 years ago, and now most of them go for 5 times what I payed for.
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Old 08-28-17, 08:36 PM   #11
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I've only been actively buying original art for about 2 years and prices are escalating so quickly that I already regret not buying more at 2015 prices, let alone 80's or 90's prices.
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