I have a couple long boxes full of comics, pretty much all from the mid-90’s (mostly the bad girl types that were popular at the time). I know they printed a shit-ton of books during that time and from what I can tell, not many of them hold much value (though a few do).
I’ve been looking at how to go about selling these books off and thinking about spending a few bucks to get a few of the better books professionally graded. I found one service, PGC, that charges $10 apiece, which doesn’t seem like a bad deal if you have something good.
I know there are a lot of comic book collectors here. Do any of you use the grading services? Are you inclined to pay a premium purchase a book that’s been graded vs one that hasn’t been? How difficult would it be to use my laymen’s eye to judge the condition of the book before I send it in, so that I’m not wasting my time. All of the books are in boards/bags and some are even in hard sleeves.
For examples of what I have, it’s a lot of Gen13, Dawn, Lady Death, Witchblade, etc. Also a ton of Wizard 1/2 issues including some rare ones that seem to have some good value (a Boba Fett one seems to sell well on eBay anyway). A lot of #1’s, #0’s, alternate covers, limited editions, etc. Best are probably Witchblade #1 and some of the more popular Gen13 alternate covers (Janet Jackson, Lingerie).
Anyway, would love any insight or advice you might have. Do I have any chance of selling this stuff? Should I get the better ones graded?