Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #35

The release date for the 35th Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide (OCBPG) is fast approaching. Not only does the OCBPG contain the current publishing data for almost all published comic books as well as current condition values, it is chock full of informative articles. The OCBPG is an invaluable tool for any transaction in the comic book hobby.

In today's market the biggest criticism the OCBPG receives is that of minimizing the effect of slabbed books on the market. The OCBPG does include a bit of prices realized in the past year for slabbed books. However it generally only reports key issues of benchmark sales. I suppose the thinking is that since such a small fraction of comic books that are sold/bought are slabbed, that the majority of the market is still in raw comics. So the OCBPG caters to this portion of the market.

Overstreet also publishes a quarterly pamphlet that tracks prices realized for slabbed books within the previous quarter.

Here is a sneak peek at the upcoming cover the 35th OCBPG:

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