I know a certificate of authenticity is important but I was wondering if people could help make choose between these items:
1. Saga #1, Signed, Certificate of authenticity, Price $92.80 (buy it now), condition not stated, (14 day money back, have to pay for return) - http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SAGA-1-1ST-PRINT-SIGNED-BRIAN-K-VAUGHAN-w-COA-MIDTOWN-NM-SOLD-OUT-/251131542229?pt=US_Comic_Books&hash=item3a789b3ad5#ht_946wt_1271
2. Saga #1, Signed, no COA, Price $66.60 (buy it now), condition brand new, from a business and am able to return if faulty - http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SAGA-1-1ST-PRINT-SIGNED-BRIAN-K-VAUGHAN-w-COA-MIDTOWN-NM-SOLD-OUT-/251131542229?pt=US_Comic_Books&hash=item3a789b3ad5#ht_946wt_1271
So would it be worth the $30?
If i decide against a signed one and just look for a 1st printing:
Keep in mind I orginally wanted a #1 first print, have #2-6 first print and Brian K Vaughan is my favourite writer, in any medium
asked Aug 21st 2012 by jakeobrien
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As it is not CGC graded, your best option is the one with the certificate.
Most collectors who are serious about the signed comics they collect will demand a certificate if it isn't CGC. Otherwise, as you can see - it just isn't worth as much.
Is it worth 50% of the non-certified book? From the price trends I have seen. Yes, absolutely.
That is a Midtown certificate too - so you can check that it is authentic with them. As certificates go, that is a good one.
answered Aug 21st 2012 at 18:47 by matt
Mind if i add my two bob? Unless the item is sealed, graded and stamped correctly by the issuer they are not a 100% guarrenteed to be authenticly signed or issued. Midtown comics does have a huge respected place in the industry but certificates can be very easily copied and reproduced to add authenticity to a product ( Usually with added value as well). The cost of having a comic graded ,sealed and certified with number of print run is more often than not far greater than the value of an item will reach in a life time. The service would be fine with a genuinely one off edition (hence the limited number editions) number 13 of 500 printed for example. Best to stick with your local friendly neighbourhood comic store that you trust.But remember especially when impulse buying that price is NOT an indicator of true value.There is Nothing like getting your items signed by your your artist and having a camera handy :) Cheers
answered Sep 5th 2012 at 16:08 by ChavenQLD
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