10 HUGE Auction Sales Not on GoCollect
We all know this, but Nerdmelon.com provides free access to hundreds of thousands of completed pop culture auctions so users can calculate a FMV for their collectibles.
When it comes to comics, we provide a similar product to GoCollect. GoCollect is likely the most popular website for comic book FMV but it has it's limitations.
First of all, it only does comics. where Nerdmelon also has video game, Pokemon cards, and funko pop figure auctions.
Furthermore, GoCollect only provides data for graded comics, but at Nerdmelon you can find graded comics from all grading companies, raw comics, even lots.
But ultimately, we understand these limitations. Gocollect is just trying to focus their data in one specific area, while Nerdmelon is casting a wider net. And there's nothing wrong with either strategy.
However, if you're going to focus on graded comics only, then you better makes sure you are capturing ALL the auction data for graded comics.
So why has this come up?
We were uploading data for Sep 2021 and noticed a new record for comic books - Amazing fantasy 15 graded at 9.6 sold for 3, 600, 000. This bested the previous record, Action comics #1 graded at 8.5 which sold in April for 3, 250, 000.
This is huge. the highest ever selling comic!
Now switching gears back to GoCollect. GoCollect is mega huge - there's no doubt about that. Its established in the collecting community, it has a fancy website, staff, a legal team, partnerships with other websites. It even does other big business stuff like filing income tax returns, payroll, and the like.
So in other words, they have their act together. They know what they are doing and they've been doing it successfully for years.
Nerdmelon, on the other hand, is none of this. We have no resources, no partnerships, no income!
But this is why we were so surprised we noticed that the newest comic book record breaker was not listed on GoCollects website. In fact, GoCollect has no sales history for Amazing fantasy 15 graded at 9.6 at all. None, zero.
I was skeptical that Nerdmelon, which is essentially a hobby website, had more to say about the FMV of a high profile comic than the great go collect. But then again, maybe no one has ever fact checked GoCollects data before.
So we dug a little deeper. We ran some fact checking of our own, and ended up finding hundreds of high value comic sales that are reported on Nerdmelon, but that are not not listed on Gocollect.
We have summed up the Top 10 of these sales in this YouTube video.