We Are Buying
A-1 Comics has always been involved in the purchase of large and small collections, expensive and inexpensive,
in all collectible fields. What we are able to pay will depend upon the item, it's condition and what the current market
demand for that item is. We will travel to very large and or expensive collections but have found that the best offers are
generated when the collectibles are brought into the store. This allows us to not only use all the tools at our disposal to
determine a fair market value but also demonstrate to the seller the importance of condition and show them pricing on similar items.
Our goal is to complete a transaction which works for the store but also leaves the seller confident that they received the highest
offer possible. We pay immediately. There is no collection that is too large either in terms of size or value. We are well capitalized
buyers with an extensive network of customers. We will attempt to buy the “entire collection” so the seller receives maximum value. If,
in the event there are only a few items that we need or are collectible, we will make the best possible offer on those items. We have
buyers for all categories at both stores.
Please call with any questions.
Expensive or Large Collections:
We are currently very active in the following categories:
Brian Peets, Sacramento & Roseville
We buy all comics printed prior to 1990 depending upon condition. We will buy collections from 1990 to present, and are actively
seeking them, but there are comics from those years that have little to no collector interest, ( i.e. most comics 1992-1998 ).
A premium is paid for Golden Age books, Silver and Bronze Age Marvel and DC books and comics featuring current popular Characters
such as Deadpool, Harley Quinn, and others.
We pay up to 3X Guide for all key books: Batman #1, Superman #1, Spider-Man #1, Incredible Hulk #1, Giant Size X-Men #1, Star Wars #1,
Brave and the Bold #28, Showcase #4, etc.
We currently buy 5-10 comic collections per week and are looking for more. We are also interested in comic related items such as Fanzines,
Portfolios, Comic Magazines, Art Books, etc.
Comic art, both covers and interiors, Pulp art, especially covers and illustration art of all types-Magazine covers, interior illustrations,
cover proofs, all genres wanted.
GAME CARDS- MAGIC, YU-GI-OH, POKEMON
We buy all Magic- very high prices on Power 9 cards and the early sets, particularly in High Grade. You will be surprised at how much we offer
for quality magic collections. We will look at all Yu-Gi-Oh cards. For Pokemon we are most interested in the Base set and Tournament Legal cards.
TRADE PAPERBACKS/GRAPHIC NOVELS
Unless the condition is poor we buy all trades. Like new condition is preferred. Most trades are eventually clearanced by the publishers
so it is rare to have a trade gain value. We have a very large selection of new trades in our brick and mortar stores that are discounted 50%
so we have to buy accordingly.
Bowen Designs, Sideshow Collectibles, Hot Toys,and Kotobukiya are the most sought after statues or mini-busts. We also buy all others to
keep a wide, appealing inventory on hand. Condition is critical with this group as is having all the original packaging in excellent
condition. Often ½ the value is in the packaging. Broken pieces, paint chips, missing pieces or damaged boxes all have a significant
bearing on the value.
Vintage toys are at the top of the list- Star Wars, G I Joe, Transformers, Mego, and Star Trek. We purchase Marvel Legends, McFarlane and
DC Direct on a regular basis. We purchase loose figures in excellent condition but will pay much more for figures in mint packaging.
We have bought all types of toys over the years and enjoy looking at all types of collections.
NON SPORT & SPORT CARDS:
We purchase all non-sport card sets, wax boxes, chase cards and illustrated binders
Sport cards must be pre-1970 and in excellent condition with some exceptions. Buyers are located at the Sacramento location and an appointment by phone must be made beforehand.