Tag Archives: Robert M. Overstreet

Pop Culture Potpourri: Star Wars, Action Comics Number 1, and more

Pop Culture Potpourri: Star Wars, Action Comics Number 1, and more

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Star Wars Toys The record-setting prices for Star Wars toys have really established a tone at Hake’s Auctions ever since they landed the Russell Branton collection. Their March 2019 auction continued that trend. For example, a Luke Skywalker 12-back double telescoping AFA 80 closed at $25,311, the 1980 Empire […]

Bob Overstreet’s Call to Remember Why We Love Comics

Bob Overstreet’s Call to Remember Why We Love Comics

Comic Character Collectibles by J.C. Vaughn At 80 and showing few signs of slowing down, author and publisher Robert M. Overstreet, who launched The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide in 1970, is at work on the 49th edition of his best-known book. He began the year in his “Comic Book Marketplace” column in the January […]

Comic Book Grading

Comic Book Grading

The Overstreet Definitions By Robert M. Overstreet & the Gemstone Publishing Staff (c)2018 Gemstone Publishing. Used by Permission. As with most collectibles, with comic books condition is king. The Overstreet Grading Standards have been developed over decades with input from comic book dealers, collectors, historians and preservation experts. When grading a comic book, common sense […]

Making The Grade: The Importance of Third Party Grading in Comics

Making The Grade: The Importance of Third Party Grading in Comics

Making The Grade: The Importance of Third Party Grading in Comics By J.C. Vaughn “Accurate grading of comic books has never been more important because the stakes have never been higher. While most of us don’t dwell in the rarified atmosphere of selling or buying CGC-certified 9.0 copies of Action Comics #1 for $3.2 million, […]