Well I was on eBay and found a guy selling Giant Size X-Men #1 (first appearance of the new team, Storm, Colossus, etc and Wolverine joins) as well as X-Men 94 & 95. These are huge key issues, worth a nice chunk. Well he was doing an auction lot with a Buy It Now option, as well as Make an Offer. So I did. And it was accepted. Ooops. Time to hit the bank. Good news is I’m upgrading my current copy of Giant Size X-Men #1, so I can flip my worse condition copy back on eBay. Other good news is that I need X-Men 94 & 95. But this was not a smart decision given that I just had to shell out $400 for a new rim for my car (I busted one; this is not “pimping my ride”.
I’m a big fat dummy.
We all make mistakes.
I’m actually closing in on my goal of collecting X-Men #1-200. I’ve got about 130 issues covered so far. Still need #1-9, but part of the plan is as I accumulate lots as well as upgraded copies, I’ll be able to sell off the lesser condition ones and buy more expensive versions or those other elusive ones. X-Men #1 in “Garbage” condition is actually pretty affordable. Because God knows I’ll never own that one in anything better than a Fine/Very Fine by the time I die.