Comics • Trading Cards • Toys • Board Games • Trade Paperbacks
Original Art • Statues • Paper Collectibles
A-1 Comics purchases collections of all types and we will pay premiums for the right material based on current value, condition, and demand. We pay immediately; there is no collection that is too large or expensive. Please call with any questions.
For expensive or large collections:
Lanvin Peets (cards and comics)
Brian Peets (comics and original art)
A-1 Sacramento purchasing:
Jared (comics and toys)
Aly (cards and pops)
A-1 Roseville purchasing:
Chrystian (cards and board games)
Nick (comics and minis)
A-1 Folsom purchasing:
Jeff (cards and board games)
We buy all comics printed prior to 1990 depending on condition and a selection of books after. A premium is paid for Golden Age comics, Silver and Bronze Age Marvel and DC comics, and comics featuring popular characters (Deadpool, Harley Quinn, Superman, Batman, X-Men, Spider-Man). We are also interested in comic related items such as Fanzines, Portfolios, Comic Magazines, Art Books, etc.
MAGIC: THE GATHERING & POKEMON CARDS:
We buy all MTG staples (played standard, modern, legacy/vintage, and commander singles) as well as older sealed product and other related materials (high-end dice, signs, posters, boxes, etc). A premium is paid for classic sets (Alpha, Beta, Unlimited, Arabian Nights, Antiquities, Legends, and The Dark). Classic Pokemon singles are also very also desirable (original Base Set, Jungle, Fossil, Team Rocket, Base Set 2) as well as the sealed product from the same sets.
TRADE PAPERBACKS/GRAPHIC NOVELS:
Unless the condition is poor we buy all trades. Like new condition is much 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 by 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 well as 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, My Little Pony, Mego, and Star Trek. We also 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 original mint packaging. We have bought many types of toys over the years and enjoy looking at all collections.
ORIGINAL ART / ILLUSTRATION ART:
All comic art, pulp art, magazine covers, interior illustrations, cover proofs, all genres wanted.
PULPS/BIG LITTLE BOOKS/ PAPER COLLECTIBLES:
Not as many people are as familiar with these and, admittedly, the collector market for these items is very small, but they are of great interest to myself, Brian Peets, Owner of A-1 Comics. My particular interest here are the Hero Pulps (Doc Savage, The Shadow, G-8, The Avenger) Spicy, Aviation, and Western Pulps. We also continue to buy large amounts of Science Fiction and Adventure pulps. With pulps the less common the better. Big Little Books, Sunday newspaper sections, Men's Adventure magazines, and pre-1960 magazines are all desired.
NON SPORT & SPORT CARDS:
We purchase all non-sport card sets, wax boxes, chase cards and illustrated binders
Sport cards must be pre1970 and in excellent condition with some exceptions.