CGC Journals

Michael Turner 1971-2008

You will be missed. Michael Turner 1971-2008 A really good friend of mine called from Santa Monica and broke the news to me the morning after it happened. I had only met Mike a couple of times when I was in town visiting my friend, who was very close to Mike, but anyone who has ever met him will tell you what a great person he was. Mike was well known by friends, family and fans for being one of the nicest most genuine guys you?d ever want to meet. What I will remember most is his smile, sin

surfer99

surfer99

06/30/2008

 

The last few books for my Cap registry set!!

With these last two books I now have the most complete current Cap set in the World! The last two books were graded onsite in Wizard World Chicago, and I just got them in my hands today. I can't register them just yet because the serial numbers are too fresh, but I had to share the fact that I got these books! So the first one I got is the Captain America #8 Joe Jusko Variant, signed by Joe Jusko and the grade came back 9.8! This copy was even the original variant copy I picked up from my

Raphael11

Raphael11

06/30/2008

 

Goals for my CGC Registry sets in 2008

The year already half way through and I just realized I never set a goal for my collection for this year! Goals I set for myself in my CGC Registry set to be completed before the end of the year: 1) Increase the number of double cover ASMs in my registry set by 5 books. The current count in 2007 is 14 books. My stretch goal will be 6 additional books to make it an even 20. 2) Increase my standing in my ASM set to #40. I'm going to try to do this with only double covers. 3) Start to
 

My Captain America (2005) registry set - nearly 100% complete!

My registry set isn't exactly 100% complete, but it's 97%, and way ahead of anyone else who also has a set registered in the same category. The journey has been long and tedious, but as of today, I have nearly completed my hunt for NM+/M copies of this outstanding modern series, arguably one of the best comics that's been released on a monthly basis since it started in 2005. At 97% complete, I actually own numerous books that are currently 1-of-a-kind books on the census. Being a member of t

Raphael11

Raphael11

06/24/2008

 

***Silver Age Pedigree Histories***

Here is some information on silver age pedigree gathered from multiple internet sources (Will continue to update)!!! Bethlehem Collection In 1990, Joe Rainone was approached by a man at a convention who said he had a huge collection of comics for sell if he could come up with $30,000. Joe talked it over with his partner Phil Weiss, who where both initially apprehensive until the man had explained he was an attorney helping liquidate the estate of one Stanley Pachon in Bethlehem, PA. An appoi

Crazy Canuck

Crazy Canuck

06/24/2008

 

Updated my Lady Death

Won it off Ebay! Alright, I tried to get the chromium edition and send it in to get graded, and all 3 came back with some sort of acrynom that I still don't know what they mean! SO, I was able to get Lady Death #1 at UNIVERSAL grade 9.6...and at an affordable price at that. Let's just say that I like the blue label a heck of alot better than the purple label! Yellow of course ranks supreme.

Skeester

Skeester

06/23/2008

Star Trek Gold Key 20K

I've reached 20,000 registry point with my Star Trek set. I've been lucky this year picking up several 9.6s that have come on the market recently. This has boosted my set to 20k points. View it here: http://comics.www.collectors-society.com/registry/comics/PeopleSetDetail.aspx?PeopleSetID=2471 Here's a picture of my latest acquisition; Star Trek #9 CGC 9.6
 

What an surprisingly expensive day for comics!

I bet when you get your comics that you probably have the store owner pull your comics for you and you pick which you can afford to get now and later, but staying within your budget... thats doesn't seems to be the case with me, because when I leave and glance at the receipt... I go, 'Wtf happen to not over $40 dude!' Hiyo, I must start off saying that I am glad that im a son of a father who was a mathematic teacher with two masters in math and one in science. I also am a proud son of a m

UnRestedSpectre

UnRestedSpectre

06/21/2008

100 Up

X-Men Milestone Well I've finally achieved a milestone of sorts - 100 (now 101) Uncanny X-Men graded comics. It has been a while in coming and I would have got here alot sooner if I hadn't sold off nearly all my 9.8's last year. I'm back on track now and the 100th book was purchased from board member 'Beachbum' - thanks mate

Matmarvel

Matmarvel

06/16/2008

 

Captain America "need" list

Over the past few years, I?ve put together strait/complete runs of: Ultimate Spider-Man; Daredevil Vol. 2; Ultimate Fantastic Four and a few others. I?m still working on my Avengers and Captain America collections. Captain America Vol. 1:   104-106 108 110 112 114 116-117 120-122 124-129 131 133-136 138-139 141-142 145-150 153-157 163-164 166 169 184 187 212 214 220 227 230-231 234-235 241-242 251 273 283 285 409 425 435   C

Animalvader1

Animalvader1

06/15/2008

 

Waiting

Impatient in PA Here it is Comic book convention season again, and the Grading has slowed to a crawl. I went to Wizard world Philly recently to submitt a buch of comics for signature series and also have some of those secret Invasion Con covers sketched on and submitted and now I have to wait for them to come back. I can't actually watch the progress of these comics because they were submitted on site and not through the website unfortunatley but I did submit some other comics just after com
 

Avengers "need" list

Over the past few years, I?ve put together strait/complete runs of: Ultimate Spider-Man; Daredevil Vol. 2; Ultimate Fantastic Four and a few others. I?m still working on my Avengers and Captain America collections. Avengers, Vol. 1 "need" list: 1-3 6 14 53 71 75-76 78-82 85-89 91-98 109-110 130 133-134 137 162 166   West Coast Avengers, Vol.2 93-96

Animalvader1

Animalvader1

06/14/2008

 

What a surprising time for comics!

Guess what the best thing to do after seeing "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" and "Kung-Fu Panda" at your local theater? *Movie Spoiler Alert* Hiyo! So after a gruesome work day I thought to rewarded myself with some "one-on-one" time with my local big screen theater yesterday. I must say... going early to the movies for the 11:50am "Kung-Fu Panda" and then 1:50pm "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" was the best thing to do, because I didnt feel like d

UnRestedSpectre

UnRestedSpectre

06/12/2008

 

What a fine day for Comics!

Guess what a regular blue collar job can help you afford with ten extra hours of overtime pay at $10.50 an hour!? Hiyo! Yesterday I have proudly rewarded myself with comics after a grueling 65 hours of part-time pay of 10.50 an hour for two-weeks. After all that manual labour in order to afford the upcoming DC comic titles slated to come out this second week of June is was well worth the total price of all I got of $148.98. Man... trying to catch up on my favorite DC titles and events i

UnRestedSpectre

UnRestedSpectre

06/10/2008

 

A few recent submissions

Just a couple issues I submitted and why I sent them in. Just looked and seen that a few books I've submitted are listed as received. Its been about a week and I think that its taking them a little longer to grade them. The books submitted are Hellblazer #1 which I bought back when it first come out. I may start trying to get the first dozen issues graded. Sandman #2 another issue that I bought back when it first came out. I love this series and will probably get the entire series grade.

garsull2

garsull2

06/07/2008

 

My first CGC'd 9.9

I submitted 4 raw modern books for grading and the results are sweet! They are: 2 copies of Batman: Secrets #1 CGC @ 9.9 both copies 2 copies of The Transformers #0 2005 Botcon Exclusive @ 9.6/9.8I have so many books not enough money. We'll see what I get next time I submit.

kingpin562

kingpin562

06/06/2008

Defenders 8 CGC 9.6

Latest addition; up next...San Diego! Well, I took my own advice and spent a little more on a book that has all the qualities I'm looking for: rare high grade issue from the Bronze age (only 9 of these on the CGC census to date...and it's the highest graded copy), a sweet battle cover, a guest appearance by my favorite character, and it even includes Chapter 1 of The Defenders vs. The Avengers epic battle (GREAT story!). Thank you finuga for parting with this one! The book also features a "bon

surfer99

surfer99

06/04/2008

Moving forward again...slowly

Got bags! Got boards! The process begins... Okay, now keep in mind, I have really bad rheumatoid arthritis. I've had it for close to 30 yrs. (I was diagnosed w/ it as a kid. It happens.) So, if my progress seems slow, you'll know why. Bagging/boarding has begin. I have a box, too. I?d say, I probably have over a hundred possibly more) Incredible Hulk comics to go through. So far I?ve bagged/boarded about 20. ! I?m slow!!   Well, I hit my first snag already. Since I am such a newbie, I did

AngryMan

AngryMan

05/24/2008

 

***Silver Age Top 10 Pedigrees!!!***

Here is my List! HERE IS MY PERSONAL OPINION OF THE BEST SILVER AGE PEDIGREES THAT I HAVE SEEN: 1.PACIFIC COAST- Hands down the best overall silver age pedigree. Great page quality, flat and glossy covers with minimal spine rolls. Badge of Honour, make them very enticing! *(FYI, some issues do not have badge of honour for some reason). 2.WHITE MOUNTAIN- Very nice specimens, flat, good page quality and minimal spine rolls. Too bad for the cover dates. By far the most sought after of all

Crazy Canuck

Crazy Canuck

05/21/2008

 

Pedigree Fever!!

Part II of Comic Book Nostalgia. As a continued thought from my last journal posting, I like to reiterate my passion for collecting CGC graded Fantastic Four issues. The thought of having all my favourite issues preserved with an attached grade and having a public medium such as the comic registry to share them with everyone is very exciting! Now in my early 30?s, I must state that I have Pedigree Fever! My passion for collecting CGC grade FF issues has progressed to include pedigrees. I ha

Crazy Canuck

Crazy Canuck

05/20/2008

 

Comic Collecting Nostalgia!!

When I began collecting.... When I began collecting comics in the 80?s (11 yrs of age), life seemed so simple and fun. I remember fondly getting on my bike and riding to the local comic book store (Capital City Comics), and thumbing through long boxes in search of Fantastic Four and Transformer issues. Silver age FF issues were my favourite, it took me to a time period that I could not relate and that captivated me! The stories by Stan and art by Jack took me places within my own mind that w

Crazy Canuck

Crazy Canuck

05/14/2008

 

CGC Batch sent off

Waiting... Well I sent off a 16 book batch to CGC recently and can't wait t get it back. Most of it was Gen 13 #1 (variant covers) and a couple fathom and aphrodite. I'll have to wait and see how well I can spot a 9.8 out of my collection.

john.f.harman

john.f.harman

05/13/2008