I'm sending in my first submissions to CGC. ASM 20, 24 and 32
Hoping that I get a decent grade on these. I haven't taken them out of the mylar in years and they have been stored out of all light, so we'll see. Looking forward to seeing the final grading!
it was bound to happen...
so effective May 1st, CGC is raising the cost on the grading fees.. no big surprise. what sucks is that they are also chopping 5 years off of the modern service, by now defining modern books as 1980 and newer... which makes grading books 1975-1979 a little more expensive.
i guess i'll be flooding CGC with a bunch of stuff before the new fees take effect May 1st... get your stuff postmarked by April 30th and you should be good.
Sent my first 4 comics the end of March
Well, my first 4 were received and verified on 3/30. I don't have a large collection by any means but enjoy what I have. These will be my first graded comics so I'm very curious to see how they come out.
The books I sent were:
Witchblade 1 & 2
Spectacular Spider-Man 21
Amazing Spider-Man 185
I purchased the Witchblade books new and they have been bagged/boarded since they were bought.
The other two were bought from a family member when
any aussie collectors out there?
hi everyone, im looking for some aussie collectors to chat with.
i dont know anyone around my town that collect comics, let alone involved with CGC, so im throwing it out there! talk to me people!?
Choosing the right books?
So here?s the thing. Do you send raw books to CGC for grading, or do you buy books that are already graded? For the most part I like to buy books that are already graded. Yes, it?s expensive, but I know exactly what I?m getting and there is zero risk involved. However if I can find the raw books I want in high grade for a good price then why not submit them myself and try to save some money? [NOTE: It?s a good idea to ask lots of clarifying questions about the conditi
The list is based on desirability, rarity, page quality, grades, availability in no particular order and my own personal opinion!
1. White Mountain
3. Pacific Coast
4. Green River
5. Mass. Copy
8. Rocky Mountain
9. Western Penn
11. Bowling Green
15. Mile High II
16. Big Apple
17. Circle 8
18. Cosmic Aeroplane
19. Mohawk Valley
20. Don Rosa
21. Salida- no superhereos
What to send next?
Now that I've spent my free Express coupons, I'm going through the rest of my collection to try and decide what to submit next....All of these books of course, will all be submitted under Modern; hell my first submissions weren't worth being graded under the *free* Express coupons...The 3 of them only totaled $150 before grading, I think.
My collection isn't all that rare or impressive, but I enjoy it, and I have some books I'm proud of...I don't think I have anything wort
joined my 1st registry.
Want to say hello, and that I'm alot better on the PC (using more than one finger) than I was 7 mos, ago. I've finally got enough books graded to start my registry. I look forward to competing and having fun. When I first joined the collectors society, I was just looking to get my books graded, but after browsen around, reading journals etc. I'm glad I joined. Nuff Talk...
And I'm VERY Happy with them!!!
My first 3 submissions from my Express coupons are now officially graded, and I must say that I am VERY happy with the grades they received:
1. Amazing Spider-Man #583 - Variant Edition Barack Obama Cover 1st Printing: 9.8 (Near Mint/Mint)
I actually thought out of the 3 I sent in, this one would have been a lower grade. I bought this one from a seller on eBay the day the issue came out because a bunch of people sucked up all the copies from my store. I fo
I've taken a big step toward getting the entire Savage She-Hulk vol. 1 in CGC 9.8.
Four more books (14, 15, 19, and 20) bring me to 68% complete. 17 down, only 8 more to go. Days like today are exciting. The tough part is still ahead. #25 is going to be tough since it's low circulation and a solid black cover.
Of the 8 I'm missing all but #21 have a 9.8 somewhere already graded. I actually have a few #21's at CGC right now that I'm hoping to get one 9.8 out of. Most of the other 7 only
It's getting more and more difficult.
Between the increasing number of collectors added to the registry every day and the determination of existing collectors who are continually adding to their sets, I am having a heck of a time staying in the top 500! Selfish I know, and I?m sure I?m the only one who cares about overall ranking, but I like being in the top 500. Besides, we?re in a recession people- you should be saving your money! What?s that? You are saving money by investing in a stable ma
The Yancy Street Collection is somewhat complete!
For the past 4 years I have laboured hard attempting to collect the Lee/Kirby FF issues 1-102 and annuals 1 thru 7. I have also attempted to collect each of these issues with a pedigree designation without breaking the bank. As many of you may know FF pedigree issues do not come up for sale often and many can be well out of my own price range.
I have amassed 32 or so FF pedigree books both raw and CGC copies through various sites. Althoug
When I first joined CGC as a Premium Member, I was confused and overwhelmed. Here is what I've learned since then!
I have only been a member of CGC/Collectors Society since February first of this year, however I think I have finally figured those burning questions I had at the beginning out, and learned my way around a little bit. I had really only JUST found out about CGC a couple of years ago, and last year acquired my first two CGC certified books at WW Chicago 2008. And I found them to b
Went to see the movie yesterday, and I have absolutely no idea if I liked it.
So a bunch of my friends and I went to see a matinee showing of Watchmen yesterday. And I THINK I didn't like it. I'm not entirely sure. I know I didn't love it. And I didn't get the same experience from it than I did the book. Which I guess makes sense as movies are entirely different from books. You don't have time constraints, budget constraints, and the like with books. But the movie gave me different feel
Statement of the Problem, Conceptual Definitions, Implications of the Research/Summary
Chapter I: Introduction
Virtually all forms of media violence have come under close scrutiny. Many media entertainment industries have had to devise a self-regulating system or face criticism from the public and run the risk of external regulation by the government. This scrutiny of media entertainment includes most prominently the film industry, television, video games, comic books and music. The topi
This is what an obsession for comic book collecting will do to a man! Not to mention the desire to test a hypothesis.
Over the next few weeks I will be revising my Master's Thesis, chapter by chapter. Originally published in December 2003, I will make revisions to better fit the audience of the CGC journal entries rather than that of the original scholarly audience. Hopefully, readers will be able to enjoy and share the journey I had while conducting and collecting research on my thesis as
This week I've been contemplating about buying an Ultimate SpiderMan #1 (red) CGC 9.8 for $399 off of ebay (item #110353686787)...
but yesterday my other 10 comics I sent in with the 3 Col Soc Coupon showed up as "Scheduled for Grading" online... so I figured I'd wait to see the grades online for these before I spend the $400, since I sent in one of my copies of Ultimate SpiderMan #1 (red) to get graded... and... ITS A 9.8 !!!!! I'm so stoked !!! HIGHEST GRADED COPY !!!
it was the only 9.8 o
I'm apparently impatient & Anxious
Simply wondering how much longer my order is going to remain in Verified Status before it moves onto grading. Been over a week now. I hope it's because there is just a long line in front of me, and not because I did something wrong. Of course then again I suppose if I DID do something wrong, CGC would have gotten in contact with me.
I guess I should keep this particular rambling fairly short n' sweet.
Watchmen & Wolverine Books Are Hot
As Hollywood delves deeper in the great world of comic books to create movies from the white pages of our favorite superheroes, i would imagine CGC is receiving a backlog of books for grading. Most likely, collectors are attempting to cash in on the movies and sending books to CGC for grading.
Unfortunately, there are always people waiting to try and take advantage and make a quick buck. As diligent collectors in the hobby, we should be grateful at
And waiting I am, so here's a loooong entry if you care to read while YOU wait
So about a week and a half ago I packed up and sent out what I considered to be my 3 most valuable comics for my first time grading submission. It seems I have something of a wait on my hands now, so here are some things I have done and some other things that have gone through my head during this whole first time experience. It seems as if so far I've done everything correct (hopefully).
After I received my pack