I couldn't help but wonder...
if there is a "picture friendly" website or blogpost out there on the 'net that will give hobbyist a better understanding on how the accurately grade comics and some of the commonly used terms when grading comics. for example, it would be helpful to a newbie if they could visit a site a see visuals of different bindery tears, or the different degrees of foxing, page whiteness, etc... just reading about it in the different grading qualifiers doesn't allow a collec
I still don?t get it.
I know the gang at the Collectors Society does a bang up job. It must be a huge task trying to keep up with everything going on in the comic book world while making sure the web site stays as up-to-date as possible. This is a great community to be a part of and I enjoy managing my collection while comparing it to all the others in the world. My problem and I?m sure I?m not alone in this, is with the current system used to determine the point value of our books.
Books made it safely to CGC, and everything was verified yesterday. I'm hoping my packing did work for the books' safety, and now I'm just int the waiting period hoping that they get a good grade.
And they are listed as the variant editions that I failed to put on my paperwork. Much as I thought they've most likely seen the mistake I have made, and being the thorough professionals they are recorded appropriately.
Newbie Mistakes and Jitters
Well, I sent my first submissions ever off in the mail last Wednesday. I'm fairly confident that my packaging was sufficient enough to survive the trip, but my mind keeps wandering on various things that could go wrong or I might have done wrong.
Things like, did I remember to include in the package my introductory coupons? I'm pretty sure that I did, but being the rookie that I am, I psyche myself out with things like that.
The other thing which has me sort
Be sure you?re insured.
I don?t know about you, but sometimes I think to myself, ?What if someone stole my collection?? or ?What if my collection was destroyed by fire?? The first thing that came to mind for me was, ?I should be fine because I have homeowners insurance?. Maybe, maybe not. Take a look at some of the highlights below from the following article: http://www.comicartfans.com/SubNewsDetails.asp?NID=1377
If you watch the news, you know unexpected tragedies like burglaries, fires an
As to my previous journal entry, I was very skeptical submitting my comics at the NY Comicon.
Finally I spoke with customer service, and all of my 16 comics are in their system, with all signatures. I don't know if anyone has felt this way the first time submitting comics, but I felt relieved when she told me they received them and being verified. Also I should be receiving them around April. Can't wait
I attended the NY Comic Con at the Jacob Javitz Center on 2/7/09.
I did some research about CGC graded comics and also on the signature series. so I went through all of my comics and selected 16 to get them sign and graded at the show.I read up on how to submit my comics and to have a form ready for the person at the show. I was very skeptical on how everything works with getting my comics sign by the artist. When I got to the show I went to the CGC booth. the guy told me that he will try and g
My 3 Free Express
So I'm heading to the post office today at lunch to send in my first ever submissions! My previous CGC books were acquired at a convention.
I'm kind of nervous about whether or not I filled out the submission form correctly, whether they're packed appropriately, etc. Hopefully everything is done correctly, and no damages occur in transit, and the way I've packed them is easy for the graders to open.
I'll probably have my stomach churning until I hear something from CG
So the three I used with the coupon show as graded through the online invoice...
and I'm a little dissapointed to say the truth. The three with the coupon were a ASM #122, ASM #129, and ASM #300. I'm completely happy with the ASM #300, its coming back a 9.4 WHITE PAGES(yay!), but the ASM #122 and #129 are coming back 6.0's OW/W Pages... Based on my experience reading the Overstreet guidelines and dealing with a number of other books (slabbed and unslabbed), I figured that the ASM #122 would
Richie Rich, Star Trek, & Uncle Scrooge
Well I've made it to 100,000 Registry Points. I'm amazed; I never thought I'd make it this far. Collecting comics is a very relaxing and rewarding pastime. I really enjoy opening a new shipment of comics, scanning them, and adding them to my sets. Thanks for all the sellers out there who have helped me in my quest of comics.
Casper Space Ship #4 in CGC 9.6 from Feb-72 put me over the top.
Check it out- there?s nothing like the original.
A good friend of mine who works in the comic book industry got me hooked on collecting original comic book art about 10 years ago. I had no idea at the time that you could buy the original art used in the creation of the actual comic book itself. It?s not cheap, but it?s very rewarding and displays beautifully when framed, especially if you can find a talented framer who can really make the art stand out. I?m happy with the small collection I?ve
My Packet Arrived Today
Finally rec'd my welcome packet in the mail today!
I've already flipped through the contents, and now I'm already flipping through my collection to see which 3 of my books I want to send in with my free coupon!
It's been just over a week since I decided to join, and I find myself each day walking to the mailbox with excitement for mail like I haven't had in a long time. It's almost like I'm a kid waiting for his secret decoder ring.
I wonder if you're notified when it ships or if you just head to the mailbox one day and get the surprise.
Figuring Things Out
After playing around through the various sites, and reading through lots of posts on the chat boards, I finally figured out how to manage my sets/collections/etc.
Now that I actually know HOW it all makes a lot of sense, but for a newcomer it's not a very user friendly tool for which I had to kind of dig around for information. There should almost be some sort of a tutorial about getting started as the current FAQ page did not have any information I was looking for.
So I finally decided to send in some of my collection...
in total I sent in 13 books, including ASM 122, 129, 298, and 300... i'm hoping to get some pretty high grades on these, as they appear in the 9.0 and higher range uncertified... so i'll keep my fingers crossed !
I'll add these to my registry once they've been graded
Rookie Collector / Beginner Member
So here I am, now a Premium Member of CGC. I've been debating joining for well over 2 or 3 years. Pretty much ever since I learned about this place. How on earth did it take so long to discover such a wonderful thing? *shrugs* I pretty much just read what I read, and paid little attention to anything else.
And then one day while I was surfing around on the internet, and came across CGC, and went through the website fascinated by everything that I saw.
top ten reasons cgc should...
okay, this will be my first real journal,2 days before nycc.i was thinking about how i like to submit my books at the con(,one to save money on shipping,two cgc ss,three to avoid damages and losses through the initial shipping to them)so i see dave gibbons will be there,and think to my self sweet time too get those graphitti designs HCs signed.so knowing that cgc wont grade hardcovers,i began to wonder why.is it just the sheer amount of pages to inspect, is it tha
Could I have just discovered a new variety for a Batman comic?
Well, it took me awhile to find this, it's been sitting in the collection for a year or two, but take a look at the picture below. When the Aurora Comic Scenes hoard started coming to the market I decided to get one copy of each. After getting 5 of the 10 issues I notice that the other five were not coming up for sale very often. I did a CGC pop. check and found that the Batman(15 graded), Tarzan, Tonto, Spider-Man, and Lone Ranger
I entered my first graded comic yesterday.
I have always referred to my wife as "Wonder Woman", even before we started dating some 20 years ago. I've also always liked to watch the Wonder Woman tv show when it was on. Though I have never been a real comic reader, I decided to persue this comic as my entry way into CGC. I entered a 9.8 copy of the 2006 edition of issue #21 in my registry yesterday. I now have two more graded issues on the way and have purchased dozens of raw books for my col
I'm doin' my best to try and get issues 150-155 of GI JOE in 9.8 WP's. So far I managed to get the hardest one (mainly due to price!) #155. I saw a 9.6 copy of #153 on ebay throughout the last couple of weeks, but really wanted to hold out for one of those 17 copies of 9.8 out there. Well a guy who I just got another comic from a couple of days ago put one up on ebay just in time for me to add it to my order, and he only charged me an extra penny in shipping! Hallelujah, baby!! I also