I sent some modern books weeks ago to CGC for grading and the results are in. I'm just waiting for these books come back.
1) Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3 10/87 (9.0)
2) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5 1985 (9.6)
3) The Tenth #1 Tower Records Exclusive 9/99 (5.5)
4) The Magdalena Angelus 1/2 Tower Records Exclusive 2000 (9.8)
5) Fathom #1 (12) Tower Records Exclusive 7/00 (9.4)
Any body here interested I just put my Graded Tower Records Exclusives books up for a 3-day
Branching out from coins to one of my 1st collecting passions
My path on collecting is a diverse one and an ecclectic one. The first collections I ever had was that of baseball cards, Topps, Fleer and Donruss. I also enjoyed sending cards off to the stars of the time for autographs, and this started my love and passion for collecting.
As I have mentioned before in my journals here, my card collecting led to comic books, namely Batman and especially Frank Millers' treatment of
Wait till you have some $'s saved up and grade them when you can.
Any paper (from what I'm told) is relatively collectible. Think of what happens to most of this stuff. Kids roll up the comics to swat each other, or flies, or they throw them across the room. Maybe after they read it, they just trash it if they didn't like it. What I'm getting at is that if you have some really descent condition comics, they may not grade out as 9.8's but some may get a 7 or 8.5, which is a great grade for
I'm moving so slow with this, it is amazing I can even consider it forward progress. Been looking through my comics. I had more than I thought. Some Silver Age stuff! But are they worth saving?
When I was a kid, my dad would take me to a comic book store near my neighborhood. It was run by this big tattooed burly guy. (Thinking back, he now reminds me a little of the Comic Book Guy from ?The Simpsons.?) Although big and scary, he also seemed like a really nice person. I would come in once a we
Well, I'm stuck. With a limited budget, do I start properly bagging/boarding my really old comics or do I keep to my 80s Modern Age comics? I'm stuck...
My problem is I don't know if the so called Silver Age comics I have are worth the effort. Some of them are showing their age. Creases near the staples, yellow pages, some yellowing on the covers. Does their age alone make them worth saving?
Is a #23 "Weird Mystery Tales" w/ creases in the binding (around staples) worth the preserving? What
Due to recent problems I've been having, I wonder if buying graded comics is the best way a collector on a budget can go.
I had to get a little bit of work done on my car. That turned into a lot of work and a huge bill. This combined with a credit card bill that is already large and the fact that my work is slowing down means that I've been looking at the way I buy my comics.
Mostly I've been buying graded stuff from Ebay and Heritage. The prices are usually pretty high for 9.6 or higher stu
What am I doing?
I have a number of comix that date back a decade, mostly all Incredible Hulk issues, stored in plastic bags, and would like to get them graded and stored properly before they lose their value. Problem is, although I have the comix, I have no idea how to even begin!
Lofty goals abound!
OK, I've decided to leave ebay behind, save for a few slabbed books to buy every now and then. ebay was not good to me in 2007 and I found it just too arduous a task to try and sell books to build the collection I really want.
That said, I now intend to find the greatest specimens in the raw at conventions and shops up and down the East coast. It may take me the next 20 years to complete the sets I've added to my profile, but I will do it. And I will enjoy every moment
Comics I loved as a kid I want to read again.
I am sure that we all have our first comic story. when i was a kid I remember the comics on the wire rack and my Grandmother would let me pick one every now and then to read: G.I. Combat, Ghost, House of Mystery. Lately I have been feeling nostalgic. I want to read the old books. Times may have changed but for some reason those old stories and art still grab me.
Seems like they must be grabbing a lot of us again. Tried to find a few on eBay and
...a personal "hidden" gaol...
I can only thank God that I am an American, and that I am not in Bosnia, Somalia, Kuwait, or those other vacation resorts that I've been. While I am still here in America, I have some personal goals that I would like to attain.
Granted, I do not have a whole bunch of series that I am getting graded, and hopefully I can keep it to what I have, maybe less.
What I was keeping in the back of my mind, was being able to attain the 2K mark in the registry lev
Where does Mid-grade end and High-grade begin?
I have noticed in the new Overstreet Price Guide 8.0 Silver Age Comics have gone slightly down in price. This has not been my experince in the market place on Ebay or elsewhere. And can I get some feedback from fellow collecters out there where does high grade begin for the Silver age I keep getting different opions on the subject. Some say 8.0-8.5 others say 9.2. I would love to have a collection of all NM Silver Age Comics but I am very happy wi
...and now time for the ride!
I tell ya, it's something to attain #1 over the years of collecting, especially with a series that has more than 4 issues and a vast of varients. It was a learning experience, and expensive one also. MARVEL MADNESS, your a great person, and thank you for your offers on comics on LADY DEATH. You unknownly set a goal for me, and I attained that goal. It's funny, I finish up my collection just as I finish up my career in the Air Force. All the best to you and yo
New and old? Finding Action Comics #1??? Good luck because its probaply not going to happen.
Hi, I am a big collector and I mainly like to collect Marvel and DC. mY personal favourites are Action Comics, Superman, Spiderman, Captain America and the Avengers. I have been looking on ebay for the original Action Comics #1, but all I can find is reprints, it is really hard I'm guessing to find one. I have been buying on Ebay for quite some time now and I have been looking and looking for Action co
Is finding Amazing Fantasy #15 to Easy to be true???
I have been on Ebay for quite some years now and I look for good deals, a very valuable comic is Amazing Fantasy #15, it is the first appearance of spiderman. I have found many of them on ebay, surprising? NOT, have a look for yourself, there are tons of them on ebay for amazing deals, lots of people are all over trying to get them, good luck. Thx for reading
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Surprise, Surprise, its Ironman!!!
I am a big comic collector and I enjoy looking what people are selling there comics for. My main source is Ebay, I use it and surprisingly there are quite of few of them on there. Tales of Suspense #39 is the very first appearence of Ironman, if you are looking for it and you cannot find it on CGC auctions, than go on ebay, chances are that there is a few of them out there hanging around for outstanding deals
Just a random #
Maybe not, Hulk #181 is the first appearance of Wolverine. Now if you look in a guide book, you are most likely to see a picture of that one because they uaually show ones that are special, and this one is very special indeed. Its NM price is a wopping $10,000!!! that thousands of dollars more than the one before it or even after it.
Learn ways to reducde your bulk comic shipping lots by....
Wanna know how???save tons of money on shipping on big lots of comics!!! I have lots of experience with this and it is really true! When buying, ask for them to take away the backer boards, it reduces shipping cost like you wont believe, dont believe me? than go on ebay and ask some comic sellers, they'll tell you so! Thx for reading, hope you enjoy some more of my articles.
Ever thought of ebay and valuable comics? check this out!
Ebay is filled with deals galore, this is where comics come in, do you want to find the comic of your dream that a comic shop is asking for a hell of a price??? Use ebay, they have some outstanding deals that you will love. Pointer- When buying valuable comics, try to buy them in CGC because you never know what can happen to it in the shipping. Thx for reading and read some of my other articles.
Comics have (----) in them which makes them rot.
Old comics have acid in there pages because pulp paper was used, the acid eats away at the comic itself, and no matter how hard you try, comics will eventually eat away at themselves. Thats is why comics are made with waxed paper now so they cant rot away at themselfs. Thx for reading and hope you will read some more of my articles.
yay cant wait
From Amazing Spider-man 1 to present i am missing 44 issues and out of the entire collection i have 101 cgc. It took two generations and a whole lot of money but it's worth it. In a couple of weeks i'll be taking my family to the NY Comic Con in Javitts and hope to narrow my missing issues to half. What's even cool, Stan "The Man" Lee is going to be there. Last year it was impossible to get his signature but hoping to get it this year even if it does cost 200 to get his signature
i can't decide between 2 books for my collection. AAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!
I can't decide if i want to get soulfire pitts preview 9.8 ss or get Aspen 1 cgc 9.8 ss wizard world varient.
I wish i could get both.
that's it for now
df signings no good to cgc
Have a dynamic forces with John Romita Jr signature, purchased and authenticated with certificate by the company but when CGC it gets Qualified label with description writing on cover and numbered. If you are a SS collector, dont buy Dynamic Forces special covers already signed.