...so I sent my LADY DEATH's in!
I keep looking at those empty spaces in my registry, and it just bugs the hell out of me. I had (yes, past tense) the comics for grading, but one thing or another prevented me from actually sending them out (alright, it was the wife) BUT APART FROM THAT, I started adding up some possible registry points, and realized that I'm not too far off from getting #1 in the Lady Death set. Yes, I'll have to claim temporary insanity and sell some things later, but, wel
Attempt at putting together a Mad Magazine Set Gaines File Pedigree and would like feedback
Hi all, i am trying to put together a Mad Magazine Set Gaines File Pedigree and would like feedback/comments help or any additional information on availability/market prices etc?
This is my "pet" comic book. I can find a reason to like ANY comic book, but this particular Issue was one that I could not afford when I was a young boy. I vowed that one day that I was going to own at least one. And keep it forever. This IMSM was a "true" one-shot - it was never intended to go to Issue # 2. Marvel Comics had just obtained permission to add extra titles to their Statements of Publications, so they gave Captain America and the Hulk their own titles immediately. But Marvel could
What can I say? I love high grade Marvel comics from the 1970's featuring guest appearances of my favorite characters and GREAT covers like this! Hulk #172 CGC 9.6= $200. Hulk and Juggernaut smashing through a wall together causing untold amounts of destruction= priceless. This is what comic book collecting should be!
Sure, if you're lucky you can find a Hulk #181 CGC 5.0 for around the same price, but keep in mind there are currently 2976 copies of that book on record at t
Spidey's Brand New Day
I just got my Amazing Spider-man# 546 (CGC 9.6) The Brian Hitch Variant cover and read finally read a non cgc issue. Is anyone out there happy with the results? How many times does Aunt May have to be reincarnated? The timeline has got me lost. So "The Other"no longer exists? Peter Parker goes back to web shooters? What was Joe Quesada thinking of resetting time. Sure he wiped out the whole Civil War incident. But at what cost? At least bring back Gwen Stacy.
Collecting CGC books is not so easy.
When I first started collecting CGC books about a year ago I thought, OK, the first thing I'll do is go through my 1500+ comics and slab my favorite books if they are in decent condition. Some I even sent to be pressed to get the best possible grade (note- for those who may not know, "pressing" is the process of flattening your book and getting the creases/spine roll out...this process is not considered "restoration" so you will still get a Universal Blue l
Bronze Age collector gets sucked into great Zombie series.
A few years ago, I admit...I collected all of the Ultimate titles...but I didn't really enjoy or even read the titles. This time...it's different.
Thanks to the CGC Boards, I've been sucked into a popular series of Zombie survival. With all of the Zombie craze lately, you might think I'm referring to Marvel Zombies or some of the other short lived mini series. Nope, I'm talking about The Walking Dead...
In short, I purchased the TP
CGC SS awesome
I went to the NYC Big Apple Con on 11/17/07 and brought a couple of Amazing Spider-man comics to be CGC for Signature Series.I got to meet some great Spider-man artists. Bob Layton, Alex Saviuk from the famous Spider-man (90's) Cartoon,and others. The only ones I got back not signed were those created by John Romita. I was told that he was sick that day and probably won't be signing comic books. Signature Series look cool.
If this is a sign of things to come, then I'll just stop collecting now
It's not often that you are able to find "the" comic, especially if it's limited to 1000 copies. Yes, I am in referance to Lady Death limited edition # 1 1994 issue, signed by the three, and numbered. No sooner than I had it in my hands, it was the one that I was waiting for to send off to CGC. It was enclosed in hard plastic, and it was from CHAOS comics. NOW, somehow, it is already marked with "Apparent SP".
After recalculating the numbers...
I just looked over the numbers and I will only have 3 more to add to the collection, with 7 possible upgrades, which will give me 17 total books in my registry, the same as the individual who holds #1, and he has 77% of his collection complete, Which mean, so will I!
Last submissions of 2007
When all the grading is said and done, I should be in the 90% completion of my LADY DEATH. I can't make any guarentees on the grades, but I should be close to completion. It's been fun and exciting(and expensive) getting into the comic scene. I think now that I have a better understanding of comics, I may delve into ther earlier years to collect. But first, let me secure #1 on Lady Death.....
Which 1980 NTT book sold for $230+? It wasn't No. 2. . .
Well, much to my surprise it wasn't a number 1 or the well known first Deathstroke (number 2). Instead, the 9.8 copy of number 4 went for over $230. I've been saying for some time now that book is rare in high condition, and when 1 of the 2 9.8 copies came up for sale last week, the sale price proved me right. Supply and Demand lives! Alas, I was not the one who purchased it, but I'm starting to feel much better about the 9.6 white pg c
There was a helluva "BIN or Best offer" on ebay. I guess during Christmas, people just want to sell, which I totally understand. On the same token, there can be some really good buys! I was able to buy 5 graded Ren and Stimpy 9.8 CGC for $100, postage included. I figured I saved a considerable amount in time, postage, insurance, and register return insured mail. If you do a quick breakdown, it would be like $75 to get them graded, and it would of been more than $12 each way
I am working up a list of books from my current Batman and Batman-Related Comic Book collection.
And so it begins...
I have been selling my old inventory since moving to Colorado from Oregon. My Marvel Publishing books netted me a tidy sum, but my subsequent selling of my DC Publishing books was a disappointment. I felt at least a little cheated. My old Superman and Action Comics alone should have fetched the money I recieved, that completely leaves out the Silver Age Atom, Forever People, A
2-92 is done!
Got my first MMC (#74, I believe) from a buddy of mine in Feb of 2007...and I was hooked (I had never owned a timely before!)...9 months later, no, I didn't have another baby, but I did finish my Marvel Mystery Comics run...that's right...2-92 is complete...only 2 issues are restored (3 is the Nick Cage former copy) and 22 had a staple replaced, but looks so nice, I am keeping...rest are unrestored blue, ranging from 1.8 (my #9 and the tough #86) all the way to a few 9.0 (crippin
Like I said, it wasn't as good as my first 10...
...but it helped fill in some spaces. I really must be getting old or something, cause I have like 5 of the same issues that I keep thinking I don't have. Then again, alot of that is when I win an auction for 1 issue I need, but has 2-3 of the others I already have, and they won't break up the set. Which leads me to finding a way to submit another 20 something for grading and not getting the hatchet by the wife. There are a few coins I would
No longer the only...
Remember when I said that I had the only Lady Death 1/2 red velvet graded at 9.8? Well, CGC just updated the census and now there are 3. Ahhh....it was a fun ride while it lasted. Also, just got the grades of my other 20+....ewww....wasn't as much of a pretty site as the first 10 I sent in. The average was about 8.5, a few 9's, some 8's and a 7.5. Check your friendly Ebay in the following weeks to come! :-)
Well, I finally did it. All the patient waiting. I got the last of the Supergirl that I needed to make 100%. All CGC 9.8. Now if I can just get them to include the variants as part of the set as I have seen in some other sets.
I recently updated my Lady Death registry set with it! It's still not listed on the census!
Alright, I know, I the new guy on the block. But, regardless, you have to admit that when you have THE highest graded comic, it's a rush. In this case, it's the Lady Death 1/2 red velvet. Now I'll admit, there arn't too many graded (like 8 or something like that) but there may be a person or 12 that will see that, and think their's may grade so high, just to try and beat it.
I had no idea what to