I don't believe it!
Holy , I just got my hands on the rarest 9.8 gi joe in the very last issues. There are only two of these puppies in the world! I don't frikin believe I got one!
I am on cloud nine right now. No, make that cloud 152, because that is the issue I just got, #152!!!
This thing is absolutely gorgeous! I love the cover!
I should be able to get #'s 150 and 154 soon as well which means that I'll only be one away from having every single one of the last 9 issues in 9.8! The o
2 Weeks at "Graded"
3 weeks at "verified" & 2 weeks (so far) at "graded". So much for 20 business days - unless there was a convention last month. At any rate, just trying to get a realistic turnaround time. Five weeks and counting so far.
VERIFIED! How Exciting!
Nice to see them listed online.
I even learned something about the books that I did not know.
I made a mistake in my first log entry saying that #2 was a sketch variant. It is actually the Canadian Flag Variant. I also have another copy of this cover as well as the american flag variant but I want to see what the grade comes out like on this book first. Then I may submit more.
Here are the details of my FIRST 5 SUBMISSIONS!
The grades are currently
As to my previous journal, I had sent 16 comics to be graded, which were also signed at the NY Comicon on feb.
when I received them, I was so exited that they were finally here, opened the box and the first thing I saw was a 7.5 which I was very disappointed. there was also some 8.0,8.5,9.0,9.4,9.6,9.8.
what I should have done was take pictures of every corner possible, or any visible mishap. When I was going through my collection I checked the comics thoroughly. but I have no evidence that
I finally got my grades ... not as good as expected.
Well, the results are in and I must admit I'm a little disappointed. Here's what I received:
Witchblade #1 - 9.4
Witchblade #2 - 9.6
Spectacular Spider-Man #21 - 6.5
Amazing Spider-Man #185 - 7.0
I had no idea how the older two would come out but I thought the Witchblade books would be higher. Oh well, it is what it is. Better luck next time I guess.
hope somebody will read this and have info.not too long ago i got back an odd book from cgc its action comics 769, it got a qualified grade as well as a note on its manufacturing error, the error being it has powerpuff girls #5 interior pages,well i checked the census and it shows one more action 769 graded under the qualified label.i began to wonder does it have the same problem as mine and if so was this a large scale error that slipped by the dist.well if any other collector has
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