Completing Tec 27-53
well, I have done it....why?, I love Batman, always have, always will...what? completed my Detective comics Run, issue 27-53....cost? let's put it this way, I sold my favorite Ferrari to help fund my "passion"...the books....well, the 27 was bought unrestored 1.0, and Matt Nelson is restoring now...28 is a restored 8.0, but looking for an unrestored...I now own 3 copies of 29, upgrading each time (have a 5.5 slight, a 6.5 mod, and a 7.0 ext)...still working
One of my top horror grails obtained
It's been no secret (no pun intended) that a fellow horror collector was selling off his collection in recent months. I've been drooling over his House of Secrets #81 CGC 9.4 Pacific Coast copy for years, as I think its the best example we have to date.
On the boards, we have looked over several 9.4s (there is another Pacific Coast 9.4) and all have more defects than what I prefer in a 9.4. This copy has only two noticeable defects-the upper left has a ve
Hard to find issue in high grade...very nice price.
A great copy of Unexpected #118 CGC 9.4 White Pages went for a little over $150 on eBay, which I find amazing considering that many high grade collectors have been needing this issue and have complained on its difficulty in high grade. It also sports a very nice Neal Adams cover in a difficult black cover. Congratulations to the winner, because he got a great deal.
I've attached a pic of my copy, a 9.6 Oakland.
The CGC Registry Expansion of my favorite war title.
I was recently pleasently surprised when CGC expanded the Weird War Tales registry set to include all issues. The title provided a lot of fun reading for me growing up, and now I'm concentrating on a high grade run of the series.
Weird War Tales is my favorite war title as it blends in traditional horror elements with another very real horror: war. The occassional book length novels, killer Kubert and early Dominguez covers, and the intern
The world's best Wolverine collection
I am primarily a bronze-age collector with a focus on X-Men and Amazing Spider-Man. But, I recently decided to take a break from my X-Men 94-143 run and put together a Wolverine 1-189 run. The idea was suggested to me by a buddy, Dennis Houser who decided to part with his extraordinary collection (#2 on the Registry).
Nobody has completed a 9.8 run of Wolverine 1-189 yet. In fact, when I looked at the census numbers I was astonished to find that 14 dif
Is there a struggle for horror comics to maintain its stellar selling records?
I've been collecting horror comics from a high grade perspective since 2001, and I've seen a lot of interesting things in the past few years.
First, when I started collecting, these books were for the most part ignored by the high grade collecting community. The introduction of CGC helped to bring collectors (like myself) to collect high grade copies of our favorite horror titles, but over the years I've noticed s
Just in from grading: Star Trek Gold Key issues #42 & #49 both CGC 9.2. These were the last two I needed.
I sent in a large batch of Star Trek to get graded and finally got them back this week. My grading is getting substantially better.
Of 54 comics sent in I got 19 right and 23 were only one point off.
I got a new HP8200 scanner and have completed images for all 81 comics both obverse and reverse.
Check out my Richie Rich #1 thru #20
and Star Trek sets
Never even saw this coming. Thanks CGC for the award.
I apologize for being so late in responding back to thank you guys at CGC for this honor. I just got back from South America and I saw this manila envelope from CGC. I was scratching my head when I saw it because I was trying to remember had I submitted any recent comics for grading. I was drawing a blank! Anyway I open it up and to my surprise this is what I receive. An award for Best Presented Set 2006. And for my favorite comic title "Ul
Recognition for a great bronze age horror set.
It's amazing that after 4+ years i've still not completed the set, although I would be real close were it not due to some stiff competition. I'd like to take a moment and thank those that I've met here and been able to share my love for the genre...it definitely makes it more fun to share.
Hopefully you guys can help me close the gap on missing issues so I can wrap the series up...I'd love to branch out in other areas but I'm the kind of guy tha
Is anyone else angry over this???
I recently went to Wizard World Chicago to get some modern books signed and graded. I had purchased the $50.00 10 pack of CGC signature witness passes for 10 books from Wizard. I had gotten six books signed by Turner and was going to get the last four signed by Loeb later in the day. When I went to get the books turned into CGC, they explained that because the books were signed, they would cost extra to grade. Now this just pisses me off. Normally a moder
Amazing Fantasy #15 variant in Dallas Morning News Sunday August 20, 2006 added in with the normal Sunday coupons.
Amazing Fantasy #15 variant in Dallas Morning News Sunday August 20, 2006 added in with the normal Sunday coupons. I didn't realize that the newspapers would have a
Prices I'm paying for my CGC stuff.
Hi everyone, just wanted to let anyone who's looking know, that I am going to start listing prices that I paid for new items, that I'm putting in the registry. These prices include everything. Postage, shipping, if I had the comic graded the costs of that, or an estimate of gas and time, when I buy in the area. This is more or less for my info but, I thought that it may help others as a comparison.
I decided on this idea for the Atlas-Seaboard set. I do i
Very hard to get book in high grade.This is only the second Incredible Hulk 137 I have seen for sale in two years even though its only a cgc 9.2
I just sold the other one on Comiclink a cgc 9.6 but I had to sell it to come up with enough money for Incredible Hulk 119 cgc 9.6 Pacific Coast Pedigree.It was worth it though 119 is my grail.
CGC SS Wonder Woman Issues
I recently found out my grades for a set of Signature Series Wonder Woman issues submitted. I was able to get 9 issues signed by Adam Hughes at the Comic Convention held in Oakland, CA. I am very pleased with the results listed below:
Issue # 166 - 9.6
Issue # 171 - 9.4
Issue # 172 - 9.6
Issue # 173 - 9.6
Issue # 176 - 9.8
Issue # 187 - 9.6
Issue # 188 - 9.6
Issue # 194 - 9.4
Issue # 196 - 9.6
I sent 30 books & got some bad surprises!
I sent 30 books and expected some great results and was very dissappointed. Here they are:
1.) Amazing Spider-Man 300 (5)= 9.0, 9.0 (Restored, SURPRISE), 9.4, 9.2, 6.5 (WO, That blew my mind, no way!)
2.) Superman 75 (Black Bag)(2)= 9.2, 8.0 (CGC said this book is hard to get mint because of items in bag pressing against it)
3.) Astonishing X-Men 13 Sketch Variant (6)= 9.6, 9.6, 9.6, 9.6, 9.8, 9.8 (Midtown Comics Edition)
4.) Amazing Spider
Marc Spector:Moon Knight #1 9.8 & more
This is what I got back:
Marc Spector: Moon Knight #1 9.8 (Nice Surprise)
X-Men: Alpha 9.8
X-Men: Omega 9.8
Bloodshot #1 9.8
Green Lantern #46 9.6 (Reign of the Supermen)
Spider-Man Unlimited #1 9.6
Bloodshot #0 9.6 (surprised me I thought 9.8)
Youngblood #1 9.6
Gen 13/Generation X #1 9.2 (Surprise, I thought at least 9.6)
Speed Demon (Amalgam) #1 8.5 (WOW, I was thinking 9.6)