CGC Journals

 

New CGC holder

Update on my 1st new holder My first new holder came back with a very wavy book inside. I contacted Brittany McManus and was told to return the comic to her. It was written in as a mechanical problem. The comic returned today looking fine! No waves whatsoever, also no newton rings! If any of you still have books that are wavy, send them back. You can contact Brittany at: bmcmanus@cgccomics.com She also offered a direct refund to my credit card or an account credit, whichever you choose.

richard8158

richard8158

06/30/2016

Another Nice Auction Win

Magnum Force My second and final win in the current Comic Link auction. As is usually the case with the 1970s X-Men acquisitions, the dollar/registry point ratio is amazing. This one is worth 616 points, about four times the dollar amount of my winning bid. Enjoy. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

john ivic

john ivic

06/27/2016

High Grade Conan Acquired

Adams Inking Not Noted Won this during the ongoing Comic Link auction. Highest graded, obviously. On the CGC label, Neal Adams is not listed for his inking done on this issue. Don`t ask me why. Maybe due to the fact that Adams only partially inked. Anyways, a nice win nonetheless for the price I won it for. Enjoy. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

john ivic

john ivic

06/21/2016

 

14 books on the way

More treasures involving the things I enjoy. Went to the Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con and submitted many books. TMNT #1 3rd Print #3 & #4 1st Prints. Dark Shadow by Gold Key issues 6-10, Man from U.N.C.L.E. #3, Hogan's Heroes 5 & 9, Blitzkreig #1, Brave & The Bold #200 and Amazing Spider-Man #102 in German. They should be back sometime In September. Now for the long wait . To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Luftwaffe Ally

Luftwaffe Ally

06/20/2016

 

Is it good or bad business?

I'd really like to hear how others feel about this. Yesterday I was going from one auction site to another, just looking to see if there was anything I was interested in. My comic collecting is confined to only a couple titles so it's pretty easy to know what I've already looked at before. Anyway I saw a comic that recently sold on one site, appear on another, for sale again. The difference was it was more than 7 times higher in price this time. I went and checked the numbers on both sites. Ye

richard8158

richard8158

06/17/2016

Older Man Logan

Retirement Home Confidential Join our hero as he delves into the unseemly world of counterfeit Viagra, rising Medicare Part B expenses, and the great Golden Girls blackout of 2047... I'm only half joking when I say Marvel is one day going to steal one of my idiotic ideas. They certainly couldn't do any worse. Moving on. So here I go from not writing a journal for months to 2 within the span of a week. I guess consistency isn't my strong suit. A new batch returns, and another long over

mattn792

mattn792

06/17/2016

Newbie

Opening Remarks Greetings CGC community, just saying hello from the Philippines. Obviously I am new to all these comic collection. I do prefer signature series as a personal collection, I feel having signed by the artist/author gives a sense of personal satisfaction at least for me Hope to have friends here too! Till next time! Thanks! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Wixdines

Wixdines

06/15/2016

HEROES CON!!!!!

Its finally that time again! Since hitting Heroes Con last year for the first time, I resigned myself to never missing this awesome show again! Easily the best show on the east coast every year! And now its finally time for Heroes Con again this weekend! Ive got lots of stuff to do at this show! Many books that I will get signatures on, many people to aid in their searches for that next awesome graded treasure, and many friends to see and spend time with! And of course, all of the awesome

bagofleas

bagofleas

06/13/2016

MY BEST BOOK...Brave and Bold #28

As many know, I love comics but I have gravitated to DC for quite some time. I have more Marvel books both RAW and CGC but I find DC books are a HIT for me. Showcase #4 is the perfect example...It is the Marvel Amazing Fantasy 15...Less graded..... Though I am still in search for a non resto book...RESTO RUINS THE MARKET.I find DC is THE HIDDEN WONDER and the undervalued and WELL deSERVED LEADER IN COMICS. I am so happy with this book as it BEATS ANYTHING ELSE I OWN....A TREASURE To see o

Ronnylama

Ronnylama

06/13/2016

TOS 84 CGC 9.4

Looking fancy in the new case... I picked up this book raw from my LCS about a year ago for an amazing price. It looked to be in great condition so I was feeling pretty good about getting at least a 9.0 after a press...Im very slowly looking to complete the Tales of Suspense Cap issues in 9.0 or better graded condition to go along with my reading copies. I previously submitted issue 82, first appearance of the Adaptoid, and it came back 9.4 so when I saw issue 84 came back 9.4 as well as I was

surfer99

surfer99

06/12/2016

Wolverina vs. Thorina

Giant Size Topless Slumber Party No, I still don't give a mess about current Marvel releases, I just like making fun of them. Moving on. I haven't written a journal since January, so it's time to get back in the saddle. The past 5ish months have been a busy time in my own little corner of the collecting world. Initially I had planned to take a decent spending break after telling my C2E2 budget to go sit in the corner and stay quiet while I splurge on Silver Age X-Men. But as it turned out, i

mattn792

mattn792

06/11/2016

New Case

Perfect Just received today, it's a thicker book that would have the thicker old case. Centering perfect,no Newton effect, book is secure and not moving, no ripples book is flat with no undo pressure on staples. I could not ask for a better displayed and preserved book. The only problems I'm finding is their more reflective when taking pictures ( that my ceiling reflect on the left ) To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

tj watson1

tj watson1

05/31/2016

 

Do I really want to do this....

The great migration... An opportunity in our shopping complex has arisen. We are going to expand our store by about 40% more space. I guess that's the good news. What's the bad, you ask? Moving a long time, well established store. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

NewForceComics

NewForceComics

05/27/2016

My First New Holder

Maybe My Last New Holder I was on the chat boards the other evening, something I rarely do, and a nearly 800 page chat was going on about the new holders. So I read for several hours. Well I received my first comic today in the new holder. Pretty much everything that I read was true. The edges of the book look like they were dipped in diesel fuel and the top of the book has some waviness. There are those who suggested that the bowing of the book along the top was due to a bad pressing. Th

richard8158

richard8158

05/27/2016

Lee, this is Life

The following is very personal and close to my heart. It's also sad. I needed to vent and I chose to do so where I feel most comfortable. This isn't about comic books.   045772324I've been a private person. I got this from my father. When I started to collect CGC graded comic books I wrote about them in the journals over the years. As I wrote I opened up. I not only told you of my efforts to complete a New Mutants set in a 9.8, not only did I talk repetitiously about my ASM 129, but I also wro

Tnerb

Tnerb

05/26/2016

CGC, we have a.. 9.8.

Congratulations (!), but.. I STAND CORRECTED. (updated 3 July, 2016.) {should I be getting 200 points, in stead of 160, for this?} {Why, yes. You should.... So, here you go....} ...NOW CORRECTED. Thank you, CGC! {Correction preceeds this note, of 3 July, 2016.} (see individual comic at: x ) ...sorry link did not transfer through. - ks   OWNERS DESCRIPTION (CGC Book 144) UPDATE: 26 May, 2016. NEW BACK COVER! - hint-hint - This copy beats the.. Haight-Ashbury P

_cantwh8C?

_cantwh8C?

05/26/2016

Comic Book Memories

My earliest comic book memory... This is a very special post for me. One that I shared on IG and decided to expand upon here. My earliest childhood memory of comics was hanging out with my aunt during the summer and flipping through her small tattered collection of Xmen, Silver Surfer, and Fantastic Four...all of which she gifted to me years later when I told her I started collecting comics. I must have been about 8 years old at the time because there were way too many words on the page...my o

surfer99

surfer99

05/22/2016