CGC Journals

 

AJD's comic notebook

Welcome to my Journal. I'll update it from time to time when something noteworthy happens with my collection. I hope you find something of interest here.First up I thought it might be fun to bring the Class of 2013 together for an end of year bash. Let's start with the ECs...   I've been pecking away at runs of Two Fisted Tales and the Sci-Fi titles for the last four or five years, and I picked up a few nice ones this year.   Here are the Two-Fisted Tales. Very pleased to pic

AJD

AJD

12/23/2013

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08/27/2018

Lois Lane 83

Just picked this one up on ebay, my best offer being accepted. Don't pick up many books nowadays with this original CGC label. And there are very few copies of this one on the census. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

08/17/2018

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08/26/2018

 

Ditch Fahrenheit's Journal

Teaser: Mind Blowing Fun For Everyone. Welcome to the newest incarnation of my chatroom.   As usual: If you can find this chatroom, you can post here. All are welcome. Anything goes. Nonsense is strongly encouraged.   Typical areas of coverage: comic books, movies, television shows, music, theater, philosophy, bugs, brewing science, twerking, humorous pics and gifs, yada yada, you know...the usual.   Thanks for reading. Drive safe and have fun. To see old comments for t

Ditch Fahrenheit

Ditch Fahrenheit

11/22/2013

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08/25/2018

 

Sci-Fi before the Space Age

...when all we had was our imaginations So I've recently embarked on a new collecting area, that of Golden Age Sci-Fi. When I first re-started collecting a few years ago I had a few GA Sci-Fi books, but then turned my attention elsewhere. But now I'm back. I'm going to use this journal to 1) show books I've added to my collection and 2) document books I might be targeting. My end goal is to have an example from each Sci-Fi themed title from the Golden Age, and some examples of non-Sci-Fi

miraclemet

miraclemet

03/11/2014

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08/24/2018

 

Rebuilding my Comic Bookshelves

Back in 2014 I began making plans to move abroad. Expecting to have to downsize to smaller accommodations in Europe I sold off a huge chunk of my Comic book library (graphic novels, hardcovers, omnibuses and custom bound editions). Well I'm back in the US now and have started to work to rebuild my library. I thought it would be fun to track my progress here, and provide some reviews along the way.  As it is with books, some books I sold for a pretty penny have gone back into print and are n

miraclemet

miraclemet

12/16/2017

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08/24/2018

Replaced a book I sold + Upgraded another!

Howdy Doody!       I may start saying that more as a greeting to people even though the comic book I discovered those two words together on creeps me out.  A lot. That's just scary.  Worse than pretty much any pre-code horror comic IMO.  If I came home from work to see that sitting on my kitchen counter I'd freak out.  Then I'd go grab my dad's nail gun Anyway, what's up?  How's the hunt for your grail?  Or the non-hunt?  Maybe your grail is a common key book that you see li

GoldCap

GoldCap

08/24/2018

Creepy 101-145

I'm missing 142, 143,145. Here is my final round of Creepy mags.   Three more additions #'s 131 , and 133 , and 138. Only need 142,143,145 to finish the run.      

oakman29

oakman29

01/25/2018

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07/22/2018

 

More Avengers

Some Avengers Pickups. The #9 was a throw in by the seller when I bought #3. The cover is pretty beat but the interior is in pretty good shape. Avengers 2 $230 4.0 Online Avengers 3 $130 2.5 Ebay Avengers 8 $127 5 Ebay Avengers 9 $0 1.0 EBay $18711 Remaining 83/250 books  

Krydel4

Krydel4

07/17/2018

 

Sometimes you just shake your head

So...I'm looking through the books in the July 1st Heritage Sunday Comic auction and I see that there are three golden age Caps in there.  All raw and restored to various degrees.  The issue I'm most interested in is #65 which is an apparent VG- with slight color touch to cover and trimmed on all three sides.  Let me repeat that.  TRIMMED ON ALL THREE SIDES.  I think most collectors would agree that trimming is the worst kind of restoration a book can have since someone basically removed part of

GoldCap

GoldCap

07/04/2018

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07/07/2018

 

More Tales of Suspense and a Grail

Between work and a newborn been very busy. Not too busy to buy but too busy to have the time to catalogue, scan, and post. I usually scan at night but as sleep has been at a premium lately I have been opting for bed rather than the glow of a computer screen. But I will try to get caught up over the days and weeks to get back on track. I'll be posting chronological from when I bought the books based on memory.  TOS 40 $110 2.0 EBay TOS 43 $82 2.0 LCBS Avengers 4 $375 1.8 Online Auc

Krydel4

Krydel4

06/29/2018

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06/30/2018

 

My 2018 Wondercon Experience :-)

Hello It's been a little while since I've done a journal. A lot has changed, also a lot has stayed the same First off I would like to say thank you to CGC for their part in providing one of the best convention experience I've ever had! As a comic collector, for me when books are graded it is the final step of the journey of my books. I love the signature series program, and getting yellow labels is the cherry on top. Blue labels are awesome too and I enjoy having them both. This convention w

STORMSHADOW_80

STORMSHADOW_80

04/27/2018

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06/28/2018

 

Two more later series issues added + piecing a issue together...

I would not buy another Cap book for six months after my CGC 1.8 Cap #72 in November of 2016 on eBay.  I would actually end up selling the Cap #72 in April 2017 to a board member.  Why?  I just felt the grade was a tad too low being a 1.8.  The next book I would pick up was a Captain America Comics #69 CGC 3.0 Canadian edition off the boards a month later in May of 2017.  It was actually the board member who sold me my Cap #74 Canadian edition that notified me that this book was for sale, so now

GoldCap

GoldCap

06/25/2018

 

1st Comic was a Thor book

My very first comic book was Thor #282. My stepdad got it for me when I was 5 going on 6 in April 1979. I was fascinated with the stories of Asgard and continued collecting Thor until I joined the Army January 5th, 1993. A lot of my collection was lost except for Thor #282. I started back up collecting comics in the Summer of 2000. Last year I sent my beloved book in to CGC to get pressed and graded. It came back a 9.0. I was very happy with the grade considering how long I have had that book in

RayJr

RayJr

03/15/2018

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06/24/2018

 

New Grade

I sent in a CBCS Thor book I acquired off eBay 10/22/2016. It was a 3.5. It came back today from CGC and had a new grade of 4.0. Very pleased with the new grade.

RayJr

RayJr

03/22/2018

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06/24/2018

 

3 more sweet books added to the Cap collection!!

As I was saying in my last entry, I was longing for my first Alex Schomburg war cover.  It came by way of the boards from a member who was willing to work with my on time payments in July of 2016.  I present to you Captain America Comics #33!!       As you can see, this book has been restored (via a piece re-attached to cover with glue) and has a detached cover.  These are two characteristics I said I was going to stay away from except for the more expensive issues.  I would consi

GoldCap

GoldCap

06/22/2018

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06/23/2018

Teen Titans 22

Just won this in the Comic Link auction. My first 9.6 DC acquisition in quite some time. Neal Adams sharing artwork duties with Nick Cardy. Five more Adams books to go.

john ivic

john ivic

06/22/2018

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06/23/2018

 

Undead Man Walking--My CGC graded Tomb of Dracula Collection

Tomb of Dracula #1: So in October of 2006 I purchased my first CGC graded comic--Tomb of Dracula #1.. A cover that had been engraved in my earliest memories of childhood, and a series which I could not fully appreciate until I was a teenager. I had decided this was an issue that I would like to own a preserved graded copy of.  Well after receiving this copy, I had decided that I was going to try and complete the series in a grade of 9.2 and higher (high grade for me  )-- It's been a long an

nepatkm

nepatkm

02/02/2018

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06/20/2018

 

Recent submissions to CGC

I submitted the form, and shipped the following 8 books to CGC today... Modern slow. Had to use my credits up for the year before membership expire/renewal. Anyway I'm creating this journal so others can guess the grades from the scans, and will post them once they have been returned.. We will see  

nepatkm

nepatkm

04/23/2018

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06/20/2018

 

Nice acquisition and meeting The Man

Picked this one up today at the Niagara Falls Comic Con. An awesome 9.2 that looks more like a 9.4. And on top of that, Neal Adams, the artist of this cover, was there. Chatted him with a bit and bought a reprint book of Deadman stories from Strange Adventures, which he signed. This was my third meeting with him at a show. Also, for the first time, a finally met Jim Steranko here today. Very nice guy. Anyways, enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

06/03/2018

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06/19/2018