CGC Journals

 

The Nasty Side of Collecting

Or Clean it up Buttetcup Supply and Demand, cost exceeding worth, or craving the necessary drug without reciprocal means, whatever you want to call it. This hobby that we are in can be as cheap as finding blow out boxes at conventions. Normally the contents of these boxes are a dollar a piece but if you pull enough from their confined space to take up with you a two for a dollar sale might magically appear. Older books, key issues, number ones pre-90 (of which I hate to admit) and graded comic

Tnerb

Tnerb

02/12/2013

 

Where CGC is right now....at least with Moderns.

77 Working days So almost every day since the beginning of February I have been checking on the status of my last submission. Not so much as a need to see when they finally are graded because let's face it, I won't see them until April/May during my R&R. But it is a way to help others gauge time elapsed and to show that they have been improving. So for this one it's a total of four Moderns that were submitted during the Wizard World Austin in October and placed as received October 30th

kaholo1256

kaholo1256

02/20/2013

Just won - most I have ever paid for a comic!

More to follow... I dont want to give it away just yet, but I just won a ComicLink auction for a high grade book Ive wanted for a long time. This is an amazing book and I cant wait to get it in my hands! I spent more on this book than I ever have on any other. I figured Id treat myself since I got a nice bonus at work. If I hadnt won this book I would have settled for Iron Fist 14 and Daredevil 168 in CGC 9.6. It was a tough choice, but this is the one I really wanted. I will share more when I

surfer99

surfer99

02/27/2013

ECCC Master 3 TREAT

Denny ONeil, Larry Hama and Gerry Conway The biggest highlight I have ever had happen to me happened on Sunday at the ECCC. Denny ONeil had been sick and I had been anxiously watching and waiting for him to show. He was sitting next to Howard Chaykin. I was ready to close my orders and a gentlemen came up with 10 Star Wars #1 books signed by Chaykin. I asked him if ONeil was sitting at the table and he said he was. YES...I immediately got the kid in me to prompt a witness and LILLY (bless her

Ronnylama

Ronnylama

03/03/2013

It's here! It's here!

Latest addition... I wrote a journal a couple weeks ago about how I had just spent more than I ever have before on a comic book. Well, that book has arrived and is now framed and hanging on my wall. Most of you have probably already scrolled down to take a look at the picture so I will just come out with it...the book is Amazing Adventures 11 CGC 9.6 with white pages! Tnerb was closest to guessing the issue with his suggestion that it was an Xmen appearance from the time between teams (Xmen 66

surfer99

surfer99

03/09/2013

USPS Sucks

Or Why is it so Difficult to get a Package from Point A to Point B? I am really tired of the USPS. I tend to watch very closely when my package is going to arrive. Today I get an e-mail that the item is available for pickup. Why would I get such an item? I wanted it delivered. I decided to call the post office and find out. At first the agent was confused but then realized that it was because the item came in after the mail carrier already left. That to me is a stupid answer, the mail alway

Tnerb

Tnerb

03/15/2013

I found a Walking Dead #1 at Savers for fifty cents.

I found The Walking Dead issues #1, 3, and #8 at a 2nd hand store and paid fifty cents each. I went into the Savers in Rochester, MN today and saw them putting out a bunch of bagged and boarded comics. I noticed that they were a bunch of older Star Wars issues, which I was gonna buy for kid because he likes reading them. This guy was flipping through them, and then walked away. I started flipping through them and came across a Walking Dead #8. My heart jumped as I saw the #3 behind it. And I n

hostelmovies

hostelmovies

03/19/2013

Wading Through the Ruins

Or Where am I Putting it all? Trying to get 4500 comics books put away is proving to be no daunting task. I save set myself up with a small business idea to get rid of them starting at ninety nine cents a piece on eBay. The trick of it will be to accurately grade them. The only thing I plan to do in its entirety is put them somewhere. I can grade them ten at a time as I place them on line for bidding. I have also thought, do I get to keep any or have to bid on the ones I want. I am guessing

Tnerb

Tnerb

12/16/2012

The Mob

More Jack! Got this comic magazine from a friend a few months ago and could't be happier! DC had little idea what to do with this book and it was cancelled before it was published. The good news is it will be reprinted in hard back sometime in April. Highly recommended! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

JKirbyfan

JKirbyfan

03/24/2013

Two of a Perfect Pair: The Silver Surfer and Adam Warlock

Whilst rummaging through my collection this evening, in search of a particular comic, I came across a 32 year old blast from the past... the pairing of two of Comicdom's most iconic cosmic heroes: The Silver Surfer and Adam Warlock. Marvel Comics was generous in reprinting one of the greatest comic runs in its rich history: The Silver Surfer, Volume 1, No.'s 1 - 14. This was gifted to us all in Fantasy Masterpieces Volume 2, No.'s 1 - 14. On top of that, beginning with issue 8, Adam Warlock wa

SW3D

SW3D

12/20/2012

All By Myself... Don't Wanna Be... All by Myself...

Actually, in this case I don't mind being by myself.   So, it is official... Spawn #9 is a very hot! hot! hot! little comic. Word of Neil Gaiman's move to Marvel Comics, and his decision to take the Angela property with him has sparked a massive interest in Spawn #9, the 1st appearance of the red haired angelic beauty (I love redheads!).Well, it seems there were about half a million copies of this comic printed back in the day. How many have survived I have no clue, but there are a lot of the

SW3D

SW3D

03/27/2013

Aspen turns 10

2013 schedule I had a great visit today from my very good friend Frank Mastromauro of Aspen Comics fame. Frank and I have been friends for many years, since back before he broke into comics at Top Cow, moved to Southern California, and later joined Michael Turner in launching Aspen MLT, Inc. Of course I miss hanging with him on a regular basis, but our families remain close and we do stay in touch. The holidays, and anytime he's in town for a convention, are great times to catch up if we haven

surfer99

surfer99

12/26/2012

TIM VIGIL ARTWORK SS

On front and back of the Walking Dead variant sketch cover (#75) I had 2 of these books to get original art on. One was for Tim Vigil and the other for Joseph Linser. They both came back a 9.6 but I am very happy with them. I put green tape on the "F" to not offend some people. I love Vigil's style...one of a kind To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Ronnylama

Ronnylama

04/01/2013

Patsy Walker

Who is she? I recently purchased a nice copy of Amazing Adventures 15 for my collection of Xmen appearances and decided to reread the story for like the fifth time. This issue features the first appearance of the Griffin and an appearance by Patsy Walker and the X-men. I'm thinking to myself, who is this Patsy Walker that she warrants a CGC appearance designation on the slab? So I looked her up. Turns out she is a character who had her own romance comic back in the Golden Age. Im sure you G

surfer99

surfer99

01/01/2013

 

mad follies no 5

very good rate no insert. i mean there is an insert but whatever was in there has been removed. great body. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

hunter .p.

hunter .p.

04/04/2013

My Daredevil #1

Or a Heritage Bid My Daredevil #1 I originally purchased this through Heritage Auctions with an I'm not going to win bid. Suffice to say, I won. The first time I heard about a Stan Lee signing this was one of my "must choose" choices. The problem was I never read it, I've read reprints but never an actual Daredevil #1. Purchasing a graded copy of a book I never read before was a first for me and although I still haven't read this book I have since purchased other books I haven't read yet.

Tnerb

Tnerb

01/08/2013

Meet the Wonder Twins!

AKA... Reunited and It Feels So Good!   AKA... "I'm Julius. And this is my brother Vincent. We're twins."   AKA... "Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad."Meet the Wonder Twins... no, not the Vulcan-eared, brother and sister duo Zan and Jayna from the Super Friends, but more like "I wonder what the hell I was thinking buying the same exact comic book I already own?"Look at these two. Is it a case of double-vision? Can you tell them apart? They're both Marvel Premiere #1, featuring Warlock. They're both

SW3D

SW3D

01/15/2013

Great NY 1 Day Con

Perez is a Machine So I went to the NY comic show today. It was a one day show and it turned out great. It was a small venue and although there was not a lot of guests each one that was there was very accessible. I ended up getting about 30 books signed by George Perez as well as a 40.00 sketch of Adam Warlock. Chris Claremont signed another 40 or so for me as well as a couple more by Mark Texiera, Alex Maleev, and Bill Tucci. I also had 3 books sent for SS CGC. They were GI Joe 48, Tales of t

biggblaster

biggblaster

04/13/2013

Purple Kirby

Sandman #1 Variant Cover I have been a member of the Collectors Society for a few years now, but a relative newcomer to the registry and this is my first post. I found this book in 1974 on the spinner rack. At the time I simply thought it was a really cool cover so I grabbed it and an additional 4 books as my Dad would only give me $1 plus tax. I put my valuable purchase in the bag and rode my bike home. I loved it! Now, after 40 years I still do. This particular book took me over 6 years to

JKirbyfan

JKirbyfan

01/22/2013

Venting about sellers

Makes no sense to me... I know there are plenty of sellers here so maybe you can make some sense of this. Theres a book I was looking to purchase on eBay. The seller had it listed at $160 OBO. I put in a Best Offer of $120 since this is what I had recently paid for other, more significant, books in this series with the same CGC grade. This was a fair offer and I had no reason to expect the seller would decline it. I checked it today, and the seller counter offered with $155. Um, what? These ar

surfer99

surfer99

04/21/2013

Original Art....Super Happy

Mrs. Eaton you are an amazing woman. I've made it known for sometime that I wanted to have something big or grand for my Avengers vs. X-Men Set that I am currently putting together. Many of my issues are in right now for pregrading / grading and while a man can wish for a 9.9 or 10 Gem Mint these are again Moderns and many times this isn't as hard a feature to find. Still even a 10 Gem Mint truly wouldn't be the center piece I would be looking for in this collection. It would be awesome bu

kaholo1256

kaholo1256

01/28/2013

The Original Superior Spider-Man?

Or How to kill a Spider... Who was he, and was he the muse in why Peter Parker had to die? In 1987 when I was still a closet collector and Michelle owned my heart, some of my money had to go to her for gifts, dates, and Friday night roller skating. Spider-man would sometimes be skipped here and there. So here it is twenty-five years later and I have finally completed the six part story with Vermin, Spider-Man, and the original Superior Spider-Man: Sergei Kravinoff or other wise known has Krave

Tnerb

Tnerb

02/05/2013