CGC Journals

 

Reaching 200

Is it just a number? It's been a while but I currently have 200 slabs on the registry. I do have a few more, I guess some odds and ends, books that would not be worthy of putting on the registry. It's not so much the grade or the points but they were my own personal copies I got graded and do not plan on following up with others. Passive the books I have on the registry are currently in either one of my New Mutants sets. At least 10 of those are duplicates that I eventually plan on selling, bu

Tnerb

Tnerb

05/22/2011

 

Is it Cheating?

But, I am so close. I need 10 more graded copies to complete my New Mutants set. That?s 99 out of 109. I have the Graphic Novel in a 9.4 and issue #70 in a 9.6, the latter courtesy of Lee K. I even had my own copy of #54 graded last year at Wizard World. It received a 9.6. Would it be considered cheating if I sent in the last 10 I needed myself (nine, as I mentioned #54 is already graded)? Even though I sincerely doubt any of them will achieve a 9.8 (with the possibility of issue #93). This

Tnerb

Tnerb

05/27/2011

Another Amazing Spider-Man Collector

Another Amazing Spider-Man Collector It seems every other collector is after a run of ASM. I can see why: while the cost of the first 20 or so books is rather high, Amazing Spider Man has to be the most 'do-able' or approachable run of a major comic book character. I mean, you can just forget about Batman or Superman. And I don't know if the Hulk or even characters like Wolverine have the same gravitas as Spider-Man. That said, I've often thought what if I'd really decided to be cost effici

DoctorWyoming1

DoctorWyoming1

06/12/2011

 

My Goals for 2011

Looking forward to more CGC books next year. 2011 is almost upon us. I now have four full boxes of CGC graded books, not all are 9.8?s. My storage space has dwindled and I am thinking about a mass exodus of other collectibles that I could sell (of course I am going to just use the money for more comic books.) I am ready to send in another 30-50 books, some to sell and some to collect. I hope to sell enough just to pay for the cost I spent to get it done in the first place, If I make a profit e

Tnerb

Tnerb

11/11/2010

 

Gene Colan Comic Book Icon Dies

A Gene Colan Daredevil Set maybe...issues 20-100 Daredevil was a side character I never knew about until a comic shop owner informed me about Frank Miller having Daredevil?s best run, this in turn invited me into Daredevil?s past and then I was introduced to Gene Colan. It is difficult to find anyone else with such a large resume of work. Gene worked for DC and Marvel but many other companies as well, especially in his early days selling his artwork to anyone who would buy it. Gene was born

Tnerb

Tnerb

06/24/2011

 

Mostly golden and silver age this year!

As most of you know, we started collecting CGC's in 2008. Most of those were basically bronze to modern age. In February of 2010 we started buying golden and silver age, mostly file copies. We have continued the year in golden and silver age. We have been buying more raw comics (for slabbing later) than we have in the past. Now guess it is time to getting back to evenly buying bronze, golden. and silver to help finish completing sets. This coming year in 2011, going cut back on our buying and

How Much?

How much would you pay, for a book you normally do not collect. How much is that doggie in the window? You know the one encapsulated in the plastic, with the 9.8 in the upper left hand corner. At the top of the yellow label in the center it is noted that the inside is filled with white pages. I am happy to say it is currently only one of two. The cover is vibrant and normally would not be a book I?d ever pick up but Joe Simon?s signature adds to the cover like hot fudge adds to ice cream. N

Tnerb

Tnerb

07/11/2011

 

Hole in my routine

After 30 days of reading, I think I'm hooked Now that Tnerb has finished his 30 in 30 experiment - my morning routine has a hole in it. Although perfectly aware that it is December this morning, I anticipated logging in and reading what new tid-bit Tnerb had to share with us today and I was terribly dissappointed when there wasn't anything. Obviously no-one can write every day, forever, ad infinitum...but good writing, and I think Tnerb's qualifies, is addictive. Thank you for 30 days of

Lee K

Lee K

12/01/2010

 

When is the Best Time to Submit Books?

More questions answered by CGC graders. After only a little bit over three minutes in. I calculated this interview would take awhile. I only had two hours sleep and I wish I brought some coffee. I had already finished it during my commute. This next question is very relevant to anyone that has books at CGC right now. I know that when I sent my books I was getting frantic about the turnaround time and it was nowhere near as long as it is now, I only had to wait one extra business day. Some p

Tnerb

Tnerb

07/25/2011

 

Man without Fear #513

Jumping off the band wagon New writers and new artists come and go. Characters change with the talent of these people. Sometimes they fail, like Daredevil #321, I am sorry the metal costume was lame. Of course sometimes they succeed like issues #158 to 291. I think I am sort of biased there. They even relaunched Daredevil with a #1 by Kevin Smith, they ripped him apart and sent him to jail and even returned to the original numbering. Every issue starred Matt Murdock, the man without fear. They

Tnerb

Tnerb

12/15/2010

 

A World Without Comic Books?

Originally taken from my Blog ashotofComics.blogspot.com because I feel that it fits here too. Once in a while I feel the need to rearrange my living quarters. I rent so I do not wish to call it my place, I just reside here. It is a small place but cheap and I find that it does suit my needs. Most of these times when I rearrange it is for the sole reason of being able to display my comic book collection with the least bit of clutter. I have over 5,000 books in my collection currently. This num

Tnerb

Tnerb

08/13/2011

Jerry Weist.

Very sad news. I have known Jerry & Al Feldstein for a good few years. I sold Jerry a good deal of EC rare memorabilia over the years and also purchased a fair few of his books as well. Always found him to be a true Pro. Will miss you Jerry. The hobby is definitely the poorer now. God rest you. T.

Whitey52

Whitey52

01/07/2011

 

Black and White Books

Collectors Unite I felt a need to express the beauty of black and white..... Firstly, as film goes, even Black and White's like Beauty and the Beast (1946...Jean Cocteau), Spellbound (1945... with Salvidor Dali work)...the list goes on.... even to more moderns as Dead Man and Eraserhead could not be as potent as a colorized film. Taking that into account (and classic old films) I feel that the Brain takes in the information as "black and white" where the hues and saturations will not

Ronnylama

Ronnylama

08/19/2011

 

Guilt by Association

Price Guides (part 4 of 3) Every year I buy the newest price guide by CBG, I still need to pick up the 2011 guide. I could pay the monthly fee to join GPAnalysis but am yet unwilling to pay such an annual fee (12months X $10.00 = $120.00/or two 9.8 graded comic books) that is until I can afford it. At the moment I will continue to use the annual guide, e-bay, and other internet auction sites and use my guilt by association philosophy. What is guilt by association? Admit it you were thinking

Tnerb

Tnerb

01/22/2011

The under-graded,over-graded 1st app of Rhino.

the un-gradeable book, of many grades About 10 days ago, I bought a raw ASM 41(1st app of rhino) graded at VF+ for $300. I originally intended to submit it to cgc ... eventually, but first I thought I'd see what my fellow boardies thought. I got the book home, scanned it , and posted it in the PGM forum. I personally had the book graded at a solid 8.0. When the grades started coming in I was shocked. Most of the board members thought it was a 7.5, but some even went as low as 6.5. I ev

tortoise

tortoise

08/30/2011

 

SDCC Registration

Crossing my fingers Is it just me, or are a lot of us irked at the unusual delay it is taking to open up general registration for SDCC '11? Being an overseas-based collector, until I attended the Con for the first time in 2009, SDCC had always been part of my bucket list for as long as I can remember. Extremely happy to have gone 2 years ago (and crossed this one out of my list, though that visit did ramp up my interest in CGC collecting, thereby creating new items in the list). Made a few

Triskelion

Triskelion

02/02/2011

 

More Grades

just like school - mostly B's... So I sent in some raw go-go checks & a Strange Adventures to use up this year's certificate with the expectation of a 7.0, an 8.0, and a 9.2...and off-white to white pages. I have to say that I'm pleased (mostly) with my returns: Swing w/ Scooter 4 - expected 7.0 off-white - received 8.0 White Strange Adv. 125 - ex: 8.0 off-white/white - received 8.5 OW/W Inferior Five 2 - ex: 9.2 OW/W - received 9.0 OW/W I may have to send in more Swing w/ Scoot

Lee K

Lee K

09/08/2011

Going visiting...

with an old friend. So I'm running off to the coast for the weekend with my wife, but I'm thinking on the way back I'll swing by Mike Grell's house and see what he's up to since he was named Editor over at Ardden Comics. As much as I hate to admit it, I don't think I have anything for him to autograph, he's signed it all: Batman Family, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Iron Man, Warlord, I even found an old Warlord action figure (he-man style) still on it's card and asked him to sign the card fo

Lee K

Lee K

02/18/2011

 

Completing My Neal Adams Collection

The end is nigh....... As I have stated in my bio, I have just a few more books to add to my registry. Problem is, some of the Neal Adams books I need are quite difficult to find slabbed. If anybody out there has the following graded at least 9.2: House Of Secrets 82,Phantom Stranger 5, Heart Throbs 120 and Creepy 14, then I'm buying if you're selling. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

john ivic

john ivic

03/01/2011

 

Modern vs Golden/Silver

Will comics like Walking Dead and Chew hold their value? I am just curious what any of you think about modern comics and what kind of staying power their value will have over the years. I am not asking, of course, if modern comics will be worth more then golden/silver age comics someday, just if they will ever be comparable. Like two modern comics that really stick out in my head is Walking Dead and Chew, and right now they both are pretty hot and the 1st issue of each is worth quite the prett

mikelutes

mikelutes

03/18/2011

 

white pages

how do I find out how many of the cap america 100's 9.8's have white pages? comiclink has an off white/white copy going up in the may auction and I want to know the breakdown To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Raven1969

Raven1969

04/04/2011

 

My Collection and My Life in the Pop Culture World

This is my third journal, and this will be my main one that I will constantly update. I've started two other threads already, but I thought (following Dover's example) that I'd like to keep everything in one spot for all to see. In this thread, I'll post my new and old comic purchases, thoughts on the comic industry, and just generally anything that comes to find on pop culture and life in general. Hope this is as interesting for you all to read as it is for me to write. To see old comments

My first double cover!!

What If #28! I've seen some double and triple cover graded comics before, and while they are definitely interesting, I've always refrained from purchasing any of them. Why? Two reasons. 1)They are usually overpriced for my taste. 2)The individual covers are graded separately and I've personally NEVER seen them get 9.8 or better on each of the covers. That is until now! Reason #2 is the biggest requirement for me to even consider purchasing one of these comics but they also would nee

bagofleas

bagofleas

05/07/2011