CGC Journals

 

The Best At What He Does

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
 

The Horror Comic Market: One Collector's Thoughts

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

takeyourlemons

takeyourlemons

10/30/2006

Star Trek ----- Now 100% Complete

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. http://www.collectors-society.com/registry/comics/PeopleSetDetail.aspx?PeopleSetID=2471 ST4249-66.
 

Scanning Madman

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 http://www.collectors-society.com/registry/comics/PeopleSetDetail.aspx?PeopleSetID=2470 and Star Trek sets http://www.collectors-society.com/registry/comics/PeopleSetDetail.aspx?PeopleSetID=2471

Wow! Best presented Set 2006

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

CGC Best in Presentation House of Mystery

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

takeyourlemons

takeyourlemons

09/16/2006

 

CGC Prices at the Cons

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

Silentstrider

Silentstrider

08/23/2006

 

Comments on prices.

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

garsull2

garsull2

08/07/2006

What a beautiful day part 2.

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.
 

Recent CGC Submission

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: Volumne 2 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 Stucco

stucco03

stucco03

06/21/2006

 

2nd Timer not as pleased

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

jesussaves

jesussaves

06/06/2006

 

First Timer fairly pleased

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)

jesussaves

jesussaves

05/02/2006

Bronze Horror is the Bomb, Baby!

Bronze Age Horror (mainly provided from DC) is my favorite genre, as it naturally stemmed from my fascination with classic Horror movies. It's a Friday night. I pour butter into a pan and then some popcorn?(I didn't have a microwave yet). I shiver in anticipation as I hear the host of my favorite weekly show called Creature Feature, which showcases horror movies from the classics in the 1930s up to B-type thrillers in the 1970s. My fascination with horror and mystery origins can be found in

takeyourlemons

takeyourlemons

05/01/2006

 

Comics, Comics, Comics, & more comics

Collect, buy, sell, trade, & so on & so on..... I have been collecting comics since 1975-76, and have a pretty extensive collection. Altough my main collection is Marvel, I have had & do have many other titles {DC, EC, Valiant, Image, etc...). I have been doing the eBay thing now since June of 2001, and before that have been buying, selling, tradeing at local shows in Mich. I guess that's about it for now. I'll add more later. Have a great day! =0)

Hulk-Smash

Hulk-Smash

04/27/2006

 

Responce to "The Suspence is Killing Me"

Give CGC a call, 1-877-NM-COMIC, and have your invoice number. They will ask you for it and you can get a status on your books and ask them if they have been graded. If so, they will usually give you the grades over the phone. Give CGC a call, 1-877-NM-COMIC, and have your invoice number. They will ask you for it and you can get a status on your books and ask them if they have been graded. If so, they will usually give you the grades over the phone.

Silentstrider

Silentstrider

04/13/2006