This thread will be about my journey to the million dollar comic and the struggles, failures and successes that come with it since many boardies requested it I will not longer post my transactions but try what revat said . I also have a bunch of inspirational people two of them being Walt Disney and Steve Jobs because I want to be the next rags to riches story not to the degree of Steve Jobs or Walt Disney but I want to make a million dollars buying and selling a comic and making enough money wi
I finally completed my write-up for my newly acquired world class copy of Incredible Hulk #181 CGC 9.8 W for my CGC Registry Set entitled, "Enter Wolverine!" Just wanted to share with the larger CGC Comic Collecting Community! Enjoy!! -Professor Pecora
[AND NOW...THE WOLVERINE!]
Incredible Hulk #181 showcases the 1st full appearance of Wolverine and his 2nd overall appearance in the history of comics!
Moreover, there are only a handful of comic books that have literally sto
Original Art by Jerry deCaire
Jerry deCaire came to my school a couple weeks ago to do his presentation to the students about how mathematics applies to comic art. He also did a bunch of drawings for them. Being a big comic geek, I spent some time with him talking about the trade and expressed my interest in him doing a drawing for me to frame in my office. He took my ideas of a fight between Mr. Fixit and Wolverine with him and today, his artwork arrived. I am very pleased.
Adventures and musings about Buying, Selling and setting up at Conventions and Shows
I participated in my first ever show last October. You can read about it here: http://boards.collectors-society.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&amp;Number=8903742#Post8903742
I was pleased with my sales, it was an excellent learning experience and most importantly, I had a great time. I must have did "ok" as I was invited back by the show organizers.
In my town, there use to be a larger two day
First they get me to buy the Death in Platinum now this?
I just purchasd a Bagged Adventures of Superman 500, Platinum Edition. looks similar to Superman 75 Platinum but w/o the bleeding symbol. I know when i got the 75 plat. cgc the inside was a silver embossed supes symbol compared to the gray flat inner cover. but does anyone know whats inside the 500? either way they got $100 from me. (Picture of superman 500).
Modern age books
So I have my third round of submissions packaged and ready to ship out tomorrow. I decided to save a little money and just send a few modern age books. They are as follows:
Amazing Spider-Man 238====9.2
Battle Chasers(Red Monika Variant)====9.4
Dark Horse Presents Annual 1998====9.6
Green Lantern 201(first Kilowog)====9.2
Incredible Hulk 340====9.4
Iron Man 282====9.8
New Mutants 98====9.4
All in all a nice set of good looking keys. There
Amazing Fantasy #15 variant in Dallas Morning News Sunday August 20, 2006 added in with the normal Sunday coupons.
Amazing Fantasy #15 variant in Dallas Morning News Sunday August 20, 2006 added in with the normal Sunday coupons. I didn't realize that the newspapers would have a
Something to consider!
Once Dazzler #1 came out in March of 1981, there were countless 80's issues that have two versions of covers. Those with the barcode on the cover(news-stand editions) and those with an image in it's place(Direct editions). They also vary slightly in the spot where the issue number and price are.
A fellow collector, TNerb, recently wrote in a journal that he will pass up on any graded comic with the barcode on the cover. Personally, I agree with the choice on a purely
For those who say they are switching to PGX. I will never buy those books. I will be forever in the CGC team. The expertise and quality are there, I will never settle for second best to save a few dollars ...
getting bit by the horror bug, must fight urges....
So far I have been able (largely thanks to my budget) to keep my collection to a relatively tight focus. Green Lantern (Original Hal era), Amazing Spider-Man (mostly 101-200 era), Star Wars and some Marvel Team-Ups constitute more than 75% of my newly forged collection. My raw to-be-submitted pile fall into the same categories, or my GA focus of Scifi (mostly Planet Comics).
But for the last few days my eye has wandered. Over on the boards
it sounds like the sky is falling...
While my position on the $5 per invoice fee hasn't changed; that is I am still upset about it and I still think it is a poor business decision as it weighs unfairly on the small collector that cannot afford to submit 30 books on an invoice; I am surprised by the passion that it has stirred in others.
In review, I submitted ten invoices this year - two coupon submissions, one signature series, on silver age, and six modern. I have no idea if the $5 charge
Here's another nugget of information.
I was just looking through the PGX website and pricing what it would cost to have my books graded and I was very happy with the outcome on behalf of PGX I say thank you for being so reasonable with your costs and not having a membership fee. So as of Dec 31 my footsteps will be heading to PGX along with my hard earned money. I also compared the slabbing of both Fee G Fee and PGX and the slabbing looks to be a bit better with PGX so on that note I wonder
Mandatory teaser? No thanks, I'm no bully and I kinda like you people.
So I have a batch of books I put in a December auction and the universe decided it was time for me to learn a lesson with the first 2 silver age books that just ended last night.
Sub-Mariner 1 CGC 9.4 ended at $304.55 (which is almost $100 below the 12 month average for this book at this grade according to GPAnalysis) and Daredevil 7 CGC 7.0 ended at $194.50 ( almost $60 below the annual GPA average for this book at this
Thanks for the memories.
I totally agree with what Lee K wrote about in his journal about the $5 handling fee. It's an insult and an outrage to charge that when thats part of CGC's business in the first place is to handle our books with care, next they will tell us there is a $2.50 surcharge for rubber gloves when handling each book as well. Ive decided that enough is enough and the greed of every company including comic grading has gone too far. Also the turn around time is ridiculously
Marvel Sticker Album
Remember back in the mid-80's when different companies would come out with sticker sets and then have comic-shaped albums that you could stick them into in order to display your collection?
I don't specifically remember which franchises did this, but I DO remember seeing quite a number of them. None of them interested me until Marvel took notice of the phenomenon and decided to copy the trend.
The Official Marvel Series Sticker Set came out in 1986, along with (go figu
On February 10, 1974 Amazing Spider-Man #129 was released, and so was the first appearance of Frank Castle--The Punisher, coincidentally this was also the first comic I would pick off a spinner rack at the local corner store, and purchase. And So began my hobby of collecting comics.
Here we are 43 years later, and I still have this special issue today.. It has been through a lot, and shows, although I have an upgraded copy of this issue the value of this one is priceless in memories for me. H
I added Marvel Two in One #64 signed by George Perez today. In the 80's I had owned the original art for the cover. I believe I paid $75 dollars for it at the time. I also owned some double slash pages from Ragman and Tarzan by Joe Kubert and Superman Swan pages. I sold them all with my first comic collection for $200 dollars because there wasn't a market for them in 1984. Probably the biggest mistake I ever made.
Submissions waiting to be graded over another weekend...
So I had two modern submissions and one economy submission at CGC this past month plus...
Yesterday was day 41 for the first modern submission and I received my books back.
Today is day 29 for the other modern submission and it is still 'verified'
Today is day 19 for the economy submission - and it is 'verified' as well.
Those are business days, not calendar days and they don't include national holidays...
really? aw man...
I called CGC today to get an update on where the graders are with modern submissions since I am still awaiting my signature series invoice from Long Beach Comic Con, and the last time the website was updated was on 11/07/11. Per Nicole, they are on 11/01/11, not the 10/18/11 that is posted on the site. So most likely Monday/Tuesday I'll at least know the grades. The bad news... that means the books will ship sometime next week and I used the office address, which will be c
Iron Man #1, X-Men #12 (first appearance of Juggernaut), Tales of Suspense #81
After checking, rechecking, doublechecking and triplechecking every day for the past two weeks, my first order status has finally moved from 'verified' to 'graded.'
Quick history: I bought an Iron Man #1 labeled 'MINT!!!!' from a store several years ago, put all of my comics in storage and recently unearthed them to sell on eBay, etc. Of course it took 3 weeks to FIND the comics, and it they were in the absolute
Time for flame wars.
Why are you here? what is the point of your flames? You have no sets, you only have two posts that enflame people, and while I didn't mind your first post, you obviously now have some kind of vendetta or insecurity.
Seriously. Answer me. Coward. Why are you even here?
*Revision starts here, and I'm going to start first by saying, forget about it. Don't answer my question:
If I don't like quilt knitting, I don't go out of my way to visit their knitting circles and c
Waiting for the shoe to drop
So I checked on my 20 day submission coupons and saw it was scheduled for grading. Great, right? Then I looked in to the received details for the first time... my X-Men number 3 is an Apparent SA.
It wouldn't have mattered if I knew this 19 days ago, yesterday, whenever, but it looks like I've got another hack job book. I'm going to go through my ebay receipts and other receipts to track down the seller, but I think this may have been the copy I picked up at th