CGC Journals

 

New comics in comic cave

It was time to change the comics being shown in the cave. The first 2 are in honor of  Halloween. The next 3 are up because I was in a wedding. The flower for my lapel is made of a comic book page.

Best2u

Best2u

09/16/2017

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10/19/2017

 

Dover Delaware comic con

We drove to Dover this morning to attend the comic con, about an hour each way. I live in Milton Delaware where we don't even have a LCS. Lots of costumes, food but not a lot of comics. Most were priced at $1 - $3, with very few silvers or golds. Lots of artists though and plenty of novelties. Harry potter wand booth, toys everywhere, costume contest and all kinds of neat crafts. The stay puft marshmallow man (turns out to be a woman) looks a bit deflated and smaller than I remember. It was a fu

richard8158

richard8158

08/19/2017

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08/22/2017

Charlton Comics - UK Price Variants

Charlton Comics - UK Price Variants Hello Reader  Here is a summary of the Charlton UK Price Variants that I have discovered hiding between the dates of 1960 and December 1963. If you'd like to know more about them, please click the picture below and you'll be magically transported to the discussion thread in which we talk about them:                Meanwhile, here is an up to date summary of what I have discovered so far, which I hope you will find interesting. Not

Get Marwood & I

Get Marwood & I

05/02/2019

CBCS vs. CGC

Or, And in this corner... The gauntlet has been thrown. Someone put their money where their mouth is and that someone is Steve Borock. I too once did that by meeting with CGC to try to get a job. I flew down to Florida to try my hand at grading. The three days there were great, but alas due to reasons that I will not disclose I did not get the job, although I was good enough to be offered one. I do know more about the grading practices and "secret sauce" of CGC but will not discuss that e

Tnerb

Tnerb

05/28/2014

 

Another update!

Man, the updates are coming fast and furious! I've just finished setting up a new mailing list entry portal, and I wanted to share it with everyone here. I just send out one email a month to give updates on The Crimebusters - a little more often when it's actually time for a new issue - so if you're interested, it's a great way to get the direct scoop. Anyone who signs up now will get a welcome email that includes a link to a new digital ashcan which has short previews for both issues 1 and

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

09/18/2019

 

Less than 24 Hours

If only sending in books to CGC was this quick....of wait! I check my views mainly because I like to know my stuff is being read. I have mentioned this before...possibly numerous times. My latest Journal (well before this one anyway) ?Is It Cheating?? was the first journal of mine to reach over 100 views in the first 24 hours. Something I am rather pleased about. I wish a lot of my journals were like that because I also like to communicate to others on here. I'm still upset I offended someb

Tnerb

Tnerb

06/04/2011

 

Oops they did it again!

I am sure this has happened to most collectors out there. You win an auction or make a purchase of an awesome comic at a great price and the seller refunds your money the next day. I had this happen twice in the past few weeks. Once on Ebay and the other on a dealers website.  The first one was on Ebay and it was an auction for an Avengers 24 CGC 9.6 signed by Stan the Man himself. I won the auction with some stiff competition at the end. I could not wait to get this comic but the following day

Rockblazer

Rockblazer

09/13/2017

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01/05/2018

King Comics - UK Price Variants

King Comics - UK Price Variants Hello Reader  Here is a summary of the King Comics UK Price Variants that I have discovered hiding between the dates of August 1967 and November 167. If you'd like to know more about them, please click the picture below and you'll be magically transported to the discussion thread in which we talk about them:              Meanwhile, here is an up to date summary of what I have discovered so far, which I hope you will find interesting.

Get Marwood & I

Get Marwood & I

05/05/2019

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09/24/2019

The test is on, CBCS vs. CGC. Part One.

The sound of the crack, the flying of broken plastic, the sheering of the scissors. Okay, recently picked up four issues of Gang Busters off from ebay. All four were in CBCS slabs and within the grade range of books that I wanted to start my Gang Busters Registry set with. When I purchased them I told myself that I was not going to crack them out and send them to CGC. They would be just fine setting in the Gang Busters box with my only other issue, Gang Busters #51 CGC-7.5 ow/w Aurora pedi

Best2u

Best2u

06/16/2015

Hulk 168

Won this on ebay today. Nice cover that I've always admired by the late, great Herb Trimpe. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

09/10/2018

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11/30/2018

 

FREE Digital Comics

Thank you Marvel and Comixology! I was one of the folks that constantly found themselves being dropped from the website when this promotion was originally rolled out (server overload), but I now have all of my free books. I received an email from Comixology yesterday stating that it was my turn to take advantage of the promotion (you register via email on their website to be placed in line) and that I had 48 hours to make my selection from 723 free comics. As any sane person would do I selecte

Clouded9

Clouded9

04/12/2013

 

Issue #13: Blackhawk by Mark Evanier part 2

The second part of this epic three-part examination of Mark Evanier and Dan Spiegle's 1980's Blackhawk run is now available to listen to. I guarantee this is the only podcast in the world that will deliver three hours of conversation about Mark Evanier's Blackhawk! In this middle installment, we start going through the actual issues themselves, discussing #251-259 in detail. Enjoy!

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

08/17/2017

Marvel US Price Font Variations (June 1960 ~ February 1961)

Marvel US Price Font Variations (June 1960 ~ February 1961) Hello Reader  Here is a summary of the Marvel Price Font Variations that I have discovered hiding between the dates of June 1960 and February 1961. If you'd like to know more about them, please click the picture below and you'll be magically transported to the discussion thread in which we talk about them:                         Meanwhile, here is an up to date summary of what I have discovered so far, which I

Get Marwood & I

Get Marwood & I

06/03/2019

 

Why is CGC so Slow in Grading?

?in which David Swan becomes the least liked person on the CGC registry There has been a lot of talk about the slowness of CGC to grade comics so the question is who?s to blame. CGC, partially, but mostly it?s the comic book fans. I?m a child of the 70?s and 80?s but if there?s one thing I learned after years of collecting it?s that the comics of my youth will never be worth anything. Unlike the comics of the golden and silver ages these were perceived as collectibles and thus preserved in sle

David Swan1

David Swan1

08/18/2011

 

Green Lantern 81

Won this in the Comic Link auction last night. The greatest of the Neal Adams runs was GL/GA, and I could not pass up the opportunity to acquire one of these in 9.6. My winning bid was not too high, either. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

05/31/2019

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06/05/2019

 

Weaving the Web: Building a Complete AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Run

A noble quest to build an Amazing Spider-Man collection Hello! As my board name suggests, I am a Spider-Man fan. I have been since I was a youngster. I started actually collecting at around age 14. Pushing 40 now - Where does the time go? I basically took 7-8 years off from the hobby though, from right after high school all the way through university and didn't start really again until about 2004/05. Once I got back into the hobby, I checked out a bit of everything but I also decided to

Wall-Crawler

Wall-Crawler

01/31/2016

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07/12/2019

House of Secrets #92 - 1st Swamp Thing CGC 9.0!

I went to C2E2 in Chicago this weekend and almost didn't buy a single comic book, until I spotted this gem. My collection of DC B-List Characters first appearances: Have: Showcase #73 - 1st Creeper CGC 9.0 Demon #1 - 1st Etrigan CGC 9.0 Blue Beetle #1 (1967) - 1st Question CGC 9.4 Still Want: Brave and the Bold #57 - 1st Metamorpho Mister Miracle #1 - 1st Mister Miracle

Gary Strange

Gary Strange

04/19/2010

 

My first GA Captain America purchase

Hey all!  I've been on the boards for a few years and I've enjoyed every minute of it.  You really cannot beat this place in terms of the collective knowledge provided by its members, the images of their books/collections or the general kindness displayed not only for other members (who actually know each other) in times of need, but everyday from stranger to stranger.  Ok that was a crazy long sentence.  Hopefully I won't have too many of those in my entries          I've always been a hu

GoldCap

GoldCap

09/07/2017

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09/17/2017

Marvel 1999 ~ 2000 US Newsstand Price Variants

Marvel 1999 ~ 2000 US Newsstand Price Variants Hello Reader  Here is a summary of the Marvel Newsstand Price Variants that I have discovered hiding between the dates of October 1999 and February 2000. If you'd like to know more about them, please click the picture below and you'll be magically transported to the discussion thread in which we talk about them:                                                   Meanwhile, here is an up to date summary of what I have discover

Get Marwood & I

Get Marwood & I

06/03/2019

 

Last Buy For 2017

Picked this one up just now from World Wide Comics. A nice pedigree copy and also an OAK, as this is the only 9.4 slabbed copy. Another lightweight fantasy cover for this title, which was so prevalent with DC at the time. Still, a guilty pleasure nonetheless. This was absolutely my best year for acquisitions. 39 CGC books in all. The breakdown - 19 DC, 16 Marvel, 2 Warren and 2 Amryl. Happy Holidays everyone! Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

12/16/2017

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01/01/2018

Charlton Comics - 15 Cent Price Variants

Charlton Comics - 15 Cent Price Variants Hello Reader  Here is a summary of all the Charlton 15c Price Variants that I have discovered hiding between the dates of March and April 1962. If you'd like to know more about them, please click the picture below and you'll be magically transported to the discussion thread in which we talk about them (it's the pence one):                                     Meanwhile, here is an up to date summary of what I have discovered so far

Get Marwood & I

Get Marwood & I

05/23/2019