Can't afford to keep her!
Well, it's been a while since I posted in my journal, and I must say, it was fun when I had the money to do it. I did once have the #1 set for 4 years in a row, until CGC expanded the set type to go to 2002...and that's what pushed me down. So...I lost some interest in the "ol girl" and was considering liquidating her, along with all the other doubles and slightly lower graded that I have. Just wondering what would be a fair price. Does anyone think that $3k is too m
...minus one issue
Well, I just bought my last issue that I was missing from my set. There is one more issue that is about as rare as the holy grail, which there is only 1 graded copy, and it belongs to Marvel Madness.
If I was him, I would hang on to it to! It must be such a feeling to see that there is only one copy graded, and it's from 14 years ago, and you have the only graded copy!
But, even though he does have a graded copy, that doesn't mean that I will stop my search, or e
Won it off Ebay!
Alright, I tried to get the chromium edition and send it in to get graded, and all 3 came back with some sort of acrynom that I still don't know what they mean! SO, I was able to get Lady Death #1 at UNIVERSAL grade 9.6...and at an affordable price at that.
Let's just say that I like the blue label a heck of alot better than the purple label! Yellow of course ranks supreme.
Wait till you have some $'s saved up and grade them when you can.
Any paper (from what I'm told) is relatively collectible. Think of what happens to most of this stuff. Kids roll up the comics to swat each other, or flies, or they throw them across the room. Maybe after they read it, they just trash it if they didn't like it. What I'm getting at is that if you have some really descent condition comics, they may not grade out as 9.8's but some may get a 7 or 8.5, which is a great grade for
...a personal "hidden" gaol...
I can only thank God that I am an American, and that I am not in Bosnia, Somalia, Kuwait, or those other vacation resorts that I've been. While I am still here in America, I have some personal goals that I would like to attain.
Granted, I do not have a whole bunch of series that I am getting graded, and hopefully I can keep it to what I have, maybe less.
What I was keeping in the back of my mind, was being able to attain the 2K mark in the registry lev
...and now time for the ride!
I tell ya, it's something to attain #1 over the years of collecting, especially with a series that has more than 4 issues and a vast of varients. It was a learning experience, and expensive one also. MARVEL MADNESS, your a great person, and thank you for your offers on comics on LADY DEATH. You unknownly set a goal for me, and I attained that goal. It's funny, I finish up my collection just as I finish up my career in the Air Force. All the best to you and yo
...so I sent my LADY DEATH's in!
I keep looking at those empty spaces in my registry, and it just bugs the hell out of me. I had (yes, past tense) the comics for grading, but one thing or another prevented me from actually sending them out (alright, it was the wife) BUT APART FROM THAT, I started adding up some possible registry points, and realized that I'm not too far off from getting #1 in the Lady Death set. Yes, I'll have to claim temporary insanity and sell some things later, but, wel
If this is a sign of things to come, then I'll just stop collecting now
It's not often that you are able to find "the" comic, especially if it's limited to 1000 copies. Yes, I am in referance to Lady Death limited edition # 1 1994 issue, signed by the three, and numbered. No sooner than I had it in my hands, it was the one that I was waiting for to send off to CGC. It was enclosed in hard plastic, and it was from CHAOS comics. NOW, somehow, it is already marked with "Apparent SP".
After recalculating the numbers...
I just looked over the numbers and I will only have 3 more to add to the collection, with 7 possible upgrades, which will give me 17 total books in my registry, the same as the individual who holds #1, and he has 77% of his collection complete, Which mean, so will I!
Last submissions of 2007
When all the grading is said and done, I should be in the 90% completion of my LADY DEATH. I can't make any guarentees on the grades, but I should be close to completion. It's been fun and exciting(and expensive) getting into the comic scene. I think now that I have a better understanding of comics, I may delve into ther earlier years to collect. But first, let me secure #1 on Lady Death.....
There was a helluva "BIN or Best offer" on ebay. I guess during Christmas, people just want to sell, which I totally understand. On the same token, there can be some really good buys! I was able to buy 5 graded Ren and Stimpy 9.8 CGC for $100, postage included. I figured I saved a considerable amount in time, postage, insurance, and register return insured mail. If you do a quick breakdown, it would be like $75 to get them graded, and it would of been more than $12 each way
Like I said, it wasn't as good as my first 10...
...but it helped fill in some spaces. I really must be getting old or something, cause I have like 5 of the same issues that I keep thinking I don't have. Then again, alot of that is when I win an auction for 1 issue I need, but has 2-3 of the others I already have, and they won't break up the set. Which leads me to finding a way to submit another 20 something for grading and not getting the hatchet by the wife. There are a few coins I would
No longer the only...
Remember when I said that I had the only Lady Death 1/2 red velvet graded at 9.8? Well, CGC just updated the census and now there are 3. Ahhh....it was a fun ride while it lasted. Also, just got the grades of my other 20+....ewww....wasn't as much of a pretty site as the first 10 I sent in. The average was about 8.5, a few 9's, some 8's and a 7.5. Check your friendly Ebay in the following weeks to come! :-)
I recently updated my Lady Death registry set with it! It's still not listed on the census!
Alright, I know, I the new guy on the block. But, regardless, you have to admit that when you have THE highest graded comic, it's a rush. In this case, it's the Lady Death 1/2 red velvet. Now I'll admit, there arn't too many graded (like 8 or something like that) but there may be a person or 12 that will see that, and think their's may grade so high, just to try and beat it.
I had no idea what to
My first submission turned out very good. I'M VERY HAPPY WITH IT!
There were a few that I kinda sweated sending in, but over all it was a very good turnout! Overall, there were (6) 9.8 (2) 9.6 (1) 9.4 and (1) 8.5. The 8.5 was my superman died gravestone #500 something or rather. I took it out of the bag, slipped it into a board, and sent it off. You'll see that one on E-bay soon enough. There were 2 Lady Death lingerie leather editions that graded out as 9.8 qualified, cause there was abo
My first 10 submissions to be shipped out next week sometime
Well, the time is nearing, but not quick enough. I have called twice already, and one time they called me (but I still asked) on the status of my first order and if grades were available. Of course, they were running behind with all the conventions and such, but I kept getting reassured that they are almost caught up.
When it comes to submissions, I'm worse than a kid at Christmas. I do have to say, I really like being able
...for me, that is...
WELL! My big old 44th birthday has brought me some good things! My dear wife knows how much I like the casinos (and how the casinos love me is more like it) but she allowed me to go to the Hard Rock Casino here in Tampa FL on my birthday, which was the 24th of this month. I go there with all good intentions of spending $100.00. Now, I don't play cards with humans because I am a sore loser, and I have realized that if I lose to you, I will nag you for dinner till I get
Lady Death (1994-1995)
There are 5 people tied for 4th place which is interesting since all of them don't have a single comic book entered. I'm at #2 and that's entering 3 comics. I actually got second place when I put in my first comic that was graded 9.9.
I never really got too involved with the registry stuff until I started making my "ultimate" 1971 proof coin set. First place is out of the question since you need a 1971 proof Ultra Cameo Eisenhower dollar graded at 70, and there a
...and very limited on comic knowledge!
Well, first off, I have a problem, and I know that the first step is recognizing that I do have a problem. My problem is collecting. Name it, I collected it. Bottles, matchbooks, prints, stamps, currency (I wish I could keep that, but use it for other collecting) coins, hot sauces (Blair's, check it out) newspapers...the list goes on. Well, now on the list is comics. I'm scared for myself.
It all started back in 1994, after I had returned from 8