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Our Fighting Forces #63

This one just came by UPS today. At this moment it is the single highest graded copy and the next closest grade is a 7.5. I bought it from eBay and I even thought the price was good. I have spent so much time on my GI Combat set, the Our Fighting Forces  set (among others) has been neglected. September - October 1961, I'm happy to be able to add this one!

richard8158

richard8158

02/05/2018

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02/12/2018

 

The latest upgrades to my GI Combat set!!

I had been eyeing some of these for a while so I finally put some of my extras on eBay to help fund the purchase. The first six were buys so I was able to negotiate a better price but the last two were auctions, so I paid dearly for them. There was someone who wanted them nearly as much as I did. All of them are the highest graded and five of them are the single highest graded. To view the set: https://comics.www.collectors-society.com/registry/Comics/PeopleSetDetail.aspx?PeopleSetID=80699

richard8158

richard8158

12/02/2017

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01/01/2018

 

Latest Upgrades!

Both of these came through eBay! The 168 (1974) is an Adams cover and the 199 (1977) is Kubert. Both with white pages!

richard8158

richard8158

11/06/2017

 

1956 GI Combat 9.4 Quality Comics

Single highest graded and one of the last couple before DC took over. Only 3 of this number have been graded so far. These are easily found in low grade, but high grades are very scarce. The black covers make it even tougher.

richard8158

richard8158

08/29/2017

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09/17/2017

 

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 fun time!

richard8158

richard8158

08/19/2017

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08/22/2017

 

The Haunted Tank!

GI Combat 152,This arrived yesterday! An upgrade for my set. Highest grade, 1 of 3.  Almost sounds like a Borg designation! Anyway picked this one up from eBay for a reasonable price. If anyone has something higher than what I have in my set, and you might consider selling it, let me know! Thanks!

richard8158

richard8158

08/18/2017

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08/19/2017

 

GI Combat 1979

Just picked this one up from eBay last week. One of two in this grade and only seven graded in total.

richard8158

richard8158

08/06/2017

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08/06/2017

 

September 1958

Picked this one up from another member and it just got here today! Single highest graded (as of 6/2017). A very nice upgrade for my set as the other one was a 5.5. Always liked the Joe Kubert covers too.

richard8158

richard8158

06/10/2017

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02/10/2018

 

Just came today!

As of now it is the highest graded copy! 1961 grey tone Grandenetti & Adler cover. Oops! I just added the pic!

richard8158

richard8158

05/15/2017

 

How To Tell That You Married The Right Person

Today is my thirtieth wedding anniversary. When my wife was out shopping my six foot tall First Order storm trooper arrived. Upon coming home, as she passed him in the hallway, excused herself and smiled.

richard8158

richard8158

04/30/2017

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05/10/2017

 

Not Always GI Combat!!

I know I post mostly about the GI Combat comics but I do have other titles! Sadly I have neglected these while on a mission to build the GIC set.

richard8158

richard8158

04/30/2017

 

I always liked these covers!

I have come to appreciate their use of red, yellow , orange and pink colors in the backgrounds of these Grandenetti and Kubert covers!

richard8158

richard8158

04/30/2017

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06/17/2018

 

Duplicates anyone?

This has been a really great year for adding to and upgrading my GI Combat set. Possibly as many as 30 upgrades this year alone. The one pictured is the latest one. A really nice 1961 Kubert cover. The downside is that I have many very nice graded duplicates now and I'm really not sure what to do with them. Sure, I could sell them, but would much rather trade for someone else's extras. And I pretty much don't care what they are! As kids growing up in the 50s and 60s we read everything, but war comics were big. We read Superman, Batman and Hawkman too along with many others. Spidey came later. Can I be the only collector with duplicate graded copies? Here are some of my extras: https://comics.www.collectors-society.com/registry/comics/PeopleSetDetail.aspx?PeopleSetID=92871 Thanks for reading and looking! Rich

richard8158

richard8158

04/17/2017

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04/19/2017

 

Newest Addition

Won this one at auction recently! 1958 Joe Kubert Cover http://comics.www.collectors-society.com/registry/comics/PeopleSetDetail.aspx?PeopleSetID=80699

richard8158

richard8158

04/08/2017

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04/13/2017

 

1957 Kubert cover!

Just arrived yesterday!  Picked this one up off of eBay. It replaces the 7.0 I had.   http://comics.www.collectors-society.com/registry/comics/PeopleSetDetail.aspx?PeopleSetID=80699

richard8158

richard8158

04/01/2017

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02/10/2018

 

1969 Kubert cover

I got this one as an upgrade to my set! http://comics.www.collectors-society.com/registry/comics/PeopleSetDetail.aspx?PeopleSetID=80699

richard8158

richard8158

03/28/2017

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03/28/2017

Just Back From CGC

1977 Our Fighting Forces! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

richard8158

richard8158

01/24/2017

Recently added

1963 http://comics.www.collectors-society.com/registry/comics/PeopleSetDetail.aspx?PeopleSetID=80699 To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

richard8158

richard8158

01/09/2017

Recently added

1959 Grey tone http://comics.www.collectors-society.com/registry/comics/PeopleSetDetail.aspx?PeopleSetID=80699 To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

richard8158

richard8158

01/09/2017

2016 was a good year for my G.I. Combat set

253 out of 289! Nine months ago I wrote a journal after adding my 200th comic to my GI Combat set. I now have 253 graded and am closing in on 90% completion. I have 2 left to send in for grades and that will exhaust what I have at the house. Out of the 36 still missing from the set, I have 24 of them but they are mostly reader grade. I try to have a reader copy for each book in the set, however, some aren't worth the expense of purchasing just to read. The copper portion of the set is all 9.6 and 9.8 except for a single 9.4. The bronzes are 9.0 or better except for 6 in need of upgrades (3 are in for grading now). The silvers are coming along nicely with many new additions and upgrades this year. The golds are in the worst shape with many missing still. There are plenty of the Quality issues to be had but most are in horrible shape. I'll keep hunting, after all, that's the best part! http://comics.www.collectors-society.com/registry/comics/SetTypeDetail.aspx?SetTypeID=400 To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

richard8158

richard8158

01/03/2017

Just Back From CGC

1952!! Just got this one back yesterday! Also coming back were 2 more of these Ziff Davis GI Joes, 2 Our Fighting Forces and 10 GI Combats. All of the books graded as I expected except for 3 of the GI Combats which achieved higher than I thought! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

richard8158

richard8158

12/02/2016