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...a very special thanks

To Mollie Davis.... Thanks, Mollie Davis, a whole heaping' helpful,   for adding this   (..., and the others)   to the list of Competitive Sets.   I really appreciate it; '''c'us', sometimes... I feel like I'm flying' blind.   ...from 52, to 87   ...to 2017, thanKS, thanks a ton.   {So, why has the spaceship been suddenly reversed?} Happy Hunting Sports Fans

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01/19/2017

...another one-of-a-kind,

and another Number 1 Set. It's my 23rd.   Please welcome.. [this] Frank Frazetta & Al Williamson cover...!   ***   This is what I call...: (laughs) hee-hee-hee   (CGC Book 226)   This is the first/1ST CGC'd .. Doc Weird's Thrill Book #1 Pure Imagination ..., and currently, The Highest Graded Copy. I bought this at Comics & Comix, on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley, CA. in 1987; this is a one-owner, Direct Sale, newsstand, file copy....   ***

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01/18/2017

When I got my..

12-13-238 books, from 5 October; ..the latest and [maybe, not so] greatest, ..   I found that, when I had pulled them out of the box, to pack, to take off to scanning them, .. this one had a cracked bottom corner of the case.   So, that's one cracked case for each of my two last invoices _______ (Sep., and Oct.).   I hope to be shipping [books] again [to be graded], .. but I would prefer that it be.. not for these reasons....   (Hey! M

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01/13/2017

Love and Rockets is back,

and ... Cerebus ... is in Hell. (What's going' on, here? I know they are all about, The 80s, and cub and bear, and.... )   I think I should.. call on Maggie, ..   (or Maria Belyi, as the case may be.)   [..., and I think]   I've got .. MECHANICS .. 1, 2, and 3, somewhere in there, but ..   O, how I miss ..   Hopey, Penny, and ...   those PRO-SOLAR MECHANICS, and ALL .. of PALOMAR, and ... that 'somewhere in California'.   ---Extended Thanks .

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01/07/2017

If its not one thing, ...

then its .. Strange Days #3. This is the other thing:   ...finally got the 12-13-238, and this was the 003 on the order.   So, I'm trying' to get .. CGC to add Strange Days #3, .. AND even after a round trip.. twice.   (I sent; they sent it; it got sent back, they sent it back.)   Nevertheless, and despite all this ....   Here, I am .. writing .. to share .. another Highest Graded Copy, another first, ______ (IVE FINALLY GOT IT!) ano

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01/06/2017

Last year The Muppets..

came to Hippie Hill, .. in Golden Gate Park, ....   Instantly, .. I recognized, The Peppers, and The Puppet Master (Director/Produceress) a lady from .. Well, I cannot find it.... ...the Henson Team.   ***   Nevertheless, I have got some, particular.. Number 7s, with yellow covers, (e.g. Cerebus, The Aardvark #7) and this one, .. (32 years on) which is part of my run of one-of-a-kinds, and TRIBUTES.. The Puppet Master, Jim Henson,

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01/02/2017

Eisner Award for Best Single Issue, 1988

Art Adams, (with Bob Burden for Gumby Summer Fun Special #1)[13] {Here is another one folks, and happy hunting.}   This is what I call:   (CGC Book 224)   This is the 1st ~ 9.6, and the 7th overall, the third highest grade, BUT This one is SIGNED AND DATED by Art Adams.... (images here)   ***   Now, here is the Cert. info.:   Verify CGC Certification Certification Information   Certification #: 1212546001 Title: Gumby's Summer Fun Special Issue: 1

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12/31/2016

Here's Another Newbie.

(Some might call it an OAK.) Take a look at this, .. folks.   Here is another one from the archives, and 1987.   This is a.. Comix & Comics, newsstand, file copy, .. , for which I am the One Owner, which I bought off The Stands in 1987....   Fast-forward 29 years, .. and .. here you have it....   (Well, .. I have it .. for now, .. but....)   Here is another CGC, and CGC CENSUS 1st:   It's..   CAPTAIN SCIENCE..   ,

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11/16/2016

..., why this stumped CGC.

I couldn't figure out. I could not figure out.. WHY.. my 4th invoice passed my 3rd, and... well, ....   ***   I had the chance to actually LOOK.. at a hard copy.. [paper cover] of the Comic Book Price Guide!   (Don't be amazed; I'm homeless, but..)   I wanted to see something....   ***   I had gone in with an associate, Christian:   now bumped up on a waitlist for a liver transplant, ..because of a recent drop.. into a coma. {He got down to one, fo

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08/05/2016

I like TGA: 1, & TGA: 0, but...

Would you not call this an OAK ?!? (clarion horns trumpet)   ..., and how about this Flaming Carrot Comics No. 23 ?? or.. Flaming Carrot Comics No. 23   (, or Flaming Carrot #23) ....   This is what I call...   (CGC Book 182)   This is the FIRST, 1st CGCd Dark Horse Comics Flaming Carrot #23 ..., and It is the FIRST, 1st 9.8 [currently the Highest Graded copy]   ***   Here is the CENSUS for this book:   CGC Census - Search Results Title C

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08/01/2016

...No Cover Price, on this FCC No. 19,

this FIRST, 1st CGCd, ... Flaming Carrot Comics No. 19, (or Flaming Carrot #19)   the version..   WITHOUT..   a cover price....   ***   Nevertheless,   I call this one:   (CGC Book 180)   PLEASE NOTE: This is the NO PRICE variant.... {TBC}, and...   This is the FIRST, 1st CGCd Dark Horse Comics Flaming Carrot #19 ..., and It is the FIRST, 1st 9.2 [currently the Highest Graded copy]   ***   Here is the CENSUS for this book: CGC Ce

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07/30/2016

Again, please welcome...

(Can I have a drum roll, please?) [Another TGA: 0, or]   Flaming Carrot Comics No. 5   (, or Flaming Carrot #5) ....   This is what I call...   CGC Book 189)   This is the 3rd/Third, CGCd.. Aardvark-Vanaheim, Flaming Carrot Comics #5 ..., and the FIRST, 1st 9.8   ***   Itsa.. > Total Graded At: 0 <, So! I'm calling the THE FITTS. {...the.. F _irst I _n T _he T _op S _pot It's a temporary condition, but... DANG! (It sure is g

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07/30/2016

Another TGA: 0

Again, please welcome...   (Can I have a drum roll, please?) another TGA: 0, or..   Flaming Carrot Comics No. 9   (, or Flaming Carrot #9) ....   This is what I call...   (CGC Book 191)   This is the SECOND, 2nd overall, CGCd Flaming Carrot Comics #9 Renegade Press Itsa TGA: 0 ..., and it's the FIRST, 1st 9.8 !.!   ***   Here's th' CENSUS..   CGC Census - Search Results Title Flaming Carrot Issue No. 9 Issue Date 10/85 Year 1985

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07/30/2016

CGC got this book backwards, ...

but .. ----> I.. LIKE it.... (...just a quick minute-al for Best2u.)   Happy Hunting Sports Fans! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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07/29/2016

Here is The Front cover, or the back of the case.

(of Zap #9) ...called Zap Comix #9.   Hey! Don't get me wrong. I 'Like' The Back cover of this book, but..   this IS the front, and   ..., or BUT..   I AM.. PARTIAL.. to The Wilson Cover of this book, and   I'm attached....   Again, ...hope you getta gotta good one!

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07/29/2016

Please welcome...

(drum roll please) Flaming Carrot Comics No. 24   (, or Flaming Carrot #24) ....   This is what I call...   (CGC Book 183)   This is the FIRST, 1st CGCd Dark Horse Comics Flaming Carrot #24 ..., and It is the FIRST, 1st 9.8 [currently the Highest Graded copy]   ***   Here is the proof:   CGC Census - Search Results Title Flaming Carrot Issue No. 24 Issue Date 4/90 Year 1990 Publisher Dark Horse Comics Art Comments Bob Burden story, cove

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07/29/2016

CGC did not distinguish..

on this book.. THAT..   This copy of..   Flaming Carrot Comics No. 15, (or Flaming Carrot #15)   IS the version..   WITHOUT..   a cover price....   ***   Nevertheless,   This is what I call this one:   (CGC Book 179)   This is the SEVENTH, 7th CGCd Renegade Press Flaming Carrot Comics # 15 ..., and the THIRD, 3rd 9.8 {currently the Highest Graded copy}.   This.. is.. a.. Comics & Comix Berkeley, CA. Specialty Store Dir

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07/29/2016

This cover beats that cover.

(in my.. findings and recommendations....) Which one do you like?   (Vote for Will Elder) (He's -a-One-of-a-Kind!)   (These five are for, and Thanks to Best2u.)   Happy Hunting Sports Fans!

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07/29/2016

J51: The Grand Finale!

..., or.. ...a Complete run of OAKS, or as I prefer: One-of-a-Kinds.   Nevertheless, it aint much, but..   ...with this last round of   (more invoices outstanding than ever: 6 x 12),   I have been able to Complete a run on.. Tom Stazer, John Williams and Anthony Smiths SPACED.   ..., and NOW, I have out-, or in-done myself; I dunno.   ***   Not only did I get.. 6 out of 8 9.8s, on my File Copies (i.e., #s 6-13).. , BUT my.. THREE-POINT

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07/16/2016

Comic Found

follow-up to..   Comic Not FoundThis book, stands corrected. I had contacted CGC.... ..., and asked what I should do with some mislabelled books, and they said, just, 'Send them in.' So, I did. *** Now, fast forward up to today, and I can share the corrected book.. in.. A NEW CASE !! (I think it's my fifth new case) (...still A One-of-a-Kind, or an OAK if you prefer, and THE SOLE Highest Graded Copy) It's one of two File Copies I have from the period, of that particular issue. (Can I get the

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07/14/2016

J49: CGC Book 175

..., or the 1113th, 9.6, or the 3567th, overall ! Holy Smokes!   Can you believe this...?   Here I show, what I think is a pretty cool book.. only for the fact that.. IT DOESNT have the Spidey-head, AND IT IS.. a bar-coded, newsstand copy.. (Ive looked for other bar-coded copies, but only have seen a few....)   This one is one of the few Marvels comics that I have left. On its way are my CGC books #200, and #225, plus some, up to #247, but there are NO MARVE

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07/06/2016

CGC, we have a.. 9.8.

Congratulations (!), but.. I STAND CORRECTED. (updated 3 July, 2016.) {should I be getting 200 points, in stead of 160, for this?} {Why, yes. You should.... So, here you go....} ...NOW CORRECTED. Thank you, CGC! {Correction preceeds this note, of 3 July, 2016.} (see individual comic at: x ) ...sorry link did not transfer through. - ks   OWNERS DESCRIPTION (CGC Book 144) UPDATE: 26 May, 2016. NEW BACK COVER! - hint-hint - This copy beats the.. Haight-Ashbury P

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05/26/2016

To Dina,

Wherever you go; wherever you are. This message is for 'Dina'. This is 'kent'; I am calling to let you know that.. 'It's your heart; you can do anything.' *&* (The Starjongleur Collection) ...book shown sent, 1 April, 2016; ...29 years, later. *** It's two beautiful things.. BOTH, of which, I hope you have.... ...love and appreciation for the phenomenal world, and charity and lovingkindness to and from.. the sentient beings in it. *** [..

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04/02/2016