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
As I was saying in my last entry, I was longing for my first Alex Schomburg war cover. It came by way of the boards from a member who was willing to work with my on time payments in July of 2016. I present to you Captain America Comics #33!!
As you can see, this book has been restored (via a piece re-attached to cover with glue) and has a detached cover. These are two characteristics I said I was going to stay away from except for the more expensive issues. I would consi
So...I'm looking through the books in the July 1st Heritage Sunday Comic auction and I see that there are three golden age Caps in there. All raw and restored to various degrees. The issue I'm most interested in is #65 which is an apparent VG- with slight color touch to cover and trimmed on all three sides. Let me repeat that. TRIMMED ON ALL THREE SIDES. I think most collectors would agree that trimming is the worst kind of restoration a book can have since someone basically removed part of
It was now late July of 2015 and Boston Comic Con was approaching in less than a month. I knew Ken Bald and Allen Bellman would be attending so I wanted to get a book that they both had artwork in that they could sign. I also planned to have Stan Lee sign this book as well since I had a "Stan Lee VIP Experience" ticket which included a signature from him for free. After doing some research I eventually found a Captain America Comics #73 on Metropolis Comics. It was a CGC 3.5 which fit perfec
As 2016 rolled around my focus on my Captain America Comics run momentarily took a back seat to other interests. I was exploring Pre-code Horror, Matt Baker and Good Girl Art and even some hot modern books like Harley Quinn #1 Adam Hughes variant and Supergirl and the Legion of Superheroes #23. Both of those later books I would buy in 9.8 and plan to get signed my Adam himself at Boston Comic Con but he cancelled at the last moment. Throughout the year I ended up selling most of the non Cap b
I would not buy another Cap book for six months after my CGC 1.8 Cap #72 in November of 2016 on eBay. I would actually end up selling the Cap #72 in April 2017 to a board member. Why? I just felt the grade was a tad too low being a 1.8. The next book I would pick up was a Captain America Comics #69 CGC 3.0 Canadian edition off the boards a month later in May of 2017. It was actually the board member who sold me my Cap #74 Canadian edition that notified me that this book was for sale, so now
I may start saying that more as a greeting to people even though the comic book I discovered those two words together on creeps me out. A lot.
That's just scary. Worse than pretty much any pre-code horror comic IMO. If I came home from work to see that sitting on my kitchen counter I'd freak out. Then I'd go grab my dad's nail gun
Anyway, what's up? How's the hunt for your grail? Or the non-hunt? Maybe your grail is a common key book that you see li
I was a crazed man on the lookout for a Cap 74 starting in May 2014. I was constantly checking the major auction houses, eBay, these boards and even craigslist! A handful of months went by and my intensity diminished some. At the time there were roughly 45 copies on the census which may seem like very few but there are tons of golden age comics with fewer copies known. Despite Cap 74 not being technically rare, someone listing one for sale certainly was! Truthfully, I did not expect to see
Just one month after buying the Cap #68 that was missing 1/4 of the front cover, another copy came up for auction on eBay. Luckily it wasn't much of a bidding war and I won the book! It was quite the upgrade!
My next purchase would not be until three months later in June of 2015 when I would pick up a very low grade Cap #66 on eBay. Big chunk missing out of back cover!!
My next win (three weeks later) on eBay would be a Buy-It-Now of one of my favorite covers