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Updating My Set!!

Wow, last month I found out that my little niche set of 33 DC Bicentennial comics was awarded one of the Best Bronze Age sets for 2018, a very nice recognition I must say   Mahalo nui loa (thank you very much) to CGC! And, even sweeter, I just picked up a replacement for one of the issues in the set - going from a CGC 9.0 WP to CGC 9.8 WP and gaining 98 more points! Although it's unlikely I could ever make a complete set of all 9.8 WP issues, I'm hoping to at least upgrade all the 9.0 and 9

willybaum

willybaum

09/07/2018

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09/13/2018

 

Set Finally Completed!!!!!

At long last ... I've completed my DC Bicentennial Set!  Started almost 10 years ago and I wanted to have a high grade set of the 33 comics that DC published in the summer of 1976 with a red/white/blue banner at the top of the front cover. Most of the copies were easy to find in high grade but as I picked up the issues, the last remaining ones became more and more difficult to find, either as CGC graded or raw. My criteria was simple: nothing less than 9.0 and no worse than Off-White pages.

willybaum

willybaum

11/15/2017

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11/23/2017

One more to go!

ComicLink comes through again! I was really wondering if I could ever complete my DC Bicentennial set. After collecting 30 of the 33 titles, I only managed to find a raw high-grade copy of Claw #8. Our Fighting Forces #168 and Weird War Tales #47 were not showing up anywhere and haven't for the last several years! Then I saw Weird War Tales #47 on a ComicLink auction! I was prepared to go as high as possible to win it but fortunately, like most of the titles in my prize set, it's not a comic

willybaum

willybaum

04/08/2015

Almost there!

30 down, 3 to go! Yay! Just got back my CGC submission of four raw high-grade comics to add to my DC Bicentennial collection. Now that I have them back - all 9.0+ and no worse than off-white pages (two were white pages) - I'm only three comics away from a complete set! Of the three remaining, I have a high-grade raw of Claw #8 and just need to find copies of Weird War Tales #47 and Our Fighting Forces #168, either raw or CGC. I have the last two on want lists with about half a dozen on

willybaum

willybaum

02/25/2015

29!

My DC Comics Bicentennial collection nears its completion! Yay! Finally scored a CGC comic (Unexpected #174) via auction for my collection of DC Comics Bicentennial set. Haven't seen any of my needed issues on auction for several years. Out of 33 comics in the set, I was at 25 issues with 4 high-grade raw comics currently under grading by CGC so that gives me 29. And I also picked up a high-grade raw copy of Claw #8. Now I only need to find Our Fighting Forces #168 and Weird War Tales

willybaum

willybaum

01/25/2015

Once more into the .... fire?

My second submission for grading! Okay, here we go! A couple of months ago, I submitted four high-grade comics for grading with my membership coupon. My wishes were fulfilled with all coming back at least 9.0 and no worse than off-white pages. With my last submission, my collection of DC Comics Bicentennial rose to 25 out of 33. Now, my next submission is ready and I'm crossing my fingers for 9.0 and up! With the Modern Tier being lowered to 1975 I can now submit for less $$! Only questi

willybaum

willybaum

12/06/2014

Got my first batch of graded comics!!!

Really happy but .... Wow, anticipation can be stressful. One of my favorite sets to collect is the DC Bicentennial comics of 1976. 33 issues that were adorned with a red, white and blue banner at the top. I managed to pick up 21 issues through auctions, losing some along the way, but I haven't been able to secure one for a while. So, I thought, let's do what everyone else is doing and submit comics for grading! I bought four high-grade (NM) raw copies from four different vendors on eBay (

willybaum

willybaum

07/16/2014

First timer for both grading submissions and journals

Submitting comics for grading for the first time! Aloha everyone! I've been on the CGC Collector's Society since 2008 but I'm only submitting comics for grading for the first time this month. My primary set of interest is the DC Comics Bicentennial: 33 comics in 1976 that had a red, white, and blue banner at the top. I've been able to buy 21 of the issues in high grade through various auctions but haven't seen the remaining 12 anywhere that I need to complete the collection. So, I though

willybaum

willybaum

06/05/2014