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After spending 34 years of reading comics, maybe it's time to preserve my older comics.

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Today, was the last day I bought new comics.

The summer of 1987 was my first experience walking into a comic-book shop and buying stack of superman comics and then today was the last time going into my local shop picking up the last round of comics as well as closing my account. Due to some big bills coming up,  I realized that the most expensive thing I have to trim from my budget is comics. Last week alone I spent $20 bucks on 2 new modern DC comics, something is wrong with that.  There looked to be some interesting stories that wer

Slabs of Signature signings by Dan Jurgens. YAY

Another fun time opening up a box from CGC with the youngest nephews.  My brother convinced me to try out the whole green screen thing aka background soooo I did thus the results are pretty rough  .  So as of today being Sunday, the last set of books that consist of Howard Porter's signature are still at the "Receiving" stage so probably maybe by the middle of February I'll see them..... then after that.....no new slab stuff my wallet says I can afford to send more old comic books down to be gra

Signature Signing from writer Peter David.

It has been awhile because of the waiting period for slabs to come back and finally getting around to posting the video of the unboxing. In this video I shared my experience with my oldest niece and nephew cause they hardly read comic books but now they know the process of preserving somewhat old books.  When I'm an elder, I will be asking them to do the job for me.    This is the first set of books that have come back, the Dan Jurgens books are currently at the Grading stage and the ones from H

Sadly only sent 10 books for signature signings for that big October shingding.

After looking at the state of the Canadian dollar exchange rate at the time of prepping for signatures, I had to take Mrs. Louise Simonson off my wish list.   Getting her signature on the first 3 issues of Superman: Man of Steel would have been awesome.    Not long after sending the package of books, I find out now that Mr. Chuck Dixon, who I enjoyed his Bird of Prey run and Mr. Rags Morales, who I enjoyed his art during his run on Hourman will be signing sometime in December.......I've mapped o

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CGC Unboxing with some special guests. :)

It was quite the learning experience this year when I decided to start slabbing some of my older books and then taking a stab a prepping comic books for signings. As of now, I have about 26 books slabbed and that was all I was gonna do this year.   Then came that big signing thing sometime in October/November as well as that Geoff John's and company signing in January.  The end result, my budget on slabbing is gonna be hitting the ceiling.  It's time like this where it would be awesome to win lo

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Prepping books for signatures.

Well, the first part is pretty much done,  it's just question what the currency is like near the middle of November when I do send my books down to Florida.  I wonder how much the currency would change between November and January/February.    

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To get 3 signatures on one comic? Challenge NOT accepted!!!!

This past weekend I was going through my collection to decide what books I would  want to get signed by either Geoff Johns or Jason Fabok, I guess they must have updated the news memo cause now I see that Mr. Brad Anderson is in on the mix too now.    $120 bucks American for 3 signatures...how the hell can you fit 3 signatures on a comic when there's alot of art going on!!!!!!!!!!!!  My initial plan was actually to get Mr. Geoff Johns to sign some older books that he has done like the Justice So

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My Census info of 2009 series of Powergirl ;)

Sooooo as I wait for last 5 modern comic books to be press and graded for this year, I made a video of my census info related to my colllection of Graded Powergirl comics and other titles she has been in so far.      

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Last Signature signing slabs for the year. :)

Whew, that was a cool experience.   When I started back in January with sending my comicbooks down to Florida to get them graded, the idea of getting any them signed wasn't in my tunnel vision.  With the pandemic hitting, things changed. Including 5 books that will be normally graded/slabbed, I have a total of 26 books that will be preserved a tad longer than just being bagged/boarded.  In fact, I can hang some of them on my barren walls.   If there are no signature distractions next year, I hop

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My first group of comic slabs are back! YAY

When I sent my first package to CGC way back in early January, I had no idea how much things would change because of this pandemic.   Both Marvel and DC have canceled titles as well putting remaining issues of titles on digital format...which I don't do.  My comic pull list has decreased alot which is sad.  I find myself wondering which will be the next set of comic books that I will want to preserve a tad longer than just boarding/bagging them.  It has become a crazy world.  The following pictu

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Getting comicbooks signed. :)

I was not gonna make another journal entry until my first ever batch of of newly minted slabs were sent back to me but the recent news of In-house signings of some great writers and artists have changed my plans. Now I have course in the past I got lucky enough here in Edmonton to get some signings from writers etc but of course no CGC officials were around to witness and eventually when I send those comics in they will likely get a qualifying grade, oh well can't win them all.   I finall

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..... here I begin to look back on where it all started.

New member here. My opinion, reading current *storyline* comics isn't cheap.  Back in the late eighties as a teenager I was looking forward to having a job so that I can buy comics and fast forward to now, I have a job but it's getting to the point that I can't afford to buy today's comics.   I found myself thinking if I'm gonna spend a lot of money for only a few current comics then why not start reinvesting a.k.a slabbing the 34 years of comics that I have collected so far.   I can rememb

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