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Thus it begins ... and ends?

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RobZe

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I have a veritable cornucopia of comics, and I've been schlepping them all over the world.  

Back in June we finally settled on a place to live after a year of aimless wondering, stuff comes out of storage, comic boxes go into the basement.  Too many comic boxes.  So I think, "what's the point?"  I don't follow anything anymore, I'm never gonna go back and read em.  The ones I love I know by heart and why have ones that I don't love?

So I hatched this idea to finish my X-Men run and sell ALL (meaning most) of the rest.  I don't need much:

3, 65, 69, 70, 72, 73, 75, 76, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 91 and a handful in the 500s.  Giant size #1 and Hulk #181 aren't "in" the run, but ... seems I should add those too :)
 

I was kinda shocked when I made this list.  I've been picking up odds and ends over the years without much of a plan.  Stumble on a high grade book priced below value?  Grabbed it.  Wasn't very aggressive about it, or even organized,  Just chipped away at it.  I even have some SA books I got out of  the ¢5 bin (back in the 80s).  Unfortunately they marked the covers with a marker ...


So here's the plan:
I'm slabbing all my high quality doubles and selling them.  If that goes well I'll attack the non X-men titles (Pretty typical hodgepodge for a marvel fan late 70's early 80s - Avengers, FF, Spiderman).  There are some random SA books, but not much high grade.  So even though I don't need a lot of books, I'm going to have to sell a ton of em to get high grade.  I'm kinda vaguely considering upgrading the grade of some books I own ... but first, finish

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I got a 99 that's got to be a 9.6 or better (not slabbed)  I would trade for some pre number 50 FF that are 8.0 or better...

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I got a 99 that's got to be a 9.6 or better (not slabbed)  I would trade for some pre number 50 FF that are 8.0 or better...

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I'm outta town, but I'll see what I have FF wise.  Probably nothing that fits that bill, but its been a while since I looked.  My main FF run is from when Byrne took over ...

 

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Karl, I sent you a personal message.  Don't think I have anything you are look for ...

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69 comics sold for a total of $685, off to a good start, hundreds more to go.  My hole at #3 is going to be pricey to fill, especially with any quality at all ... starting to bid on some auctions for the holes between 65-91.  Also starting to contemplate how to display my collection.

I have a lot of wall space available and I’d love to have 544 comics on display.  I’ve seen some nice options for displaying one or two, nothing I really love for displaying a whole collection.  I am getting some decent ideas though ...

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On 6/2/2019 at 10:45 AM, 1950's war comics said:

good luck on finding a nice first "Blob"

Thanks.  They do exist ... but not cheap.  Even a nice #65 can fetch quite a lot of cash ...

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Got some supplies from the hardware store ... working on some ideas to display my comics.  Quite a lot of temptations on Ebay to plus up the collection, but I'm just going to keep selling until I have enough to compete for a nice #3.  I figure after that I won't have too much trouble or have to spent toooo much to finish it off

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Oh wow!  What grade would you give it?  What $$$ are you thinking?

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65, 69, 70, 72, 73, 75, 76, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 91 and a handful in the 500s.

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