BeachBum

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  1. looking for yours, and will respond.
  2. The interesting thing I've noticed is that his unsigned/signed prices are very close on the web store. Take his menu for the recent Captain Marvel release - "Cover A: Current Costume, limited to 2,800 copies Cover B: Warbird costume w/sash, limited to 2,300 copies Cover C: Golden Era, limited to 1,250 copies Cover D: Binary, limited to 1,250 copies Cover E: Fighter Pilot, limited to 1,250 copies Options: Cover A - unsigned / SIGNED ($15 / $20) SAVE! Set A & B (2 books) - unsigned / SIGNED ($40 / $50) ULTRA Set A, B, C, D & E (5 books) - unsigned / SIGNED ($145 / $185)" At these prices his A & B books were $5 more each signed, and the C, D, E, were $10 more each signed. Each signed book is shipped with a nice COA and in mylar/full back or half back so there is a production/material cost in that sig fee. Now on the flip side I was shocked when the Artgerm Captain Marvel #1 was released on their web store, and the A & B set was $45 unsigned, but the raw signed set was $85! Wow, $20 each sig! Even the solo A cover is $14.99 unsigned, $35.99 signed (a $21 sig fee). Artgerm charges $20 for CGC at his table, and $10 for regular if I'm correct. So now you have raw books being signed and sold at CGC tax prices on the website. I hope that was a mistake with their launch and not a trend. Seems excessive.
  3. I agree with most of what @RockMyAmadeus has to say but I think some of it is off-base because Campbell doesn't have a rep from what I can tell. I think the individuals that have gotten into the ears of some creators for their own benefit have caused a lot of damage. Signature fees have escalated rather quickly over the last few years because of a few people who were in it for themselves, enticing artists at times with signing bonuses, then taking 25% - 50% off the top of signature fees and sales at shows. Because of this, you now have creators who look across the aisle at shows and see random B & C level writers and artists who never charged for a signature now charging $15 - $25 for a signature. Those "A" level artists & creators that were once happy charging $5 - $10 for their signature, regardless if it was going to CGC, are now in the $20 - $40 realm, just because the other guy is doing it. Campbell has been charging for his sig at shows for years, if its trending up now it's because of the others who are charging, not because of him trying to gouge the consumer. I'm not happy with the current state of things. Something else though to keep an eye out for though, the appearance fees and demands these reps have been asking show promoters for. I think that's the next shoe to drop.
  4. Captain Marvel #1 J. Scott Campbell Edition Cover E - Fighter Pilot (4 available) $180 CGC 9.8 Fast Tracked $225 CGC 9.8 SS Fast Tracked
  5. Captain Marvel #1 J. Scott Campbell Edition Cover D - Binary (4 available) $180 CGC 9.8 Fast Tracked $225 CGC 9.8 SS Fast Tracked
  6. Captain Marvel #1 J. Scott Campbell Edition Cover C - Golden Era (4 available) $180 CGC 9.8 Fast Tracked $225 CGC 9.8 SS Fast Tracked
  7. Captain Marvel #1 J. Scott Campbell Edition Cover B - Warbird (4 available) $135 CGC 9.8 Fast Tracked $175 CGC 9.8 SS Fast Tracked
  8. Captain Marvel #1 J. Scott Campbell Edition Cover A (4 available) 3 LEFT! $95 CGC 9.8 Fast Tracked $135 CGC 9.8 SS Fast Tracked
  9. I hope everyone had a great Holiday and are enjoying the New Year. I've been moving more and more to my website based sales system but I will continue to periodically offer board members here first shot at limited items when I can, before offering on the website. If you're looking for anything else I would ask that you sign up for the newsletter on the website so you don't miss out on anything that pops up there. Due to the rules here on the boards you can't list anything for sale here that you have listed elsewhere at the same time. Example - I'm currently offering blue labels and SS on Detective 1000 on the website, but since I'm already selling there I won't be selling them here. So again, sign up for the newsletter so you don't miss out. Due to high demand on all the JSC Captain Marvel covers, even the A & B, I will have a very limited amount of these for sale at this time. Payment by PayPal or CC. All Domestic orders up to $100 and all international orders will pay shipping based on package weight. All Domestic Orders over $100 will get the same free shipping as regular website orders. Normal rules apply, no Probies or HOSers, or people I decide not to sell to. Everything I sell is in my possession or allotted to me at the time sale. No returns. If there's some issue with damage during shipping I will work it out. 9.9 and 10.0 upgrades will be offered to buyers in order of purchase in the sales thread. I will personally be pre-screening these books as usual. These books have not yet been evaluated by CGC - If for some reason (print run, etc) I can not provide a CGC 9.8 you will be issued a full refund.
  10. Sorry, thought I closed this down. I don't have any raw sets left.
  11. Don't you think Marvel wants to make their cut on this as well? Again, I would just reach out to Marvel. I'm sure they'd be more than happy to discuss, especially with you. Merry Christmas.
  12. Lol - you're always a piece of work. And how do I know? Why don't you contact Marvel directly (editorial or the department that handles the retailer variant program). I'm sure they'll be happy to take the time to discuss such things as per book cost if you ask nicely.
  13. uh, actually it does. Marvel scales cost vs. print run in most cases.
  14. All six UXM books had a print run of 2300 each Captain Marvel - Cover A: Current Costume, limited to 2,800 copies Cover B: Warbird costume w/sash, limited to 2,300 copies Cover C: Golden Era, limited to 1,250 copies Cover D: Binary, limited to 1,250 copies Cover E: Fighter Pilot, limited to 1,250 copies A is a traditional print run, B is lower, but C through E are practically half the run of the UXM set. There's the reason for the price difference. You're paying an extra $105 unsigned for C - E in the five cover set, which is $35 per book.