sfcityduck

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    I was posting here when you were in diapers.

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    Post Your FOUR COLOR Comic Covers Here

    To me, it has the "brightness" I associate with Barks' portrayals of Scrooge in that time period. Does not look like the other Duck artists to me.
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    Golden Age Comic Racks

    The earliest and most expensive rack that I know of. And also the coolest IMHO. The Action 1 of racks.
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    Coverless Complete Action 1 on eBay!

    This listing puzzles me. So the seller did not own this book a year ago? And must have bought it less than a year ago for more than $105,000? So he is trying to make $145K? He does not appear to have a reserve. Putting this book up right before Christmas when many are distracted or spending on other priorities seems a bit risky. I hope this guy beats $110K, because I'm guessing that's what he bought the book for and is now trying to turn a quick profit. (Unless he got it in a trade.) Call me risk adverse, but I'd not want to pay $110K to try to make $20K or $30K, with a potential $60K downside.
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    Golden Age Comic Racks

    For the advanced collector on eBay today is a 1939 DC rack (I'm not the seller):
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    Show Us Your Ducks!

    Barks' Ducks are super-plentiful in lower grades. But, I think they are not so plentiful in the highest grades. Most of the highest graded copies are file copies, and those don't necessarily have the best PQ. Still, I view nice presenting CGC 7.5 to 9.0 with at least ow/w as a safe purchase that will likely hold their value moving forward and worth doing because these books are one of the pillars of the hobby. I don't think it is worth slabbing many Barks' books below 7.5. But, I think the appeal will be lasting because these are iconic stories, by an iconic storyteller, about an iconic character. You can never know what the future will hold. Sure certain lurid covers get a lot of love now, but the next generation of collectors can see much more lurid pictures on the internet and might find that collecting goal a bit creepy in a "me too" world.
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    Post Your FOUR COLOR Comic Covers Here

    I was the under-bidder on the above copy. Broke my heart, but I thought I could find a better copy. Turns out I did: 2nd Highest (1/1), the only better copy is an 8.5. First Uncle Scrooge cover by Barks!
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    Comic connect winter auction

    Why? Highest graded is highest graded. Let's assume the MH Action 1 is the single best copy in existence (a safe assumption, I think), will it really matter to its price whether it grades out as a 9.2 (Fishler's view) or 9.4 (Borock's view)? I don't think [so]. World's best Action 1 is worth what its worth because it is the best, not because its a 9.4 or 9.2. So if the previously highest graded copy of a book was a 2.0, and then a 9.4 copy is graded, the 9.4 copy should sell for only slightly more than the 2.0 copy because "highest graded is highest graded"? We're comparing 9.2 to 9.4. I gave you a real world example of the MH Action 1 (Borock says 9.4, Fishler 9.2, in either case it is highest graded). I think it holds up.
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    Is there a clear cut Top 5 ?

    MC 1 > CA 1 Earlier Rarer Greater comic history significance
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    DC Comics FILE COPIES - The BIG 2

    Here's my question: There is a J. Siegel copy of Action 7. What about a Siegel (or Shuster) copy of Action 1?
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    DC Comics FILE COPIES - The BIG 2

    Supposedly DC, or the then head, had a really really nice Action 1, but they took it apart in the early 70s to make the Famous First Edition and then laminated the pages and threw them in a three ring binder which they put in the lobby of the office.
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    Comic connect winter auction

    Why? Highest graded is highest graded. Let's assume the MH Action 1 is the single best copy in existence (a safe assumption, I think), will it really matter to its price whether it grades out as a 9.2 (Fishler's view) or 9.4 (Borock's view)? I don't think. World's best Action 1 is worth what its worth because it is the best, not because its a 9.4 or 9.2.
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    Anybody have any pre-SOTI books?

    Steve, Good news! You've got more targets to collect. Where are all the newspaper articles? Have you got a clippings file? Near and dear to your heart, for example, there are some really interesting articles on The Nightingale.