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  1. Posted a one-day sale of a very rare comic on eBay. This comic is a Gerber 11 so I suggest you take a look. Like I said, one day only! Here's the link.
  2. Thanks for that link; that's a good overview of the actual market value. Looks like most nicer raw copies are selling in the $20-$40 range, with a single CGC 9.6 going for a premium 3x above that. That's a long way off from the $500 some zero-feedbacker is trying to get for his raw copy... Anyway it's an ongoing curiosity. I am wary of the 0-feedback sellers who keep dumping their raw copies with minimal info ("Action Comics #1 1938") in the hopes that somebody with bad eyesight and an overdeveloped sense of wishful thinking will get an itchy bidding finger.
  3. Thanks. Seems like some pretty shady stuff going on with these reprints.
  4. Here's another one: Action #1 "Millennium Edition" auction with $500 starting bid ... Again, how is this worth more than $5 or $10? I don't see it. And again, it's a zero-feedback seller. Who bids on this stuff?
  5. What's the story with this Action Comics #1 reprint? So I was looking at this listing on eBay... for an "action comics #1 (1938)." It was listed in the Golden Age section, just sitting there with a $150 starting bid. No other information, no mention of it being a reprint, etc. I thought for sure it was a scam, or that it would never sell. (The seller is a zero-feedback user who created his account March 12, 2017.) Then the auction ended and there are two bids. Somebody paid $152.50 for the thing. (Apparently.) So what is it? What Action Comics #1 reprint is worth $152.50? And why? I thought these reprints were worth a few bucks at most. What's the rundown on all the Action Comics #1 reprints and what they're worth? If somebody posts something like this, are they trying to pull a scam or what?
  6. I assume you will be posting pics later? That's a great grade for that issue, considering how black the cover is.
  7. Thanks for replies! I will pass along. Also feel free to PM me if you have specific issues you're willing to sell. The collector who is buying is an old-school comics hobbyist who isn't very tech-savvy but was pretty active in the golden-age comic convention scene of the 1980s/90s era.
  8. WTB: *FICTION HOUSE* golden-age comics: PLANET, RANGERS, GHOST specific issues Hello, a friend of mine is putting together a run of EVERY issue of EVERY title published by Fiction House. He is very close to completing this mega-run. He still needs the following: Rangers Comics #2, #3, and #21 Planet Comics #2, #4, #9, #10, #14, #15, #17, #21, #24, and #25 Ghost Comics #2 and #6 He is not on the CGC forums (or any other forums) so he asked me to put the word out. Send a PM if you have any leads. Thank you!
  9. That is a really cool idea. I did a little more adjusting for fun:
  10. I don't know 100% if it's a scam, but there are enough red flags there, and enough risk, for too high a cost, that I vote "avoid." If you have good stuff, you can sell it elsewhere without the worry.
  11. Is that an actual photo? How was it taken? It's either an amazing photo or an elaborate Photoshop job.
  12. Wasn't that in Tiger Beat's sister publication Pedo Beat?
  13. He overgraded it. It's not "low to mid grade" with that spine. I guess at least he included a photo.
  14. P.S. Should this topic be moved to the "comics related -- movies, TV" area?
  15. It would be amazing to see a fold-in that was designed for that many folds. Even the clever Al Jaffee would have a tough time with that concept, I think.
  16. San Diego to open new Comic-Con International Museum in Balboa Park Link: Comic-Con Museum to open in Balboa Park Excerpt from story in the San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper: "A 1930s baseball bat, 1950s tennis racquet and 1980s skateboard — all totems of San Diego’s rich sporting history — are being swapped out for comics, movie props and souvenirs of today’s pop culture in a major shift at Balboa Park. The San Diego Hall of Champions, a park institution since 1961, is going out of business and San Diego Comic-Con International is taking its place in a deal blessed by the city Wednesday and announced Thursday. The sports museum, a creature of the late Bob Breitbard, builder of the San Diego Sports Arena and inveterate sports memorabilia collector, will send its Breitbard Hall of Fame plaques and other local sports legends to Petco Park, return its artifacts to donors and auction what’s not passed along to the San Diego History Center. Meanwhile Comic-Con, another San Diego-born institution founded in 1970, will expand from just holding conventions to celebrating superheros, blockbuster movies and comic books. The nonprofit group will operate permanent museum to be called the Comic-Con Center for Popular Culture with rotating exhibitions — something convention enthusiasts might see as putting down roots. “The Hall of Champions has our deepest appreciation in helping us to achieve the new chapter in Comic-Con history,” a Comic-Con spokesman said. “This center will provide a year-round interactive celebration of the innumerable aspects of popular art.” The new museum would likely open no earlier than 2018, since the sports museum has nine months to vacate the building, north of the Air & Space Museum. "Balboa Park is the perfect home for this new Comic-Con center to honor the popular arts," Mayor Kevin Faulconer said in a statement. "As we continue to work on retaining Comic-Con in San Diego, this will be a great permanent fixture for San Diegans and visitors alike to celebrate pop culture all year long." According to the lease agreement, the new museum “will be a place to learn about and interact with comics and related popular art forms on a year-round basis.” “(The museum) will not be a collection institution,” the agreement says. “Exhibits will pull from collectors, museums, galleries and other sources, and will refresh on a regular basis to provide a dynamic visitor experience.” The story continues (link) ...
  17. Argh. I heard they reholder for free if the Newton rings are severe. Not sure how they determine what's too much versus not enough to merit free reholdering. I'm glad to hear that others here have received their comics without Newton rings, which shows that CGC is capable of minimizing it. The question is why CGC seems to have wide variation on their success at reducing the rings... Again, I don't mind if it's minimal or only shows up at an angle. And yes, otherwise the new case does highlight the colors of the comic more.
  18. Tough call but I'd like to think it's legit too. Might want to look at as many examples of his legit signature as possible to compare. The one shown above is hard to compare because it looks like he purposely squished it to fit the space.
  19. Glad to hear it. Don't go all Linda Blair "Exorcist" with your neck or anything. That Mad was graded a long time ago -- it was in an early-style CGC holder, and I figured the microchamber paper probably needed to be refreshed. I don't know if that means the comic could be pressed or anything. But it's a great-looking copy. I am only selling it because I got a slight upgrade.
  20. Apparently today is Al Jaffee's 96th birthday! (I think he's in some sort of who-can-live-longest race with Stan Lee.)
  21. I think I'd keep it as it is, and not bother with pressing it, for the simple reason that it is not a high-value book in terms of condition -- but more high-value in terms of it being a Gaines copy. Plus yeah, the fold-in was probably done in-house by Gaines or somebody near 'n' dear to him (or somebody he hated -- either way, it's a plus!). $24 is a steal. I need a time machine.