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  1. Tomorrow is the big day. We're moving the stuff out of our house to put it on the market. That includes moving the rest of the stuff from my old comic room. Most of my collection is already in my new comic room -- that's the one I post pictures of here. But I still have about 10 mag boxes that hold my magazine collection, and about 10 long boxes that hold my miscellaneous alphabet. I'm moving this stuff to a storage unit, along with all the other things from our house that we want to keep but don't have room for in our beach house. Then on Tuesday the liquidation company is coming to clean out the rest of the house. At that point we'll paint it and put in new carpeting, and put the house on the market. This is the house we've lived in for almost 25 years. Whew, big life changes. I'm not sure if I've ever mentioned this here, but my wife and I also collect wine. So as part of this move, we've got to move about 1500 bottles of wine. That's something we'll tackle next month. Below is a picture of the wine cellar in the house we're selling. (My wife and I are way younger in the picture, and for me, thinner!) I'm going to miss this wine cellar, but life goes on I guess.
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    Terry’s California Comic Con 2018

    I'll be there in my Dave Stevens t-shirt (it has been washed since last year).
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    BanjerD feedback thread

    Perfect transaction, Daniel paid very fast and is a great communicator. Thanks!
  4. Here are some random pictures of my comic room.
  5. 2018 Year In Review - Lady In White 2018 was a good year for my Lady in White collection. As a recap, a few years ago @miraclemet put together a collection he called Lady In White. Then after putting it together, he decided to sell it. I remember reading with great interest his posts about putting the collection together, and then how sad I was when he decided to sell it (but of course I think we all understand wanting to change collecting direction from time to time). Anyway, I decided to put together a Lady In White collection. But what to call it? Damsel In White? Gothic Chicks? Really, "Lady In White" was the best name. So I PM'd Miraclemet, and he gave me permission to use the name "Lady In White." To be in the set, the cover has to have a gothic feel to it, with a damsel in distress wearing a flowing white dress or gown. The books have to be silver or gold, perhaps bronze, but definitely not modern -- although I'm rethinking this requirement. For bronze and silver my threshold is at least 9.0. I haven't decided yet for gold. Again, I'm rethinking the 9.0 requirement. As of this moment, I have 21 books in this collection. Average grade is 9.4. Average cost is $97. The high I've paid is $200. The low is $25. But anyway, there are the Lady In White books I picked up in 2018. I got a few others but they won't be back until later this year, so I'll report on them when I get them back from CGC.
  6. No, that comic room -- the one you see here in pictures -- that's in the house we are moving to. It's been our vacation home (it's close to the beach), and now it'll be our primary home, although we'll also have a small apartment close to where I work. The house we are selling is the one where we raised our kids. But my youngest kid is a HS senior and will be going to college, so by September we'll be empty nesters. So we are downsizing by selling this house. I do have a comic room in the house we are selling, but I've mostly moved everything out. Here are some pictures of that old comic room.
  7. 2018 Year In Review - Completing Runs I completed 2 major runs in 2018. The first was Tomb of Dracula. I completed this run in January with buys on this board of #3, 7 and 33 (for a total of $11). That left only #1, so I decided to splurge for a nicer copy. I also completed my Legion of Super-Heroes (LOS) collection. I've been a big fan of the Legion since I was a little kid, and I've been collecting them all my collecting life. I have complete runs of these series: • Adventure Comics (1958; 247, 267, 282, 290, 293, 300-529) • LOS Series 1 (1973; 1-4) • Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes (1977; continues from Superboy; 231-258) • LOS Series 2 (1980; continues from Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes; 259-313 + Annuals 1-3) • Tales of the Legion (1984; continues from Series 2; 314-325) • LOS Series 3 (1984; 1-63 + Annuals 1-4) • LOS Series 4 (1989; 0-125, 1000000, Annuals 1-7) • Legionnaires (1993; 0-81, 1000000, Annuals 1-3) • LOS Series 5 (2005; 1-50) Yes, I know there have been many series after Series 5 in 2005. But at some point you have to stop, and I decided to let it go after Series 5. But to top off the collection, I decided to get a copy of every appearance of the Legion prior to Superboy and the LSH #231. This is the issue where the Legion became regulars in Superboy (and the title changed to include the Legion). Here are all the appearances of the Legion prior to Superboy #231: • Superboy 86, 98, 100, 147, 173, 176, 183, 184, 188, 190, 191, 193, 195, 197, 198 and 200-230 – becomes Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes with #231 • Action 276, 285, 287, 289, 290, 298, 309, 319, 331 and 377-392 • Superman 147, 149, 152, 155, 156, 157, 172, 173, 221, 295 • Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane 47, 50 • Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 72, 76, 85, 100, 106, 117 • World’s Finest 142, 168 It actually wasn't hard to get these comics, as I already had most of them. I got the last one from a sale here on the boards. I'll close out this post by showing my copy of Adventure 247, the first appearance of the Legion.
  8. I haven't yet. I've been busy as we're getting our house ready to sell.
  9. As I've mentioned in my journal, Rangers is my favorite Fiction House title. Planet seems to get all the love, but Rangers has some great covers. Rangers 32 is one of those great covers. I searched for years for a nice copy of this book. Then early last year, I picked up 2 copies within a span of a week. The one I have for sale graded out at 6.5. The other came in at 7.0. I almost kept the 6.5 over the 7.0 as it's such a sweet cover. In the end I've decided to sell the 6.5. This beauty is on sale for you today for $300 shipped in the US. At this price, I'm just barely covering my cost.
  10. The rules: No PL/HOS members Payment via PayPal only First flag gets it. If via PM, then the earliest PM gets it. Sales only to the US and Canada. Shipping is included in the price for the US. Shipping to Canada is $10. Please pay within 10 calendar days of invoice, or the book will be available for sale again No returns on graded books.
  11. My list is mostly based on the list in the Amash book. I've added a few based mostly on discussions here in the Baker Romance thread. Also, I've added a few as I include reprints that have Baker art.
  12. You're right. I got that backwards. I just took another look at the CBCS crossover books, and in fact one of the books went up. So 1 up, 2 down, and 2 remained the same.
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    Szavisca Kudos thread

    I had a great transaction with Scott. Everything was smooth, and he gave me a lot of updates. Definitely someone I would not hesitate to buy from again!