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    The Post-man always rings twice. Uhm... ring ring?

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  1. Matt Baker Debate There's a debate going on about whether the high rise in the cost of Baker covers will ever crash. https://www.cgccomics.com/boards/topic/125685-baker-romance/?page=385 Part of the debate is fueled by the high price obtained for TAR 42 last month. To compare, here's my copy. I won my copy off eBay just last year for $400. I got it raw and then submitted it to CGC. So, maybe the recent high price of TAR 42 ($1476) was driven up by a couple of motivated buyers. That happens sometimes, and god bless the seller for maybe getting a premium. By the same token, maybe I got lucky with my purchase at $400. Then what's the FMV of TAR 42? $400 or $1476? I don't know. But, the point I'm making, is classic Baker covers like TAR 42 are on a upward slope. Maybe sometimes M is higher or lower, but either way it's positive so prices are going up. More evidence of this are the Bakers being offered right now by Dale Roberts. With 19 minutes to go on the first auction to close, I'm already priced out of all the auctions, and this after I put in pretty aggressive max bids (for me). So, I think the future of Matt Baker is up and up. At least I hope so. As I kinda went all in on this Baker I won recently on eBay.
  2. Baker Romance

    I'm convince now that Baker I'm convinced now that classic Bakers will not go down in price. TR 42 is an example. I was surprised by the price, and I agree that a couple bidders can send the price to surprising levels. But, I think it's hard to get any bargains with classic Bakers. You have to be very lucky, with no one else looking, and that's hard to do with all the search tools we have to us. Lately we've seen a huge increase, and while that may not be sustainable, I think classic Baker covers will continue to go up in price.
  3. Major New Matt Baker! I've been looking for this for some time now, Tiny Tales Cinderella. Last night I won it on eBay (thank goodness for bidnapper, as we had dinner with friends so I wasn't able to watch the auction). This is the only copy I've ever seen for sale, and only the 2nd copy I've ever seen with my own eyes (a boardie posted his copy earlier this year). The condition isn't great but I didn't know when I'd see a copy again so I went for it. Demand for Baker's non-comic work isn't as high as his comics. I ended up winning it for half my max bid.
  4. You may be right. I'm going off the Amash book, but even there he puts a ? next to the credit.
  5. wait, I'm sorry, I thought 68 was the one Rick bought -- the original listing for Rick's said 68 but it was for another book, but I was looking at his when I dropped the flag
  6. I thought it was a great movie. But, I could see how it could be confusing to casual comic fans.
  7. Matt Baker in Manhunt I'm fascinated by Baker art in non-comic magazines. Here's one I recently got off eBay, Manhunt 9 from September 1953. Baker illustrated most of the stories in this issue, but the one for "The Scrapbook" is the only one that qualifies as GGA.
  8. Collecting Project for 2018 (Atlas/Seaboard, ST, Dracula, TOS, TTA, WW) One of my collecting goals next year will be to finish off some runs. I've been working on these titles for years, and I'd like to finally complete them. Atlas/Seaboard collection (collect all titles by publisher): Need Gothic Romances 1, Vicki 1, 3, 4, Weird Tales of the Macabre 2 Legion of Super-Heroes (get all issues before Superboy and the LSH #231): Need Action 309; Superman 147 and 152; World's Finest 142 Strange Tales - Complete this title from Dr. Strange's first appearance in issue 110 to 188. Need 111, 112, 114, 115, 116, 128 and Annuals 1 and 2 Tomb of Dracula – complete title - Need 1, 3, 7, 33 Tales of Suspense - Complete this title from Iron Man's first appearance in issue 39 to 99. Need 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 47, 49, 50, 51, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 61, 63, 65 Tales to Astonish - complete title from 1st Ant Man in costume to last issue (35-101) -- Need: 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 47, 48, 51, 57, 63 Teen Titans (1966 series and all early appearances): need 17, 26, 37, 38, 40, 42 and 48; Doom Patrol 99 (1st app Changeling) Wonder Woman (Vol. 1) - Complete title from 178 (New Wonder Woman) to 329. Need: 178, 179, 186, 196, 197, 198, 214, 215, 225, 231, 256, 325 Wonder Woman (Vol. 2) - Complete this title -- need 67, 68, 72, 85, 88, 148, 166, 184, 187 There are 82 issues total. I'm going to budget $2000, or an average of just over $24 per comic. My condition goal will be an average of about VG/FN. From time to time in 2018, I'll report back on how the project is going.