mysterio

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  1. 43 minutes ago, www.alexgross.com said:
    2 hours ago, The Lions Den said:

    This is a bummer. Unfortunately, sometimes things like this can happen during encapsulation (or any other part of the CGC process). Have you called CGC about this? Perhaps they'd offer some sort of compensation...  (shrug) 

     

    :roflmao:

    It's not out of the question, I've gotten compensated and I know of at least one other case where slab-related damage was fully compensated.


  2. Terrible news, he was a great guy and a passionate collector. We had talked on the boards a few times and then I got to meet him at a WW Chicago. He'd reached out to me about a year ago as he was selling some books, and though I couldn't afford them I wanted to help him out (and they were gorgeous books I am proud to own, especially having come from him). Last time I talked to him, which was a few months ago, he said he was doing a little better. :cry:


  3. On 8/27/2020 at 8:43 AM, wombat said:

    As far as I can see there is zero mention on their main website about Covid. If they aren't going to offer full refunds at this point that is very shady in my opinion. 

    Normally I’d agree, but if the convention center rolls the con’s money over to 2021 then that puts the con in a sticky spot. I’ve seen several shows in that position, but if requested they usually do process refunds on a case by case basis. 


  4. 14 hours ago, Sweet Lou 14 said:

    Bidding was intense on this one!

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    I imagine it was! Congrats, that’s a great book! I’m quite content with my 6.0 I bought raw and had graded, picked up at the first show I’d been to in over a decade (grad school and collecting don’t often mix).

    Anyone get any of those nice Strange Tales on Comic Connect last night? I put in bids I was only slightly uncomfortable with and managed to go 0-7. Figured I’d get at least one but o.O.


  5. 1 hour ago, Frisco Larson said:

    Well I'm glad that you found a copy! I've been buying like CRAZY lately (still more to come tonight) so I didn't want to spend more than a G on it. I'll get one, might take a while, but it'll happen. (thumbsu

    I’d prefer a 6.0-7.0, but this copy will make me very happy for the time being. I’ve been spending a lot lately as well, and may have a few more bids come in by the end of the week. It’s been a great, but expensive, month for auctions!


  6. On 8/25/2020 at 11:01 PM, Sweet Lou 14 said:

    Haha thanks!  I'm blushing.

    I know the wrap on the 8.5 is "better" at the spine, but I actually prefer the way the 9.4 shows the entire "Kraven the Hunter!" blurb with (almost) nothing cut off along the right edge.  Certain key books of the era (notably, TOS 39) get scrutinized intensely over how much is cut off along the right edge (and bottom edge), so it's something that sometimes sticks out to me.

    ASM #17 comes to mind for this as well. I’d like a copy that has a nice stretch of blue to the right of the number box and a full ear on the guy in the lower right corner. 


  7. 33 minutes ago, Frisco Larson said:

    I didn't win it either  :frown:.  I'm also not responsible for pushing it up to the point it ended at. My high bid was about a grand and when I placed it, it came back with that spider error thingy, so mine never technically registered. It's a beautiful copy, congratulations to the winner!  ^^

    I was the underbidder, but the winner got it for a full hundred above me. No telling what their max was, but it was stout. My bid was above my comfort zone and still didn’t get the job done. 

    While surfing last night I found a 5.5 copy on Comic Connect that I ended up getting to salve the wound. Considerably less expensive than the 8.0!


  8. On 8/22/2020 at 7:25 AM, Sweet Lou 14 said:

    One piece of good news for you is that I'm sticking to my guns and buying only 7.0.  So there's one less shark in this tank for you to worry about.  :jaws:

    FWIW just last month I tried to get a 7.0 of this book on Heritage and lost out.  Including BP, the book sold for $660.  Hope that helps you figure out what this one might go for.

    Looks like that 7.0 was a smokin deal at that price, the 8.0 went for double that. And not to me. :flamed:


  9. 4 hours ago, Sweet Lou 14 said:

    One piece of good news for you is that I'm sticking to my guns and buying only 7.0.  So there's one less shark in this tank for you to worry about.  :jaws:

    FWIW just last month I tried to get a 7.0 of this book on Heritage and lost out.  Including BP, the book sold for $660.  Hope that helps you figure out what this one might go for.

    Kind of assuming this book will have a 1 in front, but I hope I'm wrong...


  10. 1 hour ago, GAMBIT said:

    That looks like a 9.0+ if not for the scraping ... still unsure how this ended up a 7.0 afterwards, (shrug)

    I think you answered your own question there. 9.0+ with damage can be a 7.0. My 3.5 would be a 9.0+ as well if not for all the spine stress and creasing. 


  11. 26 minutes ago, bc said:

    "Everyone" as in the 3 or 4 peeps who actually follow this thread.... :)

    -bc

    :grin: Yes (was just messing with you, by the way), but technically the PHM crowd would be expected to present the biggest possible source of competition...

    I’m not sure I have a realistic shot anyway, that book is tough even without the 8.0 in the upper corner. The nosebleed grade makes it even worse. 


  12. 13 hours ago, Keys_Collector said:

    That is fine. The sentence before started with "as for me" and I meant that for the second statement as well. 

    That’s why I added “respectfully”, to each his/her own. 


  13. 10 hours ago, bpc3qh said:

    Agreed. Under normal circumstances I'd love to attend as many cons as possible. I have never, and never will, go for the panels, though. I love strolling the floor, seeing what various dealers have, and just chatting with people.

    I’ve never been to a panel either.