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    If you have a dream about out-posting me, you better wake up and apologize.

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  1. Terms: First trumps all Payments: PayPal, due within 48 hours after sale Shipping: USPS Priority Insured with signature confirmation, shipping is included in price (this is a U.S./Domestic sale only at this time) Other: No sales to HoS or anyone on the Probation list, and again, keeping this sale U.S. only at this time Return Policy: No returns on CGC graded books. Please ask any questions before committing to buy. My Kudos thread: CLOSED
  2. I was surprised myself at what I was able to get it for, I was prepared to go higher but not over $500. It sounds like he did pretty good for himself though to find all those books for just $120! Congrats on all the books you were able to snag.
  3. I recently was able to cross this off my want-list after wanting one for a while (also a good companion to @Tri-ColorBrian's post before mine!):
  4. I've always been a fan of Action #47, the first Luthor cover. It seems like it doesn't get that much love:
  5. My picks for most "affordable" key from each era: Golden Age: Action Comics #47 (first Lex Luthor cover) Atomic Age: Star Spangled Comics #122 (first Dr. Thirteen) Silver Age: Adventures Comics #260 (first SA Aquaman/Arthur Curry) Bronze Age: Shazam #28 (second Black Adam) Copper Age: Marvel Comics Presents #72: (first Wolverine/Weapon X origin) Modern Age: A-Next #7 (first Hope Pym)
  6. I didn't pick up any major keys this year like in past years, but I did get some classic covers I've been after. In order of my favorite: 1. Captain America Comics #27 - Awesome Schomburg WWII cover 2. Detective Comics #153 - 1st solo Batman cover since Detective Comics #37 3A. (Tie) Weird Science #13 - classic UFOs over Washington DC cover 3B. Black Magic #44 - Aliens and Ghost Hitler, WTF?
  7. Since we're posting our signed Cap #3's, that give me an excuse to post mine again. I too have Jack and Stan, and am missing Joe. I don't think I have seen a #3 signed by all three of them.
  8. I don't think it's a question of if it will happen, but when. The main question of authenticity is going to come down to the dimensions, since the facsimile is 10x7, and Primetime said the original was 10x7.5.
  9. @Primetime@woowoo I measured the dimensions with a ruler today just to be sure, but it looks to be right 10x7 inches as far as size goes. Is that what the original Marvel #1 measured at? @pemart1966 The printing is actually pretty crisp, I'm not seeing any bluriness at all having it in hand. There is some slight registration mis-alignment on some panels/pages, but it believe that could be intentional since they were going for realism. @Mmehdy Here are a few more pics as requested:
  10. Anyone else pick this up when it was released a few weeks back? For those not familiar with this, it's a 272 page treasury-sized, high-end hardcover reprint of four Golden Age Timely stories selected by Roy Thomas. The issues reprinted in the book are Sub-Mariner #1, Human Torch #5, Captain America Comics #10, and All Winners Comics #19. The paper stock is a thicker, semi-gloss type, but the pages themselves retain the cream to off-white color of the comics being reprinted. Also included is a 10x7 print by artist Marco D’Alfonso. The real centerpiece of the whole collection to me is a true-to-size, facsimile reprint of Marvel Comics #1, printed to look, feel, and smell like a vintage comic from 1939. The pages themselves are some type of aged newsprint that is eerily close to the cream color and "musty smell" of some actual Golden Age comics I have from around the same era. All in all, it's an awesome package for Timely fans and Golden Age fans alike, and I highly recommend picking it up.