Mike's Rack

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About Mike's Rack

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    I was posting here when you were in diapers.

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    Peoria, AZ
  1. MCS Grading and My Experiences

    Me too. I've spent and consigned thousands through them. I've been pleasantly surprised far more times than I've been dissatisfied. There are a handful of smaller online dealers that are on my list for undergrading but most other online dealers are steaming piles of when it comes to grading. I can live with their quick pass grading on small value books.
  2. Is this place deader than ever?

    For me, I came here less and less after the format change. It's psychological for me but I just can't get used to the new format. I'm trying to force myself to engage with the hope that it will become more comfortable, but I've had a tough time connecting on the new format.
  3. Gen 13 #1 Foil Counterfeit?

    I picked it up last year at Wonder Con. I can't remember the name of the booth, but it was a father and son team that looked like they were extras in Braveheart. I couldn't wind a gold edition listed anywhere so I figured I'd roll the dice.
  4. Gen 13 #1 Foil Counterfeit?

    So, I didn't see this thread before I submitted this. What do I have here?
  5. Hope Summers - Hype or the Real thing? Deadpool2?

    That's the answer to your question.
  6. What's up with X-Force #1?

    This has been similar to my experience as well, though I haven't gone through 3,000
  7. What's up with X-Force #1?

    I agree, the census is what it is, never 100%. But if the SS books are cracked 9.8's that would seem to affirm that it is tough in 9.8.
  8. What's up with X-Force #1?

    I used to ask this about a lot of books too, but I've seen a lot of what I consider to be sell for significant premiums. I'm always surprised what some people are willing to pay to have the most competitive registry sets.
  9. What's up with X-Force #1?

    I was going to point this out. One indicator that a books it tough in 9.8 is the SS ratio. Since there is no prescreen, you can get a better picture of the ratio of 9.8's in the general population. Most people I know go over their SS books pretty closely so only 6 9.8's is telling. With Liefeld charging $20 and up for sigs, it wouldn't make sense to submit books that didn't have a good shot at 9.8. I've prepared books for a couple Liefeld signings, I know I didn't have many, if any first prints that I felt were solid 9.8 candidates, but I did have a few second prints.
  10. Tag & Bink are back in Star Wars cannon!

    It's a big cannon
  11. Hurricane Irma - Florida declares state of emergency

    I'm glad to hear you are ok Joe. I was about to send you a batch this weekend but I thought I'd better hold on. I'll get it over to you soon.
  12. WTB/WTT - Star Wars Vintage Action Figures Hey everybody, I'm looking to trade comics for vintage Star Wars action figures (or buy if the price is right). For carded figures, I'm looking for well presenting card, weapons attached, no to minimal yellowing, no cut outs, and bubble firmly attached. For loose figures, I'm looking for sharp mint figures with no paint rubs and tight joints. Here's a list of what I am looking for: MOC list At-At Driver – ESB 41 back R2D2 – 12 back Bespin Guard (White) – ESB 31 back Chewbacca – 12 back Death Squad Commander – 12 back Dengar – ESB 41 back EV-9D9 – POTF Emperor – ROJ 77 back FX-7 – ESB 31 back Han Solo (Small Head) Imperial Commander – ESB 41 back Imperial Gunner – POTF Jawa – 12 back Jawa (plastic cape) – 12 back Lobot – ESB 41 back Luke Bespin – ESB 31 back Paploo –ROJ 79 back Leia Bespin -31 back Prune Face – ROJ 77 back Squidhead – ROJ 65 back Warok – POTF Yak Face – POTF or Tri LogoA-wing Pilot – POTF Boba Fett - 21 back, droids, any ESB back Luke Farmboy Jedi Falcon card Any 12 back A card (except C-3p0) Loose figs- weaponless R2 D2 sensors cope Walrus man Death Star droid Luke hoth Blue snaggletooth General Nadine Han bespin Cloud car pilot + Wallie talkie Teebo Logray Luke X-wing Loose figs with weapons Blue Snaggletooth Variants like Luke blue saber, or Yoda Brown snake Weapons - no figs Max Rebo piano A-wing small black Imperial gunner small black Nikto long no blade At St grey Leia poncho grey gun helmet belt Leia black Obi wan cape Luke blue sabre Luke poncho Royal guard x3 Pabloo staff Chief chirpa staff Weequay staff Here's what I have to trade: Batman (1940) 22 CGC 4.0 (1448965011) Batman (1940) 181 CGC 5.0 (1448929009) Black Panther (1977 Marvel 1st Series) 1 CGC 9.2 (1448955006) Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 26 CGC 6.0 (1448929007) Scuffing on inner well. Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 359 CGC 6.5 (1448929010) Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 45 CGC 9.0 (1448929005) Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 67 CGC 9.0 (1302077006) Green Lantern (1960-1988 1st Series DC) 59 CGC 5.5 (1448929008) Incredible Hulk (1962-1999 1st Series) 271 CGC 9.4 (1350840002) Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 118 CGC 9.4 (1448956014) Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 128 CGC 9.6 (1448956013) Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 282 CGC 9.8 (1350838001) JSA Classified (2005) 1D CGC 9.8 (1448922006) Third Printing. Justice League of America (1960 1st Series) 183 CGC 9.6(1448974015) Marvel Preview (1975 Magazine) 7 CGC 5.5 (1215146003) Rai (1992) 0 CGC 9.8 (1350836029) "Matte" version. Savage Sword of Conan (1974 Magazine) 1 CGC 9.4 (1215146005) Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 64 CGC 9.4 (1448955017) Star Wars (1977 Marvel) 107 CGC 9.4 (1448955016) Uncanny X-Men (1963 1st Series) 50 CGC 9.0 (1448929003) Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 238A CGC 9.2 (1448955018) Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 252 CGC 9.4 (1448956005) Batman (1940) 32 CGC 4.5 (1448965010) Tape on cover and interior cover. Batman (1940) 121 CGC 3.5 (1448966005) Batman (1940) 244 CGC 9.0 (1448967005) Batman The Killing Joke (1988) 1-1ST CGC 9.8 (1448961002) Captain Britain (1976) United Kingdom 1A CGC 9.2 (1215146012) DC Comics Presents (1978 DC) 26 CGC 9.4 (1448955012) Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 5 CGC 4.5 (1448965004) Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 52 CGC 5.0 (1448973006) Flash (1959 1st Series DC) 139 CGC 6.0 (1448965014) Forever People (1971 1st Series) 1 CGC 9.0 (1448967007) Green Lantern (1960-1988 1st Series DC) 1 CBCS 4.5 SS Verified Sigs: Gil Kane and Julius Schwartz (both on 1st page). Incredible Hulk (1999 2nd Series) 92A CGC 9.6 (1448963004) Incredible Hulk (1999 2nd Series) 92B CGC 9.8 (1448963003) Variant Edition. Justice League of America (1960 1st Series) 1 CGC 2.0 Restored(1465404001) Restoration includes: Cover re-attached with glue. Marvel Premiere (1972) 15 CGC 8.5 (1448965001) New Mutants (1983 1st Series) 26 CGC 9.8 (1350838015) New Mutants (1983 1st Series) 98 CGC 9.4 (1350840001) NYX (2003) 3 CGC 9.8 (1350840007) Showcase (1956-1978) 1 CGC 5.0 (1448966006) Showcase (1956-1978) 4 CGC 2.5 Restored (1448966007) Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover, small amount of glue on spine of cover, tear seals to cover. Showcase (1956-1978) 8 CGC 1.5 Restored (1448968002) Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover. (Tape on cover and interior cover.) Showcase (1956-1978) 17 CGC 1.5 (1448968003) Turtlemania Special (1986) 1 CGC 9.6 SS (1281861004) Signed and sketched by Kevin Eastman on 02/14/2015. Uncanny X-Men (1963 1st Series) 94 GD/VG 3.0 - Raw World's Finest (1941) 62 CGC 6.5 (1448965005) Giant Size X-Men (1975) 1 CGC 7.0 (1350841002)
  13. Is anyone up for a boardie dinner on one of the nights?