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. Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    Mom jokes never get old.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Gen 13 #1 Foil Counterfeit?

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

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

    This has been similar to my experience as well, though I haven't gone through 3,000
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Tag & Bink are back in Star Wars cannon!

    It's a big cannon
  12. 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.