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    I think mine is coming up soon

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  1. Waiting with baited breath here. He had to have worked on it in some capacity.
  2. That’s an interesting observation. I can certainly buy that explanation.
  3. chrisco37

    To Slab or not to Slab?

    “sonny boy” Classic.
  4. chrisco37

    To Slab or not to Slab?

    ASM361 is a good book, for sure, but Carnage is a villain. Villain books get hot and then cool down. I don’t see it going to those levels when the next Venom movie comes out. That seems like a Harley type jump (and she’s become a bit of an anti-hero) or Deadpool (same thing). But, I guess it could happen. Wolverine 1 was a massive spec book and an instant hit. But it’s not a first app. It’s an important Wolverine story, to be sure. The market has shifted entirely away from great stories. That’s why you haven’t seen a price explosion there. As for your latest buy, yeah those are much nicer copies than the “record store” copy. I think you paid a little bit much (early in the thread I said to send me a list; I could’ve sold you that run for less).
  5. I think that, the rubble and the Hulks eyes/grin look like classic McFarlane.
  6. chrisco37

    To Slab or not to Slab?

    There are no “dumb questions”. Maybe some mildly annoying ones. As others have said, a general rule for raw can be “graded price less slabbing cost = price “. But, you have to factor in your risk as well. I think I’m a pretty decent grader of books in the high grade range, but I’d never list a raw book at NM/M (the equivalent of 9.8). I’d call it “NM or better”, and price it accordingly. There is a value to having the book already slabbed. And it’s more than just the slabbing cost; the risk is no longer a factor. Using ASM361 as an example (going by 90 day averages) a CGC 9.8 is appx 400. A 9.6 is 165. A huge price spread, but not really much difference between a 9.6 and a 9.8 as far as grading goes (maybe one additional non-color breaking crease). Unless the seller guarantees a 9.8, you can’t buy it for more than $115 just to break even if it comes back 9.6.
  7. chrisco37

    Pedigree Comics

    If SA Marvel is your thing, look for Bostons. They aren't (usually) considered one of the Top Tier Peds (Church, Curator, Pac Coast, WM, etc..), but they are gorgeous books. It's also a collection that, in many cases, had duplicate copies of issues. You should be able to find something that will appeal to you.
  8. chrisco37

    Seeding bins at a convention - how do you do it?

    I remember the very first Bmore Con I attended. I was looking for some Steranko books. Superworld Ted didn't have any I was looking for at the time, about a half an hour or so had passed and I was walking by his booth again and he grabbed me and took me over to a guy that had a beautiful Xmen 49. I bought it.
  9. chrisco37

    Outbreak of Shaken Comic Syndrome

  10. chrisco37

    Whats with SS #1 White Pages?

    Spot on.
  11. chrisco37

    Older CGC Red Labels

    Awesome book. I don’t think it matters what slab-gen your book is in. A SW1-35c sells itself; even in low grade.
  12. chrisco37

    Whats with SS #1 White Pages?

    Boston’s are super-super glossy and “fresh” looking. As mentioned (after the above post), CGC has been inconsistent over the years WRT page quality. I had a book go from LT/OW to OW/W on a resub. That said, when they assign W pages to a book, it’s almost always deserved.
  13. chrisco37

    To Slab or not to Slab?

    Is that New Frontier? If “yes”, that’s what you should read first. It’s a double-edge sword though. After you read that, most things you read after that will pale in comparison. At the same time, you’ll see how good the medium can be.