Wall-Crawler

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  1. Updated price. Hoping to move to get a book for personal collection 😊.
  2. THE MIGHTY THOR #134 CGC 9.0, WHITE PAGES - Case is in near perfect condition. Last Sale: $1067 Lonestar/My Comic Shop has a CGC 9.0 with White Pages for $1049 at time of posting. CLOSED.
  3. I have sold several times on the boards but not for awhile but thought I would offer up a book here. I have a kudos thread but again, I don't use it all that often so it is buried but I can provide plenty of references. I have over 900+ feedback on eBay (user id: more_fun_comics), mostly as a seller. Offering up one book: The Mighty Thor #134 CGC 9.0 with White Pages - 1st High Evolutionary! Terms Paypal Only. Payment due within 24 hours of claiming. always rules over any PM's or ongoing offers/negotiations, I will consider reasonable offers. Shipping within Canada and the USA is included in the asking price to make things easier for all. I might consider shipping outside of North America, but will have to calculate shipping and will have to factor that into the price. People on the Probation List or the Hall of Shame are not allowed to purchase. No returns as it is a CGC book. Will ship within 48 hours of receiving payment and provide tracking information. Thanks for looking!
  4. 2019 YEAR IN REVIEW I know it has been awhile since I have posted anything but life has been hectic but in a good way. I thought I would take a bit of time to do a bit of an overview of my year - For those who still follow New Acquisitions This year was slow, but decent. Early on in the year I picked up a nice little collection of modern books, some of which were CGC worthy and made some good profit on and some art prints (not really my thing) but have paid dividends. I still have more of the art prints left than I thought I would but I'm ok with that. A contact of mine was looking to downsize his collection so I managed to do two deals with him and pick up some nice CGC slabs and keys at a fair price to both of us. Books ranging from Amazing Spider-Man #129 CGC 7.0 to Detective #259 CGC 4.0 to GSX #1 CGC 6.0 and a handful of others. Definitely slower in volume than other years, but I think an uptick in quality. I also did some trades for books + keys where I was able to get some decent raw books, like ASM #252 or CGC books like Thor #165 CGC 6.5 - Again, nothing major but solid. No junk this year to deal with or process. Shows I only did two shows this year, and I am happy with that. Partially due to personal schedule, other shows simply not happening/falling off and one not being totally happy with the location and other issues with one (poor accessibility, placement in the show and it is a two day commitment for a small show). Most I could have done were four but two are out of town. Both of the shows I did were rather decent sized for my area and as I don't frequently get an opportunity to replenish stock, this may help to "stay fresh" and keep interest up when I attend, mind you, I am still processing old stock (when I have time) so I do show up with "new stuff". I think two shows going forward will be the goal. One in my city and one in Sudbury (hour and half away). Downside I submitted two CGC Golden Age Canadian editions did awful on the Comic Link auction I had them in. I had good luck with Clink the past few times I used them, but this one hurt. Bad. Wish I could have those back, but hey, that's the game. I am not blaming Clink, might just not have had right buyers at the right time, etc. Leads I had one solid lead (most were busts this year), an older gentleman with some oddball stuff, a few silver age and some neat Golden Age Canadian editions and a few other things. I did a free appraisal for him, he appreciated it but he thinks they are worth more. However, just before Christmas he messaged me and said he would be in contact in the New Year when back from Florida. We shall see what happens but it is a nice collection of older books and not too huge with a few oddities. The trick will be how emotionally attached he is and what he thinks they are worth, etc...The same dilemma for every dealer basically. But still, fingers crossed. eBay/Other Sales I have had some solid sales on eBay, in person and other venues, my challenge is as it has constantly been...Access and Time. With a regular job, not having my stock on hand and other interests, getting product in the public eye would definitely help speed along sales and revenue, but I have been operating in a very positive revenue point for awhile, so I will "expand" all in good time I suppose. Goal for 2020 Develop a new wall display for shows. Something a little bigger and easier to cart around. Get more organized and process and post more stock to my store and have more readily available for sale. Final Thoughts Thanks to everyone who keeps reading the odd time I post something. I hope everyone had a safe 2020 and as always, look forward to feedback and others sharing their stories from the front lines! Cheers!
  5. I have what I think is a very tight copy, especially considering the all black front cover...My question though pertains to the back as there looks to be some printing residue? How much would CGC knock the book down (rough estimates obviously) and I am considering a cleaning but have heard yellow covers are hard to clean? As always, appreciate any insight.
  6. Can't login...Waiting on email...Pretty sure that my current email was the one I had on file LOL
  7. This (past) week back...Little Bit of Thor spec
  8. Yes, most of the shows I do are small and local. People look at some of them (usually the response is "its THAT much?!?!), but I rarely sell them at these type of shows but I have sold a few. I agree, 100%. That is the one area that I think I can improve upon. I would like to revamp is my wall display. I have received a few good tips on building a new wall from some members and I have seen a few styles that I also really like. Job for next con season maybe and yes, put up raws and those who know I have CGC books, will probably ask, so I can them on the floor or something behind the table. Thank You!!!! I do think having an attractive display helps. I sometimes wonder "how much" when I see other set ups that are...Less appealing than mine though. In my area, people like value and they like to still read. Sets do pretty well for me but there are a few key collectors here. Again, for sure a bigger, better wall display would help catch more eyes especially if running from the $20 and up range. Definitely something I would like to do. Fortunately, I have also had my "back" to a wall and/or arena wall, so for someone to slip behind without me noticing would be difficult but something definitely to keep in mind. I read about a "trick" that some would do about sliding a book through a gap at the front of a long box but I fixed that. The "ends" of all my boxes are taped with white duct tape. I find it a challenge "scanning" back and forth, back and forth. I have guys who will flip through one end, go away, come back and flip through another end, go away and come back multiple times. Those are the guys I watch for. Now, they may just be very discerning buyers, but those guys raise my spidey sense.
  9. Recent CGC Slab Sales: Amazing Spider-Man #100 CGC 8.0 (my under copy) New Teen Titans #2 CGC 9.4 SS George Perez to local collector Vampirella #38 CGC 9.8 Parrillo variant - That one lasted like a day on eBay... Vengeance of Bane #1 CGC 9.6 Thinking of putting up all of my Adam Warlock stuff. BUT do I try to wait to see if he actually does show up in GOG 3 or go now?
  10. Let's just say I got it for a price that I think we were both happy with.
  11. Trying to decide that...I have no problem moving/selling most stuff but I still have a bit of that "collector mentality" vs "seller mentality" when it comes to graded keys...Sometimes it works out, other times, not so much. ...If I change my mind, will shoot you a PM to see if still interested.