Rockblazer

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About Rockblazer

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    If I just sell the car, I can up my bid...

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  1. Trimmed blue label

    I was about to buy this comic this morning but saw the trimmed label and figured it could be an issue down the road when I retire from collecting. I too have some comics with mistakes on the CGC label. Most common for me is on Gold Key comics they sometimes get the wrong issue number as Gold Key used a date code on their covers . One of my last submissions they did it again until I had to email them when I saw the verified page with the incorrect info. Actually I had to email them twice as after a number of days it still was not corrected.
  2. 1956 GI Combat 9.4 Quality Comics

    Sharp comic from 1956. One thing that stands out is the large size of the comics code logo. It takes up more space than most on the cover.
  3. New comics in comic cave

    I see you have one of the last issues of Charlton's Dr. Graves. They bought the title back but it was already too late to save the company. However AC Comics has returned some Charlton characters and I hope they continue on. Bought many an issue of The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves off the drug store spinner rack back in my younger days.
  4. Oops they did it again!

    Yes, they are some amazing stories. I can't protest too much as the well known dealer has some other books I may buy in a day or two. Getting the free shipping will require me to email him when the book or books are in the "cart" as I am sure he's forgotten his offer already.
  5. I am sure this has happened to most collectors out there. You win an auction or make a purchase of an awesome comic at a great price and the seller refunds your money the next day. I had this happen twice in the past few weeks. Once on Ebay and the other on a dealers website. The first one was on Ebay and it was an auction for an Avengers 24 CGC 9.6 signed by Stan the Man himself. I won the auction with some stiff competition at the end. I could not wait to get this comic but the following day the seller refunded my money with no explanation except the standard Ebay ( This item is no longer available.) I have had this happen before. The last guy said he spilled coffee on a book I bought. Another said he lost it and so forth. I asked the guy who spilled the coffee to send the book anyway and he then said he threw it away. This seller last month did respond to my email and said he had his house broken into and this book was stolen. He said most of his other books were at his work and they were ok. He said only a few books at his house were taken and the police were not interested in the crime as it was only comic books taken. He did however say the next purchase I make from him would be free shipping. The other comic was a Journey Into Mystery 90 7.5 CGC on a well known dealers website. I bought it on a Thursday as I saw his con schedule he was at a Wizard world con the next day and I thought maybe he would take it and sell it there. He sent a refund on Saturday am and said( he had sold this book sometime before and it fell through the cracks). The funny thing was that the book disappeared right off his website instantly just like the one I had purchased a couple of weeks before did. He also offered free shipping to me on my next purchase. I can only hope the dealers stories are legit but really there is no way of knowing for sure. On a brighter note a Journey Into Mystery 91 7.5 I bought recently did arrive as expected and it's picture is attached. Well that's all for now.
  6. My own comic room???

    Hey, A room is a room. I like the frames you used. I've got Corso's book and a Flying Saucers 1 myself. Please post the next set when they are changed.
  7. Thank you all and yes I did buy other comics with the cash.
  8. Well, earlier today the comic I most regretted selling has been restored to my collection. It is an Incredible Hulk 2. The story on this begins in 2010. I saw a Hulk 2 raw listed on Ebay that looked seriously under graded as a buy it now for $400 dollars. It looked to be 6.5 to 7.0 but was listed as a vg minus 3.5. I watched it thinking it was to good to be true . I waited and watched the seconds tick down to zero but did not buy it. No one did. A week later it was relisted as an auction starting at $400. So the second time around I watched all week until the final 15 seconds and placed my bid. At the same time another bid came in. Fortunately for me the other person bid $400 even and I got it for a few bucks more. So I got it and it was sharp with white pages. Sent it to CGC and it came back 6.5 with white pages. I was selling comics on Ebay then to get money to buy other comics for my collection so I listed it right away with some others to make a quick profit. The seller did tell me he knew it was better than a vg minus but he always under graded on higher dollar comics so there would be no issues with the buyers. I listed it with an $850 reserve and it slowly went up to about $800 in the last hour. With a few seconds left a bid came in which met my reserve and it sold for the $850 price. I had no problem selling it at the time as I saw a 6.5 and 7.0 sell at that time and thought I would pick up one later down the road with no problem. However some time passed and I decided I needed to get a nice copy for myself but was shocked how much the book went up and not many mid grade copies. I could have probably waited to December this year to get a 6.5 if I could find one as I get a bonus from my employer at that time but I saw this one on line for $1400 which for a 5.0 is a decent price at this time so I got it. Not as nice as the one I sold but the price was right and I'm happy with one a grade and a half less. Regret over selling that book is the main reason I don't sell anymore. It's all buying for me now at least until I retire which is over five years away. Here it is.
  9. Feeling Blind

    Tnerb, it's good to have you back. As for helping on the new journals I am still getting use to them myself. I wish they would go back to the old format but you know they won't. I was hoping you would be back in time to do your 30 in 30 days. Hopefully you won't fade out. Since the new format most of the people I really enjoyed reading have faded away. I'm going to write a short journal tonight just to get a little more practice in. It's good to hear from you again.
  10. Impeding traffic

    Tomo glad things worked out. We have the Golden Buckeye card here in Ohio which they send you when you turn 60. My wife has one. Good mostly at Wendy's and pizza places. Doubtful for tickets.
  11. Being hassled by the man!

    Tomo, I hope things turn out for you. I took on the man back in May of 1999 after a bogus ticket. I was going to a mall and there was a detour on the main road so it routed me down a wide street through a housing edition. I was the last car of a group of four traveling at 35 mph . I thought the speed limit was 35 as it was not posted and it was a very large road. I had just come over the top of a hill and I saw a motorcycle cop get off his cycle walk in the street wave the three cars ahead of me to go on and point at me to pull in the side street where he was parked. I thought there must be a funeral procession coming. He said "Do you know why I pulled you over? I honestly said no. He said you were going 37 in a 25 mph zone. I said it is not posted. He said it is. To make a long story short I got a camera and started to look around the area for a sign. I found one only and it was completely covered by a tree and not visible. Moving the branches it did say 25 mph. Also that week in the paper it said the Columbus police caught over 230 speeders on that road that weekend as they said people complained from the neighborhood. So I went to court. They tried three times as I was waiting for me to just pay the fine and no points would go on my license. They offered it to everyone. Very high pressure. Some took it some did not. I didn't. The cop was there and told his story . I told mine and thought I was losing until I handed the judge the pictures of the covered sign. He said in light of the photographic evidence he was reducing it to a minor equipment violation and suspending it's $20 fine. Cass dismissed. The cop was so mad and I had to ride the 14 floors down the elevator with him glaring at me while I smirked. He then went outside and burned rubber his motorcycle so much it left smoke. I was the one that got away I guess in his mind but why did he only pull me over and also he could not even see me until I got over the hill. I never saw him shoot me with the radar gun nor did I even see a gun at all. I hope you have a positive outcome. At least you are fighting it most don't.
  12. The Taj Mahal of Comic Shops

    No, I'm all for the free exchange of ideas. I was on a business trip to Detroit the last few days and actually got out early enough to visit two shops in the Detroit area . One quite large and one of average size and picked up a few goodies which I may write about later.
  13. The Taj Mahal of Comic Shops

    Most interesting Indeed!
  14. Last October on the way back from a mini vacation in Kentucky I stopped in four Cincinnati area comic shops. I'd been in two of the four before. One of them Up, Up and Away Comics said they had opened a new shop in the suburb of Blue Ash . It was on the way home and just off the interstate so I pulled off and proceeded to a really nice plaza. I saw the sign and walked in the door. To my surprise it looked like I walked into an upscale store of some kind. A young lady walked up to me and asked if I need help and I said "Is this Up Up and Away Comics? I thought I went in the wrong door outside. She said it was and I said I have never saw a shop look like this one. She explained that it was a former design center that went out of business. So instead of the landlord remodeling the owner said why change something that looks so nice. The Silver age comics were in a small well lit glass room near the center of the store. Very upscale. One feature which was unusual was a huge Lego bridge which was a scale version of an old bridge over the Ohio river. I have attached a picture of it and the main hallway of the shop. Not your average shop.