Crowzilla

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  1. So you are saying we are missing Ewert and Dupcak? And if discussing (in)famous dealers/people, I would suggest that Maybruck was pretty darn important in helping to focus on investment in comics via key issues/high grade copies.
  2. This cover has always been identified as Sprang and pretty sure he verified that fact.
  3. Certainly Bob didn't do the art on this Joker-puppet litho, so I don't know why anyone would think he did the art on the sketch either http://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/batman-the-joker-signed-lithograph-600-c-cee4c888ac
  4. Also my favorite - this one absolutely rocks!
  5. Very cool. Still wish you had gotten that Tec 27 I brought down to show you one time...
  6. Rob, I thought yours had a little bit of work done to it?
  7. that would be the complete opposite of everything we were taught thru Overstreet. I've always loved FPS 1.
  8. They must have sold it for guide, which is always the right price - Overstreet said so. But seriously, this is a fantastic book to pop up after so many years presumed lost. And it has carried a premium to guide for those who know for at least 30 years. Around the time of the first Sotheby's auction, I offered Magic 10x guide, and then followed it up with 20x guide for the his copy (he had just recently purchased it from Ernie), and it didn't phase him. Not sure if this or the Fantastic 3 will end higher, but I suspect the Fantastic might. Part of the record price that Magic got for his was the assumption it would remain the highest graded, so I believe there has already been a premium attached to the prior sale. Very doubtful there will ever be a better Fantastic #3.
  9. I almost thought that was him on this card for a minute but he wears a different thawb in it.
  10. Was Lex Luthor disguised as Harry's wife?
  11. Yes no doubt. "Here Martha, you take these Cowboy Romance comics and these Fawcetts at Guide, and I'll take these Detectives at Guide. Thank goodness we have my Guide to tell us what all these are worth and make this an easy division of assets."
  12. That 3.5 is beautiful for the grade. Split the cover to the staple and call it a 3.5 and I'd buy a lot of books that look like that.
  13. With both the Allentown and the Church copies still in the wild, this is a very likely scenario.
  14. How many is significant? When the Comichron article came out CGC was 10 years old and there were 42 copies graded, 6 years later there are 66 copies graded, so it seems copies arrive at CGC at the rate of 4 per year no matter what. I'm not sure what "no matter what" means, but I'll pull a number out of a hat and say that if we haven't made it to 150 copies in 20 years, then it's unlikely there really are 200 to 300 copies still surviving. I guess I'm a little skeptical that there are as many as 200 raw copies out there given the price that even a beat copy would bring. Maybe it's true that older collectors who don't need the dough are sitting on these copies. Twenty years from I would guess many of these collectors will be dead or will be putting their affairs in order with the Grim Reaper having pulled up in the driveway. If by then, we're still only looking at, say, 80 or 90 copies on the census, then I think we can safely say that many fewer than 200 to 300 copies have survived. All just spitballing, of course, but that's my take. No matter what meant pre/post million dollar copies, it seems that they are consistently (if slowly) being graded as the few new copies surface and as old collectors sell. Since there are 66 now, it seems highly unlikely that there will only be 90 total in 20 more years, I would love to make a bet on that, but doubt we'll even remember this conversation in 20 years.
  15. How many is significant? When the Comichron article came out CGC was 10 years old and there were 42 copies graded, 6 years later there are 66 copies graded, so it seems copies arrive at CGC at the rate of 4 per year no matter what.