GoldCap

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  1. It is a wonderful book and I'm sure there are many boardies who would be thrilled to own that in that condition. If it were a more presentable 1.0 or 1.5 I would say no way. As it is though, I would probably spring for the resto. I can't see how it would hurt the value and I'm sure it would look awesome!
  2. I'm watching some books in the coming auctions from other places so I didn't buy any comics but I did save a decent amount on some cosplay items. Plus I had $102 eBay bucks to use as well
  3. Low grade GA is is all I buy these days but with a budget like mine I can only afford ~3 books a year so I have to be extremely picky unfortunately Great books btw!!
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    Steve Ditko gone

    R.I.P. Ditko Unless I'm mistaken, this may be the only comic I own with work by him in it...
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    Sometimes you just shake your head

    Not many! When I first started collecting this series, $500 or under was my goal for a lot of the issues. Obviously that wasn't going to happen for the earliest issues or the Schomburg war covers but it was doable for the most part. Now, it's difficult to achieve on any issue. Even these random issues toward the end that I have started with. Prices are going up across virtually all comic books and for popular series like Captain America it's even worse. It looks like I'm going to have to either dip below my 2.0 grade threshold, as well as accept trimmed/brittle books or limit myself to 2 - 3 books a year. Even then, these 1.0 - 1.8 books can get crazy on eBay. Right now there's a Cap #13 1.0 slightly brittle pages at $1,550. It is a very popular cover and it presents well for a 1.0 but I know its going to hammer for ~$2,000 when someone paid $2,383 22 months ago for a 4.0 off-white copy. Competition for these low graders is fierce!
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    Sometimes you just shake your head

    So...I'm looking through the books in the July 1st Heritage Sunday Comic auction and I see that there are three golden age Caps in there. All raw and restored to various degrees. The issue I'm most interested in is #65 which is an apparent VG- with slight color touch to cover and trimmed on all three sides. Let me repeat that. TRIMMED ON ALL THREE SIDES. I think most collectors would agree that trimming is the worst kind of restoration a book can have since someone basically removed part of the book to make it look better. That cannot be undone! So I figured this book would go for "relatively cheap" since a 3.5 unrestored just sold for $685 in June of this year. Maybe like $350-$400 I thought. Nope. The @%$# thing hammered at $600, which, after the buyers premium is $720! I can only guess the winner doesn't care about trimmed books...which, I suppose some people...may not? Or maybe the winner just had to have the one cover where Cap slaps his partner? Either way, I wasn't paying that for that book even though it was the next book I needed on my way down from issue #78 (besides #72). There are 38 unrestored copies on the census (give or take a few). It's not like there are 9 or even 19. It will come up again! After not winning that book (since I didn't bid due to the price already being above what I was comfortable with) it allows me to pursue others. The hunt is most of the fun to me anyway. With a limited budget, you have to choose your books carefully and cannot afford (literally) to overspend. Keeping on track with the current series you are on can also be a challenge as well when you come across a beautiful book you want but buying it would slow down your main series collecting. One such book last week was All Top Comics #16. A 5.0 off-white to white pager was on eBay. I was tempted to go after it as I love the cover. It last sold on 6/6/16 for $825. It was at $911 with under a minute left until it shot up to $1,336 in the last ten seconds! A 61.7% increase in just over two years?! Damn someone wanted that book! I did win a GA Cap book from the most recent ComicConnect auction which is on its way to me now. I'll post it as soon as it arrives!
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    One PCH, one Baker romance

    That Strange Mysteries #2 is a sweet cover! Reminds me of one of the photos I had Gillian Anderson sign when I met her a couple years ago
  8. Congrats to the seller and buyer! Great book!!
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    CLOSED

    True! And Stan also said that one time when he was in an argument with her she smashed his typewriter into bits on the floor. That typewriter was used for a ton of Marvel stories that are now considered classics. For years after that Stan would remind her of what she did. "Do you know how much we could have sold that typewriter for?" he would say
  10. Yes! Favorite book in my collection!!
  11. I would not buy another Cap book for six months after my CGC 1.8 Cap #72 in November of 2016 on eBay. I would actually end up selling the Cap #72 in April 2017 to a board member. Why? I just felt the grade was a tad too low being a 1.8. The next book I would pick up was a Captain America Comics #69 CGC 3.0 Canadian edition off the boards a month later in May of 2017. It was actually the board member who sold me my Cap #74 Canadian edition that notified me that this book was for sale, so now I owe him even more I had missed out on a raw US edition of this issue on the boards maybe a year or so prior so I quickly snapped this one up! Off white to white pages and wonderfully presenting for a 3.0. What more could one ask for? It also has an interesting maple leaf stamp on the cover. Never seen that before The next book I bought was a complete but coverless Captain America Comics #27 off eBay in September. I had not bought a coverless Cap issue before but this was issue #27! It was one of my favorite issues and I figured I had time to wait for a cover while I continued on the rest of the collection. I did not have to wait long as four days later someone listed a Captain America Comics #27 front cover only on eBay! Crazy! I was a bit hesitant to purchase it since it was only the front cover. What were my chances of getting just a back cover? Better just to wait for a complete front and back cover I thought, but I still pulled the trigger since it was pretty well presenting. So now I had an almost complete copy of Cap #27! Not bad! Now this isn't a GA Captain America Comic but while perusing the November ComicLink auction I came across a Wow Comics #38 CGC 4.0. I had never seen this cover before and it really struck me as beautiful. Quite simple in it's design with Mary Marvel soaring above the clouds with arms outstretched and a little lightning bolt off in the distance. It has become one of my favorite GA covers and I'm glad a won it. Now to find who owns the CGC 9.2 Crowley/File Copy, even though that has cream to off-white pages and mine is off-white to white pages My last Cap book bought in 2017 was a Captain America Comics #67 CGC 2.5 off the boards in December. It's the 2nd lowest graded copy on the census (of 30) but that's where I expect most of my books to be so it fit in perfect with my collection. Finally I am caught up to 2018 so this this journal will soon be in real time! Captain America Comics issues acquired to date - 27, 33, 44, 53, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 74, 75, 77 and 78.
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    The Coverless Golden Age Grail Club

    Not really a grail per say but here's a coverless Cap #27 I have.
  13. This my have been discussed but I just realized the Cap 1 was the same book that sold on July 22nd, 2010 for $23,500 according to GPA. A rise in price of $151,700 in just under 10 years. A nearly 7.5x price increase! That makes my head hurt