W16227

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  1. awesome! my turn to threadjack.... Count I Con is around the corner ( really my main con) ---- my third year there.... Last year I had an open design - with the pole in the middle, - I get the same spot this year. Chuck Fiala is at my booth again - so I need a spot for him as well. Right side was the bargain bins ( dollar and two dollar)_ left side sets -- middle back issues. Wall books in back with table in front to block access. Worked well. This year - going for an open design. Should have more surface area. I have reloads for the cheapies so they will be on special quick. Instead of a drape wall in the back with banners- I am only setting the frame up in the center of the booth with banners. v Opening so we can get in - will be blocked off. Back wall - will be all dollar and $2 books -side is the sets and tpb. Front will be Chuck and back issues. Wall books behind that. Table in back for storage. Currently - 60 boxes ( shortboxes) of old " bargan" stock. 42 fresh stock. Reloads if I need it ( though no bag and board). About a box of treasuries. Back issues/wall - three new boxes pulled and priced. Probably 20+ hidden away that I have to locate.... Will bring one box of slabs - mixture of items. A couple of high end that go in the locked display. Still pulling more - will stop after tomorrow and worry about packing for load in.....
  2. Actually, the Mighty Con is a pretty go Count I Con is next weekend...........
  3. - I will give you first crack at that one when it gets back from CGC.... I do have a low grade BATB 28 that you might be interested in
  4. THANKS! - find it interesting to see the REAL process one should go through. I hear people talk about "appraisals" all of the time - but they are really just using an excuse to go see a collection and make an offer.....
  5. Curious - what does it take to be an accredited appraiser? - I assume this would be related to insuring collections. Wondering what level of hoops you have to jump through.
  6. if you have general ideas of what you are looking for -- let me know and I will be on the lookout for them when I pull the new "old" stock. I usually hold back a lot of the higher grade stuff for ebay unless I have a reason to bring it. I will also not be the only one there with good books - I just do not know if Matt is showing up again --- he had a much bigger "wall" selection at fair prices. Others may be hit or miss. One guy at the booth was funny - I had a Rom 1 listed for like $15 - he was in shock that someone else had one for $80 ... of course neither one sold that day .....
  7. ...And with the color touch on the front the chances of that being authentic are??? if they are actually related..... just thought it was interesting that there is a possible Eisner sig on the book.....
  8. purple label - but something else pretty interesting, no???? Will Eisner?
  9. Trimmed blue label

    - never really noticed that before..... I looked up the book reg on cgc - jut thought it was funny that the registration listed "COVER TRIMMED" as a pedigree........
  10. AH - the reason why you check every book in those longboxes.... running through stock for a con later this month - speed pricing for the bulk boxes ( basically quick sorting for dollar bins and setting aside anything of interest. pulled out this little gem.... cover is wavy - but no color breaking creases that I can see! After the con - this is heading out for CFP/CGC back cover ---- looks even BETTER......
  11. Tricky to say - will depend on what people bring to bear. I will have a ton of modern lower $$$ blow out books occupying half my booth ( priced to MOVE) - with the other half as back issues/wall ( silver through copper with some gold thrown in). I was shorthanded last year so I had to stay close to the booth and did not see a lot of what was on the floor. There is a lurker boardie ( Matt) - that set up last year that had a very good selection. I do not know if he is returning this year ( do not remember the store name, lol) Dreamland - will depend on what they bring. 2 years ago - they had much more diverse offerings ( more comics and they do have a good selection). Last year - more toys with some comics. My " top " silver/bronze I do not usually bring a lot to the show- as I can sell that through other channels pretty easily. I do bring a lot of the keys/semi keys - but generally the mid/lower grade ones. Below - are my "wall" racks from last year to give you an idea. If you have a specific collecting area --- let me know and I can see if I have anything of interest I can bring for you to look at. I will have ~ 20+ short boxes of back issues ( silver through copper) and my 4 racks of wall books. I do bring a variety of slabs - but most just tire kick those. If you do stop by ( Funky Catz Comics) --- ask for Dave and let me know you are on the boards.
  12. no easy way to pull the vendor list from the site ( - they are all just icons with no text) ---- some additional artists coming listed only as vendors I believe. https://counticon.coldwar.us/vendors-2017/ voldy is scheduled to be there - do not know in what capacity....
  13. blue label - sig will not drop the grade --- and will note" Will Eisner" written on 1st page save the pictures - so you have a reference of what the sig looks like! even higher grade books - a simple interior signature will not have a drop ( something grossly oversized in sharpie might) ..... I know cuz I got burned by this once in a discussion thinking an interior sig would drop from a 9.8, and a fellow boardie drops the showing me a 9.8.....
  14. Trimmed blue label

    this is what got me - the COVER TRIMMED in the pedigree location......
  15. Getting close!!!! So far - pulled and priced 1500 new books for the show - gonna keep plugging as I want to get as much of the value stock there as I can. This is a medium show - not the pomp of WW or C2E2 - but much larger than a hotel hall or VFW ( last year 6000 people through the door). The time frame is much better this year too - the show used to be the week after WW.... They are letting any vendor open Friday night this year - last year it was limited to only about 10 of us. They are running a costume party - so not the best lighting for comic hunting, but will be the best time to scrounge for the hidden gems. Guest list to date - Riki ‘Riddle’ Lecotey World-renowned Cosplayer Vincent Proce Magic the Gathering, Mortal Kombat, Animaniacs Philo Barnhart Little Mermaid, Secret of NIMH, Smurfs Ashley Witter Squarriors, Scorch, Star Wars (she recently was awarded the Doctor Aphra 14 cover) Jeffrey Moy Gen 13, Legionnaires, Micronauts Frank Fosco Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Chuck Fiala Bugs Bunny, Radioactive Blackbelt Hamsters Topper Helmers X-Men Animated Series, Walt Disney Imagineer Jon Parrish ClusterF@#k, Secrets & Shadows D.B. Stanley Lord of Gore Jai Nitz Suicide Squad, Tron, Adventure Time Jim Nelson Hearthstone, Magic the Gathering, Skylanders Charles Moisant Mystery Manor, Zombie Annihilation Ash Maczko Squarriors, Squarriors: The Card Game Philip Moy Powerpuff Girls, G.I. Joe, Star Trek Ali Cantarella The Hasty Pastry Mark McHaley X Files, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings Kelly Williams Eerie, Creepy, The Dark, Metaphase Patrick Trahey Sol Comics, The XII Jennifer Cihi Sailor Moon, Nickelodeon’s Roadhouse Scary Lady Sarah Nocturna Bill Reinhold Punisher, Batman, The Badger Linda Reinhold Fantastic Four, Conan, Spider-man Dan Leister Hack/Slash, Lord of Gore Jeffrey Butler Green Hornet, Hercules, Jurassic Park Russell Lissau The Batman Strikes, Old Wounds Hilary Barta Simpsons, Spongebob, The Thing