From Great Pick to Conterfeit to Reprint
The ups and downs of collecting. At a major comic convention I found an elusive book, a Martin Luther King Jr. comic book (The Montgomery Story). This was prior to the anniversary, and the movie which sparked renewed interest in this important part of American history. The price was par for the course ($90). So after a quick examination, I pulled the trigger and bought two. I even showed a few knowledgeable dealers who examine the book and were very impressed with the find.
A month later after sub,it ting to CGC I was informed that they were conterfeits. From there the hunt was on to locate the dealer. One of the major dealers at the next convention pointed me in the right direction to hunt down the part time dealer I had made the purchase from. After a little calling around I found him and explain the situation. Armed with my correspondence with CGC I explained the situation to him. He was reasonable and agreed to refund me the purchase price. I ate the CGC cost and kept the conterfeits. Or, so I thought.
Half a year later, CGC contacted me and informed me that my books were modern reprints and not counterfeits. CGC requested I send the books into them and they would reslab the books for free.
In a years time, I went from great find to conterfiet to CGC graded reprints.
Today I am a lot more careful but still looking for a Vintage MLK comic!