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  1. Picked up the following over the summer to put back as a Christmas present for my son. Finally got around to having it graded.
  2. I can't comment on selling a raw collection to MCS, but I will say that I've been impressed with their operation regarding listing slabs for consignment. Last month I delivered about 90 slabbed books to MCS in an effort to streamline my collection in preps for a grail hunt. I listed 20% of the books on the exchange and the remainder spread between their weekly/prime auctions. My experience has been very positive, and their user interface regarding GPA info/prior sales history if listing on the exchange is helpful. The turnaround time concerning payment is much quicker than the 30-45 days I've seen from some of the other online auction sites, as they cut checks on a weekly rolling basis. All in all, I'd have no reservation using them in the future. I know that my experience doesn't speak exactly to the stated issue, but it does give a viewpoint to their operation. Good luck!
  3. I mentioned this in the Comic Events forum, but I was impressed with the overall selection of both GA and mid-high grade SA books at the con this year. @Batmanderson, @comicquant, and I went to Wizard Chicago in 2017, and we all agreed that we were underwhelmed with the selection that year. This year was somewhat of a test to see if we kept it on the schedule for travel moving forward or not, but we all were pleased with what we found. I picked up a nice GA Cap and my son loaded up on a bunch of SA Actions for his collection. We'll be back next year, and hopefully by then we will convince @comicquant to grab that copy of Cowpuncher #1 that he really, really wants.
  4. I would agree with John's comments, as I felt that the selection of mid-high grade GA/SA books was much stronger this year as compared to 2017. I did notice fewer $1-5 books/modern variant dealers present, but as that's not really my focus, I wasn't too bothered by that trend. My main grabs for myself and my son were: All in all, a fun show/weekend, even if Richard Grieco tried to steal our Uber!
  5. After circling it for a few months, I finally pulled the trigger on this one. Special thanks to @DvilleBookstore for the hook-up.
  6. I haven't been able to tease that out yet, but I was pleased to find them on Thursday.
  7. Double post from the ECCC thread: All I'm saying is that my son better not stick me in a crappy home later in life, as this was his mega book of the show.
  8. Just got back home from the trip, and once again I was not disappointed. Highlights of the buying included the following: My son and I tried to buy out most of @blazingbob of his Swamp Thing and ToS selections too. A great show, and I'd encourage everyone to check it out next year. We even got @comicquant to finally buy some books at a con.
  9. Double post from the auction thread, put this week's upgrade:
  10. Always try to hit Lowells and Uli's next door. Best bratwurst outside of Munich. As for the con itself, I was impressed by the GA/SA selection last year--particularly from some of the more local dealers.
  11. My son and I will be there Thursday through Saturday. If it's anything like last year's showing, you won't regret it!