marvelmaniac

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  • Comic Collecting Interests
    Silver Age
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    Autozone
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    Comics, Model Railroading, Grandchildren
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    New Jersey

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  1. Welcome To The Boards!!! Exactly what was stated above. Here is another example of a book that is faded from the sun, was it on display in/by a window in a comic shop?
  2. Welcome To The Boards!!! I would suggest you take clear pics of the book(s) showing the defects and open a thread in the... https://www.cgccomics.com/boards/forum/42-hey-buddy-can-you-spare-a-grade/ Here are the grading standards, you can see that very small imperfections in higher grade books make a big difference, especially if they break color. https://comics.ha.com/tutorial/comics-grading.s?show=comicdefinitions
  3. 4.0 VERY GOOD (VG): Back to Top The average used comic book. Cover shows moderate to significant wear, and may be loose but not completely detached. Cover reflectivity is low. Can have moderate creases or dimples. Corners may be blunted. Store stamps, name stamps, arrival dates, initials, etc. have no effect on this grade. Some discoloration, fading, foxing, and even minor soiling is allowed. As much as a 1/4" triangle can be missing out of the corner or edge; a missing 1/8" square is also acceptable. Only minor unobtrusive tape and other amateur repair allowed on otherwise high grade copie
  4. Just to throw it out there, hopefully it is allowed... There are numerous Facebook groups related to comics, some of which are sales only, some are sales and discussion groups and some are discussion only, no sales allowed. I have sold books on Facebook without issue, you need to post pics, post an asking price, shipping cost, payments accepted, etc. I only accept PayPal Goods and Services and ship everything Priority Mail which would be $8.00 for a Priority Mail envelope or $15.00 for a Medium Flat Rate Box, includes Tracking and $50.00 insurance which you may want to increase
  5. Pre-Code/Pre Hero JIM (1 - 33, I have 11 issues between 1- 33) and ST(1 - 42, I have 14 issues between 1 - 42) are the only runs I have not completed. I stopped trying over 12 years ago, the prices then were getting out of hand. I have no problem with "Well Loved" books (PR 0.5, FR 1.0, FR/GD 1.5) but even copies in that condition were selling for $100.00 + and as I have gotten older I can no longer see spending that kind of money for a comic book. So, basically, if the prices continue to rise it will benefit my kids when they sell my books after I am gone.
  6. Welcome To The Boards!!! The book does appear to be better than a VG 4.0, possibly a VG/FN 5.0 since the stress lines are all I see, however, with only one pic... If you are new to comic collecting and want to learn about grading I would suggest you invest in this or the 2016 edition. https://www.gemstonepub.com/en/the-overstreet-guide-to-grading-comics-6th-edition Also, you can work on your grading skills by grading some of your own books and then posting pics of them in the... https://www.cgccomics.com/boards/forum/42-hey-buddy-can-you-spare-a-grade/ and see if
  7. The books looks nice overall... 4.5 VERY GOOD+ (VG): Back to Top Fits the criteria for Very Good but with an additional virtue or small accumulation of virtues that improves the book's appearance by a perceptible amount. 4.0 VERY GOOD (VG): Back to Top The average used comic book. Cover shows moderate to significant wear, and may be loose but not completely detached. Cover reflectivity is low. Can have moderate creases or dimples. Corners may be blunted. Store stamps, name stamps, arrival dates, initials, etc. have no effect on this grade. Some discoloration, fading, foxi
  8. The book presents well and I do not see any major issues such as spine splits, pieces missing, etc. With the creasing and indentation I would give this book a VG+ 4.5. 4.5 VERY GOOD+ (VG): Back to Top Fits the criteria for Very Good but with an additional virtue or small accumulation of virtues that improves the book's appearance by a perceptible amount. 4.0 VERY GOOD (VG): Back to Top The average used comic book. Cover shows moderate to significant wear, and may be loose but not completely detached. Cover reflectivity is low. Can have moderate creases or dimples. Co
  9. Too many to choose from, since I LOVE and grew up with early Marvel Silver, it was the crossover/everyone is involved issues that got me excited as a kid (since they did not happen often), here a few of my favorites. I added F.F. 243 which is not Silver, BIG Galactus fan, so...Galactus vs. Everybody..."Nuff Said."
  10. I do not have my books graded so I cannot tell you what the total cost of having books graded actually is, having said that... None of the books listed are a high demand/high dollar book (other than 28 if the cover is really nice). To help others help you can you tell us... What are your plans for the books, why do you want them graded?
  11. I also use CIS and have had my collection insured through them for 12-13 years.
  12. Most folks that grew up with Harvey seem to still Love them, the newer generation never heard of any of these characters.
  13. The only Harvey books I collect are Sad Sack Titles (and Harvey Hits featuring Sad Sack), most are Gold, here are a few Silver Age Books.