serling1978

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  1. Do you know what the original grade was on this book? Curious how much it dropped when they cut the piece out. Also wondering if there is a point where CCS would say it's too hard to remove. If the CT is on the spine would they still cut it out if that was the only solution? I'm just not clear on their process. I know it's not ideal to have a hole in a book, but if it comes down to restored vs unrestored i can see someone making the choice. Depends on the collector and what's important to them.
  2. Is there any way CGC's restoration removal service can remove C-1 "small amount of color touch" if it bleeds through the cover to the inside? FYI the color touch is on the spine of the book. I don't know the exact methods they use to remove CT, but I'm guessing if it bleeds through then that may be a roadblock. Just wanted to see if a book like that could be a candidate for restoration removal. Appreciate any insight ....
  3. For all the those here who appreciate pence copies. Added another pence priced book to my collection recently...
  4. I'm looking to buy mostly early bronze and also some silver age Hulk books. In the process of filling out an Incredible Hulk run. I'm looking for the below issues, not too worried about grade as long as they are complete with covers and no tape. Would prefer to buy in bulk of at least 10 issues or more Issues: 104, 105, 107, 108, 111, 112, 116, 118, 119, 121, 122, 126, 128, 130, 131, 134, 136, 138, 140, 141, 142, 147, 150, 152, 153, 156, 158, 159, 161, 162, 163, 167, 168, 171, 172, 182, 184, 186, 190, 191, 193, 197.
  5. Haha yeah good call. I guess I won't throw mine in the trash tonight
  6. Don't forget about Dr Doom. First real Marvel villian. Once they some day make a FF movie from Marvel Studios his intro will get a nice sustainable bump. And maybe Magneto. Depending on how they handle him. Might also get a sustainable movie hype bump
  7. Agreed. Avg 55 has crashed almost as hard as Ronan's intro. The way Ultron was portrayed in the movie definitely didn't do him any favors. I've read the avengers run from the 1960s through the 1980s and he was a more formidable villian in the actual comics (although he was pretty corny in his first couple appearances, I remember him throwing the word "cretins" around quite a bit). Even in some of the cartoons my 4 year old watches Ultron is handled better.
  8. There you go. Just remembered they're all also reprinted in the Classic Xmen series, Volume 2 from the mid to late 80s I believe
  9. Agree on the Mutant Massacre storyline. Really good read. I would also say any of the early "reboot" issues. From #94 through the late 130s with the Dark Phoenix and Hellfire Club stories. Although unfortunately those won't be cheap these days, but as someone else suggested online might be an option.
  10. Mistakenly posted this twice because my phone is acting up on me. Sorry about the dups. Not seeing how to delete this 2nd one, but if any seasoned vet can advise me I'd appreciate it
  11. Looking for a Hulk #1 1.5. Will pay GPA. Would consider a 1.0 if it presents well
  12. Oh yeah, I know what you mean. There are multiple antique shops by my house that do consignment. And the prices are outrageous. The store that had the Hansi book is a rare one where sell stuff cheap. For comics though they normally only have Archie's and other non hero stuff. None bagged or boarded or well displayed. Just tossed in a heap. I used to go in there once a week hoping to stumble upon a hidden AF15 or something crazy. Needless to say, didn't pan out. 😪
  13. Cleaning out a drawer this weekend I discovered I have a copy of The Hiding Place that I forgot I owned. I guess it was ... hiding. I also remember passing on a copy of Hansi for 50 cents at an antique shop about 10 years ago. Even if these don't have any real monetary value they're still a cool oddity to own
  14. That was an interesting question and actually reminded me I did have that basic situation happen a couple years ago. I sold an ASM where someone has doodled on Spiderman's web with what looked like a felt pen maybe. I called it out in the listing and showed a close-up pic but when the buyer got it he said he wanted to return it because he saw it as being restored. I assume he didn't clearly read the listing and was maybe surprised by the amateur doodle when he got it. I did accept the return though. See I'm not so terrible. Or am I...? Really though I've never denied an eBay return in over 15 years. Even though buyers do come up with some pretty questionable reasons. My intent here was never to come across like I'm the all powerful seller and I'll stick it to any buyer who crosses me. Hopefully it didn't seem that way. I just enjoyed discussing something I felt was unclear but I'll happily consider all of the info provided here. Thanks