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  1. Tim bought my IM1, paid lightning fast and he was great to deal with! Thanks!
  2. Hey guys! Up for sale, this beautiful Iron Man #1 CGC 8.0 OW-W. Price is $785. I charge $15 for shipping to the US and Europe (and I cover the rest of the shipping costs). It will be shipped securely packaged and with signature required. The book will be shipped from Sweden. I purchased the book from the boards three years ago and I have to let it go to fund something else. It is a really strong 8.0 in my opinion. I have a kudos thread and have done a lot of business in the boards, mostly high $ books. The rules: Shipping: The book will be shipped securely from Sweden within 3 business days (probably faster). Shipping will cost the buyer $15 (I cover the rest) I ship to the USA and Europe. Payment: Payment only via PayPal. Other rules: No members from the probation or hall of shame list. First in the thread gets the book. Return Policy: No returns on CGC graded books. Scans:
  3. This is correct, but some runs including of course ASM and FF have retained their collecting base and even "fillers" will always have a demand (if one would dare calling issues like 11 and more all less every issue up to 100 or even up to 200 a filler). With that said, I personally came to realise how tough and sought after #11 in higher grade is, right after I completed adding the early keys in my run and started more seriously researching for the rest. "Fortunately" for me, my focus is on 7.5 - 8.0 grades for Ditko issues, so it shouldn't be impossible to find one, but definitely not easy either. Thank you for your very interesting post
  4. An awesome cover indeed. Here is my raw copy. Got it from Metropolis, when I was in NY last year - graded as VF.
  5. It's how prices for this book exponentially rise from 9.0 and above, indeed. The difference even between 8.5 and 9.0 is pretty striking as well.
  6. Lovely book Alex, it looks great. It will be exciting to see where this dark Spidey path lead you
  7. VERY nice book! What is wrong with it that justifies the grade? Is it the back cover? Or am I missing something?
  8. Any ideas why this book is not registered within CGC serial number database?
  9. This one arrived yesterday and completed my 1st appearances of Ditko villains. Please, excuse the awful oily stains - sorry, I mean the "Newton Rings".
  10. Can someone suggest a good source for buying suitable micro chamber paper, properly sized and not too thick ?
  11. Jaw dropped. Here is my copy. I will now go and sit in my corner.
  12. I can definitely relate to that - and it probably affects me even more, being still a relatively newbie. I started educating myself about the market for the first time in 2016, the same year I also purchased - some months later - my first ever graded book (from eBay mind you), my AF15 CGC 4.5. I then went all in and got most of the really big Marvel books, within a couple of years. I had in the meantime become confident about what I was looking for each book within the grade I felt comfortable with, but didn't have the slightest clue about the potential history of it (well, except my X-Men 1 than according to the label, was owned by Nic Cage and it is probably unpressed since its in an old label, but then again after reading here, who knows?). I had my similar moments as yours - but at the end I am happy with those books, really really happy that I did buy them when I did since I would probably not afford some of them today (just a couple of years later) and even if one or two of them has a... secret, dark and guilty past (lol) it doesn't really affect me. I am not really planning on selling them, probably not in my lifetime. But I always read with a pinch of awe similar stories like the 9.0 / 9.2 copy you mention and admire both the incredible memory and the extensive detective work those finds are based on.