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Everything posted by NoMan

  1. Thanks for taking the time to attend/photo/post/comment on these cons! Always a highlight of the boards.
  2. What was the very first book CGC encapsulated?
  3. Reading this thread while listening to Patti Smith Groups’ “Dancing Barefoot” works well.
  4. The sticker is ment to increase selling price. Not all grades are equal. It's someone telling buyer that this book is really a good looking book in case buyer is unable to do that him/herself. The jokes abound because many (most?) feel it's not necessary and it's just another hand out to make money on slabbed books. How many folks can make money on (your) book?: Pre screen for pressing, Pressing, slabbing, sticker saying it's a really pretty book, auction buyer fees, Fed ex/UPS/Mail, state taxes, and then the gang comes around wondering/suggesting if you should reslab it (for a bump - ostensibly meaning more vaulable $$-wise) and start the process begins all over. In a way it's sorta disheartening.
  5. You need to include me. In anything. Carry on.
  6. can't even begin to fathom how much work the comic biz must be, if you you own a shop, own an online shop, cons, whatever. Find a good dealer and stick with 'em.
  7. I'm guessing in the public consciousness it's Action #1 always and forever. To long time collectors prolly a bunch of other books. Written by Fletcher Hanks anyone?
  8. Interesting that individual's posts stopped as soon as Steve Ditko died. ?
  9. The plot thickens OR I'm bored between gigs. As the incredible screenwriter William Goldman said about Hollywood, I say about comic "experts" and their predictions: Nobody knows nothen'
  10. I'm making a semi-educated guess based on this and that. I have no concrete evidence that is in fact the case. In other words, a hunch.
  11. am i remembering incorrectly? I thought in my small virginia town they were elected. my dad mentioned something like he was (a political party) and the populace was overwelmingly (the other political party) so he would not likely win.
  12. When I was a kid I asked my my dad (a lawyer) why he didn't run for being a Judge. He said he didn't feel like having people lie to him all day. I miss my dad. A lot.
  13. I get them and drool. I don't know if I'm drooling because there's so much incredible stuff out there or I'm drooling because they probably represent civilization's last gasp.
  14. When a Higher Court reverses the decision of a Lower Court, does the Lower Court Judge get butthurt? Does he/she Lower Court Judge begin to have colleges doubt them more? I saw you on TeeVee the other day and told my wife you read comic books. She was impressed.
  15. i didn't read all this. I guess Ditko's brother is figuring the time is now.
  16. sure but you're making me look foolish in the AF15 why so cheap thread
  17. I recently bought a book from a seller on these boards and one condition of purchase is that I come to this thread and tell everyone I'm pulling your leg on variants overtaking AF15's in value and what not. So, to the boards, I'm pulling your leg. Who in their right mind would think some dumb variants are going to overtake AF15 or that AF15 would ever not be a "wall book?" I mean, seriously.
  18. If by chance you're speaking of my input, I rarely know what I'm talking about. I'd love to be a part of any community that would have me. Maybe this community would have me if I said AF15 is bulletproof but it's not. Variants are. And Beenie Babies