szavisca

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    Mid-80's TMNT Knockoffs

    Nice, never saw Wabbit Wampage before. I've been someone sidetracked on my ridiculous quest to get a lot of these in 9.8....thanks for reviving the thread and reminding me I need to get back to work on it.
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    ALL-COLE COMICS POLL

    For sure, there was some oddness to the Baker poll too but I have the same feeling with this one that I did that one. This poll represents the feelings of those who are likely to frequent these boards and vote on this poll. The ultimate popularity poll would be the listing of FMV for all these books in grade in relation to scarcity (I admit this is a kind of impossible thing to measure objectively, that is to tease out how much of a book’s value comes from its scarcity vs desirability). At any rate the long winded point I’m trying to make is I think this poll doesn’t reflect FMV for these books at all (could be mistaken as I only track a few Cole books), and that just goes to show that the population of these boards is a fraction of the collecting community at large.
  3. Wouldn't say you messed it up at all, I think he just didn't read what you said and got confused. Just threw this out there because I didn't want him to miss out on the book, as he edited his original take it...so for the record it looked to me like he took it and was the winner that's all.
  4. Did I miss something?....looked like he won the CoC 23....then thought he didn't for some reason and changed his post, maybe because Robotman posted a comment about it before him, but it wasn't a take.
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    Newton rings!

    So, I'll admit I've never cracked a slab so don't have a great grasp on the inner construction and exactly how its all pieced together. These scratches on the interior...any clue how or why that's happening? I know the books don't move around much in the slab but is it possible the scratched inner surface of the holders is providing a rough surface that could potentially damage the cover as it rubs up against it? Either by snagging it or creating indentations if the piece of plastic pressing up against the cover isn't totally smooth.
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    ALL-COLE COMICS POLL

    I don't hang out in the Cole thread much but maybe someone can PM or @XXXXXX the more frequent posters in that thread to cajole a few more people into voting...
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    Newton rings!

    I think it was April - June of 2016.. but could be wrong. I try to look out for these too. One thing that makes it even harder is that books that were fixed by being reholdered still show a grading date during this time period when you verify it by the serial number on the CGC main page....at least the 2 I had fixed in august of that year do. So it can be hard to prove to someone without a good eye that any particular book you have is no longer in a bad holder if the book's grade date is during that period.
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    ALL-COLE COMICS POLL

    PMed my ballot.
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    Baker Romance

    Just to add my experience to this, I've had great success in recent months getting CGC to add/change label cover attributions by sending them messages via their Website's main page - "site map - contact us" link. Under subject I pick Submission/Labeling/Verification Questions. I politely inform them that I'm about to submit some books but want to get the Label updated if possible. I do what I can to make it as easy and simple as possible for them. As you, I mention OPG, GCD, and Art of Glamour but I also cite the specific page numbers, and give them the hyperlinks to the books on GCD's website. Basically, do as much of the work for them as you possibly can and they seem very happy to accommodate. They've usually responded via email within 1 or 2 days and tell me their graders will look at the request, and a day or so later they have either told me they're updating the label immediately, or they've agreed to the changes and instructed me to send in a copy of this email of them (CGC) agreeing to the changes, with my online submission packing slip. In this manner over the past couple weeks they've changed about a dozen Labels at my request, one Baker and the rest another favorite artist of mine who's cover attributions are sorely lacking.
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    'PLANET COMICS' (is deserving of its own thread)

    Lordy ... Planet 9.8s... gonna be a lotta five figure books in this auction and who knows if the whole set might even approach 1 million...
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    'PLANET COMICS' (is deserving of its own thread)

    Glad to be wrong in my wild speculation that there’d be no no. 1.... what a monster of a book!
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    Baker Romance

    The latest in my continuing series of $100 Bakers...I swear no one else must like this one as much as I do, got it off ebay without much of a fight, my favorite of the Texans. Perhaps the seller calling it a VF when its maybe a 4.5/5.0 and does have the unsightly tiny chew on the top right kept people out of it. Still ….pretty bright colors on this one, and less of the brown tanning that usually plagues this issue and makes it look like someone puked all over it...
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    'PLANET COMICS' (is deserving of its own thread)

    On the other hand, given that its more than 60 included...some from 1-15 must be in there. Pretty sure the 1# will be missing, they'd be advertising that...regardless its going to be an amazing spectacle.
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    'PLANET COMICS' (is deserving of its own thread)

    With how they made the announcement I’d guess the bigger or rarer issues like some among 1-15 are being left out... surely if these were being included they’d have mentioned it because that would add to the hype. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.