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About Brian48

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    I was posting here when you were in diapers.

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  1. Another vote for presentation, especially if the grade difference is so small. Heck, I'd bet if you resubmitted both books again, there's a chance the 9.0 can get a bump and the 9.2 might get a downgrade. White pages are great if you can get them, but OW/W is not far behind so I don't consider that a factor. I might reconsider if it was W vs OW, or worse. In any case, both books will age over time anyway unless you treat it chemically. Here's an example where I went from a 9.0 OW to an 8.5 W and couldn't be happier. Not just because of presentation, but rather the back of the 9.0 looked a lot worse than OW. In fact, the book looked brown while the 8.5 looked vibrant.
  2. Some beautiful covers. I have a copy of Bats 235. One of my favorites. Although I don’t collect any more, I may still upgrade my copy if an opportunity presents itself.
  3. I would say I'm extremely happy with how discipline I've become in keeping my collection small and focused. In fact, I've only bought a handful of misc books in the last 4 years and only when they were so cheap, I couldn't say No. I'm at the point where I can probably say I don't really collect comics any more. I finished my Adams Bats, Smith Conan, Miller DD runs, and now I'm pretty satisfied just enjoying what I have. Toyed with the idea of chasing the Kirby 4th World books, but decided I was plenty happy with the Omnibus.
  4. I think it's fine although a bit unsightly. If it bothers you, just get it re-slabbed for the peace of mind and be done with it. That said, I don't think it's enough to be considered a defect that CGC would re-slab it for you at no cost.
  5. I'd go CL unless you have some seriously high value books that need that the type of exposure and marketing that Heritage can provide (at a higher cost, of course).
  6. I bought that one new as well, but vol #10 was actually the first one for me. I still have both stowed somewhere. Never got vol 12 as I was getting out of the hobby at that time.
  7. Nice. That was the very first DD book I ever bought off the stands as a kid. Remember it distinctly as I thought the Gladiator had one of the coolest costumes I've ever seen at the time.
  8. I remember buying that book off the spinners myself, but alas my original copy has been long gone. When I last saw it, the cover was detached, but I still read and re-read it.
  9. Wow. Old thread. Forgot I had a copy. Here's mine.
  10. Ra’s ......... Bats is porking Selina way too much for her to be a villain to me.
  11. Nice. I remember buying the Captain America one when I was a kid.
  12. Creepy, but not illegal if the age of consent is 16. Definitely should have known better on his part.
  13. Agreed with all mentioned. I'd add Tom Palmer onto the list as well. His inks made every artist look better.