davebo357

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  1. davebo357

    Got a comic room??? Showcase it here!

    Yeah congrats on such an impressive piece. I bought this huge steel rack on Friday and hung some posters, so my comic room is starting to at least look presentable, but I think I'm gonna hold off on taking any photos until it's tidier. I'll just ride this Lou wave of photos into next week then post an update of my own
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    Got a comic room??? Showcase it here!

    Yeah I suppose, but frankly I'd prefer if they got rid of the groove and just moved the lip back to where the groove is. Can't imagine what I'd need that extra inch for. Maybe some action figures would be cool?
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    Got a comic room??? Showcase it here!

    In that photo and in a bunch of people's rooms here are the black version of Ikea's Mosslanda picture shelves with a little ridge: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20291767/ I was thinking of doing those for a long time but Ikea is just a pain to get to and shop at, and another poster had a wall full of these really cheap laundry room shelves that he mounted vertically with a one inch ledge, and there's a Lowes nearby so I just did that for now. Here's a photo of mine that are straight in a row: They're great for a "Comic book room" but if I were doing a nice hallway like your photo I'd go for the Mosslanda.
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    THE HULK #181 CLUB

    Assuming no deception on the part of the seller I got it from, it was the original. The guy bought all Marvel comics as a kid in the 70's, and cut every one out and taped it into the collector's book, then put a black mark over the price on the cover to denote he cut the stamp out, so it fit perfectly. What he did is slice the tape that was holding it in the stamp book along the edges, left it on the stamp, then used archival tape to connect it back into the comic. There's a photo of it at the bottom of page 45 of this thread. Out of curiosity I checked ebay for sold listings of unqualified 4.5's and in the past few months saw everything from 850-1300. Pretty big range but I'm not concerned. My CGC collecting is in its infancy still, and I'm a few decades away from selling mode. First I gotta see if and how many kids I have, then what their college tuition looks like in 18 years
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    THE HULK #181 CLUB

    If anyone remembers my post last September, that raw IH181 I got off ebay was my very first foray into comics worth over $20, and after joining these boards I quickly shipped it off to CGC through my local comic shop. They said it'd probably take a while, and since then I got impatient and picked up a graded 7.5 and a slew of over X-Men/Wolverine related comics. Earlier tonight though, the store owner called me and said it came in. Asked if I remember what I thought it'd be graded when I brought it to him, which I kind of figured would be a qualified 4.5. Turns out it came back Unqualified 4.5! I know it's nothing special compared to my 7.5, and certainly compared to these amazing 9.8's here, but it feels like a big win. (I'm also loving that car which I got in Wolverine Yellow)
  6. I feel like when we're just shooting covers in the 9.4-9.8 range, how great it looks really comes down to the camera/scanner being used. Out of curiosity, do you all find when scanning CGC comics on a flatbed scanner that the distance between the glass and the actual comic degrades the image a bit? I feel like raw comics scan a fair amount better than something in a case.
  7. Quoting myself from back in December because while I didn't spend too decent an amount, I did want to at least be able to say I have a 94, so consider my GSXM1/XM94 club dues paid.
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    BriD's Friendly Feedback thread

    Sold me exactly what I was looking for, got here quicker than expected and packaged very securely. Much thanks!
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    Got a comic room??? Showcase it here!

    Of the Hulkbuster armor.
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    Got a comic room??? Showcase it here!

    Thanks again for this idea. I decided to do 12' straight across instead of rows, and got a couple more printed short boxes. I did decide to tie some clear hanging wire across it just to keep things from falling off. Got some old computers just used for video conversions.
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    Got a comic room??? Showcase it here!

    Hah, we have that same rack in our utility room. Never occurred to me to just flip it and mount it like that. Clever. I might end up stealing that since it's been months and I still haven't forced myself to go to Ikea for those mosslanda picture ledges.
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    Got a comic room??? Showcase it here!

    That's pretty slick. Any details on what you used or side shots? Are they just held in place by gravity or somehow bound to the wire frame behind them?
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    Got a comic room??? Showcase it here!

    That is impressive and terrifying. Do you have a total count of how many books you have? I can't even fathom a guess.
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    Got a comic room??? Showcase it here!

    I've got no natural light on that side of the basement so I didn't opt for the UV coated versions. Each slot has it's own removable cover, which isn't glass but just clear acrylic.
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    Got a comic room??? Showcase it here!

    I'm not even a big DC fan but that room is so tasteful and clean. Are those the IKEA Mosslanda black shelves we've seen in a few rooms or something else? Keep meaning to get down to my local IKEA but an IKEA run is just such an ordeal. Right here: http://www.gradecomstore.com/graded-book-pods/ There are holes on the back for hanging. The boxes were a combination of amazon and ebay