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    Learning the Ropes
  1. As a companion to the Golden Age thread, I'm starting a thread for people to talk about the main attractions in the Silver Age section of the bidding.
  2. Now that bidding is open, figured I'd get this thread open so people can talk about the main attractions.
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    Silver age comics that are heating up

    You don't mean ASM 14, right? I'd hardly call the first appearance of the Green Goblin a spec book. Maybe ASM 13?
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    Incredible Hulk #181 - is it *that* red-hot?

    Considering that Ruffalo can't seem to keep his mouth shut about anything (i.e. spoiling Infinity War a year before it came out), this may have already been decided...
  5. ...... Yeah I'm an insufficiently_thoughtful_person. That's pretty obvious. I do still like the look of the old label, purely from the purchaser's perspective.
  6. I really do love the look of the old label. What was the reason behind the switch? I could never find an explanation behind it.
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    The high cost of FF # 48

    That's a beautiful copy. I personally love the old labels as compared to the new labels, so if I had it I'd keep it exactly as is. Congrats!
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    Most valuable ashcans?

    The 9.6 Nickel ashcan is currently listed on eBay, with the seller listing two other ashcans--any chance they're genuine? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nickel-Comics-1-Ashcan-Fawcett-1940-CGC-NM-9-6-WP/122319965161?_trkparms=aid%3D888007%26algo%3DDISC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D52935%26meid%3D7427061106bc41caa3acea0453a868f8%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D2%26sd%3D351936730319%26itm%3D122319965161&_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982&autorefresh=true
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    Stolen AF 15 CGC 5.0 Wizard Chicago

    Sure, I'm focused on the younger collector because my entire interest in this activity dates back to the fact that dealers in the past were willing to let me waltz back to their wall area and get right up to any books I pleased. You're talking about a strict policy that would've made that impossible, and I disagreed with it, so I wanted to provide my little slice of perspective. Your concern is certainly valid--I wish it weren't, but if we're trying to keep this thread at the top, I might as well advocate for a little laxity when it comes to access to the wall.
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    Stolen AF 15 CGC 5.0 Wizard Chicago

    And I'm sure repeat/experienced customers would be knowledgeable enough, and confident enough, to ask you if they can go in and get a closer look. But for someone just starting out, that's gonna be quite an intimidating experience, especially if they're on the younger side. Prior to my first convention I had never been in the same room as any of the books that dealers routinely have multiples of on their walls (I'm not even talking about true grail books like Batman 1, but something like a high grade Hulk 181)--it would never have occurred to me that I could go into the wall area. If you close off your wall area, I think it has the potential to stop young and new collectors dead in their tracks, because it'll never pop into their heads that they can just ask to get closer.
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    Stolen AF 15 CGC 5.0 Wizard Chicago

    And I'm personally troubled by that. I started buying older comics (SA and BA X-Men and Batman) at Conventions when I was 9 years old. I read the Overstreets and went online, but my first exposure to the actual books was the dealers who were generous enough to let me behind the booths and see the books on the walls, and physically hold them. I'm eternally grateful to the dealer who, when he saw a little kid staring reverently a wall filled with every major Batman key, to go ahead and take down any book he wanted to look at. That was a formative moment for me, and kept the buying spark alive. Now maybe it was easy to say that because I obviously wasn't going to run off with a book, but it mattered nonetheless. And I'd hate to see dealers stop building those kinds of relationships in that way.
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    ComicLink 2018 Show 'em if you got 'em

    I mean, if it's PGX there's a pretty solid chance it's restored. Hence why it sold so low.
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    Silver age comics that are heating up

    The 9.4 FF Annual 6 (White Pages) closed at $2,100 on ComicLink. It's keeping its momentum, though I wonder if the Ebay book mentioned on the previous page had the same White pages?
  14. I agree that the comparison to Superman 1, or Batman 1, is far more apt than Iron Man 1, especially because the longterm popularity and success of the character matters so much. Until the MCU, Iron Man was really a second tier character--if he hadn't been, Sony would've acquired his film rights when they took on Spider-Man.
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    MSH 13 book club

    I definitely get a kick out of the fact that the old labels didn't even note the book as being the first appearance of Carol Danvers.