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    Comic shop Manager
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  1. It is real simple. Creators, celebrities, and sportsmen would not have jobs without their fans. Autograph hounds that get short boxes signed or photos cheap baseball and football signed to sell on ebay ruin that. Facilitators like twin cities, rich henn and partouch nycomics and Triston Pence provide a good service for a reasonable fee. So Boycott autograph hounds on ebay. Not people selling SS Books. Boycott Creators or celebrities who charge an upcharge for signed graded books or who wont signed graded books. And write well thoughtout letters to CGC or the other guys that explain why this is a slippery slope and how it could be problematic and leave a bad taste in consumers mouths causing them to spend their money else where.
  2. Actually Frank Miller signed for 1 hr at the dark horse booth at NYCC 2017 The signing was ticketed and free. He even signed 2 Hard Covers for me for free and we had a 60 second conversation. His manager wasn't involved and CGC wasn't because the books were hard covers. So it was incredibly pleasant and he was very nice like the 5 other times I have met him. I have 2 SS Miller books 1 that I got for free in 2005 before the pay to play game came into effect. and one for the 300 dollar price. They are both prized the the book is paid 300 for could fetch 1200 dollars any day of the week. Just wait for a free booth signing to come along and don't get the book CGC'd. It is simple the Creators believe they have the right to ask and charge descriminatory pricing. The Convention promoters and CGC do not feel they can do anything about it because it is dangerous to rock the boat and costly. The only thing that will change the landscape it to not pay any creator to sign and sacrafice getting your items signed. Yes it will hurt. Trust me I choose to forfeit getting items signed sometimes due to budget sometimes due to principle and it hurts. If for a whole year 365 days every facilitator who did not rep artist and all collectors boycotted creators who are charging fees CGC or otherwise the industry would change completely.
  3. unfortunately that signature doe not look like any of the signatures of anybody who worked on that book. The Signature looks as is it starts with Dr. which might mean somebody with a doctorate signed it but other than that I can not be of anyhelp
  4. That is really awesome. I would love to buy a Ben Affleck SS Book for 399.00. I will have to keep an eye out for one
  5. Guys the simple way to handle this is as follows. If the artist charges a fee to sign pay it or boycott it and urge others to boycott. It is a problem because we allow it to be a problem. Eventually Creators and or celebrities will either get the idea and change their stance or they won't. Changing the economic dynamic by changing how much money someone is or is not making is usually the easiest ways to force a solution. Don't pay for their autograph, don't buy their new products, don't buy commissions or artwork from them. Eventually the lack of money will change their mind and if it doesn't they will just stop attending cons and creating comics. Sure it might hurt for a while, but once the creators/publishers/promoters/dealers get the idea things will even out. Does anybody here remember the crash in the 90's. When it happened creators, dealers, publishers, and promoters realized what they did and things changed for a while. Todd Mcfarlane said it best on secret history of comics "we took advantage of our fan base and that is something you should never want to do". Now I know that he does private CGC signings but the fee is reasonable and the same across the board and he still does free public signings for non CGC stuff. He did 3 2 hour signings at NYCC. The other solution is if you don't want to sacrafice and start a movement simply pay what they are asking and move on and as time goes by the price will keep raising. Every collector has free will to choose what path they will walk but they need to choose it and stick to it without regret.
  6. It is on my nightstand at the house the 9mm is under the mattress. As for the other you are right anthony but it is better to only have to but a few things
  7. thanks. I was on cloud 9 all day knowing that I have my sketchbook back. My tool box also a couple of rare prints a statue and some other random stuff.
  8. The sketchbook as well as other property was recovered today by the police and one of the suspects is in custody. It is a good day. I lost some stuff but it appears what was not recovered can be purchased at a later date.
  9. The sketchbook as well as other property was recovered today by the police and one of the suspects is in custody. It is a good day. I lost some stuff but it appears what was not recovered can be purchased at a later date.
  10. The sketch book as well as several of my possessions were recovered by the police today and one of the 2 criminals is in custody. So stuff is still missing but alot of important stuff was recovered.
  11. Guys this really isn't worth debating. Sure 10 years ago no comic creator really charged for signatures and if they did it was usually less than 10 dollars. In todays market place the general consensus artist can charge and have a sliding scale based on what is being done with the book. While some artist don't want to be involved in the certified comic market in any way. This is a right afforded to them by god and their birth in the united states or even right to work in the united states. Is it right some say yes some say no. I believe that even if we don't understand a creators decision we should respect it. If there answer is a hard no we listen and check back around in the future to see if there view has changed. If the comic community doesn't like it they can boycott signings or product or both. If this happens enough perhaps the market will correct itself. If the market doesn't correct it self then perhaps that means it was correct in the first place.
  12. I am in the middle of a divorce. All my possessions were in the shed.
  13. I just remembered this book also had sketches by Bruce timm, Larry welz micheal t gilbert and mike hoffman
  14. Guys If everybody would print out this post with my email address and take it to your local comic shop no matter where you are in the united states or canada and ask them to post in there local retailer webgroup It might help me to retrieve the book someday. I don't think it will leave texas maybe not even the city but I am desperate and heartbroken. I know it sounds stupid to be that wrapped up in a book but I am not rich I didn't just throw money at this book I went to many conventions and store signings and got the sketches one at a time back when artist didn't mind sketching for a fee or for free.