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  1. Ack, three of my top 5 are still left and they are all wonderful. Choices! #67 please, the baseball will go nicely in my nerd room. Thanks to all!
  2. Great choice, I was really hoping that one would drop a bit further.
  3. This thread needs a caffeine infusion. Much livelier last night.
  4. So at this point last year, I was tied for 86th place with 14 points. This year those tied for 85th are at 18 points, so the board seems to be getting better. I currently sit in 71st with 20 points, so...progress! Shout out to @BlowUpTheMoon who last year was tied with me and this year is sitting nicely in 40th place with 28 points. Well done! Way to be an example of true progress for those who might be struggling this year.
  5. Totally agree with you here. Rollins is amazing. He frequently comes through town and I try to go listen to him speak when I can. Very interesting guy and I enjoy how he incorporates animals since he is a licensed veterinarian. I'm currently making my way through Terry Pratchett's Disc Work Series. Just finished Witches Abroad but will probably branch out to the new Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child book Old Bones next. I keep up to date in Lee Child's series. I think my favorite so far is The Hard Way. Have you read Jonathan Kellerman? He is similarly dark.
  6. So I'm going to do something a little different, hopefully it's okay. Even more than comics, I collect novels, mostly mystery and thriller and many of them signed. And since even after a bit over year on the boards, CGC grading remains a thrilling mystery to me, I offer up the following (shipped US or Canada on me, or I will split shipping wherever Fedex delivers - this is going to be pretty heavy): Matchup: Great mystery/thriller collaboration book where authors team up their main characters for adventures - Signed by CJ Box, Nelson Demille, Christopher Rice, Michael Kortya, Steve Berry, Lee Child and a few others. Volks Game - Soviet noir spy mystery by Brent Ghelfi. It's pretty dark and one of my favorites in the genre - Out of print with a hard to get signature. The Last Oracle by James Rollins - One of my favorite books by Rollins, an all time great in the genre and a personal favorite. Explore the temple of Delphi. Signed including a little doodle he did. Deadpool 1000 - CGC SS 9.0 - Fun comic with a great noir mystery cover by Dave Johnson. Signed by Dave Johnson.
  7. Ack, sorry for the delay and thanks for the reminder. Wild guesses have been submitted.
  8. Welp, it's the end of August, guess that's a no on the grading contest. I was really looking forward to it.
  9. So, over the last 6 months I have purchased at least 1 comic for each reason listed: Appreciation of story: picked up a set of Cloak and Dagger books from the first run at a local auction. Nostalgia: picked up UXM 266 at a local con. Value/Investments: half the modern books I grab at my LCS, including Captain Marvel 8, TWD 193, and TMNT Ongoing 96 to use recent examples. Because someone recommended it: Canto 1 To embrace my inner geek/geek cool: random Rolled and Told books, Firefly original run. Because I'm addicted: please see all of the above, but also 2 random lots at a local auction that I bought without looking closely (oops), The Magicians: Alice's Story graphic novel, and a not small percentage of my LCS purchases.
  10. Puppy Krypto, can't pet turtles. Best of the same: Raven vs Nico