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  1. This is a big upgrade from the raw copy I've had for years. The hammer price was a bit high at Heritage, but it was too pretty to let go. One of my favorite covers and characters of all time!!!
  2. Oh right, like who would ever pay $10k for a Silver Age comic book...
  3. Well... below is the 7.0 from the Heritage Auction that sold for $12,900 and it does have chipping on the right edge.
  4. Wow! I'm pretty sure I would spit out my wine if an uncle of mine showed me that book.
  5. It really is! Very nice looking book for that grade.
  6. It looks like a few of the March 2019 sales were lower than what we saw in January. I'm looking at the 6.5 and 7.0 grades. Probably somebody just got a screaming deal on that 7.0 at the Heritage auction for $12,600 when nobody was looking! It's probably not enough to be significant, but enough to keep an eye on. At that price, I wish that I had nabbed it!!
  7. I don't think that the Avengers facsimile would pass as a counterfeit to anyone looking closely at the printing. Full disclosure, I worked in ink jet printing for a number of years. Even though imagining wasn't my area, I did pick up some things. Anyway, the text really gives it away. One thing that printing presses really do well is text. Diagonal lines are PERFECTLY smooth with a printing press. When you scan and then print with a digital process this is always approximated by pixels. Digital can make a vertical line without any artifacts, but with a diagonal line there will always be some j
  8. I'm pretty sure there are ways to determine whether a document is old or not. Whether or not CGC has any in-house forensics, who knows? I would think that with high-end books, that they would be looking for signs of forgeries. I understand that in the art world, forgeries are rampant and there are all sorts of techniques to identify actual works from forgeries. I expect that our hobby will one day need to employ those sorts of experts. If CGC stays ahead of the curve, it will greatly increase the value of their service. Who would buy a 5 or 6 figure unslabbed book once it becomes k
  9. My biggest concern about CBCS has been the value of graded books. A while back, I saw an X-men #1 in a CBCS 9.0 sit on C'Link for a time. I believe that it was listed for about $40k which would have been a pretty good price for a CGC 9.0 . Whatever it was, I gave serious consideration to buying it, cracking it and sending it to CGC. However, there was certainly no guarantee that it would get a 9.0 or higher from CGC. So, in my mind, I had to discount it half a grade plus the rather substantial cost of grading (including insurance, etc.). Looking at it that way, I discounted the book about $8 -
  10. Namisgr WOW! FF51 This Man this Monster is one of the best covers and best stories of all time! And the Pacific Coast copy to boot! Just amazing.
  11. That's a very presentable copy! Good PQ as well.