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About slpfi27

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    Learning the Ropes
  • Birthday 03/15/1977

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  • Comic Collecting Interests
    Golden Age
    Silver Age
    Bronze Age
    Copper Age
    Modern Age
    Signature Series
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    General Manager (Retail Chain)
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    Cars, and Comicbooks
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    Washington State (Pacific Northwest)

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  1. Yep! My Slabbed Comics has a few. Sp far I know of 41 of the 72. I'd love to see if anyone has one I don't know about yet!
  2. Greetings, Folks I am looking to find all 71 Signature Series CGC 9.8 Examples, There is only 71 Examples on EARTH! I would love to hear, or see if anyone has one in their collections! Please post it here and show it off. Even if it's not a 9.8 Copy I would love to see it! Looking for anything Signed! Stan Lee, John Romita Sr, Dave Hunt, Mike Esposito, Gerry Conway, Sal Buscema? Did I forget anyone? Sincerely, Brian W <slpfi27>
  3. Greetings, dkummerow13 There is currently a Peter Parker The Spectacular Spider-Man #101 CGC 9.8 Direct Edition issue for auction on eBay. Current Bid is $42. The Auction ends on Monday June 3rd 6:32PM PST. Good luck sir! auction #: 173915550828
  4. Greetings, CGC community I'm hunting for Spectacular Spider-Man issues in CGC 9.8 WP Grade. The following issues I am still hunting, and if anyone could help I would appreciate it. I am happy to purchase un-graded copies that you feel may achieve a 9.8 Grade. Multiples if they are raw would be desired. Thank you in advance everyone, and have a blessed day! Sincerely, SLPFI27 #019, #127, #130, #139, #145 (JC PENNY RE-PRINT), #148, #156 (JC PENNY RE-PRINT), #165, #170, #178, #181, #183, #185, #213 (GAME PRO MAGAZINE EDITION) #217, #227, #236, #240, #257 <News Stand Edition>, #263 ANNUAL #04 CGC 9.8 | MISSING ANNUAL #10 CGC 9.8 | MISSING ANNUAL #13 CGC 9.8 | MISSING ANNUAL #14 CGC 9.8 | MISSING Spectacular Scarlet Spider #2 CGC 9.8 | MISSING Also, I am looking for all Whitman issues, and 35 Cent Variants in High Grade condition.
  5. Thank you for the feedback my friends, I submitted this copy to be re-slabbed since it had the older case, and it was a little on the "iffy" side so upon it's return, I believe I will get it signed by Gerry Conway as well. I'll take the chance on the 9.8 to 9.6 Downgrade. Either way it will be on of the rarest Spectacular Spider-Man #1's on record. As it stands it will be the Crown Jewel of my Spectacular Spider-Man run, if all goes well. I will be sure to update the Photo's upon it's return from the great CGC! Thank you again! Sincerely, Brian W (slpfi27)
  6. Greetings Folks! I currently have in my collection Spectacular Spider-Man #1 (1976) SS CGC 9.8 WP - Signatures from Stan Lee, Mike Esposito, John Romita Sr, and Sal Buscema. I am trying to decide if I should get it signed by Gerry Conway to complete the Signatures of this Title? It is already incredibly rare because of the Lee, and Esposito Signatures. There are 71 SS #1 Issues. So far I know of 34 of the 71 and only 2 of those have Esposito, and Stan. Neither have a complete run of Signatures. My concern is if I submit it for the Conway Signature, what is the chance it doesn't return a 9.8? I've see lots of 9.8 Books, but this one looks suspect to me already, mainly because it has a little bit of a rounded edge on the lower left, and the book itself isn't the best fold or cut of the book I have seen. I would love to hear peoples thoughts. I already inquired with a respected member and they suggested to not take the chance. I'm inclined to agree, BUT DARN IT! Sure would be nice to get the ENTIRE original cast to sign it! Talk some sense into me Community! What would you do? Thanks! Brian W (slpfi27)
  7. Greetings, Here it is ... the White Whale! I was happy to locate it, and I have acquired it. I continue to track the Spectacular Spider-Man #1's in CGC 9.8 Condition so far I know of 33 of the 71 Signature Series examples. I hope to get Gerry Conway to sign this book. I am sure it is a HUGE risk, to the 9.8 grade but I hope I am successful getting the full run of signatures for it. That would be great! I wanted to show you that the Whale was hard to locate but it finally surfaced and is now placed into this beautiful collection. I still need help to finish the Series my friends! If anyone has any of these beautiful books please let me know! This Spectacular Spider-Man set is listed on the CGC Census, and it is currently ranked #1. With a little help from you folks, I am sure I can finish it. Thank you again! Sincerely, Brian W (SLPFI27)
  8. I agree with you 100% I think this pretty much sum's it up. No laying the Golden Goose idea's here. Anything we say I am sure they are thinking about. Can I get a Cheese Burger with my Fries revat?
  9. Wow, Thanks for the information folks! I have a question couple questions, so if I have desert wind get Sal's autograph on my Spectacular Spider-Man CGC 9.8 Stan Lee Autographed copies, do they usually come back in the same grade as they left me in? Or have you seen a large amount of them return in lesser grades? I noticed they are about to have a Signing by John Romita coming up as well. I would need to get them there by March 1st, I'd love to get his Signature on them too, but i'm a little afraid to lose my 9.8 Grade on 2 Stan Lee Copies. What is your thoughts on this? Thank you again for your time and replies! Sincerely, Brian W (slpfi27)
  10. I'm still a little new to this stuff, but does anyone know if I would be able to get a Signature of Sal Buscema witnessed by CGC for 2019 anywhere? If so when and where? Or if there is a way I could get a book I own sent someplace and witnessed by CGC? If so how? Thanks again folks!
  11. Greetings, Hollywood1892 I too asked that question, Example: Jack Kirby passed away prior to the founding of CGC, so no Jack Kirby Yellow Labels will ever be found. That's kind of sad! However, COA's like anything else can be counterfeited or created by unscrupulous people out there. A CGC Yellow Label leaves absolutely NO possibility as to authenticity of the signature. One could say a CGC Yellow Label is the GOLD Standard of Signatures. A COA is a COA Example: if you have a Jack Kirby signature book by "Bobs Collectibles", you can always submit it to CGC (keep your "Bobs Collectibles" COA and Pictures as they do not use them), secure the Grade and include the COA when you sell it. Now you have a Green Label CGC Graded Book with a COA. Now the buyer knows the condition of the book they are purchasing. What is the Impression of a Green Label? Problem: I feel as a Collector a Green or Purple Label simply states the book was modified in someway. Thus implying it is a defect or modified book and not as Valuable as Blue, or Yellow Label. CGC does not want to take a chance on their reputation with another Authentication service and so they have STRICT guidelines as to what they feel a signature book is. Solution: As you stated, CGC should consider authenticating signatures and perhaps create an Orange label that reflects that they DID NOT SEE, the Signature, but they AUTHENTICATED it. This label would mean that CGC recognized the Authentication of the Signature, they verified it, and it APPEARS to be the correct Signature. However, CGC did not actually SEE the signature take place. A note would appear on the slab like.. "CGC Verified the signature appears to be Jack Kirby as noted by Bobs Collectibles" Thus, the Yellow Label would remain as it is currently, but there would be a new COLOR label for a NON-Witnessed CGC Signature that was verified by them to be MOST LIKELY real. It would satisfy a lot of people I think. Certainly sounds like a way to make the Collector and CGC happy while keeping CGC's well established reputation intact. That's my two cents, but what do I know... Sincerely, Brian W / slpfi27
  12. Greetings Folks! I'm actively hunting for these issues. My goal is collecting ONLY CGC 9.8 WP Examples. If you have ungraded examples with a chance at a 9.8 Grade I would love to purchase them from you! Obviously grading is subjective, and I understand that! If you feel you have archived copies available of any of the issues below, please let me know! In addition to the normal print run of this title, I am also looking for any odd books that may be in this set that are available. For example: Canadian Variants, Australian, European, Mexico, Whitman, and Newsstand Copies in ANY Issue #. Again, I am looking for the BEST EXAMPLES of this title, in CGC 9.8 Graded or Ungraded Potential Candidate. Also looking for any Signature Series #1 with a Mike Esposito Signature accompanied by Stan Lee. I know this book is hard to find, but they are out there! Please e-mail me if you don't wish to reply in open chat. ~ MISSING ISSUES LISTED BELOW ~ 11, 18, 19, 40, 43, 54, 60, 127, 130, 139, 148, 165, 169, 170, 178, 181, 183, 185, 188, 216, 217, 218, 223 <newsstand> 225, 227, 229, 231 (1000 Limited), 236, 240, 241 257, 263 Annuals, 4, 8, 10, 13, 14 JC Penny Re-Prints 26, 145, 156 Also hunting 35 Cent Variants 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 (High Grade) Whitman Issues 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 18, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30 (High Grade) Mundi Comics Volume's 1-17 I am hunting these as well. (High Grade) Please keep me in mind for all Spectacular Spider-Man variants if not mentioned above! Thank you in advance to the CGC Community, Fellow Collectors, and Adventure Fans! Sincerely, Brian W SLPFI27
  13. Seanfingh, You are correct! There are only 71 Signature Series, Spectacular Spider-Man #1's out there, (CGC 9.8 Condition) and a majority of those are "Stan Lee" only signatures. While extremely rare it's not a White Whale. I could quote CGC Census numbers for the exact issues of Esposito's i'm hunting, but there are few known examples. The question is, If someone that has one would be willing to part with it and if so for how much? I know of 28 of the 71 signed Spectacular Number 1's that have sold since 2012. I currently own two examples myself. Espo's are out there, but my hunt continues! Thanks for the post! Brian W.
  14. Greetings folks! I am on the hunt to complete my collection of Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man #1 - 263 in CGC 9.8 WP Condition or Better. If any of you can help me i'd be grateful! I know some of these issues are not yet recorded or graded yet by CGC, and I am willing to purchase ungraded raw copies from anyone who feels they have potential candidates available for sell. Please check out my current list of issues that i'm missing on the Collections thread. I currently have my set listed here with CGC and of course missing issues change often, but its up to date and current at this time. I am willing to pay any reasonable amount. Thank you so much! Please let me know if you have ideas or potential books. I am hunting all 35 Cent Variants and Annuals as well. Also i'm looking for a Spectacular Spider-Man #1 (1976) CGC 9.8 WP Condition with a signature of Stan Lee, and Mike Esposito and if more signatures were on it I wouldn't complain, but definitively with those two. Thank you Again, Brian W (slpfi27)
  15. Wow, this is an interesting thread. I too recently started to buy and sell comics. My goal is similar to that of the originator of this thread. So far I have made approximately $7,000 in the past three months simply selling comics I collected as a kid, and purchasing and flipping smaller comics for a profit. I agree debt is always a bad thing to play with. I'd say your goal of having enough money to not have to worry about life is reasonable. Be confident in your vision and don't worry about the people who say you can't do it. However, much of the advice amidst the negative is correct. Stay out of debt, and play with your own money. If you have a fair amount of comics now, sell those and target your potential investment issues. Use your starting money from the comics you sell as your investment capitol. STAY OUT OF DEBT, especially now! I also agree that purchasing of comics seems to be slowing, and I believe this is systemic of something much more compounding in the market. So please be careful. Just my two cents. (What do I know?) Hope it helps. Good luck uchiha101! As for me, i'm trying to complete my set of Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man #1-263 + Annuals, Variants, and Canadian issues in CGC 9.8 WP or Better Condition. If anyone has any leads, tips or assistance they can offer i'd be grateful! Sincerely, Brian W (slpfi27)