Gardner Broome

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  1. I'm at 2.5 given the extent of the spine damage.
  2. The other consideration is that prices for in-demand keys have jumped almost across the board over the last six months. This means that looking at an average price for all 2020 sales is not an accurate way to go. I would look at sold prices on EBay for the past three months to get a more accurate idea of value.
  3. I'm very familiar with how ComicLink works. For ComicLink Auctions the seller 100% of the time has to ship the item to ComicLink prior to the start of the auction. ComicLink scans each cover and attaches a description to the comic. It is only on the ComicLink Exchange that the seller has the option to keep the book in their possession until a price is agreed to between a buyer and a seller. The seller then ships the book to ComicLink, who then validates the item and ships it to the buyer. Sellers on the Exchange also have the option to send the book to ComicLink for storage prior to its sale o
  4. Like TTFITZ I'm a completist. I've been collecting for 46 years so I've finished hundreds of Marvel and DC titles dating back to the early Silver Age. A lot of my long runs end in 2012 when I cut back due to the spiraling cost of new issues. I do maintain some unbroken runs including The Flash from 1959 to the present, JLA from 1960 to the present, FF from 1962 to the present, Amazing Spider-Man 1963 to the present, Superman 1963 to the present and Wonder Woman 1964 to the present. I need one more issue of X-Men/Uncanny X-Men to complete the run from #1 to #544, which is when the renumbering b
  5. I love the promotional items. They must be incredibly rare. I did want to point that here was nothing wrong with the Silver Age Hawkman's helmet in the group shot. It is the one he wore in his first four appearances, Brave and the Bold #34, #35, #36 and #42 in 1961 and 1962. The more familiar helmet was first used in #43. Also, that is pretty much what the Martian Manhunter looked like at the time.
  6. Agree with 5.5 but I've seen similar books grade at 6.0.
  7. 8.0. 1st ASM I ever purchased new 45 years ago. Hard to believe it is that old!
  8. Agree on 6.5. Very common book in this grade so I would not pay anything close to $200 even with the MCU bump. I think you can find a nicer example for that kind of money.
  9. I had a similar copy that received a 7.5, but it was during a tight grading period for CGC so an 8.0 seems realistic.
  10. So you are saying that the same collector who owned these mostly worthless comics also had doubles of Fantastic Four #1, Captain America Comics #1, Amazing Fantasy #15, Incredible Hulk #1, etc. that were all lost due to a burst pipe? Does not seem very likely.
  11. I have six of the issues you are looking for in the 6.0 to 7.0 range. I'll send you a PM.
  12. I'm going with 7.5. I remember buying this one when I was a kid and being angry that it clearly didn't take place in the Marvel Universe. Today I can appreciate it for being the last time Jack Kirby ever worked with Stan Lee and with Joe Sinnott.
  13. i'm thinking 9.2. A press might help the non-color breaking bend at the top to the left of Gwen's head, but I'm not sure that would bring you up to 9.4 or higher.
  14. With the rounded corners I'm thinking 9.0 would be the highest one could expect.
  15. I have a lot of those issues for sale in VF/NM but are you looking to only buy an entire set at one time? You'll likely need to increase your budget as a VF/NM #101 and #129 combined will run you close to $3K these days.
  16. Hi. When you say “key titles” are you thinking about just huge keys or are you looking to build runs of important titles like ASM or X-Men? Are you looking for just CGC graded or are you open to uncertified but tightly graded books? I have a lot of Silver and Bronze books in nice shape for good prices. Thanks!
  17. I recently finished my Justice League of America run and my Adventure Comics Legion run (300-380) that I've only been working on for 45 years😊I only collect nice, clean copies, which made it a more difficult challenge. I've also been working for years on a complete set of standard size Marvel Bronze Age books in VF or higher covering the period from January 1970 to December 1979. There are 4,298 books and I'm down to needing just 22, so I'm 99.5% done. Just one is a major key--Marvel Spotlight #5. The others are romance and humor comics from the early 1970s that are very difficult to find in n