Amazing Fantasy #15 Club
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I started this thread a little over four years to collect the stories of fellow AF#15 collectors. One part of me is truly amazed at how many replies and views this thread has garnered, but another part knows what a part of history this book has become.

 

After twenty years of being a member of this club, I have recently sold my copy. I know in my heart of hearts that I will never own another. It has been a privilege to be a member, but circumstances required me to part way with my copy.

 

Thanks for all those who have contributed in this thread. I will continue to read your stories and revel in all things AF#15.

 

As the saying goes, never say never :grin:

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Has anyone seen the 7.0 on highgrade. It is a pretty book but should a 7.0 have that much chipping? Bob has it discounted. I just wonder how many folks that turns off versus the number the 7.0 intrigues.

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Has anyone seen the 7.0 on highgrade. It is a pretty book but should a 7.0 have that much chipping? Bob has it discounted. I just wonder how many folks that turns off versus the number the 7.0 intrigues.

 

I think CGC missed the boat big-time in not downgrading for MC. "Production Defect" :blahblah::blahblah::blahblah: , there are big pieces missing from the cover! It's hard to quantify how much this book was downgraded, but all else being equal, I think if you showed a collector a chipped and unchipped copy of any book in the same (CGC) grade, they'd choose the unchipped book every time.

 

Fortunately, the "market" has sort of corrected this discrepancy with unchipped copies of any particular book bringing more than chipped copies, but I think the difference would be much greater if chipped books were downgraded accordingly. I personally won't buy a chipped copy of any book if I can avoid it (and I did buy a nice AF 15 this year, unchipped of course!).

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Hasanyone seen the 7.0 on highgrade.Itisa pretty book but shoulda 7.0 have that much chipping? Bob hasit discounted.I just wonder how many folks that turns off versus the number the 7.0intrigues.

I think CGC missed the boat big-timein not downgrading for MC. "Production Defect" :blahblah: :blahblah: :blahblah: , thereare big pieces missing from the cover!It's hard to quantify how much this book was downgraded, butall else being equal,I thinkif you showeda collectora chippedand unchipped copy ofany bookin the same (CGC) grade, they'd choose the unchipped book every time.

 

totally agree. (thumbs u

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Has anyone seen the 7.0 on highgrade. It is a pretty book but should a 7.0 have that much chipping? Bob has it discounted. I just wonder how many folks that turns off versus the number the 7.0 intrigues.

 

I think CGC missed the boat big-time in not downgrading for MC. "Production Defect" :blahblah::blahblah::blahblah: , there are big pieces missing from the cover! It's hard to quantify how much this book was downgraded, but all else being equal, I think if you showed a collector a chipped and unchipped copy of any book in the same (CGC) grade, they'd choose the unchipped book every time.

 

Is that true ? I thought they did downgrade for chipping depending on the grade, the higher the book is overall the more they treat it as a defect as opposed to a lower grade copy where they don't downgrade as much.

 

Based on that idea I do think they treat it a little bit too lightly.

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Thanks, cloudofwit, for all your work compiling the list. Very nice to see my beater assigned a grade of GVG, for some reason. Alas, it's surely no more than a 2.0. In fact, if anyone wants to throw in a grade guess, please check out the image on page 46. (I know there's a separate PGM thread.) The inked-in eyes, ragged spine (but attached), heavy chipping -- no way it's a GVG. Thanks anyway, and I'm grateful to spidervariant for this thread! Always interesting!

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Thanks, cloudofwit, for all your work compiling the list. Very nice to see my beater assigned a grade of GVG, for some reason. Alas, it's surely no more than a 2.0. In fact, if anyone wants to throw in a grade guess, please check out the image on page 46. (I know there's a separate PGM thread.) The inked-in eyes, ragged spine (but attached), heavy chipping -- no way it's a GVG. Thanks anyway, and I'm grateful to spidervariant for this thread! Always interesting!

 

:thumbsup: Your copy is now updated on the list.

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:news: Updated: Aug. 19, 2012...

 

CGC Universal:

 

9.2 (OW) Ghost Town (482, ASM thread)

8.5 (WP) Dark Knight (512)

8.0 (OWW) peewee22 (427)

7.5 (WP) showcase22gr1959 (461)

7.5 (CRM/OW) SilverRich (24)

7.0 (OWW) sufunk (311)

7.0 (OW) roulette44 (613)

7.0 (CRM/OW), pence copy; gadzukes (606)

7.0 (CRM/OW) Racer-X (605)

6.5 (OWW) Hawkman23 (442)

6.5 (OW) DetroitMike (23)

6.5 (OW) HaydenTO (439)

6.5 (?) Wally's Comics (60)

6.0 (OWW) Buzzetta 623

6.0 (OWW) showcase22gr1959 (107)

6.0 (CRM/OW) Loki (3)

6.0 (?) TSwift25 (8)

6.0 (?) bondguy (10)

5.5 (OW) mar-vell (3)

5.5 (CRM/OW) hal (412)

5.5 (?) SpiderTurtle (68)

5.0 (OWW) silverweb (9/481)

5.0 (OWW) Will Baxton (389)

5.0 (OW) SpiderTurtle (68)

5.0 (OW) SpiderTurtle (561)

5.0 (OW) Spyderfan (548)

4.5 (OWW) mysterio (249)

4.5 (OW) campued1010 (29)

4.5 (OW) Deanokeeno (436)

4.5 (CRM/OW) VW ClobberinThing (565)

4.5 (?)--de-slabbed; MrBigFeathers 621

4.0 (OWW) kaine_west (600)

4.0 (OW) Bob-a-loo (459)

4.0 (OW) Bruno_s4 (314)

4.0 (OW) drbanner (615)

4.0 (OW) Shawn Low (297)

4.0 (OW) rockvoan (271)

4.0 (CRM/OW) BaltimoreLauren (48)

4.0 (?) FourthWorld (9)

4.0 (?) TSwift25 (8)

3.5 (OWW) mrlatko (102)

3.5 (OWW) spidersense (88)

3.5 (OWW) swapto (425)

3.5 (OW) Krusty007 (403)

3.5 (OW) piper (88)

3.5 (OW) Shawn Low (297)

3.5 (OW) stuck (209)

3.5 (OW) tigers comics (509)

3.5 (CRM/OW) Buzzetta (594/598)

3.5 (CRM/OW) Crowzilla (509)

3.5 (CRM/OW) seashor (263)

3.5 (CRM/OW) SpiderTurtle (68)

3.5 (?) byosti (61)

3.5 (?) Primetime (597)

3.5 (?) rman444 (75)

3.0 (CRM/OW) SpiderTurtle (68)

3.0 (CRM/OW) SpiderTurtle (548)

3.0 (CRM/OW) SpiderTurtle (548)

3.0 (CRM/OW) ssaiyan (485)

3.0 (?) AmazingSaul (572)

3.0 (?) Ebel 1911 (406)

3.0 (?) gadzukes (606)

3.0 (?) SpiderTurtle (68)

3.0 (?) USArmyParatrooper (494)

2.5 (WP) keysilvermarvel (364)

2.5 (OWW) mt1000 (125)

2.5 (OW) telerites (455)

2.5 (CRM/OW) Bat-Man (247)

2.5 (CRM/OW) Junkdrawer (619)

2.5 (CRM/OW) SpiderTurtle (68)

2.5 (CRM/OW) USArmyParatrooper (439)

2.5 (?) fishbone (48)

2.5 (?) FourthWorld (9)

2.5 (?) gadzukes (606)

2.5 (?) TSwift25 (8)

2.0 (OW) Darth Corgi (394)

2.0 (CRM/OW) Grendel72 (295)

2.0 (CRM/OW) SpiderTurtle (68)

2.0 (?) DetroitMike (23)

2.0 (? ) Valiantman (?)

1.8 (OW) Bluetooth 620

1.8 (OW) *Bronze age fan* (167)

1.8 (CRM/OW) dscott (617)--soon to be SSed

1.8 (?) Black Lantern (88)

1.8 (?) Buzzetta (598)

1.8 (?) cgriffith (399)

1.5 (CRM/OW) Escaflown4 (126)

1.5 (CRM/OW) Ghost Rider (565)

1.5 (CRM/OW) SpiderTurtle (68)

1.0 (OWW) lemonman5 (475)

1.0 (CRM/OW) maloney414 (?)

1.0 (CRM/OW) Speedy-D (583)

1.0 (CRM/OW) SpiderTurtle (68)

0.5 (OW); incomplete; SpiderTurtle (68)

0.5 (CRM/OW) cloudofwit (307)

CGC Universal/Signature Series

 

5.5 (OWW) HaydenTO (554)

5.0 (OWW) 1st-and-keys (276)

4.5 (OW) jump-ace (432)

3.5 (?) 1webslinger (375)

3.0 (OWW) comichut (592)

3.0 (Light Tan/OW) gadzukes (616)

2.0 (?) jjfversion1 (via WTB trade thread, Mar. 2012)

1.8 (CRM/OW) Mac Man (43)

1.5 (OWW) JerseyComicBoy (581/588)

 

CGC Signatures Series/Restored

 

9.0 (OWW)--Slight(A); trimmed; Peter Loves Gwen (215)

7.5 (?)--Moderate(P) Max Carnage (via WTB trade thread, Mar. 2012...and for sale on the Boards in May 2012...did it sell?)

7.0 (?)--?; Stronguy (11)

6.5 (OW)--Slight(A); trimmed; Trey Cannon (90)

3.0 (OW)--Slight(P?); trory140 (602)

2.5 (CRM/OW)--Moderate(A); trimmed; XXXPHOENIX (294)

 

CGC Restored:

 

9.4 (CRM/OW)--Slight(P); trimmed; marvelcollector (305)

(Circle 8 Pedigree)

9.2 (CRM/OW)--Moderate(P); Max Carnage (37)

9.0 (OWW)--Moderate(P); cgcworld (1)

9.0 (OWW)--Moderate(P); FoomMember (285)

6.0 (OW)--Extensive(P); Count (6)

6.0 (OW)--Moderate(P)?; holyghost (409)

5.5 (?)--Extensive(P); Shark (51)

5.0 (OWW)--Extensive(P); married wrong cover/incomplete; dscott (572)

5.0 (CRM/OW)--Slight(A); trimmed; Kevin.J (554)

5.0 (CRM/OW)--Slight(P); MedicAR (65)

3.5 (?)--Moderate(A); tortoise (341)

3.0 (OW)--Extensive (P); hal (420)

3.0 (CRM/OW)--Moderate(A); trimmed spidey fan (411)

3.0 (?)--Moderate(P); -cryptkeeper- (6)

3.0 (?)--?; chromium (260)

1.5 (OW)--Slight(A) trimmed; ryanatlas (527)

1.0 (OWW)--Slight(A); married page; JesterSB (35/590)

TBA? EffEffBee (15)

 

Raw Copies:

 

no grade revealed:

 

chromium (260)

ciorac (14)

CLChew676 (77)

Comcasthawk (16)

dgarthwaite (525)

dscott239, restored copy (552)

Fedoraman (1)

FlyingDonut (20)

Foolkiller (17)

FourthWorld (9)

ft88 (53)

ffcomics (30)

Hulkfan (452)

Illustrious (529)

Jacey (9)

jmg3637 (90)

joeypost (93)

joker-fish (21)

mikeyc67, 2 copies (152)

Moetown (411)

mt1000 (125)

pc1009 (477)

Poe (127)

red rocks (558)

rob-allan (96)

TC33 (530)

tfa1998 (155)

the collectron (1)

voorhees (332)

 

grade revealed:

 

Straw-Man, 2 copies: VF- and VG+ to VG/FN (84)

Burntboy FN+ or FN/VF (23)

oakman29 VG/FN (381)

fishbone VG+ (48)

marino1 VG+ (94)

APT370 VG (91)

DetroitMike GD+ (23)

ivrimark GD (44/46/615)

october GD (261)

RockyMullins FR/GD to GD- (616)

KirbyJack FR to FR/GD (1)

dec FR, pence copy (54)

EvilUncle FR (bought here on the Boards, 8/17/12)

Comicopolis PR to FR (185)

tigers comics PR to FR (187)

asro462 PR (missing top 1/2 of cover) (?)

cgriffith PR (missing top 1/3 of cover) (547)

gadzukes PR (coverless) (607)

kolmaravenue PR (coverless & missing first 2 pgs.) (?)

longdillon1 PR (coverless) (599)

Shawn Low PR (coverless) (?)

spidrvacc PR (coverless & just Spidey story; pgs. loose) (187)

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:applause:

 

Welcome to the Club! (Not too shabby at all for 850 bills.)

 

List updated.

 

I'm gonna be crashin' this party soon :sumo:

Hopefully within the next week :wishluck::shy:

 

:popcorn:

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Here's my new membership to the club.

 

The story of how I got it is almost as entertaining as the AF15 itself.

 

http://boards.collectors-society.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=5877859&fpart=1

 

P1060129.jpg

 

:hail:

 

After 23 pages of worry, wonder, and hand-wringing--VICTORY!

 

List updated.

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Here's my new membership to the club.

 

The story of how I got it is almost as entertaining as the AF15 itself.

 

http://boards.collectors-society.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=5877859&fpart=1

 

P1060129.jpg

 

:hail:

 

After 23 pages of worry, wonder, and hand-wringing--VICTORY!

 

List updated.

 

I've never had a SS before. Could someone tell me what Stan & CGC charge for the SS service? Also, it seems like there would be a bump in value for SS books. Is there a concensus on what the price bump would be for a SS comic? I noticed the last AF15 3.0 blue label sold for slightly more money than my 3.0 yellow.... maybe there's no bump at all.

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Also anyone know what an ugly chipped 5.0 owp - wp would go for? It has a crease on the cover as well - not sure how it went 5.0.

 

Someone is asking 9500 for it locally, I'm wondering if I should pick it up.

 

Thanks!

 

-W

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