Amazing Fantasy #15 Club
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I have come to the conclusion that while AF 15's are not rare they are also not too many of them in CGC Blue labels. hm

 

1258 Blue Labels

 

Honestly that is not a lot of unrestored copies for growing world-wide global demand from all the ASM collectors out there.

 

Plus Rick (Gator) owns 10% of that census anyway! lol

 

http://www.cgccomics.com/census/grades_standard.asp?title=Amazing%20Fantasy&publisher=Marvel%20Comics&issue=15&year=1962&issuedate=8%2F62

 

Lets ask this guy......

 

Are AF 15's rare?

 

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Is AF 15's demand > available supply?

 

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Re-posting my copy...

 

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that has to be the nicest, gdamn beautiful looking 3.5 i have ever seen. it really looks just as nice as the 4.0 i have. is the back cover torn or something?

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Re-posting my copy...

 

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that has to be the nicest, gdamn beautiful looking 3.5 i have ever seen. it really looks just as nice as the 4.0 i have. is the back cover torn or something?

thanks! It's too nice for the grade. It does have one distributor ink spray spot at the top and bottom on the back cover that bled over to the BC a little. Outside of that, looks nice for the "3.5" it was given :)

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I think CGC hates tape stains (and stains of any kind).

 

And cover tears. Is it just me or do they seem lately to have been beating the bejabbers out of books with even a small cover tear? hm

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thanks! It's too nice for the grade. It does have one distributor ink spray spot at the top and bottom on the back cover that bled over to the BC a little. Outside of that, looks nice for the "3.5" it was given :)

 

Not nicer than my 3.5 was. Great book.

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You raised some great points!

 

I am also thinking of having some of my early new X-Men books signed by Chris Claremont to help boost my overall sales - especially if I can grab a few signatures on my X-Men #94 - it would make history as being the "1st" CGC SS 9.8 copy in existence!

 

We shall see!

 

-The Professor

 

 

Worst idea....EVER. Your going to crack a 9.8 :screwy: Have people sign it....bleckkkkkkk. Resubmit it hoping it holds 9.8 grade. :sorry: Then hope that someone who has the money likes SS comics. Good luck with that. Don't do it.

i have to agree with this. dont crack a 9.8 early x-men. especially on that 94. chances are good that after all signatures are done, you looking at some grade drops.

 

+3

 

Also I think you are limiting your buyer pool in what is already some rarefied air.

 

 

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I'll probably get some flak for this one, but I'm okay with this, as we don't plan on selling this anytime in the near future.

 

My dad purchased this AF15 over 25 years ago off the owner of a comic shop - who had bought the book in a stack for $75. My dad saved up his extra cash from odd jobs and purchased it for quite a bit more, and put it away.

 

We headed out to our first con this past August, and he found this AF 15 buried away in his long boxes. After a day of looking at AF15's on the show floor, he pulled this out of his luggage in the hotel and I flipped out.

 

So yes, we got it signed by Stan Lee and slabbed. And I'm sure many would say not to do it, but I'm happy with the outcome. Now it's just time to do some restoration removal (tear seal on the back cover - that's it. No color touches or anything) and pressing. We plan on sending it back to CGC/CCS next month.

 

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Nice buy ComicsNYC...can't beat a AF15 in any grade. This is your second copy right?

 

I bought a copy from Roulette about 2 years ago that was nice, but had bad eye appeal. I see it for sale pretty much every 6 months here on the boards- haha. This one was the one I should've waited on from the start!

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Nice buy ComicsNYC...can't beat a AF15 in any grade. This is your second copy right?

 

I bought a copy from Roulette about 2 years ago that was nice, but had bad eye appeal. I see it for sale pretty much every 6 months here on the boards- haha. This one was the one I should've waited on from the start!

 

Is that one you so lovingly refer to as "Tapey?" lol

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