The Official PEDIGREE BOOK thread! Updates and comments here
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The advertising is a separate issue, but the completion of the book was never in question. We do have some fresh ideas that may kickstart the project. Stay tuned.

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The advertising is a separate issue, but the completion of the book was never in question. We do have some fresh ideas that may kickstart the project. Stay tuned.

 

Yeah!

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Personally I would be quite content with just getting the story behind the pedigree and any sort of list of what was I the collection. All the CGC data is interesting but not a must. Considering some pedigree material is migrating to the grading company that shall not be named, I think it is harder to compile.

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The advertising is a separate issue, but the completion of the book was never in question. We do have some fresh ideas that may kickstart the project. Stay tuned.

 

Yay, Matt! I was hopin' you'd chime in. Not sure if you meant Kickstarter, but that'd certainly work. After crowd funding our first film this way I'm a firm believer. Many comic related projects are financed through pledge drives nowadays. Feel free to send me a PM if you want to discuss this in greater detail off the boards.

 

Cheers,

Cat-Man

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Actually the problem isn't money or even the writing. Gathering the stories from people involved became the most time consuming thing, requiring a lot of coordinated schedules and hours of phone conversations.

 

This was no problem when Steve was still in the Air Force and Classics was just starting to grow. But once worldwide started, everything snowballed from there. Time got scarce. It only made things more difficult when we moved apart.

 

I logged all of the original lists and CGC data years ago. About 1/3 of the stories are completed. The website is up. There is an end in sight, but there is still a lot of work to do.

 

One advantage of the time lapse is that both of us now see new ways to streamline the book that will make it more relevant and well put together.

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We eagerly await the completion of the book in 5, 10, or 20 years... :baiting:

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Actually the problem isn't money or even the writing. Gathering the stories from people involved became the most time consuming thing, requiring a lot of coordinated schedules and hours of phone conversations.

 

This was no problem when Steve was still in the Air Force and Classics was just starting to grow. But once worldwide started, everything snowballed from there. Time got scarce. It only made things more difficult when we moved apart.

 

I logged all of the original lists and CGC data years ago. About 1/3 of the stories are completed. The website is up. There is an end in sight, but there is still a lot of work to do.

 

One advantage of the time lapse is that both of us now see new ways to streamline the book that will make it more relevant and well put together.

 

Hi Matt - I'm sure you've thought through all the angles, but I'm just curious to know why you've decided not to delegate time consuming chores?

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Matt,

Maybe not an option but if you have a lot of the information could you do Vol.1 with what you have. Gather more info and do Vol. 2?.

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Actually the problem isn't money or even the writing. Gathering the stories from people involved became the most time consuming thing, requiring a lot of coordinated schedules and hours of phone conversations.

 

This was no problem when Steve was still in the Air Force and Classics was just starting to grow. But once worldwide started, everything snowballed from there. Time got scarce. It only made things more difficult when we moved apart.

 

I logged all of the original lists and CGC data years ago. About 1/3 of the stories are completed. The website is up. There is an end in sight, but there is still a lot of work to do.

 

One advantage of the time lapse is that both of us now see new ways to streamline the book that will make it more relevant and well put together.

 

Hi Matt......I know one story is written..ho ho.....As some have intimated "less may be more" depending the info you want to impart.

 

I thank you for your efforts and hope yer git her done.... Best to you......Jon

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Windy City is done too.

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Annual bump :bump:

 

The production delays may be over Hollywood film rights. Epics of this magnitude require a big budget & an A-list cast attached to the project. :gossip:

 

;)

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Windy City is done too.

 

Yeah. The Bears missed the playoffs again! :cry:

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Windy City is done too.

 

Yeah. The Bears missed the playoffs again! :cry:

 

Ha ha! :makepoint:

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A quick read through some of the old comments about when this book might be finished is really worth a chuckle. lol

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I have read the Allentown chapter about 50 times, if the book is going to take another decade, how about a new sample chapter? :baiting::foryou:

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It is hard to believe this thread is just over seven years old. The number one rule for writing a book is "finish it".

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I've made this comment before, but I'm sure there are a number of people out there with the time and interest to finish the book for them, if they would be willing to take a third author on board. It would appear that might be the only way the book get's done.

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Initially there were 4 "authors " involved. Rumor has it , it will be revisited sooner than later

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