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Here is a frankenbook copy I picked up in August. It was raw, and I was shocked at how much amateurish restoration work had been done to the book. A lot of it seemed unnecessary, and I have never seen a book with so much noticeable resto in my time as a collector. At least it is signed by Stan Lee, I guess.

 

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I once held a copy of DD 1 that a tyro restorer decided to whiten.

With White-Out. All over the cover. It looked even worse than it sounds.

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I have seen books with white out on the spine before, but not to that degree. 

The reglossing on this TTA 27 was bad - it is uneven and you could see brush bristle marks in some spots. doh!

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About 2.5 to 3.5..

Got it for $90.00 in 2011(theres an incredible story behind why I got it so cheap but too long and too hard to explain)

Its one of my favorite books

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On 10/26/2017 at 9:27 AM, KirbyJack said:

OK!

When I got back into comics, I was Fantastic Four only. No interest in anything else whatsoever. I passed on a LOT of incredible books, like a VF Detective 168, a VG Showcase 4, Action 23 in Fine, a F+ copy of Spidey 1, etc. My Astonish 27 was almost another pass. It was on the wall at Bob's for weeks, because he wanted a ton for it, and Bob was adamant in his $75 price. He talked me into it by linking it with FF 1 and 2, the only other Marvel Age 10 cent hero books (well played, Bob! Know your clientele!).

After I got it home, I started really thinking about the Marvel Universe. I bought my first Overstreet, I had a 'key" book, I had spent more than $25, and my floodgates were opened. I was now collecting the entire SA Marvel line. Without my Tales To Astonish #27, I might never have looked up from my FFs.

 

Love this story....reminds of a story my dad told me a hundred times...

He had a FF #1 back in the 80's....and always went to the same comic shop to buy comics weekly.

He told me he bought and lost his FF 1 probably 30 times...

whenever my dad needed fast cash from something, He would take his FF1 up to the comic shop, and The owner would loan him 100$ on it...He had 2 weeks to pay him back before he put it back up on the wall for sale....My dad said he did it probably 30 times...always went back a got it before it went up on the wall...

 

Like you with The TTA 27 being 75$....

I too was amazed that a FF1 could be bought for 100 dollars in the 80's...but my dad said it was completely normal...

He ran a Body Shop and Car Lot in the 70s and 80s....So people were always coming in with tools and car parts he wanted, If someone came in with something he wanted and he didnt have the money right then, He just run the FF1 down to the Comic shop and get a loan...

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That’s so cool!

The same comic dealer would offer a similar service to his better customers. Except that if you couldn’t pay back in two weeks, it sometimes turned to 3, then 4...not a moneymaker for him!

Thankfully, I never personally had to go that route.

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Anyone know why theres no "Tales Of Suspense Collection Thread" or "Tales To Astonish Club" threads..

I just went about 10 pages back in the history and there are  Threads for damn near every major title that are almost 11 years old...

 

but no TTA or TOS collection threads...

IMO TTA and TOS deserves threads

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10 hours ago, billbrown7080 said:

Anyone know why theres no "Tales Of Suspense Collection Thread" or "Tales To Astonish Club" threads..

I just went about 10 pages back in the history and there are  Threads for damn near every major title that are almost 11 years old...

 

but no TTA or TOS collection threads...

IMO TTA and TOS deserves threads

 

https://www.cgccomics.com/boards/topic/39769-tales-to-astonish-appreciation-thread/

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That one looks abandoned. I gotta go to work or I'd find 'em; but I'm pretty sure we have those threads.

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Here's one of mine... 9.0 restored... CCS said there was too much color touch on the spine to remove safely. Still a great looking book, but I paid a lot more than $100 for it. LOL

 

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