Sale/Game/Prizes!!! #1 Registry Set for Big 5 DC War on Heritage
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Just PM'ed my :screwy: guesses Andy.

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Some of you may be unsure of the market for DC war comics, and it's really not easy to know unless you've been following them for some time. Having a subscription to GPA may help, but even GPA can fluctuate quite dramatically from sale to sale. Don't feel hesitant about joining the contest for this reason. The point is to have fun and to make it a bit more interesting. I'm adding a bit of info below that make make peoples guesses closer or not close at all. :insane:

 

Here's what the Overstreet says for these books in their grades:

 

AAMOW #128 CGC 7.5 $370.50 High grade copy of the second issue should get more than Overstreet.

 

Captain Science #4 CGC 9.2 $1250 Hoping to get full guide on this book. Last one sold for under $1000, IIRC.

 

GIC #68 CGC 7.0 $529 Hot book should command a higher price than this.

 

GIC #87 CGC 6.5 $437.50 Expect double or thereabouts.

 

OAAW #60 CGC 9.0 $287 Cool cover, highest graded = desirable, $$$.

 

OAAW #81 CGC 6.5 $1109.50 Guide would be nice on this book.

 

OAAW #83 CGC 5.5 $583 The Rock book to get. Sells above Overstreet in any grade.

 

Sgt. Fury #1 CGC 8.5 $2766.50 Guide is close, but this book is hot in high grade and rarely comes up for sale.

 

SSWS #84 CGC 9.0 $304 1st Mlle. Marie will sell for 10x guide.

 

OFF #1 CGC 7.0 $690 1st issue losing steam. Guide is accurate.

 

AAMOW #94 CGC 9.4 $125 in 9.2 Double guide for an 8.0. 9.4?? Over a grand.

 

OAAW #82 CGC 7.5 $470.25 Big grade on this semi-key book. Double guide.

 

OAAW #88 CGC 7.0 $281.50 Scarce, early Rock. Double to triple guide.

 

OAAW #95 CGC 8.5 $285.50 Sub #100 OAAW Rock book in high grade. Should do well, but not stratospheric.

 

OAAW #97 CGC 8.0 $183 Sub #100 OAAW Rock book in high grade. Should do well, but not stratospheric.

 

OAAW #112 CGC 7.5 $162 Classic cover, high grade, should kick-@ss! Guide is silly.

 

OFF #20 CGC 8.5 $346 Gorgeous painted cover, highest graded copy, should get at least double guide.

 

OFF #45 CGC 7.5 $347.25 Key issue, should double guide at least.

 

OFF #49 CGC 9.0 $270 1st Pooch, key issue. Will do well, probably $800-$1000. Could surprise if there's multiple serious buyers.

 

SSWS #85 CGC 7.5 $91.50 Could be least successful of the bunch. Hard to find 2nd Mlle. Marie, especially in this grade. Would like to see $500-$600 but could fall below $400.

 

I bid 5X guide on the 112 and that won't even come close......I predict 2500 on that one. GOD BLESS...

 

-jimbo(a friend of jesus) (thumbs u

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Some of you may be unsure of the market for DC war comics, and it's really not easy to know unless you've been following them for some time. Having a subscription to GPA may help, but even GPA can fluctuate quite dramatically from sale to sale. Don't feel hesitant about joining the contest for this reason. The point is to have fun and to make it a bit more interesting. I'm adding a bit of info below that make make peoples guesses closer or not close at all. :insane:

 

Here's what the Overstreet says for these books in their grades:

 

AAMOW #128 CGC 7.5 $370.50 High grade copy of the second issue should get more than Overstreet.

 

Captain Science #4 CGC 9.2 $1250 Hoping to get full guide on this book. Last one sold for under $1000, IIRC.

 

GIC #68 CGC 7.0 $529 Hot book should command a higher price than this.

 

GIC #87 CGC 6.5 $437.50 Expect double or thereabouts.

 

OAAW #60 CGC 9.0 $287 Cool cover, highest graded = desirable, $$$.

 

OAAW #81 CGC 6.5 $1109.50 Guide would be nice on this book.

 

OAAW #83 CGC 5.5 $583 The Rock book to get. Sells above Overstreet in any grade.

 

Sgt. Fury #1 CGC 8.5 $2766.50 Guide is close, but this book is hot in high grade and rarely comes up for sale.

 

SSWS #84 CGC 9.0 $304 1st Mlle. Marie will sell for 10x guide.

 

OFF #1 CGC 7.0 $690 1st issue losing steam. Guide is accurate.

 

AAMOW #94 CGC 9.4 $125 in 9.2 Double guide for an 8.0. 9.4?? Over a grand.

 

OAAW #82 CGC 7.5 $470.25 Big grade on this semi-key book. Double guide.

 

OAAW #88 CGC 7.0 $281.50 Scarce, early Rock. Double to triple guide.

 

OAAW #95 CGC 8.5 $285.50 Sub #100 OAAW Rock book in high grade. Should do well, but not stratospheric.

 

OAAW #97 CGC 8.0 $183 Sub #100 OAAW Rock book in high grade. Should do well, but not stratospheric.

 

OAAW #112 CGC 7.5 $162 Classic cover, high grade, should kick-@ss! Guide is silly.

 

OFF #20 CGC 8.5 $346 Gorgeous painted cover, highest graded copy, should get at least double guide.

 

OFF #45 CGC 7.5 $347.25 Key issue, should double guide at least.

 

OFF #49 CGC 9.0 $270 1st Pooch, key issue. Will do well, probably $800-$1000. Could surprise if there's multiple serious buyers.

 

SSWS #85 CGC 7.5 $91.50 Could be least successful of the bunch. Hard to find 2nd Mlle. Marie, especially in this grade. Would like to see $500-$600 but could fall below $400.

 

I bid 5X guide on the 112 and that won't even come close......I predict 2500 on that one. GOD BLESS...

 

-jimbo(a friend of jesus) (thumbs u

 

Well, we've got one prediction out of 20 now. C'mon Jimbo, let's see your other guesses. :baiting:

 

I think the #112 is a great book, obviously undervalued, but $2500 may be reaching a bit. Hey, I can always dream, though. :cloud9:

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I'm not sure if any of you noticed, but Heritage sends out a weekly newsletter and they had a write-up about me. Here it is below. (thumbs u

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  #1 CGC Registry Sets of all "Big Five" DC War Series at Heritage!
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First appearance of the Haunted Tank.

Heritage is proud to present the Andy Greenham Collection of DC war comics, featuring the top-ranked CGC registry sets of all five of the Big Five titles (G.I. Combat, Our Army At War, Our Fighting Forces, All-American Men of War, and Star-Spangled War Stories).

The entire collection is being sold without reserve, beginning with the August Signature auction and continuing with every Sunday Internet Comics Auction through January 2011.

 

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Used as the cover of the Big Five Information Guide.

"I've loved war comics for as long as I can remember," Mr. Greenham says, "But I became obsessed with them once Chris Pedrin's Big Five Information Guide came out in 1994. This was the missing piece of the puzzle for me. It reassured me that what I was collecting was exactly what I should be collecting. DC war comics and I had a connection and I had to build on that."

"I decided to collect them in as high grade as I could, with my main goal being to get a complete collection of all of the "Big Five", 1235 books in total. The problem was, the earlier books were never available in high grade. Books in F/VF grade, or 7.0 as many refer to it now, were extremely difficult to find. I often wondered why Overstreet would bother putting a NM- price for books that probably don't exist in NM-."

 

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The only copy graded above 7.5.

"On September 28, 2007, I completed my first set of the DC Big Five. It was an absolutely wonderful feeling of accomplishment. It was at that point that I wanted to concentrate more on buying the higher graded books. Even though I had reached my goal, I pushed myself to be the best. On a limited budget, I tried to upgrade at every chance I got, while still hanging onto my second best copies. On January 2, 2009, I completed my second set of the DC Big Five. I had every issue, twice over, with many being the highest CGC-graded copies available. It's been a dream for me, fueled by my passion and love for war comics. Forever, will I be a Big Fiver!," he adds.

Mr. Greenham's higher-graded set is the one being sold by Heritage. To browse and bid on the books from his collection in the current auction, just click here.

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doh! Sorry it stretches the page. :sorry:

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Thanks Andy, I loved reading that.

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I'm in!

 

I'm in

 

:applause:

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Here's the link to all of the auctions for Week 2: Aug.1-8. Predictions need to be in before August 7th @ 11:00 PM EST. (thumbs u

 

Click here for week 2!

 

I'll post my predictions in a little bit. :wink:

 

Andy

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I will edit this list with my predictions later today, guys. Just wanted to have it for you here with the work already done. Just need to copy/paste and either post your predictions or PM them to me.

 

This group should be quite a bit more predictable than the Week 1. (thumbs u

 

 

All American Men Of War #127 (#1) CGC 4.0 $213

 

AAMOW #2 CGC 6.0 $188

 

AAMOW #5 CGC 5.5 $126

 

AAMOW #6 CGC 6.0 $103

 

AAMOW #7 CGC 5.5 $63

 

AAMOW #8 CGC 7.5 $256

 

AAMOW #9 CGC 7.0 $187

 

AAMOW #10 CGC 8.0 $304

 

Black Cat Comics #28 File Copy CGC 9.0 $202

 

Brave and the Bold #52 CGC 7.0 $78

 

Detective Comics #404 CGC 9.0 $105

 

G. I. Combat #128 CGC 9.0 $91

 

GIC #129 Mass. Copy CGC 9.4 $222

 

GIC #130 Mass. Copy CGC 9.4 $222

 

GIC #133 Oakland Copy CGC 9.2 $94

 

Journey Into Mystery #112 CGC 8.0 $462

 

Our Army At War #1 CGC 3.5 $234

 

OAAW #4 CGC 5.5 $128

 

OAAW #6 CGC 8.0 $444

 

OAAW #7 CGC 5.0 $119

 

OAAW #8 CGC 6.0 $141

 

OAAW #9 CGC 7.0 $252

 

OAAW #11 CGC 6.0 $112

 

Our Fighting Forces #126 CGC 9.6 $99

 

OFF #127 CGC 9.2 $46

 

OFF #128 CGC 9.6 $88

 

OFF #129 CGC 9.6 $92

 

Sgt. Fury #13 CGC 7.5 $229

 

Star Spangled War Stories #131 (#1) CGC 3.5 $58

 

SSWS #133 (#3) CGC 6.0 $166

 

SSWS #3 CGC 5.0 $144

 

SSWS #4 CGC 7.5 $612

 

SSWS #5 CGC 6.0 $164

 

Weird War Tales #1 CGC 9.0 $243

 

WWT #3 CGC 9.4 $155

 

X-Men #6 CGC 9.0 $777

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Just a reminder if you wanted to play in this contest, I'll need predictions very soon. Week 1's predictions should be in in the next couple of days, the sooner the better. Week 2's needs to be in by Saturday at 11:00 PM EST.

 

So far, I have 14 players for Week 1 and only 2 players for Week 2. Please get me your guesses or post them here.

 

All are welcome to join in. (thumbs u

 

Thanks everyone!

 

Andy

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Okay, I'm sorry if I'm starting to sound like a broken record here.

 

The August Signature Auctions (Week 1) are ending tomorrow and Friday. To keep things simple, the cut-off for predictions will be tonight at 11:00 PM EST. Any entries for Week 1 after that cut-off will not be allowed, however you are all welcome to join in for Week 2 and all other auctions that will follow. The grand prizes will be awarded for the top 5 participants for the accumulation of all of the 24 weekly auctions. So joining in late will unlikely have a major impact on your placement. (thumbs u

 

The cut-off for Week 2's guesses is Saturday at 11:00 PM EST.

 

C'mon gang. :baiting: I've had lots of people "say" they're coming in, but no peep from them lately. Here's a tomato for those guys. :boo:

 

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Here's the Overstreet value for Week 2's books:

 

AAMOW #127 (#1) CGC 4.0 $216

 

AAMOW #2 CGC 6.0 $144

 

AAMOW #5 CGC 5.5 $132

 

AAMOW #6 CGC 6.0 $114

 

AAMOW #7 CGC 5.5 $104.50

 

AAMOW #8 CGC 7.5 $244.50

 

AAMOW #9 CGC 7.0 $201

 

AAMOW #10 CGC 8.0 $288

 

Black Cat Comics #28 File Copy CGC 9.0 $220

 

Brave and the Bold #52 CGC 7.0 $111.50

 

Detective Comics #404 CGC 9.0 $107

 

GIC #128 CGC 9.0 $97

 

GIC #129 Mass. Copy CGC 9.4 $135 in 9.2

 

GIC #130 Mass. Copy CGC 9.4 $135 in 9.2

 

GIC #133 Oakland Copy CGC 9.2 $135

 

Journey Into Mystery #112 CGC 8.0 $425

 

OAAW #1 CGC 3.5 $302.75

 

OAAW #4 CGC 5.5 $154

 

OAAW #6 CGC 8.0 $384

 

OAAW #7 CGC 5.0 $120

 

OAAW #8 CGC 6.0 $135

 

OAAW #9 CGC 7.0 $247.50

 

OAAW #11 CGC 6.0 $135

 

OFF #126 CGC 9.6 $40 in 9.2

 

OFF #127 CGC 9.2 $40

 

OFF #128 CGC 9.6 $40 in 9.2

 

OFF #129 CGC 9.6 $40 in 9.2

 

Sgt. Fury #13 CGC 7.5 $252

 

SSWS #131 (#1) CGC 3.5 $236.25

 

SSWS #133 (#3) CGC 6.0 $204

 

SSWS #3 CGC 5.0 $125

 

SSWS #4 CGC 7.5 $273.75

 

SSWS #5 CGC 6.0 $150

 

WWT #1 CGC 9.0 $321

 

WWT #3 CGC 9.4 $185 in 9.2

 

X-Men #6 CGC 9.0 $855

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I'll be getting my guesses in before the deadline on Saturday! (thumbs u

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Here's the results for Week 1:

 

AAMOW #128 CGC 7.5 $388

 

Captain Science #4 CGC 9.2 $1554

 

GIC #68 CGC 7.0 $1673

 

GIC #87 CGC 6.5 $1315

 

OAAW #60 CGC 9.0 $1554

 

OAAW #81 CGC 6.5 $1315

 

OAAW #83 CGC 5.5 $1315

 

Sgt. Fury #1 CGC 8.5 $6871

 

SSWS #84 CGC 9.0 $926

 

OFF #1 CGC 7.0 $448

 

AAMOW #94 CGC 9.4 $1554

 

OAAW #82 CGC 7.5 $359

 

OAAW #88 CGC 7.0 $335

 

OAAW #95 CGC 8.5 $418

 

OAAW #97 CGC 8.0 $263

 

OAAW #112 CGC 7.5 $717

 

OFF #20 CGC 8.5 $538

 

OFF #45 CGC 7.5 $215

 

OFF #49 CGC 9.0 $657

 

SSWS #85 CGC 7.5 $263

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Wow, you turned out great on the Sgt. Fury #1 :applause:

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:news: The winner of Week 1 is: seanfingh!

 

Here's the current ranking of points:

 

seanfingh 23

Fazybones 20

Sanj Mitra 6

REHfan 3

thirdgreenham 3

comicdonna 2

flatrock02 2

Jeffro 2

october 2

Ze-man 2

whine49er 1

arzach42 0

Flying Orb 0

thehumantorch 0

 

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Wow, you turned out great on the Sgt. Fury #1 :applause:

 

Yeah, for me it's based on $5750, but that is still fantastic! :whee:

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:news: The winner of Week 1 is: seanfingh!

 

Here's the current ranking of points:

 

seanfingh 23

Fazybones 20

Sanj Mitra 6

REHfan 3

thirdgreenham 3

comicdonna 2

flatrock02 2

Jeffro 2

october 2

Ze-man 2

whine49er 1

arzach42 0

Flying Orb 0

thehumantorch 0

You can clearly tell who the war experts are! And, who they aren't! lol

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