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On ‎11‎/‎4‎/‎2018 at 6:03 AM, G.A.tor said:

One reality that hits hard after the devastation the storm put on us is that your priorities and perspectives change. 

When you lose your home, your belongings, potentially your business, you come to realize just how fragile and short life can be

 

perhaps my most painful decision is that I realized as much as I love this hobby of collecting comics and toys and such, when you face certain adversities , and your future is altered , the past becomes just a memory and you have to focus on what’s most important moving forward  

 

I lost some important pieces in my collection to the results of the hurricane and realize that while I’ve always touted to only collect with disposable income, to be ready for your collection to be monetarily “worthless” at the drop of a hat, at least you’d still have that collection To enjoy. 

My life moving forward will no longer include me collecting comics or toys. In fact, I will be selling my entire collection over the coming months. 

Some of my full runs (like centaurs and others) will be auctioned this year.  Some of my key comics will be sold at shows/cons ... (please dont pm or call or text me asking for stuff now , I have way to much to deal with right now to go down that road at this point )

i will still be active in the hobby buying and selling at shows and maybe even online again (here, Instagram, eBay, my website) but I have decided I will no longer be collecting. 

It makes me sad, it’s painful but it’s the right decision for me. 

God bless

Rick.

Try not make any decision on your collection unless you have no choice. Making decision this fast in a moment of panic is not the best thing to do unless you have No other option. I did this when I wanted to buy a house when market was down. I sold my Tec 3-4 Nice coverless 27 vg/f 38  Superman 1 Action 2 5 7 10 Cap 1 vg/f unrestored all 12 of my Fantasy 15's. I later realized Things that took me 30 years to get I sold on a panic month and I never really needed to sell.  I have been after a copy of Action 7 since 2013 the Tec 27 coverless  Tec 38 and Sup 1 Cap 1 Fantasy 15 don't come easy after the sale I had. Remember you can make money every day your books (tsk) Best of luck to you.

PS I have never been in the spot you are in. We had the fires last year less than a mile from my house and I was going back and forth should I pack or wait. I waited but if it hit my house all would be gone and I think I would have never collected again so if you need some help PM me I do what I can for you.

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I would temper any sale G...and make it business not emotion on the spur of the moment. But I know reality sometimes sets in and what will be will be......

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5 minutes ago, G.A.tor said:

Thanks folks. Decision not made in haste or purely emotional. It’s a culmination of a myriad of factors. It is, unfortunately the right decision at this time and will best help my family

appreciate all the support :)

Best of luck to you!  Knowing you I'm sure this will be the best path forward.

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6 hours ago, G.A.tor said:

Thanks folks. Decision not made in haste or purely emotional. It’s a culmination of a myriad of factors. It is, unfortunately the right decision at this time and will best help my family

appreciate all the support :)

GATor, I have been a boardie for 4+ short years.  In that time I have looked up to you as the absolute authority on all things comics, at least here on the boards, althouth you likely didn’t know it. 

I sincerely hope you and your family all the best.

I also went through a time (2-3 years) without collecting for personal reasons so I totally get it. I hope you can bounce back. 

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From the pics on Facebook it looks like a lot of hard work went into getting your store going again.  

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12 hours ago, HighRadArt said:

From the pics on Facebook it looks like a lot of hard work went into getting your store going again.  

It has indeed. Ty 

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On 10/31/2018 at 5:43 PM, revat said:

without getting into what states have better this or that, or other advantages/disadvantages of living in any given place, I know a lot of people from other places fear the earthquakes in California.  But as natural disasters, the risk of the extremely rare (and even far rarer serious) earthquakes in California is far more palatable (even as someone who lived through the 1989 World Series Earthquake) than the increasingly regular threat of hurricanes for those living along the gulf coast.  I would say to anyone considering moving to CA (or the west coast) for whatever reason but having earthquake reservations to pretty much disregard the earthquake issue (there's plenty of reasons to NOT LIVE and also TO LIVE IN California). 

*In related news, there's very few things more hilarious to native Californians than watching people from other places freak out at their first minor earthquake tremors.

 

 

There's always good ol' Indiana...  The only things you have to watch out for are the occasional winter storm, extreme closed-mindedness and fort wayne.

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16 minutes ago, comicquant said:

There's always good ol' Indiana...  The only things you have to watch out for are the occasional winter storm, extreme closed-mindedness and fort wayne.

Tornados! We heard the placid NPR guy panic on the air when living in Indiana, got the dog and the wife and hit the closet! You can see them from miles away but they only come after you if you say "Hoosier Hoosier Hoosier" out loud.

Oh, and in my four years in Muncie there were two cross burnings in town, on the lawn of those deemed not fit. So...

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3 minutes ago, Bird said:

Tornados! We heard the placid NPR guy panic on the air when living in Indiana, got the dog and the wife and hit the closet! You can see them from miles away but they only come after you if you say "Hoosier Hoosier Hoosier" out loud.

Oh, and in my four years in Muncie there were two cross burnings in town, on the lawn of those deemed not fit. So...

I went to college in Bloomington.  Indiana scares me 😱 

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Hi Gator,

 

What is highest possible grade for a detached cover comic that has damage to the margins, that also intrude into (destroy) the text and pictures?

 

Thanks.

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41 minutes ago, Robot Man said:

Hey Rick. We haven't forgotton about ya. Hope you are doing better and you and your family have a great Thanksgiving...

+1

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22 hours ago, RBaumann02 said:

Hi Gator,

 

What is highest possible grade for a detached cover comic that has damage to the margins, that also intrude into (destroy) the text and pictures?

 

Thanks.

I believe 4.0 is highest for detached cover. If you’ve lost text and art less

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4 hours ago, Robot Man said:

Hey Rick. We haven't forgotton about ya. Hope you are doing better and you and your family have a great Thanksgiving...

Thank you 

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On ‎11‎/‎5‎/‎2018 at 9:35 AM, woowoo said:

Rick.

Try not make any decision on your collection unless you have no choice. Making decision this fast in a moment of panic is not the best thing to do unless you have No other option. I did this when I wanted to buy a house when market was down. I sold my Tec 3-4 Nice coverless 27 vg/f 38  Superman 1 Action 2 5 7 10 Cap 1 vg/f unrestored all 12 of my Fantasy 15's. I later realized Things that took me 30 years to get I sold on a panic month and I never really needed to sell.  I have been after a copy of Action 7 since 2013 the Tec 27 coverless  Tec 38 and Sup 1 Cap 1 Fantasy 15 don't come easy after the sale I had. Remember you can make money every day your books (tsk) Best of luck to you.

PS I have never been in the spot you are in. We had the fires last year less than a mile from my house and I was going back and forth should I pack or wait. I waited but if it hit my house all would be gone and I think I would have never collected again so if you need some help PM me I do what I can for you.

Nice words from Mr Woo Woo

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2 minutes ago, Bunky Brian said:

Nice words from Mr Woo Woo

:hi: BB I see you in Berkeley soon I hope. I even give :whatthe: you 2005 prices to buy some early Golden age :whatthe: :makepoint: Have a great  Thanksgiving and say hi to your brother from me. I will say he does all the hard work at conventions when you play (shrug)

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7 hours ago, G.A.tor said:

@Crowzilla

well, that was fun!

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Good to see you are having some fun Rick, hope you and the family are doing okay !

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