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OrangeCrush   
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12 hours ago, rat chew said:

That's one in depth intro.  WTTB OrangeCrush!

Much appreciated!

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McGyver   
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Hello all!  I'm 33 years old, I live in San Francisco and I've been collecting comics off and on since grammar school.   I've been on a 10+ year hiatus from collecting until I had one too many drinks a couple nights ago and bought $6k worth of slabbed books on ebay.  I usually don't have any issues controlling my impulses, not sure what came over me.  Perhaps I was trying to foolishly make up for 10 years of not collecting books.  At any rate, I'm here as a newbie and look forward to learning from you all.

Cheers!

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3 hours ago, McGyver said:

Hello all!  I'm 33 years old, I live in San Francisco and I've been collecting comics off and on since grammar school.   I've been on a 10+ year hiatus from collecting until I had one too many drinks a couple nights ago and bought $6k worth of slabbed books on ebay.  I usually don't have any issues controlling my impulses, not sure what came over me.  Perhaps I was trying to foolishly make up for 10 years of not collecting books.  At any rate, I'm here as a newbie and look forward to learning from you all.

Cheers!

Wow! What did you get, Bronze, Silver or GA?

Welcome to the Boards! (thumbsu

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McGyver   
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Thanks for the welcomes! Jayman- bronze, copper and modern.  Books I remember lusting over when I was kid.  

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OrangeCrush   
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On 1/24/2018 at 5:28 AM, McGyver said:

Hello all!  I'm 33 years old, I live in San Francisco and I've been collecting comics off and on since grammar school.   I've been on a 10+ year hiatus from collecting until I had one too many drinks a couple nights ago and bought $6k worth of slabbed books on ebay.  I usually don't have any issues controlling my impulses, not sure what came over me.  Perhaps I was trying to foolishly make up for 10 years of not collecting books.  At any rate, I'm here as a newbie and look forward to learning from you all.

Cheers!

Ouch, those were some expensive drinks, lol. That being said, I had a similar experience so I understand all too well. I had a house fire back in 2008 and lost everything and I do mean everything. Not a single thing was salvageable. I was fully insured so I was made whole financially, but it was still absolutely devastating as I was a collecting junkie and had put decades into many of my collections. Plus I had things like original pieces of art and over 15 years of photography negatives that could never be replaced. I was so devastated I swore I would never collect anything ever again. Roughly 3 years later I wound up buying a single Michael Turner print on eBay, just on a whim. Receiving that print in the mail basically reawakened the collector in me and I proceeded to spend like $15,000 over the next 3-4 weeks, rebuying many of the comics, statues, prints etc. that I had lost in the fire. I think my mailman thought I was having some sort of midlife crisis as I was getting like 10-15 packages a day for that first month. Strangely, it actually wound up being very cathartic. Each collectible that I wound up replacing made me feel a little bit more whole again, if that makes any sense at all. And I have been collecting again ever since. I guess its just in the blood for some people. 

Anyways, welcome to the board! Sounds like you got some solid books to start things off again. 

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Hi all, 

27 year old from merry old England, been lurking on the boards for a number of months as I started collecting just last year (august). 

My collection at present is not fantastically sizeable but throughly enjoying the chase given that around me locally there is only one comic store and the back issues on offer don't amount to a huge collection. And are slightly above the market price (in general). My purchases have been restricted to eBay generally,  biggest score personally so far is an ASM 63 in about a 5.0 for £10 (roughly $15) 

Interested in mainly Silver and Bronze Age and Marvel is my "side" of choice. 

Cheers

T

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5 hours ago, t-mase said:

Hi all, 

27 year old from merry old England, been lurking on the boards for a number of months as I started collecting just last year (august). 

My collection at present is not fantastically sizeable but throughly enjoying the chase given that around me locally there is only one comic store and the back issues on offer don't amount to a huge collection. And are slightly above the market price (in general). My purchases have been restricted to eBay generally,  biggest score personally so far is an ASM 63 in about a 5.0 for £10 (roughly $15) 

Interested in mainly Silver and Bronze Age and Marvel is my "side" of choice. 

Cheers

T

Welcome to the Boards :) 

I hope that you find some deals on line or another bookstore opens :wishluck:

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47 minutes ago, ADAMANTIUM said:

Welcome to the Boards :) 

I hope that you find some deals on line or another bookstore opens :wishluck:

 

Fingers crossed but it needs be I will travel to get the right deals, who knows perhaps the shop near me will expand their back catalogue somewhat and make it more accessible the fun is in the chase though, they say 

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12 hours ago, t-mase said:

Hi all, 

27 year old from merry old England, been lurking on the boards for a number of months as I started collecting just last year (august). 

My collection at present is not fantastically sizeable but throughly enjoying the chase given that around me locally there is only one comic store and the back issues on offer don't amount to a huge collection. And are slightly above the market price (in general). My purchases have been restricted to eBay generally,  biggest score personally so far is an ASM 63 in about a 5.0 for £10 (roughly $15) 

Interested in mainly Silver and Bronze Age and Marvel is my "side" of choice. 

Cheers

T

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