A most memorial Memorial Day find ($100 Contest- See Pg 10)
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I found this entire thread fascinating for some reason and thought I would save others some time who wondered what vol 1 no 1 cover looked like:

 

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I think all the covers are discussed in this newsletter from the site theyellowkid pointed us to here.

One thing that stood out to me was that the pictures from the ones on this thread seem to be in such better shape than the ones on the website (save the clipped corners).

 

great stuff

From that site I like this: It took Bob Cook many years to complete this collection of all nine issues, and today I believe it is the only set known to exist in the hobby

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I am just in awe at how white those pages are being 100+ year old books. Great to see them well-preserved. Congrats on the find! :applause:

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Seeing as though not even CGC has had issue #4 in their hands, I thought some may be interested to see whats inside of these books. I took a few shots here of a few select pages. Neat little blurbs of 19th century humor and cartoons. Hope you can read them. Some are just hard to get. Funny thing I always thought that the Carter and the liver pills was about President Jimmy Carter :D

 

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Congrats on a wonderful find. Shows that you never really know what you'll find when you go to look at books.

 

My mom's generation used a common phrase "more ____________ than Carter's has pills"

 

I was recallIng the same thing lol

 

Fantastic find :applause:

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Bravo! Rare finds make up for all the blah ones. Congrats and looking fwd to reading about them post grading.

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I'm looking forward to seeing what they bring from Heritage at auction! :)

Edited by Chip Cataldo

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I think that issue 1 might be a 1:50 variant!!! Hughes perhaps???

 

 

Kidding....Amazing find!

 

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All graded now.

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Edited by Junkdrawer

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All I see is $$$$

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All I see is $$$$

 

doh!

 

Momentous find, and an instant collection for a some lucky collector. They money should be secondary, imo.

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Holy shib, Chris! That's an amazing CGC turnaround time! :o

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All I see is $$$$

 

doh!

 

Momentous find, and an instant collection for a some lucky collector. They money should be secondary, imo.

 

agreed but he's selling them, I'm sure he's happy that he's going to be getting money

 

:shrug:

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All I see is $$$$

 

doh!

 

Momentous find, and an instant collection for a some lucky collector. They money should be secondary, imo.

 

agreed but he's selling them, I'm sure he's happy that he's going to be getting money

 

:shrug:

This is true (thumbs u

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A 10 issue run of all white pagers from 1897! Pretty incredible stuff.

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All I see is $$$$

 

doh!

 

Momentous find, and an instant collection for a some lucky collector. They money should be secondary, imo.

 

agreed but he's selling them, I'm sure he's happy that he's going to be getting money

 

:shrug:

 

You make it sound like you'd be just as happy if we replaced "most complete Yellow Kid collection ever to come to market" with "dump truck full of white Carribean sand." He made a find, and he's getting paid, yes, but come on... you don't have to like the material to see the significance. I wouldn't be surprised if Junk's name ends up attached to these years from now. That's the takeaway.

 

 

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i'm not even going to bother

 

you have no clue what my comment to JD was. The comment was to him tongue in cheek but you want to believe what you want to believe

 

I give up

 

 

Edited by jsilverjanet

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Comic collectors/dealers/flippers are a prickly and superstitious lot.

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It is also possible that the image Alfred E Newman was influenced by the look of The Yellow Kid

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It is also possible that the image Alfred E Newman was influenced by the look of The Yellow Kid
Interesting. Heres one I found as I was looking, searching and reading up on The Yellow Kid. Somewhere I did read and not sure how true, but the Yellow Kid is credited as being the first to use word balloons as we know them today. Edited by Junkdrawer

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All graded now.

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Congrats man :applause: what a find

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