Where is my head at ? Where am I going with this
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1 hour ago, Jking3437 said:

Haven't posted in awhile, and really slowed down on collecting, but when I can purchase a book I will especially if its something I'm actively collecting. As some of you boardies can tell I like batman a little bit, and the batman animated series was a huge part of my life growing up. So I put out a Want To Buy thread because I want to try and collect Batman Adventures Volume 1, and @paperheart hooked me up. Mike sent me a message about some raw copies he had, and BAM 9.8s all around. Thanks again Mike.  He actually got a first 9.8 #32 on the census. I think I still need about 24 books but I have a ton of good 9.8 candidates that at some time I will get graded, maybe I'm waiting on the grading process to speed up with turn around times. 

#5 - second on census

#10- third on census

#14 - third on census

#19 - second on census

#26 - second on census

#32 -first on census

 

Man I really miss photo bucket , really turned some of my books into terrible advertisement for something, maybe thats what I will do tonight check to see what is missing and re scan the books 

 

Till next time 

 

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:acclaim:  btw, turnaround time on 9.8 pre-screen was roughly one calendar month, huge improvement from what i remembered

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Went to a small comic/ toy  show last weekend . Very small room but place was packed with stuff. Mostly modern comics, and lots of toys. 

Had to grab these two books, prices were already good but didn’t pay sticker. 

1st black mask is a major villain not silver age first appearances like I was collecting but I couldn’t say no because the price. The next book I think is killer croc, book has been steadily increasing in price over the year or 2, and I should just buck up and get it. 

Here is the books I picked up 

I also have a book in the works, if everything pans out should have it in a week or 2, major batman villain book !!!! 

 

 

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Alright so here is the Big surprise I have been waiting on, super excited to finally have this book. I posted in this thread back in August of last year that I was leaning towards getting a copy, wish I would have grabbed one then but o well. Its a awesome book, looks great in the new cases, I really think CGC knocked it out of the park when they redid all their cases. I have a book or 2 to send in but this one is a keeper, especially with the way prices are 

So now that leads to 1 more silver age book that I need for my Villain Run , Batman 171.  There is a couple of books on eBay don't know if I want to go higher than a 8.5 though, would look nice to my high grade 155 

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6 hours ago, Jking3437 said:

Alright so here is the Big surprise I have been waiting on, super excited to finally have this book. I posted in this thread back in August of last year that I was leaning towards getting a copy, wish I would have grabbed one then but o well. Its a awesome book, looks great in the new cases, I really think CGC knocked it out of the park when they redid all their cases. I have a book or 2 to send in but this one is a keeper, especially with the way prices are 

So now that leads to 1 more silver age book that I need for my Villain Run , Batman 171.  There is a couple of books on eBay don't know if I want to go higher than a 8.5 though, would look nice to my high grade 155 

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nice highergrade key!!

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Grabbed some new batman adventures, the #7 is the polybagged version so had no idea how that would grade out. 

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Wow, you're doing really well with your Batman Adventures run. It's great to see a title like this get some love, an impressive niche. :golfclap: 

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Laid some books out last night , just the bat books . Have a couple more but they are moderns and forgot to take the 181 out :duh:

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I have been buying a lot of omnibuses and TpB lately, since most of the books I buy are graded, and i can't read them I love having the omnibuses. Here is a pic of a bookshelf. Im going to need a more bookshelves!!!

And here is a pic of my batman adventures run , I'm going to need a BA12 at one point but I don't know where the price is going to go. 

 

Any idea if the price will go up or down ????

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Alright So I added some new Batman books to my registry moving along nicely, big shout out to @rube11for hookup. 

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On 2/15/2016 at 3:02 PM, Jking3437 said:

Journal Entry #2

 

Went to the LCS on Wednesday, grabbed my copy of the Walking Dead #151 and Batman Europa #4. Looked around the shop for awhile, there was one book that I wanted but here is a little back story to my LCS. They are overpriced !! Everything in the shop. They had a VG copy of Detective Comics #359, price tag a whooping $500. Now I know the book is on the rise but for $500 I would want a nice 6.0. Shop also had about 3 copies of NM 98 in VF+/NM-, for prices of $400 and $600 a graded copy 9.2 for $550. I have no idea where these prices come from sometimes, and the shop is one of those shops that don’t except offers. I made offers all the time for slightly under going rate or right at what GPA would be. Makes shopping there sometimes very difficult.

Last night missed out on a Batman #22 CGC 3.5, with about 12 seconds left the bid was at $170, I figured someone would try to grab the book right at or right under $200. So i placed a bid of $209.79 or something like that, lost out with 1 second left. If i only checked GPA on that book would have put a max bid right around GPA 260-270. Well there will always be another book.

 

Tell next time

Almost 2 years later , got myself a Batman 22 

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If it wasn’t for Alfred that Batman would be lost 

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Grabbed another golden age batman , love the old penguin covers  

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So I haven't updated this thread in a while, had some unexpected bills come out of no where which put a damper on my collecting, but thats all squared away and done with for the foreseeable future. 

So back to buying comic books, since I have really been focused on my batman silver age villain run, I am glad to say I have finally completed the ones I want. 

 Batman  171 is gone of my list of Ebay saved searches .Still waiting for delivery though 

So with that being crossed off have 121,155,171,181,189,232,234 not a little bad run also have 222, and 227 but they aren't 1st appearance villains or silver age appearances. I'm happy for now until I get int some golden age books that what really is going to hurt my wallet. Going to be going after Detective 58,66,73,140, and Worlds Finest 3 along with All American Comics 61 . Might throw Showcase 55 and Detective 298 in there also but who knows, if they come up and the price is right. Going to be an expensive journey but really excited 

 

And here is a cool book I picked up the other day , always liked the cover since I bought a raw book a couple years ago , 8.5 was the grade I was gong after but when 9.2 comes up in the right price you jump on it. 

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So started this journey probably about 3-4 years ago, finally done 

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The whole set in my mind 

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Some of the collection that I took out today 

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