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9 hours ago, jimjum12 said:

Is that Oysters Rockefeller ? :cloud9: GOD BLESS....

-jimbo(a friend of jesus)(thumbsu

Yes!  They were delicious.

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6 hours ago, AJD said:

There are many of your comic books I would like to have myself. Your dinners are all yours though!

And for $45 for 2 people it was a steal.  We're still eating it.  I'm planning to put the wagyu stew over white rice for lunch today just as the 1pm football games start. 

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When you look at pictures of my comic room, probably you see an unorganized mess.  But really it's organized and I know where everything is.

Take for example this bookcase.  In front you see two piles of stuff leaning against the the bookcase.  I've labeled them 1 and 2.

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Let's start with #2 first.  That's my collection of stuff by Philippe Berthet, the artist from Brussels.  Here are a couple of examples:

 

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#1 is my collection of DC's Bombshell series.  I'm also getting the corresponding statues.  Here are the Supergirl comic and the corresponding Supergirl statue (shown with the white arrow).  It's cool to have it in both 2D and 3D.

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Here are a couple more Bombshell statues from my collection (I don't have the comics yet).  Thanks for reading.

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I sent in my cross-over books today.  Came to 22 comics.  Normally I use the Value tier, but the on-line form made me use Standard.  That was annoying, but with the 50% pricing, I just went with it rather than calling CGC to work it out.  I'll be interested if this results in a faster turnaround (Standard versus Value is supposed to be 3 times faster.)  I'm also excited to see the books back.  Will they hold or go down in grade?  Will some even go up?  Will CGC catch more restoration?  I'll report when I get the books back.

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With the CrossOver service, I kinda wish we could pop-out and keep some of the old labels (especially that verified signature label).  I'd just tape it to the back of any new slab.  Awesome Stevens collection!

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On 10/31/2018 at 4:31 PM, Yorick said:

With the CrossOver service, I kinda wish we could pop-out and keep some of the old labels (especially that verified signature label).  I'd just tape it to the back of any new slab.  Awesome Stevens collection!

Yes, it would be nice if CGC returned the original label.

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Halloween was an exciting night for Millie the Model eBay auctions.  For the last year or so I've been trying to collect Millie 1-10.  Last night, I lost on 8 and 9 but I was okay with that, due to the writing on Millie's legs.

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I won though on the one I really wanted, Millie #7 with the classic GGA mirror cover!  Even better, I got it at 70% of my max bid!  Now I hope to get the book before CGC's crossover promotion ends.

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1 hour ago, Robot Man said:

I love #8 the best...

Egad!  Over 7?  Heresy!

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I'm not doing anything on this lazy Saturday, so I thought I'd post some comics (and one pulp) I've bought lately.

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Man, I'm old... I remember buying that Atom #1 off the newstand...

There is just something about that black haired girl on Diary Secrets #10...

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4 hours ago, n2wdw said:

I'm not doing anything on this lazy Saturday, so I thought I'd post some comics (and one pulp) I've bought lately.

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I am so glad that you won the DS10.  I missed the auction and was disappointed at how low it sold for!

I think Robotman's is also a Canadian copy (if I recall correctly?).

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3 hours ago, Robot Man said:

Man, I'm old... I remember buying that Atom #1 off the newstand...

There is just something about that black haired girl on Diary Secrets #10...

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Beautiful copy!

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5 minutes ago, Yorick said:

I am so glad that you won the DS10.  I missed the auction and was disappointed at how low it sold for!

I think Robotman's is also a Canadian copy (if I recall correctly?).

Thanks -- sometimes you can get good bargains with restored books.

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My Home Office And Collecting Equipment

I have my home office in the comic room.  It's shown as Desk 1 in the map.  I like working at this desk because I'm surrounded by my collection.

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Under Desk 1 are some pull out shelves I rigged up.  I'm kind of proud of them as I'm certainly not a handy man.  It's amazing what you can do with stuff from Home Depot.

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I've finally gotten rid of the big HP legal size scanner.  I used to scan CGC books with it.  But it's too big and I haven't been satisfied with the quality.  Nowadays for CGC books and larger items, I use my iPad, tripod, photo box and remote trigger to take pictures -- I've written about this before.  For raw comics and mags (and small items), I use the Canon LiDE 220 scanner which is cheap and meets my quality standards, and it's small.  Next to the scanner I've got a cutting board, which is critical for trimming mylar and acid free boards.  Thanks for reading.

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22 hours ago, Giddion said:

What is the value of a diary secrets no.10 

Hard to answer as it will always depend on condition.  I got my restored copy for $200.  For an unrestored 6.0 and for a risque cover like this, it would go easily for $600, and probably on eBay you'd see it listed for $1000 or more.

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With everything dropping in grade, you’re going to save a ton of money in grading fees.  Good call on the Sheena.

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