Grail Piece Finally Acquired-ROM Spaceknight
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Congratulations! This is fantastic! 

I always wondered on big ticket items, do you trust the mail system or prefer face to face transactions? 

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Oh, wow! Pretty undeniable that this could be grail level. Great piece(s). Awesome that you were able to get all the original art and the stat page together.

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15 minutes ago, Blastaar said:

Congratulations! This is fantastic! 

I always wondered on big ticket items, do you trust the mail system or prefer face to face transactions? 

Thanks. I was nervous about having it sent through the mail even though the seller told me they had it insured but was lucky that we both lived relatively close to each other. After I had sent the payment we worked it out and agreed to meet at a public place that was equal distance from each other which ended up being a McDonald's.

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I really like that the ROM figure basically gets it own FPS.  looks like a big-complicated-awesome looking frame job is in your future.

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Congrats again. Not only is this a grail for you, but for a lot of us. Whatever you sold was well worth it!

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17 hours ago, DeadpoolJr. said:

Thanks. I was nervous about having it sent through the mail even though the seller told me they had it insured but was lucky that we both lived relatively close to each other. After I had sent the payment we worked it out and agreed to meet at a public place that was equal distance from each other which ended up being a McDonald's.

did you have fries with that?

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The term grail gets tossed around a lot. No matter how you define the term, this page fits in my book. Congrats!

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That is a wonderful get. Congratulations to the max! Getting all the pieces is wonderful.

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20 hours ago, DeadpoolJr. said:

Thanks. I was nervous about having it sent through the mail even though the seller told me they had it insured but was lucky that we both lived relatively close to each other. After I had sent the payment we worked it out and agreed to meet at a public place that was equal distance from each other which ended up being a McDonald's.

"Yes. I'd like a Big Mac, Fries, Large Diet coke, and the Original title Splash Art to Rom #1, please."

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Incidentally, I see that nobody commented on Sal's signature being right in the middle of the art. That was something he did for a long time (I have a title splash by Sal that he also signed inside the art). Becase this is his standard OP, I assume this doesn't diminish the value? Granted, this is a legit grail piece. But still...

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4 minutes ago, PhilipB2k17 said:

Incidentally, I see that nobody commented on Sal's signature being right in the middle of the art. That was something he did for a long time (I have a title splash by Sal that he also signed inside the art). Becase this is his standard OP, I assume this doesn't diminish the value? Granted, this is a legit grail piece. But still...

No impact to value in my eyes

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28 minutes ago, PhilipB2k17 said:

Incidentally, I see that nobody commented on Sal's signature being right in the middle of the art. That was something he did for a long time (I have a title splash by Sal that he also signed inside the art). Becase this is his standard OP, I assume this doesn't diminish the value? Granted, this is a legit grail piece. But still...

He does this all the time that I don’t even notice it anymore. 

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6 hours ago, PhilipB2k17 said:

Incidentally, I see that nobody commented on Sal's signature being right in the middle of the art. That was something he did for a long time (I have a title splash by Sal that he also signed inside the art). Becase this is his standard OP, I assume this doesn't diminish the value? Granted, this is a legit grail piece. But still...

I think it's awful and definitely ruins the piece for me. Same as all the others he's signed similarly.

5 hours ago, Jay Olie Espy said:

He does this all the time that I don’t even notice it anymore. 

Glaring. Made my eyes bleed, but only a little so don't call 911! Seriously though, I didn't post on this because I didn't want to be the debbie downer in OP's thread. So now I am, and OP probably doesn't care anyway. Too bad Sal has such bad taste though. It really is awful.

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I didn't even notice the signature on first viewing.  I think the fact that there are so many effect lines helps it not be a distraction.  If it was empty space with the signature thrown in there, I'd maybe have a mild issue (mild only because of the grail nature of the art).  Huge congrats on what I can see is a great piece of art, and I've never read a Rom comic in my life.  He was in a Hulk issue once, as a guest at Rick and Marlo's wedding, but that was as close as it ever got I think.

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Tremendous score!  Congratulations!  It's pretty cool to have all the pieces together.  I didn't read much Rom, but I definitely recognized this image.  Was it used as a promo ad as well?  

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Its perfect. Signature means nothing when its that special. Great piece, congrats!

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