2019 March Madness Grading Tournament Prize Thread
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Once again, it's time for the 2019 March Madness Grading Tournament Prize Thread.  

Thanks to BlowUpTheMoon and sckao for running a great contest year after year and thanks to Nostalgic Attic for creating this competition.

A great competition requires cool prizes so donations are welcome.  If you donate you're expected to cover shipping costs.   If your donation is heavy or you'd prefer not to ship internationally please specify.  

Last Year's Prize Thread

 

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Prize List:

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Prize #1 Donated by Kav  Picked by KobaltDog
          Original Art by Kav

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Prize #2  Donated by Kav  Picked by godquest
          All Star 58 first Power Girl:

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Prize #3 Donated by comicdonna  Picked by THB

   Wilbur #32, 34, 36, Patsy Walker #4, Patsy Walker #74, Patsy Walker #75

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Prize #4 Donated by adampaszP  Picked by comicginger1789
          Wolverine Bundle, including all of the following:
          -Wolverine #1 CGC 9.4 WP (1988)
          -Wolverine: The Origin #1 de-slabbed CGC 9.6 WP Dynamic Forces w/ CoA, old label, still enclosed within inner sleeve
          -Wolverine: The Origin #2-6 raw
          -Wolverine #27 (2005) CGC 9.8 WP, S.H.I.E.L.D. homage cover by JRJR          

          Free shipping to USA, Canada, UK, or Western Europe

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Prize #5 Donated by Wipple  Picked by toro
          She Hulk #1 CGC 8.5 

          Shipped anywhere Fedex delivers

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Prize #6 Donated by comicginger1789   Picked by mccollect
          A Golden Age and Bronze Age comic because we all need a little mystery in our lives.

Prize #7 Donated by trmoore54  Picked by Point Five
          -$50 PAYPAL to fuel your comic collecting ambitions...
          -PANIC #8 3.0ish about an inch and a quarter spine split at the top
          -PIRACY #6 3.5ish

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Prize #8 Donated by Ron C    Picked by TheGeneral         
          -Spider-man 2099 #1 CGC 9.8
          -Black Lightning #1 CGC 7.0
          -Star Wars Official Poster Monthly #2

          shipped to US and Canada..

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Prize #9 Donated by flashlites  Picked by Warlord       

          A $25 Visa gift card and throw in a winners choice package that features one of the 3 comics pictured below. There will be a few                other mystery comics (related) thrown in depending on which feature book you choose. Sound good? There will be 3 choices:

          -Hawk and Dove package
          - Little Lulu package (1950's rescued from HPB. I couldn't let her go unappreciated any longer)
          -Savage Heroes package

          .if its more than $25 to ship 3 comics and a gift card to where you are I may ask you for assistance with the rest

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Prize #10 Donated by Ron C.   Picked by marmat
            Mystery Box
            My second prize (Mystery Box) will be based on when it is picked (the earlier, the more I am willing to part with) and the winner's                 choice (raw,slabbed, collect or flip 

            Shipping US and Canada

Prize #11 Donated by DavidTheDavid  Picked by John R
           The Creativity of Ditko hardcover

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Prize #12 Donated by Dano82. Picked by Oakman
          Perfect facsimile of Playboy #1 with all original ads and everything. And no ugly barcode on the cover!  9.8 if you ask me

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Prize #13 Donated by Myparentsbasement
          Barry Windsor-Smith Storyteller Collection

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Prize #14 Donated by eeb03  Picked by Shadow
          Marvel Team-up 40 CGC 9.4
          Amazing Spider-Man Annual 9 maybe a 4.0 or 5.0

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Prize #15 Donated by LordRahl  Picked by Richard The Man
          Set of Crisis on Infinite Earths 1-12 in somewhere around 9.0 average condition. Some will be a bit better, some a little lower but                nothing below VF

          Shipped anywhere in the U.S. on me

Prize #16 Donated by Chickenwings  Picked by RockMyAmadeus
          -Vault of Horror #39 CGC 2.5 Restored

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Prize #17 Donated by Sandflea
          3 Archie 1000-page digests. Over 300 stories. 3K pages

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Prize #18 Donated by fastballspecial  Picked by Kramerica
          A high grade raw mystery box.  Books will be late Bronze, Copper and early Modern       

Prize #19 Donated by 1Cool   Picked by SpideyFein
          Mystery box filled with TPBs and / or bronze age classics

Prize #20 Donated by MustEatBrains  Picked by Dan82
          Superman 78 about a good+ bottom staple detached

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Prize #21 Donated by Skypinkblu  Picked by letsgrumble
          Blackhawk #104  At least VG.   I reserve the right to put something else in the package, just haven't decided what yet (not cookies;) 

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Prize #22 Donated by Cliff R    Picked by old_dano
          $50 cash infusion into your Paypal account OR a $50 Amazon gift card, sent via text or email

Prize #23 Donated by HighStakesComics   Picked by Shark
          High grade Marvel Magazine lot

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Prize #24 Donated by thehumantorch  Picked by Raze
           -Amazing Spider-man 100 ugly ugly copy
          -Tales of Suspense 34 g/vg
          -Tales to Astonish 19 slight color touch vg-

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Prize #25 Donated by Black_Adam  Picked by Khoo75
          The Definitive Frazetta SC and Dave Stevens Covers and Stories HC

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Dave Stevens Covers and Stories HC #1A-1ST

Prize #26 Donated by TheGeneral  Picked by JWKyle
          Lot of 12 Marvel Books.

          Free US shipping ($10 towards anywhere else)

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Prize #27 Donated by John R   Picked by flashlites
          Gerber's Photo-Journal Guide to Marvel Comics - Volume K-Z 

          Free shipping to U.S. and Canada, anywhere else, i'll put up to $10 towards shipping cost and you pay the rest

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Prize #28 Donated by John R  Picked by mediumlover
          Spawn lot of 10 comics. 

          Free shipping to U.S. and Canada, anywhere else, i'll put up to $10 towards shipping cost and you pay the rest

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Prize #29 Donated by marmat
          Adventures into Unknown 29

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Prize #30 Donated by thirdgreenham  Picked by MustEatBrains
          Rick and Morty books 1,2, and 3. $150 value.  Paper money not included

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Prize #31 Donated by Point Five   Picked by 01TheDude
          Lot of 5 Horror/Fantasy/Misc, GA to BA
          -The House of Terror 3-D in 3.0 or so.   Nice solid copy with some moisture ripple. Comes with glasses intact
          -Journey Into Mystery #75, 3.5
          -Science Comics V2 #2, 3.5. (Not "the" Science Comics #2)
          -Swamp Thing #10, 6.5/7.0, Wrightson classic, front looks 8.0ish
          -House of Secrets #106, 6.5.  barest hint of an NCB center crease, otherwise 8.5

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Prize #32 Donated by RockMyAmadeus  Picked by LordRahl
          Aria #1 9.8 CGC Signature Series

          I'll ship it anywhere, US for free, anywhere else, split the cost with me

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Prize #33 Donated by spidermanbeyond  Picked by trmoore54
          -Marvel Comics Pure Hero VENOM Spider-man Dry Fit Crew Shirt.  Medium or Large, these run a little big.  Brand new                              -DEADPOOL 2 SLURPEE CUPS SET OF 4 FROM 7 ELEVEN MARVEL MOVIE PROMOTION

          Free shipping. USA only

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Prize #34 Donated by Oakman  Picked by canickus
         
3 cool wall plaques for you cool comic room

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Prize #35 Donated by letsgrumble  Picked by spidermanbeyond
          Spider-Woman #1 CGC 9.4 OWW. Shipping anywhere, on me, except for North Korea and Tajikistan

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Prize #36 Donated by 01TheDude  Picked by 1Cool
          
 -DC reader group - A scary Clown, a dinosaur on a cover, and a who likes to be tied up
           -Metal Men #36
           -From
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          -Kirby 4th World - "Mister Miracle" reader group - #2, 3, 6, 8, & 9     

           shipping to USA only please

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Prize #37 Donated by speedcake  Picked by BorderlineHoarder
          Set of delightful bronze age #1s    I might sneak in something extra as well.
          -Spider-woman 1
          -Human Fly 1
          -Machine Man 1
          -Tarzan 1

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Prize #38 Donated by SpideyFein  Picked by fastballspecial
          Seven nice shape books including Moon Knight 1 and Kazar 1

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Prize #39 Donated by Toro. Picked by Ron C
          Justice League 105 CGC 9.2

          Shipped in USA

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Prize #40 Donated by Shadow   Picked by musicmeta     
           -Conan #11 - maybe a VF 8.0? #64, #103, #117, #230, #236 (various grades, probably nothing under a 7.0

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Prize #41 Donated by sckao      Picked by speedcake        
           SCKAO MYSTERY BOX.

           Due to the weight, it has to be limited to the U.S. Sorry. (Foreign winners can still choose it, but your Mystery Box will be coming                  from Amazon.  )

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Prize #42 Donated by BlowUpTheMoon  Picked by HighStakesComics
            SCKAO  :baiting: BlowUpTheMoon mystery box

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Prize #43 Donated by RockMyAmadeua   Picked by Black_Adam
          SCKAO BlowUpTheMoon :whee:RockMyAmadeus mystery box  :whee:        :whee::whee::whee::whee::whee::whee::whee::whee::whee::whee:

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Prize #44 Donated by Raze
          Trade Paperback lot

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Special Prize Donated by Bkd Reader
          $25 Amazon gift card emailed over for the last place finisher (lowest entering score + first round exit). If it's a tie, I'll think of                           something but both will get a prize

 

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Yes Picking Order

1 marmat
 2 TheGeneral
 3 Point Five

SUPERIOR SIX
 4 RockMyAmadeus 77
 5 Black_Adam 75
 6 speedcake 59
 
TERRIFIC TWELVE
 7 HighStakesComics 57
 8 old_dano 52
 9 John R 44
10 Dan82 39 (50)
11 Raze 39 (44)
12 letsgrumble 31

TITANIC TWENTY-FOUR
13 kav 82  Skipped
14 Kramerica 65
15 LordRahl 59
16 MustEatBrains 58
17 toro 55
18 Dcman 50  Passes
19 01TheDude 45
20 comicginger 44 (95)
21 Plantman 44 (67)  Passes
22 flashlites 42
23 spidermanbeyond 34
24 Montezuma 25

FURIOUS FORTY-EIGHT
25 SpideyFein 75
26 mccollect 68
27 canickus 65 (65)
28 Ron C. 65 (60)
29 oakman 60 (63)
30 BorderlineHoarder 60 (60)
31 MediumLover 60 (54) 
32 khoo 58
33 tmoore54 55 (62)
34 Shadow 55 (50)
35 KobaltDog 52
36 JollyComics 51  Passes
37 fastballspecial 50 (70)
38 journeyintocomics 50 (55)  Skipped
39 1Cool 50 (34)
40 THB 44
41 Warlord 42
42 shark 40 (78)
43 JWKyle 40 (68)
44 musicmeta 40 (57)
45 SonofWolf 40 (55)  Passes
46 godquest 37
47 Richard The Man 36
48 tbshay -15

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Rules

:If you've donated a prize it's up to you to cover shipping.  If you don't want to ship internationally please state that in your prize donation post.

:Once we've started picking we can't accept any new prizes, not fair to those who've already picked

:Once we get to your name you'll have 30 minutes to pick your prize .  Please send me a pm with a list of your top 10 picks well before we get to your turn.  If you don't send me a list and you aren't around when it's your turn to pick you'll be skipped.  If you're skipped you can still pick at any time but of course there will be fewer prizes to choose from.

:If you wish to donate a prize for last place or for a random finisher outside those awarded prizes or for whatever that's cool.  Just specify it in your prize description and take care of the draw or selection.

:I'm setup at a show March 30 and 31 so I won't be around during the day to manage the prize thread or impose that nasty 30 minute limit to pick prizes.

Thanks guys and have fun.

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1 hour ago, comicginger1789 said:

Are prizes allowed to be "surprizes"?!?!

If so, my donation to the winner will be a Golden Age and Bronze Age comic :) 

Because we all need a little mystery in our lives...

 

Sure, we often have mystery boxes so this fits the bill.

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imageproxy.php?img=&key=31b352271b3a5a4bI thought I'd start off by offering a $25 Visa gift card and throw in a winners choice package that features one of the 3 comics pictured below. There will be a few other mystery comics (related) thrown in depending on which feature book you choose. Sound good? There will be 3 choices:

Hawk and Dove package

Little Lulu package (1950's rescued from HPB. I couldn't let her go unappreciated any longer)

Savage Heroes package

(Little Lulu would not upload for some reason. I will try and get it in later)

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