Books so nice you bought them twice!
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On 10/17/2019 at 4:02 PM, Robot Man said:

NFS...

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Hopefully Ricksneatstuff doesn’t have your address...:devil:

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This is a thing I don't understand and a reason I hate being called a collector. What does anyone need more than one copy of a comic for? Especially five or ten or twenty? This is some hoarding just for the sake of it thing or some weird, greedy competition thing more than anything else seems to me.

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12 minutes ago, catman76 said:

This is a thing I don't understand and a reason I hate being called a collector. What does anyone need more than one copy of a comic for? Especially five or ten or twenty? This is some hoarding just for the sake of it thing or some weird, greedy competition thing more than anything else seems to me.

In about 95% of the cases, I agree with you.  The Four Color 402 I posted is very much the exception for me.  There, it's fairly simple:  the "Sniffles chewed" copy has developed sentimental value, the middle one is my actual reading copy, and the high grade one is a rare case of me wanting a high grade showpiece book.  If somebody actually asked me about it, I would probably let the middle copy go and use the chewed copy as my reading copy, but I'm not likely to go look for a buyer.  Besides, having all three is a neat history of my hunt for the book.

I assume others have similar reasons on some books, and a lot of people here are at least occasion dealers as well, so holding multiples for speculative purposes can easily overlap with liking a book on its own merits.

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1 hour ago, catman76 said:

This is a thing I don't understand and a reason I hate being called a collector. What does anyone need more than one copy of a comic for? Especially five or ten or twenty? This is some hoarding just for the sake of it thing or some weird, greedy competition thing more than anything else seems to me.

Don't know about Catman76, but Catman America upgrades! Of course, there was that one time... :x

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I ended up keeping just one of these copies, but in retrospect kinda wish I'd kept both.  hm

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There are these two copies of WSF #25, a 7.5 signed 45 years ago by the late great Al Williamson...

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And this recently acquired GFC (9.4)... :insane:

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(it's doubtful I'd choose to part with either copy) :luhv:

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2 hours ago, catman76 said:

This is a thing I don't understand and a reason I hate being called a collector. What does anyone need more than one copy of a comic for? Especially five or ten or twenty? This is some hoarding just for the sake of it thing or some weird, greedy competition thing more than anything else seems to me.

This is anathema to me. I love comics. More is better. 

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