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On 2/15/2021 at 11:00 PM, Professor Chaos said:

I'm still trying to figure out who these people bidding like mad on everything are. I know I'm a broken record about it but I'm truly baffled. And its not even heavy last minute action in most auctions, its mostly right out of the gate bidding frenzies. I just don't get it. 

 

Is there any possibility the frenzied early bidding could be employees hyping it up? I know it's against the rules but so what?

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5 hours ago, lou_fine said:

Anybody else here or is it just me who's surprised that the current top bid for this HTF key issue of More Fun is still at such a low price:  :whatthe: 

https://www.comiclink.com/auctions/item.asp?back=%2FAUCTIONS%2FSEARCH.ASP%3FFocusedOnly%3D1%26where%3Dauctions%26title%3Dmore%26ItemType%3DCB%23Item_1459506&id=1459506&itemType=0

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From the front cover scan, this would certainly appear to be a very sharp copy with stron colors, and yet it is still languishing at only $26,750 or at a rather huge 32% discount to condition value.  I guess we'll just have to wait and see if there's any last minute bids that's going to push the price of this book up to where it rightfully belongs.  :taptaptap:  :wishluck:

Relative to its DC Adventure twin partner in crime, I thought that the More Fun's had been picking up quite a bit of interest and demand as reflected in the prices for some of their recent auctions.  It will definitely be interesting to see how some of these More Fun's do in the CL auction tonight because it appears that they have a rather nice selection of them, with quite a few of them in grade, and yet the prices on them are still very reasonable at this current point in time.  hm   :luhv:

Ah yes. The scandalous Spectre "Tea Bagging" cover. Wertham wrote about this extensively in SOTI.

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2 minutes ago, atomised said:

while the world was buying Marvel, I bought DC

Yes, it would appear that somebody must have really wanted those Federal Hill Daredevil issues because most of them ran up quite a bit in the last few seconds of the auction.  (thumbsu

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18 minutes ago, Gotham Kid said:

Wonder what the new list price of the Tec 38 8.0 will be hm

Yes, most definitely a bit of a shocker that it was able to fetch a totally astounding $180K, especially considering that although it's a key for sure with Robin's first appearance, most collectors have never really cared for Robin as he took away from the darker side of Batman which most fans prefer:  :whatthe:  :applause:

https://www.comiclink.com/auctions/item.asp?back=%2FAUCTIONS%2FSEARCH.ASP%3FFocusedOnly%3D1%26where%3Dauctions%26title%3Ddetective%2B%2B38%26ItemType%3DCB%26CGC%3DYES%26CBCS%3DYES%23Item_1458560&id=1458560&itemType=0

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Definitely a very nicely presenting copy with strong colors and good PQ, but it clearly would have graded higher if not for that obvious attempted, but poorly executed and failed erasure on the front cover.  :p

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I think I have a higher opinion of Robin than most, because my Robin is the dark, brooding, slightly sarcastic 1990s DCAU one, who came along with a dark, brooding Batman. Not that I have $180,000 to spend, of course.

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5 hours ago, bpc3qh said:

I think I have a higher opinion of Robin than most, because my Robin is the dark, brooding, slightly sarcastic 1990s DCAU one, who came along with a dark, brooding Batman. Not that I have $180,000 to spend, of course.

Why, dear Sir.....................................would you be referring to Robin, the BUTT Wonder with your comment here:  :whatthe:  :fear:

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I guess Batman and Robin's nightly workout together sure kept it in fine form, but maybe still not $180,000 worth for you.  :blush:  lol

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Okay, which one of you guys went and did the nasty on me and blew my bid out of the water:  :frustrated:  :censored:

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Especially when it's not really an authentic More Fun book since it's one of those zero demand pre-hero DC books and shouldn't all of you old fogeys who still remember these books be in bed by now and dreaming about real super hero books.  zzz

And for all of you young whippersnappers and/or CGC label chasers, can't you see that it's NOT a CGC 9.8 graded copy and it doesn't even have one of those CVA Exceptional stickers on the slab.  doh!

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Maybe because it's not GA but still, I guess with my advancing age, my eyes must be failing me as I just can't seem to see the $12,683 difference between these 2 books here:  O.o

https://www.comiclink.com/auctions/item.asp?back=%2FAuctions%2Fdefault.asp%3FFocused%3D1%23Item_1453082&id=1453082&itemType=0

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Since they are both Direct sales copies, I guess it must be that big bold strong all-white space running right down the whole spine of that 2nd highest graded copy that explains why that top copy sold for $13,250 while the one on the bottom with the seemingly stronger colors sold for only $567.  hm  :screwy:

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6 minutes ago, lou_fine said:

Maybe because it's not GA but still, I guess with my advancing age, my eyes must be failing me as I just can't seem to see the $12,683 difference between these 2 books here:  O.o

https://www.comiclink.com/auctions/item.asp?back=%2FAuctions%2Fdefault.asp%3FFocused%3D1%23Item_1453082&id=1453082&itemType=0

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Since they are both Direct sales copies, I guess it must be that big bold strong all-white space running right down the whole spine of that 2nd highest graded copy that explains why that top copy sold for $13,250 while the one on the bottom with the seemingly stronger colors sold for only $567.  hm  :screwy:

The wrap and colors on the 9.9 copy look terrible when directly compared to the 9.8.

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12 minutes ago, Ltpink2002 said:

The wrap and colors on the 9.9 copy look terrible when directly compared to the 9.8.

Well, it's quite obvious that you must still have your priorities all mixed up, because how many times have you been told repeatedly that you are only supposed to look at that big number on the top left hand corner of the slab and pay absolutely no attention to the actual comic book because what's inside the slab is totally irrelevant.  :blahblah:  (tsk)  :screwy: lol

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15 hours ago, lou_fine said:

Maybe because it's not GA but still, I guess with my advancing age, my eyes must be failing me as I just can't seem to see the $12,683 difference between these 2 books here:  O.o

https://www.comiclink.com/auctions/item.asp?back=%2FAuctions%2Fdefault.asp%3FFocused%3D1%23Item_1453082&id=1453082&itemType=0

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https://www.comiclink.com/auctions/item.asp?back=%2FAuctions%2Fdefault.asp%3FFocused%3D1%23Item_1457534&id=1457534&itemType=0

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Since they are both Direct sales copies, I guess it must be that big bold strong all-white space running right down the whole spine of that 2nd highest graded copy that explains why that top copy sold for $13,250 while the one on the bottom with the seemingly stronger colors sold for only $567.  hm  :screwy:

I stared at those 2 stupid books for an hour trying to figure it out. I can only say it involves pharmaceuticals of the strongest kind.

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3 minutes ago, comicnoir said:

I stared at those 2 stupid books for an hour trying to figure it out. I can only say it involves pharmaceuticals of the strongest kind.

I had a modern book from the same time period that I bought off the shelf...eventually submitted and graded 9.9. The most identifiable difference I noted from the myriad of 9.8's in my collection from the same 1980's period was that the spine corners were near perfect, devoid of the common printing bindery tear often seen in 9.8 copies...similar to your examples for SW 8 above...

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4 minutes ago, bpc3qh said:

Man, I would straight-up rather have the 9.8 than the 9.9. Makes no sense to me.

Well, it's clear to me that you need to go back to elementary school since you must have failed your arithmetic class.  :bigsmile:

Are you not aware that 9.9 is a much much higher number than 9.8, or are decimal points too hard to figure out here?  (:  lol

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13 minutes ago, lou_fine said:

Well, it's clear to me that you need to go back to elementary school since you must have failed your arithmetic class.  :bigsmile:

Are you not aware that 9.9 is a much much higher number than 9.8, or are decimal points too hard to figure out here?  (:  lol

The latter, and I work in the white-collar profession I work in precisely because I cannot do math.

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