OSPG 50th Edition hits the streets today!!!!
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I've always bought a copy every two years and this is the first year I've not done it.  The 2018 guide is sitting on my table and it has sat their since I flipped thru the market reports way back when it came out. 

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5 hours ago, THE_BEYONDER said:

Not sure the issue number, but my first had a yellow cover & Alfred E. Newman on the cover.  Still have it somewhere...

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1 minute ago, steveinthecity said:

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That was my first guide as well. About half the pages have fallen out tho.....

-bc

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28 minutes ago, steveinthecity said:

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That’s the one :banana:

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I decided to skip it this year. The out-of-date market reports didn't really bother me before, and I liked reading them (even Doug's). But now, with Covid, it seems like the guide will be especially irrelevant this year.

Is there something really cool in this years' guide I'd be missing out on?

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I buy a copy every year. Sometimes through Gem usually through Amazon. Most years I pre-purchase  & get it late June/early July. Still waiting for my copy to

ship since I checked last night though.:taptaptap: Would be nice since I paid for it a month ago.

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I used that $25 Ebay coupon for a copy. Should be here in a few days.

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My first was the 1977 edition when I was fourteen. First book I ever bought with nudity in it heh heh. My 14 year old self thought "cool". If I remember right, there were a couple of revealing ads....To be 14 again....

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On 9/2/2020 at 7:11 PM, ThothAmon said:

First one I bought new. 
 

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I bought that one new as well, but vol #10 was actually the first one for me.  I still have both stowed somewhere.  Never got vol 12 as I was getting out of the hobby at that time. 

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Picked up a copy at my LCS. I honestly mostly use it as bathroom reading material. Fun to read the articles, and learn new 1st appearances etc. 

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On 9/3/2020 at 2:27 PM, MisterX said:

I decided to skip it this year. The out-of-date market reports didn't really bother me before, and I liked reading them (even Doug's). But now, with Covid, it seems like the guide will be especially irrelevant this year.

Is there something really cool in this years' guide I'd be missing out on?

I don't really need a copy but it's the 50th edition, which makes it pretty remarkable for any publication.

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3 hours ago, piper said:

I don't really need a copy but it's the 50th edition, which makes it pretty remarkable for any publication.

The McFarlane cover is nice. I bought one just for that.

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1 hour ago, kimik said:

The McFarlane cover is nice. I bought one just for that.

Where?

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I bought them and the quarterly for years. I know the guide is still used in many shops, but is it
still relevant? Are the articles inside still inciteful enough to justify the price?

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11 hours ago, fastballspecial said:

I bought them and the quarterly for years. I know the guide is still used in many shops, but is it
still relevant? Are the articles inside still inciteful enough to justify the price?

This years’ Overstreet is particularly disappointing on a number of fronts:

-Overstreet prices are normally behind market trends, but even moreso this year

- no interview with Overstreet 

-Market reports ... page count trimmed down significantly, and those that were included are very generic and not very insightful

I could go on and on, but if you want to use this publication as a reference for 1st appearances, it’s still pretty good.  For all else...

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I usually get it.

When I do I get the HERO  LTD edition cover version but I really like the McFarlane version

 

 

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