Amazing Spiderman Collecting Thread!
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48 minutes ago, Jordysnordy said:

newest pick up - slight pq upgrade but same grade :insane:

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I am a White Page snob. Looks better than grade. Nice pick-up. 

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3 hours ago, dsmboy1991 said:

Mail call!  Some beautiful copies.  Now off for press / clean then grading. 

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Nice books. Please send those to a competent presser. The 10 looks good..You don’t want that arrival date to smudge. Some really high end books got ruined a few years back because of that.

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22 hours ago, dsmboy1991 said:

Mail call!  Some beautiful copies.  Now off for press / clean then grading. 

 

Great looking books. Good luck with the grading!

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46 minutes ago, Jordysnordy said:

Thanks @mosconi

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You're welcome Jeff, glad I could add to your great collection (thumbsu

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Oh I want to get issue that was my birth month and year. And neat thing mine is a first appearance of silver sable.

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5 hours ago, WoWitHurts said:

my birth month/year spidey book!

It was issue 81 that made me quit collecting ASM as an almost 11 year old back in late '69. I started with issue 54, picked up most of the back issues to #20, and purchased spinner rack copies every month up to this Kangaroo issue. I was so disappointed in how much the quality of the book had slipped in the 2+ years that I collected that I sold my 48 issue collection, including all King Size Specials, to a buddy for the princely sum of $5. Hey, I got almost full cover price for them! ^^

Needless to say, I now have every issue of ASM that I used to have back again, plus several hundred more.

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5 hours ago, Webhead2018 said:

How much it cost you to get stuff again.....

More than 5 bucks.:tonofbricks:

But seriously, folks, it's been more than a 25 year process to get to my Vol 1 run of 2-441 plus the GRR reprint of #1. I got back into buying ASM, and other random nostalgia books, in 1992 when I discovered the Marvel Masterworks hardcover reprints. Then I bought Marvel Tales reprints of silver and early bronze age issues that the Masterworks hadn't covered yet. At the same time, I started buying current issues of ASM and related Spidey titles with crossovers like Maximum Carnage and the endless Clone Saga. I quit again around issue 408 when the material became intolerable and I lost interest.

My goal was never to finish the run, it just kind of happened. The first "expensive" book I picked up was ASM 50, with the greatest comic book cover of all time. I paid about a 100 bucks for a beautiful 7ish copy about 15 years ago. Other than that, I was picking up much less expensive books where and when I could find them, whether it was locally or on ebay. Then, six or seven years ago, I was looking through a pile of early bronze age Spideys at a LCS when I came to his 129. It was raw and it was spectacular! (You can see it in the PGM thread if you go back a few months.) I wasn't looking for a 129 because of the value but I had to have this one. He gave me a price that was basically half book so I took it. That's when I first thought of finishing the run but it was still just a pipe dream.

Then, about a year and a half ago the LCS closest to my home got in a collection with a full run of early issues. I bought #2 from him and a few others. Then he got another mostly gorgeous raw run in several months ago and I got a bunch more which I've been showing off on this thread. I have also picked up a few nice ones here on the boards in the little over a year I've been active. I've had to sell some sports related collectibles to finance the expensive books that I've purchased but that's what you have to do when you're not wealthy. All in all, it's been great fun.:)

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Man I wish I had the money to warrant buy yesterday my lcs got a nice #100 in from a collection. But I just couldn't buy it right now. Curse bills that need to be paid lol. And #100 is only 100th issue I still need.

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