Fantastic Four Collecting Thread!
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I'm a big fan of white cover stock also,and I would keep a white 8.5 over a tan 9.2,especially if the color strike is superior.You really have some pretty books,and SO difficult to find in nice shape.Unless a person has bottomless pockets,collecting sharp early FF's can be a real waiting game.Thanks for sharing yours.GOD BLESS...

 

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So, have you parted with this since you picked up the 8.5? 893scratchchin-thumb.gif

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Actually,no.The color strike on the 8.0 is the best I've ever seen on a 13,and I haven't decided what to do.The centering on the 8.5 is almost perfect,while the 8.0 is off center a bit.I wish I could create one hybrid with the best qualities of each,but alas,that cannot be.The 8.0 was over $700 and finding it a home wouldn't happen over night,and I'm not certain that it may not end up my favorite of the two.It doesn't have the greyish dinge caused by yellowing of the coverstock that so many copies have.Believe it or not,I even have a third copy(raw)that's probably a 7.5 due to a spine dimple and a small tape pull.I'll post it also,it's an original owner book with perfect centering that may be too large to slab.I'll probably have to let one go as I'm definitely not wealthy,but which one?GOD BLESS...

 

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Actually,no.The color strike on the 8.0 is the best I've ever seen on a 13,and I haven't decided what to do.The centering on the 8.5 is almost perfect,while the 8.0 is off center a bit.I wish I could create one hybrid with the best qualities of each,but alas,that cannot be.The 8.0 was over $700 and finding it a home wouldn't happen over night,and I'm not certain that it may not end up my favorite of the two.It doesn't have the greyish dinge caused by yellowing of the coverstock that so many copies have.Believe it or not,I even have a third copy(raw)that's probably a 7.5 due to a spine dimple and a small tape pull.I'll post it also,it's an original owner book with perfect centering that may be too large to slab.I'll probably have to let one go as I'm definitely not wealthy,but which one?GOD BLESS...

 

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That is a nice problem to have.

 

I have come to respect 13 more than I used to. I think it is a better story (art and writing) than most around it and really gives a good sense of the mid-1960's mindset.

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WOW!!! Everyone has such amazing books!! hail.gif It's so nice to see people appreciate these titles. I've posted it before in the grading forum but here's my contribution to the thread. Currently my "grail" I guess you might say....

 

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Great looking FF#1 cloud9.gif

 

Here is one of mine:

 

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Had posted it on another thread some time back but thought you'd like to see it here

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Actually,no.The color strike on the 8.0 is the best I've ever seen on a 13,and I haven't decided what to do.The centering on the 8.5 is almost perfect,while the 8.0 is off center a bit.I wish I could create one hybrid with the best qualities of each,but alas,that cannot be.The 8.0 was over $700 and finding it a home wouldn't happen over night,and I'm not certain that it may not end up my favorite of the two.It doesn't have the greyish dinge caused by yellowing of the coverstock that so many copies have.Believe it or not,I even have a third copy(raw)that's probably a 7.5 due to a spine dimple and a small tape pull.I'll post it also,it's an original owner book with perfect centering that may be too large to slab.I'll probably have to let one go as I'm definitely not wealthy,but which one?GOD BLESS...

 

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That is a nice problem to have.

 

I have come to respect 13 more than I used to. I think it is a better story (art and writing) than most around it and really gives a good sense of the mid-1960's mindset.

 

Yeah,I always looked at it as the beginning of Stan's cosmic phase.I think he was starting to fully realize the potential of the comic medium.Sure are a lot of nice books here.Dad and son's # 1 is NICE as is that 9.4 # 10 which probably has my favorite rendition of the "lumpy" thing as far as covers go.GOD BLESS...

 

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wow, I can't compete with the quality of stuff you guys are posting but I'm gonna pitch in anyway

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so cloud9.gif, 12 is a pence copy

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Yeah!....the only issues he's missing is.....uh....

 

....he ain't missing any! 893applaud-thumb.gif893applaud-thumb.gif

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A new aquisition this week, what a great story arc this was!

 

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oh, just another...

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i'm really happy today yay.gif and i want to share that with you , i'm a long date FF collector, i've recently decided to begin to upgrade my Kirby's FF run in CGC 9.4 , then here's my first one received one hour ago , second one FF 97 CGC 9.4 OW/W will be here around november 5 to 10, i'll post it headbang.gif

 

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