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What are the odds that every cover to Four Color Series I and II can get posted in this thread  

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  1. 1. What are the odds that every cover to Four Color Series I and II can get posted in this thread

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Just got this Missing FOur Color in last week

 

Common Wisdom seemed to have this as number 1344 based on a number of 01-232-209

 

AS you can see the actual number is 01-232-207  meaning it was Not a September issue, but was instead issues in July of 1962.  I would argue that this was the 5th of the missing books and should be more like issue 1314

Drift Marlow Missing FC.jpg

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Just for fun, here’s a list of what are probably some of the most frequently appearing characters in Four Color:

Donald Duck

Bugs Bunny

Mickey Mouse

Smokey Stover

Porky Pig

Popeye

Elmer Fudd

Goofy

Pluto

Oswald the Rabbit

Little Lulu

The Little Rascals

Chilly Willy

Woody Woodpecker

Uncle Wiggily

The Brownies

Roy Rogers

Andy Panda

Smokey the Bear

Frosty the Snowman

Tillie the Toiler

Daisy Duck

Smitty

Smilin' Jack

Zorro

Grandma Duck

Little Beaver

Mouse Musketeers

Raggedy Ann

Yogi Bear

Lolly and Pepper

Bringing Up Father

Scamp

Johnny Mack Brown

Gyro Gearloose

Francis

Dotty Dripple and Taffy

DickTracy

Beaver

Jiminy Cricket

Little Orphan Annie

The Little People

Uncle Scrooge

Francis the Famous Talking Mule

Timmy

The Gumps

Fury

The Three Stooges

The Little Scouts

Barney Google

Ricky Nelson

The Rebel

Little Hiawatha

Krazy Kat

The Real McCoys

Priscilla's Pop

Moon Mullins

Sugarfoot

Andy Hardy

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Now that I have so much more data accessible I have been doing more statistical analysis

 

My longest unbroken streak is between 598-672  for 75 consecutive issues.  the next best ones are only 45 and 43 issues

 

the average grade of my books is only 4.63 with the lowest grades in the below 100 section as we would expect, in the low 3's but the highest grades are in the 6,7, 8  and 1100s  all of which are just over 5.

My goal for 2020  is add at least 25 missing books  and upgrade at least 50.  Would love to bring the average grade up to at least 5.0 as well 

 

 

 

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My longest unbroken streak is 1017-1163 so 147 issues.  After that, the longest unbroken runs are 933-998, 376-440 and 695-758.

I need 143 issues with three issues on the way. My goal for the year is to get it down below 100 issues needed in series II.  I don't have any issues that I am really looking to upgrade at the moment.  I would like to finish off some of the hundred sets.  For example, the only # I need from 1000-1099 is 1016 which isn't really an expensive issue (Smokey the Bear).  I need three issues from 1100-1199, but one of them is in my current order.  I need eight issues from 1200-1299 with two on the way.  I need eight issues from 1300-1354.

Some of those should be possible.  For the ones below #1000, I'm doing pretty well on all of the ones from 300 and up

300s - 4

400s - 3

500s - 5

600s - 4

700s - 4

800s - 7

900s - 5

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Pretty sure I've shown this one before, but it seems to be appropriate as a follow up to the last couple.  My only Series 1 Four Color:

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Does anybody know where I can find the list of "Missing" four colors?  I presume it's hidden somewhere in this thread if nowhere else, but my search-fu is failing me.

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I think this is a generally accepted list

 

1217     Ken and Barbie #1 01-053-207        
1228     Bonanza 01-070-207        
1277    Mother Moose    01-530-207    
1292     Cain’s Hundred #1 01-094-207        
1314     Donald Duck Album 01-204-207        
1315     Follow the Sun 01-280-207        
1316     King Leanardo 01-390-207        
1317     Laramie     01-418-207    
1318     Leave it to Beaver 01-428-207        
1319     Lolly and Pepper 01-459-207        
1320     Man From Wells fargo 01-495-207        
1321     Marge’s Lulu and Tubby in Japan 01-476-207        
1322     The Prince and the Pauper 01-654-207        
1323     National Velvet 01-556-207        
1324     Pixie Dixie and Mr. Jinx 01-631-207        
1325     The Real McCoy’s 01-689-207        
1326     The Twilight Zone 01-860-207        
1327     The Untouchables 01-879-207        
1329    1329 This is unusual. Ben casey seems to fit the spot (#1 ) 12-063-207        
1362    However Gyro Gearloose also seems to fit the spot. In fact I have a Gyro Gearloose in a CGC case titled Four Color #1329, despite the fact that 1329 is listed nowhere on the title or indica.        
1331     Blue Phantom #1 01-066-208        
1334     Dazey’s Diary 01-174-208        
1338     Fury 01-292-208        
1339    1339 Rawhide 01-684-208        
1340     Beany and Cecil 01-057-209        
1342     Brenda Lee’s Life Story 01-078-209        
1343     Bullwinkle 01-090-209        
1344     Drift Marlo #1 01-232-209        
1345     Famous Indian Tribes #1 12-264-209        
1346    1346; Jungle War Stories #1 01-384-209        
1347     King Of Diamonds 01-391-209        
1351     The Magic Sword 12-496-209        
1352     Ponytail #1 12-641-209        
1353     77 Sunset Strip 01-742-209        
1363    The Twist 01-864-209        
1355     Bonanza 01-070-210        
1356     The Three Stooges Meet Hercules 01-828-208        
1357     Mickey Mouse Album 12-518-210        
1358     National Velvet 12-556-210        
1359     The Twilight Zone 12-860-210        
1360     The Untouchables 12-879-210        
1361     (q?) Walt Disney’s Goofy Scoutmaster 12-308-211        

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Updating my spreadsheets to track all the new books since last year.  I realized that upping my average grade to a 5.0 is going to be the most difficult  of my 2020 goals 

Since I have about 1250 books, increasing the average grade by even .1 would take an additional 125 "points"  which translates to replacing 25  at 2.5 with 7.5's

Making it even harder I am focusing on adding books that are either First Series or under 100  which are usually going to below my current 4.6 average grade 

Here are two of my most recent additions/upgrades from MCS 

 

fc 017 Popeye.jpg

FC FS 25 Popeye.jpg

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Finished, at least for now, a redesign of my spreadsheet to be able to produce a concise 1 page want list that  distinguishes missing from upgrades.

Many thanks to kaculler for providing me with the Title Index  so I could import the data

While the new style is much more cluttered than the one I came up with a few years ago,  I think that adding the title and and current grade is very valuable

 

 

 

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Full Want list 8-15-18.jpg

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I went to a small show and picked up three more Four Colors.  I also have one on the way via ebay which will leave me with 136 left from Series II.

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here are a few I recently picked up from Blissard.  WHile none of these filled holes, they were all nice upgrades

fc 801 Dotty Dripple and Taffy.jpg

fc 801 bc.jpg

fc 727 Nature of things.jpg

fc 727 bc.jpg

fc 662 Marlin Perkins Zoo Parade.jpg

fc 662 bc.jpg

fc 587 Little Scouts.jpg

fc 587 bc.jpg

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On 2/26/2020 at 6:43 AM, Marty Mann said:

Four of my favorites off the rack at W.T. GRANTS.

 

IMG   FOUR COLOR #142  (200 dpi).jpg

IMG   FOUR COLOR #169  (200 dpi).jpg

IMG   FOUR COLOR #129  (200 dpi).jpg

IMG   FOUR COLOR #157  (200 dpi).jpg

I've got all of those but the Woody issue. That was a great period for Dell!

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