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Collector doog private msg quote post Address this user
Sorry about the double, not sure what I did wrong
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Collector Darkga private msg quote post Address this user
Original art mail call! SHI by William Tucci ^_^


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Collector BabaLament private msg quote post Address this user
Hello all!

Some original art by Karl Slominski, a Venomized swipe of Mark Bagley's Marvel Masterprint "Enemies". Clockwise from top: Venom (Eddie Brock), Carnage, Scream, Agent Venom (Flash Thompson), Lasher, Riot, Toxin (Eddie Brock), Anti-Venom (Eddie Brock), Mania, Phage, Agony, Raze, Hybrid (Scott Washington), Scorn...and some guy in his pajamas. Original added for reference:





Additionally, the following have shipped & photos will be posted as soon as they arrive(!):

Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 [1984], Signed by Stan Lee & Jim Shooter
Amazing Spider-Man #252 [1984]
Amazing Spider-Man #359 [1992]
Amazing Spider-Man #360 [1992]
Amazing Spider-Man #365 [1992], Signed by Mark Bagley
Amazing Spider-Man #400 [1995]
Amazing Spider-Man #431 [1998]
Amazing Spider-Man #500 [2003]
Amazing Spider-Man #600 [2009]
Amazing Spider-Man #700 [2013], Second Printing Humberto Ramos Variant
Amazing Spider-Man Super Special #1 [1995]
Ant-Man #5 [2015], Phantom Variant
Carnage #1 [2016], Phantom Gold Variant
Carnage #1 [2016], Phantom B&W Variant
Carnage #1 [2016], Phantom Black Variant
Deadpool #45 [2015], Phantom Variant, Signed by Fabian Nicieza
Incredible Hulk #344 [1988]
Marc Spector: Moon Knight #57 [1993]
Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #1 [2014], Peterson Retailer Incentive
Punisher #57 [1991], Dead or Alive Variant
Punisher: War Zone #1 [1992]
Silk #2 [2015], Phantom Variant “A”
Silk #2 [2015], Phantom Sketch Variant
Silk #2 [2015], Phantom Variant “B”
Silk #3 [2015], Larry's Comics Exclusive Variant
Spectacular Spider-Man #189 [1992], Signed by J.M. DeMatteis
Spectacular Spider-Man Super Special #1 [1995]
Spider-Gwen #1 [2015], Phantom Encore Edition
Spider-Gwen #1 [2015], Phantom B&W Variant
Spider-Gwen #1 [2015], Phantom Variant, Modern Age
Spider-Man #26 [1992], Signed by Mark Bagley & Keith Williams
Spider-Man Super Special #1 [1995], Signed by Greg Adams
Thor #8 [2015], Phantom Gold Variant
Thor #8 [2015], Phantom B&W Variant
Thor #8 [2015], Phantom Variant
Venom #2 [2011]
Venom #6 [2017], Legends Exclusive Variant
Venom Super Special #1 [1995]
Web of Spider-Man #90 [1992], Signed by Alex Saviuk
Web of Spider-Man Super Special #1 [1995]
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
Very cool @Darkga!
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Collector esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
Got this in the mail today so now I have something special to put under the tree.


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Collector J_Walker private msg quote post Address this user
Overall I'm very happy with my recent orders. A lot of 9.6's, but I didn't press any of them and the graders notes primarily talk about bends so I can always try for the 9.8 down the road. Despite my complaints of late I'll still use CBCS again. It could be wishful thinking but for some reason I feel like the wait times combined with the continued perception that CBCS grades more strictly than the other companies will (at some point down the road) lead to some kind of supply and demand related value increase for the CBCS slabs. Like people know the comics graded by CBCS are superior, but not many people want to wait 4x as long for books so they just go with CGC leading to less CBCS books on the market....

I have no idea what I'm talking about now so here are my books.

Amazing Spider-man #50 - 6.0 (White pages which i'm really happy about)
Amazing Spider-man #119 - 9.0
Amazing Spider-man #120 - 9.2
Amazing Spider-man #238 Newsstand - 9.6
Amazing Spider-man #252 - 9.6
Amazing Spider-man #265 - 9.6
Amazing Spider-man #298 - 9.2
Amazing Spider-man #299 - 9.4
Amazing Spider-man #300 Newsstand - 9.2
Amazing Spider-man #361 - 9.6
Amazing Spider-man #430 - 9.8
Amazing Spider-man #607 - 9.6
Amazing Spider-man #611 - 9.6
Amazing Spider-man #700A - 9.8
Amazing Spider-man #25 Campbell Cover B - 9.8
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 - 9.6
Walking Dead #15 - 9.8
Walking Dead #50 Heroes Variant - 9.6
Walking Dead #81 ComicsPro Exclusive Variant - 9.8
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Collector Kaleljll private msg quote post Address this user
Just delivered today. Picked it up on eBay.

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Collector BigRedOne1944 private msg quote post Address this user
Nice looking X- Books guys! as well as some very cool Original Art work! Beautiful Stuff!


Im still pecking away at my Conan Run with this new addition.



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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
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I'm too late on this one. I've been meaning to pick that book up for a long time. James Cameron has been talking about doing the move for many years. Now that the trailer is out & it's finally happening, I'm sure the price has gone crazy.
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Collector Nuffsaid111 private msg quote post Address this user
@00slim
I've been taking a gamble over the last couple years on these when I see them cheap. I was quite happy when the trailer was released knowing the movie would be a reality now.
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
Do you have another raw copy you'd be willing to part with?
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Collector Nuffsaid111 private msg quote post Address this user
@00slim
Sorry... they're all at CBCS as of... about 2 weeks ago
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Collector BabaLament private msg quote post Address this user
Hello all!

THEY'RE HERE! Submitted August 10th, arrived courtesy of FedEx today; the mother of all TAT's...but that doesn't matter, because they arrived!

Peak happy has been achieved.

Fresh from the bubble wrap (yeah, about that...what happened to the cardboard sleeve/boxes?):









































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Collector DocBrown private msg quote post Address this user
Nice Baba!

re: Hulk #344, I don't see the "ASM #300" in it. The book would have come out in between ASM #300 and #301, so Todd was almost certainly working on them at the same time, or at least very close to one another. ASM #300 wasn't the "homage monster" that it has been for the last 20 years.

If you're interested, I wouldn't mind you trying to convince me otherwise.
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Collector BabaLament private msg quote post Address this user
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...I wouldn't mind you trying to convince me otherwise.


I don't get it either, but it makes every list of ASM #300 swipes, so I figured why not?

I'm a little disappointed in a couple; I thought the Venom #2 would come out higher; but its the devil's own luck with mostly-white covers that are more than ten minutes old.

I do have a question for you guy who've been doing this longer than I. I have two books, Thor #8 Gold & Carnage #1 Black that have a little circle w/ checkmark next to the grade. New guy question: what is that?
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Collector esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
You have got to love Sunday deliveries! Two more X-Men reprint issues off my list.





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Collector AndyRexia private msg quote post Address this user
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...I wouldn't mind you trying to convince me otherwise.


I don't get it either, but it makes every list of ASM #300 swipes, so I figured why not?

I'm a little disappointed in a couple; I thought the Venom #2 would come out higher; but its the devil's own luck with mostly-white covers that are more than ten minutes old.

I do have a question for you guy who've been doing this longer than I. I have two books, Thor #8 Gold & Carnage #1 Black that have a little circle w/ checkmark next to the grade. New guy question: what is that?



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Collector Drogio private msg quote post Address this user
Picked these up on Ebay...likely in the VF range more than NM, but nice read copies. A Starlin/Weiss signature too on issue #10! Looks authentic, and done in pen so likely got them a while back . Not going to send them into VSP.

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COLLECTOR conditionfreak private msg quote post Address this user
BabaLament: Why did you submit a Punisher #57 and only get a 7.0?

Surely you could have found a better one around. Fairly common book.

Nice batch of books.
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BabaLament: Why did you submit a Punisher #57 and only get a 7.0?


I'm relatively new to this, so I submitted a bunch of books to see how they would come out. I submitted ASM #298 & 299 back in March, and they came back at 3.5 & 5.0. which was far lower than I thought they would be. I was expecting lower than a 7.0 on the Punisher issue, so I was pretty happy with 7.0. I'm still trying to get a feel for condition/grade, so I'll probably have some drek on slab if for no other reason that learning curve.
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Collector Drogio private msg quote post Address this user
Expensive learning curve...but I hear you...my first few submissions to,cbcs and cgc did not go as well as I hoped. But learned from it and faired much better in successive submissions....might grade screen in the future.

I also now know 9.6s are damn near perfect...don't waste $$ on 9.8s unless youre buying as a future investment. 9.6s are a better deal if it's a personal collection/keeper thing....even some 9.4s display like 9.8s if you read the notes.
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
Totally agree @Drogio, 9.6s are often half the price of a 9.8. It's a solid copy at a much more reasonable price.
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Collector BabaLament private msg quote post Address this user
My goal is to save enough $ & build enough comic inventory to open an LCS; but that is many, many years away. For now, I'm using comics as art & decorating the house.
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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
@BabaLament cool collection you have going there.

I saw this in previews this month, today is the last day to pre-order if you call your lcs. I heard it was hilarious so had to give it a try





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Collector poka private msg quote post Address this user
@shrewbeer hadn’t seen that one but looks fun!
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COLLECTOR drchaos private msg quote post Address this user
I don't want to make a whole new thread about it so this is as good a place as any to post this. I was catching up on some paperwork and filing and as I was going through some books I bought recently I found some free Halloween Comicfest books included.

After the initial excitement of finding the free books I noticed that each and every one of them had a sticker promoting the comic store stuck to them, pretty much eliminating the chance that any of them every becomes valuable.

So I will take this opportunity to thank the geniuses at Time Warp Comics in Cedar Grove, NJ for wrecking these books. Way to turn an otherwise great opportunity to do something nice for your customers into a disaster.

Some stores do this on free comic book day as well. If anyone knows why people feel compelled to do things like this, please feel free to chime in.
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COLLECTOR drchaos private msg quote post Address this user
@BabaLament If it wasn't for all of the pictures I was going to guess Gweneth Paltrow's severed head.


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@BabaLament If it wasn't for all of the pictures I was going to guess Gweneth Paltrow's severed head.


I know its supposed to be an unboxing video, but I can't do video. I have been known to use the occasional four-letter word, and the mess of packing peanuts in the shipping box elicited more than a few. Seriously, what happened to the CBCS shipping boxes? I was not expecting a giant wad of bubble wrap & roll of packing tape.
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@BabaLament If it wasn't for all of the pictures I was going to guess Gweneth Paltrow's severed head.


I know its supposed to be an unboxing video, but I can't do video. I have been known to use the occasional four-letter word, and the mess of packing peanuts in the shipping box elicited more than a few. Seriously, what happened to the CBCS shipping boxes? I was not expecting a giant wad of bubble wrap & roll of packing tape.


If you want something packed with way, way to many packing peanuts try buying some slabs from My Comic Shop when you get a chance.

I bought about 75 books from them (65 or so slabs I think) and got seven or eight huge boxes in the mail. It took me the better part of a morning to unpack everything.
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