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Collector Trespa68 private msg quote post Address this user
Sportshort, we are lucky here, we have a guy right down the street from us that does house attic cleaning for a living. When he has collected enough stuff he has huge yard sales, perhaps four or five a year. Sometimes we get lucky and he gets some comics or other cool stuff. My wife once found me an original Dungeon & Dragons box set there! Have to get there real early though, as all the dealers are there first thing taking all the good stuff.

Yard Sales in general are hit and miss. A lot of people at yard sales now ask retail collectors prices for their collectibles. Hard to find a beat up ASM #1 at a yard sale for 50 cents!!!
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I'm good with splotches. Nuffsaid111 private msg quote post Address this user
Yard sales are the final frontier for incredible finds at almost steals. I've obtained major keys over the years.
It is becoming harder and harder though every year as comic guys are realizing this is the place to go.
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If the viagra is working you should be well over a 9.8. xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
I have an order on the way back, expected Saturday. Someone talk me into/out of looking at the grades.
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CBCS Boomhauer HeinzDad private msg quote post Address this user
I always say I’m not going to look but I do it anyways. Sorry, that’s no help.
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Forum Mascot ComicNinja0215 private msg quote post Address this user
You almost have to, its practically impossible not to lmao
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It was a one trick pony show but always hilarious. GAC private msg quote post Address this user
@xkonk I always look...I don't have the will power to not look lol!

To me, it's still exciting to see my books even when I know the grades. I like the look of the books in a slab.
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Collector RexMuff private msg quote post Address this user
I can never come up with a reason to not look.
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Beaten by boat oars Studley_Dudley private msg quote post Address this user
@xkonk I haven't looked at the grades for the last few orders I had come back. I've been pleasantly surprised by the results.
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Forum Mascot ComicNinja0215 private msg quote post Address this user
Submitting very soon!!! Feels like commong home!
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It was a one trick pony show but always hilarious. GAC private msg quote post Address this user
I sent these 3 books today...Slab Only/VSP. Fingers crossed they pass.
The books themselves have no value but the signatures have meaning for me as they're old school heavyweights.

The Cap Reborn books are signed by John Romita Sr....you can't tell in the pics.







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If the viagra is working you should be well over a 9.8. xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
My daughter said "surprises are the best", so I think I'll wait until Saturday as long as they'll be in time. If they run late I'll take a peek.
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got these back today. I thought the eye would 9.6,, KO I thought would grade 3.0-3.5, marvel super action thought it would grade 5.0-6.0 and the wolverine I was hoping for a 9.6. So 3 out of 7, I suck at guessing the grade
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It was a one trick pony show but always hilarious. GAC private msg quote post Address this user
@Batman66 Fantastic books!!!
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TRA LA LA esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
@Batman66 - Great stuff, Gary! What an eclectic mix too.
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Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
The Adventure 287 and KO make me particularly envious!
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Collector Batman66 private msg quote post Address this user
@GAC @esaravo @EbayMafia thanks guys
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Forum Mascot ComicNinja0215 private msg quote post Address this user
all of these books present amazing in the cases!!
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Collector Batman66 private msg quote post Address this user
@Comicninja0215 I agree, not crazy for the label but the cases are much superior than any other
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Collector southerncross private msg quote post Address this user
@Batman66 nice stuff. Love the adventure 247 that's a key you don't see every day 👍
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If the viagra is working you should be well over a 9.8. xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
Got back two big purchases from the fall.

This one was by far the best price I've seen go by on eBay, and it doesn't come up too often since it's rare. So I didn't have high expectations about the grade per se and I am super excited it came back as a 9.8.




This was the first reasonable price I saw going by on eBay for the condition it was in. I am less excited that it came back conserved, but better conserved than restored I suppose.


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TRA LA LA esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
Sunday Fed-Ex delivery - how can you beat that? Back in November, CBCS ran their CRYSTAL CLEAR promo where you received a discount on grading if you submitted books already graded and slabbed by CGC or that "Other" company. So I rounded up 4 CGC slabs - 3 had cracks and 1 was in the "bad" slab) and 1 "Other" slab and sent them in at the end of November. I must admit that I was a little nervous about if the grades would change (as in go down), but took the gamble anyway. They came back today looking great in the new, much-improved CBCS slabs.

Is anyone interested in how the new grades compared to the old grades? Well 3 grades stayed the same, 1 grade went down, and one grade went up. Care to guess which one went down and which one went up?

Okay, here's the first slab with the before and after:





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TRA LA LA esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
Now some X-Men (naturally). I kind of hated to submit this one, because I liked the look of old CGC red label (that's really why I bought it in the first place). Same grade, but better page quality.





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TRA LA LA esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
The biggest surprise (the "Other" guys had this at 9.4 OW/W - and when I bought it, I took a long look at it and agreed with it).





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TRA LA LA esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
The disappointment - I should have had this pressed, as there is a faint fold line/light crease along the lower right part of the front cover. You can't win them all, and yet another check mark. The crack was very minor, but there were some scratches on the case too (and I didn't like how it scanned).





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TRA LA LA esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
This is the book that I worried about the most. Not only was it the most valuable, but it was in the CGC creep-engine "Frankenslab" when I bought it about a year and a half ago. I hoped that it wouldn't drop much, if at all, but you never know. In the end I sent it in because I wanted to save the book from potential damage from the "bad" case, even if it cost me a grade drop.





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TRA LA LA esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
Some observations:

1) The new cases are the best!
2) No foam pad between slabs again - was that only temporary, or maybe they ran out?
3) The X-Men #67 and SS #4 are thick slabs - they barely fit in the plastic sleeves - it was almost impossible to remove the slabs without damaging the sleeves.
4) Buy the book and not the label. If the book looks good to you, even though it is in the "wrong" label, and if you can get it for a fair price, it could be worth the risk.

With regards to Observation #3, I have switched from using Hot Flips CGC Standard Size Flip-N-Stick graded bags (way too tight for the new slabs) to BCW Graded Comic Book Bags that are 9" x 14" with resealable closure. Even the thicker slabs fit nicely in them (they are 2 mil Polypropylene and fairly cheap to buy).
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It was a one trick pony show but always hilarious. GAC private msg quote post Address this user
@esaravo Great books Ed!! Love the new slabs...they are the best slabs by far on the market right now. I sent about 10 books to re-holder just because of the new slabs.
Your books look awesome in there!!
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Gonna be a repeat customer soon!!
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Collector BrianGreensnips private msg quote post Address this user
@esaravo Love the colors on that FF 75. SS #4 is my favorite cover of all time. Great looking books.
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Beaten by boat oars Studley_Dudley private msg quote post Address this user
@esaravo awesome looking books, Ed! Were the X-Men books from a trade we did a while back?
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