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GAME: Census Highlander!11818

COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!

With the launch of CBCS’ new census I thought it’d be a new way to show off our collections. Let’s post pics of books in our collections that are the only copy of that book in the Census!

I’m at work right now so I can’ do a deep dive myself but here’s one!

Shi: Way of the Warrior #1 Boudoir Metal Edition

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Here’s mine. It’s Wonder Woman 750 Artgerm Collectibles Virgin variant. It’s only an 8.0, but that was my bad because I didn’t check the back cover before I submitted it and it has some color breaking impacts.


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Let’s post pics of books in our collections that are the only copy of that book in the Census!


I'm not sure I understand. Wouldn't the "only" copy suggest drek, or if its a hot book, odds are it won't stay the "only" copy in the census for long?

Or am I reading that wrong?

EDIT: I didn't account for the scarcer Golden & Atomic Age books, or rarities.
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THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!


What if there are only 2 and both are mine?
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Let’s post pics of books in our collections that are the only copy of that book in the Census!


I'm not sure I understand. Wouldn't the "only" copy suggest drek, or if its a hot book, odds are it won't stay the "only" copy in the census for long?

Or am I reading that wrong?
Not every game is for everyone
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Let’s post pics of books in our collections that are the only copy of that book in the Census!


I'm not sure I understand. Wouldn't the "only" copy suggest drek, or if its a hot book, odds are it won't stay the "only" copy in the census for long?

Or am I reading that wrong?


There's always that one person!!!

LOL

Just kidding @Siggy. The temptation was too hard to resist with a setup like that. But seriously, one man's drek is another man's treasure. That's the joy of our hobby, there is no wrong way to collect!!
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Ka-Zar (1998) #19 and #20.

Not only are they only 9.8 issues on the census, they're the "ONLY" Ka-Zar #19 and #20 on the census!






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I can't help it, I can't curb my enthusiasm. Here are two sets of Highest graded:

For WildC.A.T.S: Covert Action Teams #1, here is the Single Highest Graded Gold plus the ONLY 9.9 (and Highest Graded) direct editions.



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Collector agamoto private msg quote post Address this user
Mine is a signed VSP, so looks like I'm on top with this one:



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On the VSP/ASP, there is another 9.4, BUT, it is Restored. So, this is the Single Highest UnRestored Signed by Dave Cockrum in Census!


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Let’s post pics of books in our collections that are the only copy of that book in the Census!


I'm not sure I understand. Wouldn't the "only" copy suggest drek, or if its a hot book, odds are it won't stay the "only" copy in the census for long?

Or am I reading that wrong?


I was thinking the same thing.

I have one: Avengers 17 signed by Stan Lee at 3.5.

My guess is not many would take a book I’m such crappy condition AND get Stan to sign it.

I’ll wear it as a badge of honor!
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
I was a little surprised that there’s only one of these

Miracleman by Gaiman & Buckingham #2 - Frank Cho variant

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One thing about this new census that is already driving me crazy... Not being able to middle click a link and have it open in a new tab. Grrr.

Looks like I'm on top in the census with these as well and that's it.





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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
Not at all surprised about this one lol

Punisher (1998) #1

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Collector GAC private msg quote post Address this user
There is a grand total of 3 in the population....mine is the highest and it's the only VSP.


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Collector Darkseid_of_town private msg quote post Address this user
The incredible hulk 108 sent for me by Steve at Christmas is the only 7.0 copy of the book and the 7th highest graded...my only claim to fame so far
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TRA LA LA esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
I think this has changed a little from what Jon envisioned. So I will go with the flow. This is the highest graded of 9 copies on the CBCS Census.


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TRA LA LA esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
This is the only issue of this comic on the CBCS Census.


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I think this has changed a little from what Jon envisioned
Yeah, I had wanted to see examples of the ONLY example of a book in the census but I guess people are going with Only one of a certain grade or highest graded
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TRA LA LA esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
This is the only issue of this comic on the CBCS Census, and there are 4 in this grade on the CGC Census with none higher.


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These for sure. I'm one of the few dumbasses who sends in IDW Transformers books.
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Collector xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
None of my books are rare or awesome enough to be the lone comic or even the 'single highest'. I have a few ties.

I did send in the lowest graded JLA #4 in the census, so I've got that going for me, which is nice.
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TRA LA LA esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
This is the only issue of this comic on the CBCS Census.


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TRA LA LA esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
This is the only issue of this comic on the CBCS Census.


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I think this has changed a little from what Jon envisioned
Yeah, I had wanted to see examples of the ONLY example of a book in the census but I guess people are going with Only one of a certain grade or highest graded


Ooops! I didn't realize that you were going for Only graded example. I totally got the Highlander / There can be only one reference. But then in my irrational exuberance, I read HIGH into Highlander and errantly thought you were making a double entendre...My bad as you clearly spelled it out but i clearly didn't read your spelling. So, in that light....

ONLY Graded Example of -


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Originally Posted by dielinfinite
Let’s post pics of books in our collections that are the only copy of that book in the Census!


I'm not sure I understand. Wouldn't the "only" copy suggest drek, or if its a hot book, odds are it won't stay the "only" copy in the census for long?

Or am I reading that wrong?
Not every game is for everyone

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Originally Posted by Siggy
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Originally Posted by dielinfinite
Let’s post pics of books in our collections that are the only copy of that book in the Census!


I'm not sure I understand. Wouldn't the "only" copy suggest drek, or if its a hot book, odds are it won't stay the "only" copy in the census for long?

Or am I reading that wrong?


There's always that one person!!!

LOL

Just kidding @Siggy. The temptation was too hard to resist with a setup like that. But seriously, one man's drek is another man's treasure. That's the joy of our hobby, there is no wrong way to collect!!


It wasn't my intent to ruffle feathers, and I wasn't specifying any one person's book. And I did say "drek" OR "hot book"

The way I read it, it just seems like a person's post could be "disqualified" 30 seconds after it's posted if another book pops up on the census. A viewer sees the post, checks the census, sees 2 books, and wonders what the "rules" are.

I was just looking for clarification if I was missing something.
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ONLY "Manufacturing Error" graded copy.


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Moderator Jesse_O private msg quote post Address this user
@Siggy no worries. My feathers weren't too ruffled, but I couldn't resist the urge to make a Highlander comment!! But as far as drek or hot books goes, I'm sure you've already seen examples of books posted here that are neither. And once @earthshaker01 gets wind of this thread, I'm sure there will be more examples that most collectors would never consider drek or hot.

Edit, btw, I am a Highlander nerd!!! I LOVED the original movie and I enjoyed the sequels and the tv series.
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OGE (Only Graded Example)


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