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New To Your Collection #47941

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Pre-ordered this the day it went up for sale and it finally arrived yesterday.

The detail in person far surpasses the pics on Sideshow’s website. I’m going 1/4 scale from now on.
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Faded but got a decent deal. Great condition that aside.
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Finally picked up one of these! My favorite Venomized cover

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I always say you have to treat yourself too during the holidays. I've been a little busy...


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This week's round up.

Found this Dell Otto for under $20




Grabbed another San Diego Comiccon 2 from my honey hole




Picked up a print on demand Rags 1 to read since #1s are going for more than I'm willing to pay.




Michel Fiffe books to fulfill his Etsy and Patreon commitments. Good to see someone just go for it and do it their way:





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Thanks secret Santa / Hanukkah Harry! These are freaking sweet. Sorry for glare. I don’t have the best lighting / area for pics at home. But these are awesome and that spidey print is signed!





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Went to a comic book show today and was very disappointed about the selection.
Either the price or condition was out of range for me. These are lower condition than I'd normally want, but they only averaged $40 a piece. I guess that's not bad.

Journey Into Mystery #71 (Pence version)



Journey Into Mystery #81

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A few golden additions.... With A New "Exceptionally White" designation


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Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Super happy with how this came out. PGX to CGC conversion, and it looks amazing. Submitted 11/16/18, arrived today.




*Update*

Correction, it looks like Christmas on steroids! Another box of returns made their way home; submitted 11/16/18, arrived today.





























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@Frontier2Xterra ASM 430/431 are two of my favorite covers; awesome books.
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Forgive me father for I have sinned. I bought a yellow label. I have always had an aversion to signature books. I saw this one and enjoyed the art to overlook my pickiness.
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Arrived today:











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@BabaLament Are you pleased with how your CGC books came back? I was in the same boat as you with long TATs and I have another submission ready and am trying to decide if I want to give CBCS another chance or try CGC for the first time.
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I've been doing more DC lately, but couldn't help picking up some vintage Marvel too.


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@Gamecube2482

I'm extremely pleased; I didn't get a single book back with Newton Rings. Also, I submitted 11/16/18, and 30 of the 70 books came back 12/17/18. The other 40 moderns are graded & ship home Friday; with the holidays in between, I don't think I'll see them until 12/28/18, but I'm always willing to be pleasantly surprised. So yeah, a four to six week turn-around at CGC, instead of the twenty-three weeks I waited for CBCS before I got tired of waiting & requested the return of my books + refund. That's my opinion on the TAT aspect.

On grading, I still think CBCS is slightly more stringent/accurate, and the Verified Signature Program is a huge plus, for those books that are signed but not witnessed. Unfortunately I had a couple books witnessed by CBCS at a show, but as I was unwilling to out-wait the eternal TAT, they wound up on the green label instead.

On slab construction, I'm kinda torn. The new, post-Newton CGC cases are stout & obviously thicker than the CBCS cases. The plastic is also somewhat clearer than the CBCS case; but the downside to the CGC case that doesn't really come across in the photos is that is has what appears to me as a slight blue tint to the plastic. When comparing a raw to a slabbed of the same book at equivalent quality, it does throw the color off just enough to be noticeable.

Overall I'm satisfied with the quality of the grading and the product from both grading houses. I have my reservations with CBCS at this time, as noted at length elsewhere, so as long as I'm getting good product at prompt TAT from CGC, that's where my orders are going for the time being. I do prefer the slimmer CBCS cases, and apparently there is a new case CBCS is prototyping that I'm eager to see once rolled out. When that happens, and TAT's become consistent & reasonable, I'll consider putting in future orders.
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Building up the Teen Titan Keys!

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MAIL CALL!!!!

So these books were ones that I submitted back in July when I first got into graded books. This was well before I started looking into cleaning and pressing of books, so some of these I know would have been improved with a press...anyways, I'm happy. Here's what I got...


Happy with the 9.0 on the Apocalypse book...The A vs X Bradshaw Variant I certainly could have pressed into a higher grade due to non color breaking thumb bend at the top rear of the book.




The TMNT book is another that could have graded higher with a press. These were the free variants from NFCC a few years back and were certainly manhandled by volunteers there. I rolled the dice on the better looking of the two copies I had, they were close in condition. I might send the other one in after a press and see how much it improves. I'm happy with the Secret Wars and it being a Blue Galactus variant, which I didn't know about when sending it in...



How can I not be happy with the 9.8 on Deadpool? I loved this variant when it came out...and joined the Spawn club.



Not bad grades on a Lethal Protector (that's a red cover with bad lighting) from my childhood and again the Old Man Logan cover (which I really dig) could have helped with a press...



haha..I actually thought the Spider-Man would grade lower. This book is from my childhood, it's been camping with me, on day trips, car rides...it's had a rough life (as noted by the fold down center in the notes). This book was purely sent in to encapsulate what Spider-Man was to me as a kid and the cover that I associated with Spider-Man and really to preserve the memories attached to this book. It's literally worthless to anyone except for myself...and the other is a 7.0 First appearance of Alice Cooper, which I'm also glad to have back.

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This one came in the mail today. I used the 15% off ebay coupon last weekend and it got me in a little hot water with the wife. I found out that if your PayPal (I call it my Play Money account - it's pretty much only used by me for comics) balance doesn't cover the item's cost BEFORE the discount, the charge defaults to your credit card. So my wife gets an alert for the charge to our credit card for this comic, which she wasn't expecting. Thank goodness it's Christmas time. I ordered a few last minute presents and paid for them with my PayPal, and it's all good. Now I will know better for the next coupon.


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#48 is a little lower than I'd like but it looks good.
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Time to get caught up on the pull list. Just got through Old Man Logan and Old Man Hawkeye. I know #12 the last issue of OLH came out and I will have to make a trip up there tomorrow. Going for my huge Batman run next.
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@MR_SigS very nice Cap books!
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In the mail last night!!!
Thinking 8.5 to 9?? (1/8th tear above the 'V' in marvel)

My son (well I have them but once slabbed he can put them in his room on loan - only 11yrs old so they need protection!!) now has 1st Star Lord, 1st and 2nd Rocket, 1st Gamora, 1st Nebula, and 2nd Groot


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I couldn't very well let that 15% ebay coupon go to waste, could I???


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My $4.50 Ebay find of the evening - AQM 29 not great, but not too bad either it appears.


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@CatCovers That's a sweet book - love the cover art!
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More silver age ASM goodness. Closer and closer to a full 1st series set.




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Oh. And now this. First silverage red skull.


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