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Collector GAC private msg quote post Address this user
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FYI: not my collection, just posting the story.
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Collector JLA555 private msg quote post Address this user
Sorry to hear that
Are the serial number listed somewhere
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FYI: not my collection, just posting the story.


Thanks for providing a link to this story here. It's horrible reading tragedies like this, but it looks like a wake-up call for collectors.

Given that this is the second recent storage fascility break-in targeting comics it should make collectors think twice about trusting their valued books to rented lockers like this. They're obviously not safe.

The story is also posted on the CGC board via Bleeding Cool link. The victim mentioned having some idea who may be responsible. He also relayed how this personal loss has financially devastated him. Fingers crossed that authorities apprehend the culprit(s).
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Collector doog private msg quote post Address this user
All of the rich comic book guys I know (which is all old time collectors, apparently.) generally have multiple storage units to house their addiction. But they have tons of crap mixed with the awesome so a thief would need luck or a giant truck. A strange but effective defense
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Collector JMR private msg quote post Address this user
Fingers crossed he recovers all his books. On a different note, wouldn’t it be a bit difficult to sell such rare high grade books? Only a big collector would dish out the cash for them, and even if he knew they were stolen he’d have to know they’d be difficult to resell without a huge risk of getting caught.
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Collector ThorneArt private msg quote post Address this user
You would need to crack and re-slab.
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Collector SpiderTim private msg quote post Address this user
I'd probably die if this happened to me.
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Collector Drogio private msg quote post Address this user
any nest egg in the form of collectibles or valuables needs to be insured, monitored and guarded.

I hope he's insured.
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Collector GAC private msg quote post Address this user
Even if they find the culprit(s) what are the chances this guy gets all his books back?

Able bodied thieves should be punished severely.
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Collector GAC private msg quote post Address this user
lol!! I just realized I spelled devastating wrong in the title...sorry guys!
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Collector JMR private msg quote post Address this user
If caught, the police should hand the guilty party over to a bunch of collectors and let them put a moldy poly bag on his head and beat him to death with slabbed 90s variants.
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Collector GAC private msg quote post Address this user
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If caught, the police should hand the guilty party over to a bunch of collectors and let them put a moldy poly bag on his head and beat him to death with slabbed 90s variants.


lol!!!!
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Collector Johnnylray private msg quote post Address this user
Here is a great read about stolen comics ...right in my own back yard of Newport RI...https://www.theverge.com/2015/7/22/8870089/texas-comic-book-heist-anthony-chiofalo-tadano
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If caught, the police should hand the guilty party over to a bunch of collectors and let them put a moldy poly bag on his head and beat him to death with slabbed 90s variants.


LOL! You are the thread winner!
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If caught, the police should hand the guilty party over to a bunch of collectors and let them put a moldy poly bag on his head and beat him to death with slabbed 90s variants.


I would hope with that kind of collection that he would have kept all of his comics cataloged by their CGC or CBCS #'s. That way tracking them all down will be easier. Hopefully the thief will be caught then given the SmackDown by collectors as suggested by JMR!
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Collector Praxis99 private msg quote post Address this user
It is unfortunate what happened to this person, however, they should not be using comic books as their "nest egg"!
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Collector Gaard private msg quote post Address this user
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It is unfortunate what happened to this person, however, they should not be using comic books as their "nest egg"!

Exactly! Baseball cards is the way to go.
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Collector Enelson private msg quote post Address this user
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It is unfortunate what happened to this person, however, they should not be using comic books as their "nest egg"!

Exactly! Baseball cards is the way to go.


I put it all in POGs and Beany babies back in 90...cashing out soon
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Collector Darkseid_of_town private msg quote post Address this user
hate hate hate that this happens but again with investment level books kept in a storage space. with that much on the line why on earth would someone not make the effort to get a safety depost for the higher end premiums .....
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Collector esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
If the egg was worth $1.4 million, that must be some nest. Hopefully he gets them all back safe and sound.
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Collector thelastbard private msg quote post Address this user
My wife and I just got a storage last week... My wife brought it up to me quickly, "you're not going to put any comics in there, are you?" Uhhhh.... no. "Stuff" is going in the storage, not anything of significant value. I can imagine if by some fluke we defaulted on our storage and it went up for auction. I'd stick a random Diamond box in there and some bidder would think, "oh shit, this guy is a collector," and bit up the unit... They'd go through it and find a LOT of worthless stuff. Poor bastards...

I understand huge collections need to be stored someplace. To know where a collection that huge is housed requires inside information or... someone with a clue noticing someone moving the books in and out. Hell, when I move, I'm even paranoid how I move my collection. I tend to do it at night (the unload to new location anyway - I even tend to do it myself... my "penance," I call it), and if someone is paying too much attention to what I'm doing, I just work on something else. Never park the truck so the contents are super visible... that kind of stuff.

This in no way puts the blame on the collector. STORAGE shouldn't be "store at your own risk."

There's a special place in hell for thieves like that.
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