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Cool books that hit my grading desk.........9890

CBCS President & Comic Cover Connoisseur sborock private msg quote post Address this user
Weekend grading!

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Collector Byrdibyrd private msg quote post Address this user
I really appreciate the weekend work. At least you have amazing books like this to keep things interesting!
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CBCS President & Comic Cover Connoisseur sborock private msg quote post Address this user
@Byrdibyrd Thanks! It really is a labor of love. Would not be doing this otherwise....
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It was a one trick pony show but always hilarious. GAC private msg quote post Address this user
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@KYDU I saw the MH/Church Copy before he put it away for good in 1998.
It is a beauty to behold!


@sborock would it be fair to say that if that book was to get graded would it likely become the highest graded AC1 book out there?
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CBCS President & Comic Cover Connoisseur sborock private msg quote post Address this user
@GAC Yes, by far...
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Collector Byrdibyrd private msg quote post Address this user
@sborock These are some crazy times, aren't they? I'm wishing all the best for everyone!!
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CBCS President & Comic Cover Connoisseur sborock private msg quote post Address this user
@Byrdibyrd So am I!
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Maybe they just like me better. Nah, that's not it. BPaxson002 private msg quote post Address this user
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That's at least the second Action 1 that's been in this thread. Not bad considering there are only thought to be 100 or so still in existence.
really? But I suppose comics were produced in the thousands back then rather than tens or hundreds of thousands like more recent books.

Actually comics were selling in much higher numbers of each single issue than today.


There was much more shelf space (or spinner rack space) out there then than there is today. I would also bet the per unit printing cost was much lower than it is today. Add to the fact the price was .10 (2.00 today), price per unit is much cheaper. So print runs were much larger.
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CBCS President & Comic Cover Connoisseur sborock private msg quote post Address this user
@BPaxson002 There was more room on the newstand because so many more people read comic books back then.
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Maybe they just like me better. Nah, that's not it. BPaxson002 private msg quote post Address this user
@sborock

I was thinking there being more shelf space because there was more sites willing to carry comics back then than there are today. Drugstores, newsstands, barber shops, simple subscriptions outmatched what comic shops carry today. Distribution was simpler and those comics that did not sell were mutileted and tossed in the trash (or sold under the table).
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@sborock

I was thinking there being more shelf space because there was more sites willing to carry comics back then than there are today. Drugstores, newsstands, barber shops, simple subscriptions outmatched what comic shops carry today. Distribution was simpler and those comics that did not sell were mutileted and tossed in the trash (or sold under the table).

I easily see both. Like you said, I remember when I first started in the early-mid 80's. Comic books were everywhere I went. Gas stations, drug stores, etc. At the same time, more people read comics then. Today, most kids don't read comics on a regular basis. The average reader is between the age of 30 and 50.
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@Puckster

That was before the big distributor collapse caused by Marvel buying up Heroes World. Books were still being sent to regular magazine distributors were still sending a significant amount of books to book stores and the like. But that, for the most part, ended when marvel wanted to control all their books.
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CBCS President & Comic Cover Connoisseur sborock private msg quote post Address this user
There was no TV, kids read lots of comics. The distribution back in the 1940's was gigantic. We have not come close since.
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There was no TV, kids read lots of comics. The distribution back in the 1940's was gigantic. We have not come close since.


But they listened to the radio.

and ate lots of Ovaltine.

Lots and Lots of Ovaltine.
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@KYDU I saw the MH/Church Copy before he put it away for good in 1998.
It is a beauty to behold!


@sborock Well maybe your “Dentist” will post a scan one day and hopefully you got to see his Tec 27.

You should really reach out to him and offer to grade those books for free (would be amazing for CBCS) even if he doesn’t slab them in the end. That’s a documentary waiting to happen.
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PEDIGREED... Again! martymann private msg quote post Address this user
Buying comics off the newsstand between 1942 through 1954 was truly a wonderful experience.
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@KYDU I saw the MH/Church Copy before he put it away for good in 1998.
It is a beauty to behold!


@sborock Well maybe your “Dentist” will post a scan one day and hopefully you got to see his Tec 27.

You should really reach out to him and offer to grade those books for free (would be amazing for CBCS) even if he doesn’t slab them in the end. That’s a documentary waiting to happen.


Probably never going to happen....
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Have I told you about the time I dropped off 3,000 comics at SDCC? Scifinator private msg quote post Address this user
@SBorock - Hoping that no comics, cool or otherwise, cross your desk tomorrow.

May you and the rest of the CBCS grading team have a great Thanksgiving!
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It was a one trick pony show but always hilarious. GAC private msg quote post Address this user
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@GAC Yes, by far...


Wow! So its probably true then that the Church AC1 is the best example of that book....there is no better copy in existence.

If that's true, then the sky is the limit on the value of that book.
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Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
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@SBorock - Hoping that no comics, cool or otherwise, cross your desk tomorrow.


Nobody wants cranberry and gravy stains on their Golden Age treasures.
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Have I told you about the time I dropped off 3,000 comics at SDCC? Scifinator private msg quote post Address this user
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@SBorock - Hoping that no comics, cool or otherwise, cross your desk tomorrow.


Nobody wants cranberry and gravy stains on their Golden Age treasures.
@EbayMafia that would be the other guys style.
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Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
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@SBorock - Hoping that no comics, cool or otherwise, cross your desk tomorrow.


Nobody wants cranberry and gravy stains on their Golden Age treasures.
@EbayMafia that would be the other guys style.

Those goyim stain with ham and mayonnaise sandwiches I hear.
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CBCS President & Comic Cover Connoisseur sborock private msg quote post Address this user
This hard to find in high grade classic hit my desk! Super sweet!

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Collector Caffeine_Kid private msg quote post Address this user
Nice! This cover has a bit of everything: bondage, torture, racism. Cool 😎
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Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
"2nd Version of Sensational New Game" lol.
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Collector Byrdibyrd private msg quote post Address this user
Stunning Biro cover! WOW!!!
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CBCS President & Comic Cover Connoisseur sborock private msg quote post Address this user
Some nice mid grade keys hit my desk....

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CBCS President & Comic Cover Connoisseur sborock private msg quote post Address this user
This super high grade copy just hit my desk!

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Collector Byrdibyrd private msg quote post Address this user
That is beautiful! One of my favourite covers by John Buscema.
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Collector Terry88 private msg quote post Address this user
Easily top 5 covers of all time.
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