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Flea Market finds!!

  • bigbillguts | Male | 41 years old | Auburn, NY

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Flea Market finds!!

818 views • Feb 6, '18 • (2) Comments

Another wintry week, another trip to the flea market.  The cold weather tends to keep the attendance lower for the flea market, including sellers.  Over the last few weeks here in upstate New York, there were weeks that I showed up to the flea market to find 8 vendors where there are normally about 50- makes it a lot harder to find a decent comic!

I was in luck this Sunday, howerver- one of the regulars had a newly replenished stock of bulk comics- $1 and $2 bins.  Looking through, I was able to find a few more Punisher vol2 issues that I needed, plus a couple of ASM vol1 and Uncanny X-Men vol 1 issues I needed to fill out my run.

The hidden treasure of the week was Defenders vol1 # 28-1st full appearance of Starhawk.  The book looks like it had been folded in half, but not creased.  I am not totally sure that this one would be worth getting pressed and graded, but I am seeing the fold disappear after just a few days of resting it under some weight!  Totally happy to have scooped it up out of a $2 bin!

With the weather the way it is, I am going to need to start looking around in other places for hidden comic treasure.  In the coming months, the regional comic conventions will all be taking place!  I like to attend the smaller shows, but I have only dabbled to this point in buying from the 'pros'...

Anyone actually attend cons to buy books?  Any tips on how to find a good deal?  

  • Aug 7, '18 by CarlM's avatar CarlM
  • I was also able to find 10 good pics at a local flea market. then two weeks later I went to the comic store and picked up an 8pack bundle only to find that I was entitled to another 8 pack bundle at the register
    • Aug 7, '18 by bigbillguts's avatar bigbillguts
    • Very nice! I think I am in it half for the treasure hunting feeling!!!
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