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The Chase is on ...me for SA's and them for my loot!!!

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    exgi20 | Male | 58 years old | Michigan

""Old soldiers never die. They just fade away"."

Retired soldier, having the time of his life ressurrecting a childhood hobby.

February 2023




This week has been pretty good for me, as far as my establishing a collection I can be proud of.  But first things first. I entered  a couple of "chases" on Ebay.  For those who are not in the know, I just found out also recently.  A chase is where a seller will pick a certain amount of "lots", and sell only up to those amounts.  Contained in the lots, which are supposed to be blind draws, are gifts from the Gods. Avengers #1, Giant size X-men #1, Journey into Mystery #83...and so on and so on.  I knew the chances were slim for me to actually get anything from the big boys toys...but I entered anyway. I did a total of 4, from 2 different merchants, with different prices. The higher price chase...nothing but .  The lower chase, I actually got a Thor #127. Which is his second appearance in his now self titled series. And it actually is a pretty good book. I have included a picture of it below sans mylar. As I told my brethren in the forums about my entering.  I can only concur.....let the buyer beware.  But I play poker in the casino, so everynow and then I'll probably "feel" lucky and enter one.

 It's getting more and more fun, getting more comics for my miniscule colllection. I have been knee deep in SA's (especially Avengers), and I can see that I'm almost ready to link some together. I know it's a lofty goal, but I think It can be  done. I also am getting a kick out the ads. The "kick sand in my face bully" one, the seamonkey ads, and the 10,000 plastic soldiers for $1.99. I also have read my off, and I really enjoy the older books tremendously. That doesnt mean I won't read the modern era ones. I just have only one set of eyes.

 This week has been a real good one for me comics wise. I'm satisfied with my SA's and have even dipped my toe into the Golden Age and bought a book I had been watching for awhile.  I also added to my x-men CgC search.  I dont believe in indexing anything, until I have them in hand. So you will have to wait to next week to see what Golden Age goodie I was able to snag.

 I'm also looking to buy a digital camera this week, so I can put some better pictures up, so my brethren can help grade my comics. And for my last thought its about the Collectors Society.  Yes, I joined and my packet finally arrived. It came with CGC submission forms, and I think I have 2 that I wish to submit.  My raw X-men 108, and I think I want to submit my Avengers 59.  Well that's it for this blog time.  Unitl next time , peace.

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