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