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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.

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Wearing the postman's feet out!!!!

857 views • Sep 20, '10 • (1) Comment

 Hello all!!! Finally got a couple of days off of work.  And then it's back to the trenches for another long spell.  I took a few minutes to finally catalogue the comics I hadn't had time to do.  For those on my friends list...you can see I have put quite a few into my long boxes.  For those who aren't on my friends list...just hit the button...the more the merrier.

 Allright, onto the little corner of the comic book world that I am in.  I have been expanding my venues to get more silver, bronze and even golden age books.  I have utilized Metropolis comics, comic link, and even comic connect to get those back issues in my chase of back issue titles.  And of course Ebay is in the mix.  I think I have been doing ok in my pursuit of filling holes in my back issues. I have enclose pictures finally of Green Lantern #14 and of my Hero for Hire #1.  But also in the pic, is a gem I found online, and I couldn't believe my luck.  It's The Brave and the Bold #54.  It's Robin, Aqualad, and Kid Flash together for the first time. Yes, it's the first appearance of the Teen Titans. When I got it...I couldn't believe how vibrant the cover was.  I donned my gloves, took it out of the plastic...and was still very pleased.  The back is totally white...the only knock that I noticed was some blunting in the bottom corner...and the inside pages are ow/cream.  Very excited to send this in and get it graded.

 Speaking of grades, I have the results from sending in my first CgC submissions. I sent in 2 raw copies. They were X-men 108, and X-men 103.  When I graded the X-men 108 I thought I had a for sure 9.6, maybe a 9.8 because I tend to be a little hard when grading.  My official grade for 108 was a 9.2....not bad I thought.  My x-men 103 I had graded as a 9.0, but really expected an 8.5......to my surprise it graded a 9.6!!!! I think I took too much off for the cover...It didnt seem all that vibrant to me...but that issue is a funny colored cover anyway.

 I have been snapping up all the Hero for Hire/Power Man/Power Man and Iron Fist books I can.  Putting the best raw ones I can find for submitting for grading.  Pretty soon I will have them all.  Not all graded, lol, but a complete run. Just a little side note...I'm now at #8 currently for Hero for Hire competitve set.  I will be switching gears up though, and switching to filling alot of holes in my Avengers set.  I miss hunting for them, but you can only do so much at a time. On a side note...i think I did well with the way I packaged my comics for submission....might have been overkill...but I believe i did a good job.

 And just because it's on my mind...I have 5 books, that I wish to own and will hopefully have one by the end of the year.  1) Green Lantern #76 (cgc 7.5 or above), 2) Avengers #1 (cgc 3.0 or above), 3) Hulk #181 (cgc 8.0 or above), Showcase #22 (cgc 4.0 or above), and finally  5) X-men #94 (cgc 7.5 or above). Now I haven't become a cgc snob, lol, but if it's already graded I know what I am getting.

 Well, that's it for now.  Next time I will try to peek my head in more frequently to say hello. And one more additional note.  If you plan on submitting something, and want a question about how I packaged mine, I'll be more than happy to let you know.  Until next time , take care all.

                     

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