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