Friday, January 4, 2013

Amazing Spider-Man #20!

I finally found a decent copy of Amazing Spider-Man #20 for a reasonable price.  It wasn't the 50% of guide I normally like to pay, but about 66% of guide.  It was listed on eBay, but did not describe it with a grade.  The pictures were good enough to give me an idea of what the book looked like.  I also contacted the seller to make sure the pin-up page in the back of the book was present, which it is.

I think I benefited a bit from the seller's main picture that was shown in the results.  It was a scan of the book in a plastic bag, and the bag had ripples in it, making it appear that the cover of the book itself has ripples in it.  Another picture, viewable once I viewed the details of the auction, showed the book outside of the plastic bag.

There is some spine wear and a crease on the cover that may have been there since it was new.  In general, the book has tanned some, but for the price it looks much better than the others I've been considering.  I'd say this is in VG+ condition.

Now I'm down to just six more books to complete my collection (up to #425):

1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 9.  I think #'s 5, 6 and 9 will cost me $250-$300 each.  It might be a while before I add another to my collection, but I'm happy to be down to the single digits to complete it.

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