Friday, May 31, 2013

Silver Surfer #15

I bought a decent copy of Silver Surfer #15 from a board member at the Collectors Society site.  It was in a thread to help raise money for Oklahoma tornado victims, so it was no bargain, pretty cose to book value.

But, I needed this issue so I bought it.  He graded it VG+, but it seems nearly Fine to me.
Now I just need #1 and #4 to complete the short series.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Fantastic Four #51

I recently picked up a cheap copy of Fantastic Four #51 on eBay.

I's actually not in bad shape, but has a large store stamp on the front cover, as well as a couple price stamps.  I really don't mind "defects" like these since they were original to the book when the first owner bought it.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Fantastic Four #19

I think I've been too anxious to buy something lately.  I bought this Fantastic Four #19 on eBay based on one picture and not much of a description.  For the price, it was a good deal, but it's not quite in the shape I would have liked it to be.

I normally shy away from an auction if the picture or description isn't complete and clear.  The book has some pretty bad spine roll, not very noticeable on the front, but horribly noticeable on the back.  Spine roll is one of my pet peeves, and normally don't buy books with the defect.

Anyway, the cover really isn't in bad shape, but there are two rips from the spine, almost an inch long, that goes through all the pages.  But it's complete, presentable and readable.  I paid about half the book value of this issue in Good condition, so overall, I'm satisfied.  Not thrilled.  But satisfied.