Saturday, December 10, 2016

Amazing Spider-Man #9 - Electro

Today I received my Chrstimas gift in the mail: Amazing Spider-Man #9 that I bought on Ebay.  It's about G/VG, and I paid just under guide for it, although I think Overstreet might be low on this issue based on what I'm seeing on Ebay.

It's tough to find a lower grade book of this issue that still has some decent eye appeal, is complete, and not held together with tape.  This issue is exactly the type of low grade book I look for.

With the addition of this book, I am down to needing just three issues: 1, 3 and 6.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Upgrading My Amazing Spider-Man #34

When I have a too much free time, I end up on Ebay and the CGC message boards.  About a week ago I was on the CGC site and came across a decent upgrade to my Amazing Spider-Man #34, which I've wanted to upgrade for a long time.  I haven't wanted to pay $50+, so I was happy to find this was one $30 shipped.

As you can see, it's a nice upgrade to my old copy, which I'll probably sell on Ebay.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Another Silver Batman

I haven't done much collecting at all, including Star Wars or baseball autographs, but today I decided to take a trip over to Cedar Cliff Collectibles in Eagan, MN and picked up a decent copy of Batman #158.

I paid a little more than half of Overstreet, so it wasn't a huge bargain, but a reasonable price.

I also picked up a copy of Marvel Star Wars #'s 1 and 3 for a good price as well.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

An Upgrade to my Amazing Spider-Man #17

Today I received a comic I bought from  It's the Amazing Spider-Man #17 which contains the second appearance of the Green Goblin. listed the grade on this as Good.  I looked at the picture online and was really surprised that it wasn't graded higher.  I checked several times that the picture was the actual comic, and not a stock photo.  There are no creases on the cover, no pieces missing, no writing (other than a date written on the back cover).

So, I bought it to upgrade my existing copy, which I think is graded as Good.  I actually expected to get a different comic in the picture, assuming they had made a mistake with the image, or that there would be some flaws in the interior that would lower the grade.

But, I'm REALLY happy with this book.  Even though I really don't know much about grading, I think this would be VG or possibly even Fine.  The interior pages are one shade worse than off-white, but certainly aren't brittle.

Now I need to check their site for more books I need!

I am going to sell my old copy to help fund this one.  I've included a scan of each for comparison.