CGC Submission #3: I Never Make It Easy For Myself!

About a month and a half ago, I picked up copies of Miles Morales: Spider-Man #13, the first appearance of Billie Morales; Miles’ little sister.  I picked up two standard editions and one copy of each variant for slightly over cover price (the euro is slightly more than the U.S. dollar).  Now, I won’t take …

CGC Subscription Renewed: An Update

Back in late October of 2019, I finally decided to submit my second batch of comics to CGC.  On December 4th, I decided to login to my account and see if there was a status update on my submission.  To my astonishment, the first part of my submission showed that it was finalized and pending …

Silver Surfer #4: My Grail, My Disappointment

Silver Surfer #4 is my personal holy grail in comics collecting. I can’t remember where or when I first saw the image of this iconic comic book cover, but I can remember always wanting a copy.  In late 2013, towards the end of my first deployment to Afghanistan, I decided that I would finally purchase …

Finding Evil in Mannheim

Over Thanksgiving weekend this year, I finally visited the Paper Street Comic Book Company, a comic book shop in Mannheim, Germany that I’d been wanting to checkout since I arrived here.  Although it was supposed to be open, I had to wait an additional twenty minutes.  I was half tempted to just leave, but I …

CGC Subscription Renewed: What to Send In?

During my first ever subscription to CGC, I only sent in books that were intended for my permanent collection (PC).  The turnaround times took a lot longer than I anticipated because I decided to use CCS (CGS’s in-house pressing service), but I was actually happy with the overall results of the grades (see previous blog …

CGC: My First Submission

In August of 2018, I finally decided to try my hand at submitting some comics to CGC.  I remember drinking a few beers and talking to my daughter about registering and sending in some comics to be graded.  She talked me into it.  Although I only submitted seven comics during my entire one-year membership, I …

Flipping for a Cause: A Bargain Bin Hunter’s Story

In January of 2018, I made a resolution to make at least $2000 in eBay sales/profits before the end of the year in order to buy a decent copy of House of Secrets #92; the next book on my all-time grail list.  My selling strategy was two-fold: Sell as many dollar bin and cover price …

Create your website at WordPress.com
Get started