Tag Big B Comics

Looking Ahead

Happy New Year everyone. I wish you all health and happiness and some great comic book finds (which go a long way to making the first two wishes realized). I tried to crystal ball this upcoming year when it comes…

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2021, Who Knew`1`

It was quite the year, 2021. This stubborn pandemic did not go away, not at all. We fought on though, finding things that helped us push through. One of those things apparently was collecting comic books as the year 2021…

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Blame Old Saint Nic

Today was my Slava for Sveti Nikola, (Saint Nicholas), my family’s patron saint. With all that is going on, we played it cautiously and held a very small family gathering with my side on Saturday and entertained only my wife’s…

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Edward Scissorhands

A couple of weeks ago the gentleman listing his incomplete books on our eBay auctions dropped a bombshell on me when he said “I think I still have the clippings”. Amazing! I asked him if he could bring them in…

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Reprints

Last week I sold a guy some early 1980s Marvel Tales reprints. I got $20 for a nice crisp copy of Marvel Tales #152 from June 1983; the book features the reprint of Amazing Spider-Man (ASM) #14 which famously features…

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Econ 101

I was talking comics with a pal last week and we were both marvelling at what seems to be the endless demand generating record prices for items we both thought were forever doomed because of their bottomless supply. Books like…

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The Time is Now

A day late but hey, you can’t rush greatness… This week Chris and Walt let the cat out of the bag and talk DC’s rising stock in the back issue markets. Please let us know what you thought of the…

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I’m Missing Page 12

There were some strong responses to last week’s post, I’ve even received a few emails and had guys bring up the subject when chatting with me at the shop. Our eBay auction results this week only reinforce the growing demand…

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Am I Missing Something?

Lately, we’ve been selling a lot of raw incomplete comic books through our eBay auctions. Over the past two weeks, we sold copies of Amazing Spider-Man #2 and #3 both missing ad pages and both around the 3.0 Qualified grade.…

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Ups and Downs

I’ve been dealing in a lot of books lately, both CGC and raw copies and so I’ve been jumping onto GPA quite a bit to read the tea leaves. One big trend I have noticed is the lack of a…

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What’s Next For CGC?

A couple of weeks ago I got this CGC solicitation that had Robert Downey Jr. doing a private mail-in signing for the CGC Signature Series. Proceeds were going to his FootPrint Coalition charity that promotes environmental sustainability. The signing fee…

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Sell High!

Back in the spring of 2021, I was having a real tough time buying comics! My ICE site went from around 600 CGC books in inventory to somewhere near 170 at the height of the madness to buy graded comics.…

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Long Weekend Delay

Our fearless editor Scott always tells me to have one or two columns in the bag but I just can’t seem to get there. I think it’s the pressure I like or maybe it’s something closer to what Scott says…

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