Tag Archives: CGC

Buying My Grail – Amazing Fantasy #15

Grail Comic (noun): An elusive comic book that holds significant personal meaning and value for the seeker.  Usually one that has been sought for an extended period of time;  due to rarity, expense relative to the means of the seeker, … Continue reading

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To Slab or Not to Slab Part 3 – Small Details Can Make Big Difference

In part two of  To Slab or Not to Slab we discussed the consequences of my admitted inability to accurately determine the grade of certain back issues. Since I don’t do this full-time, I try to rely on knowledge gained … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: To Slab or Not to Slab Part 2 – CGC at Cons

When Bob and I discussed the “To Slab or Not To Slab…” article last month, we listed some reasons as to why you would want to get something slabbed. Last month I attended the Wizard World Chicago show and brought … Continue reading

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To Slab or Not to Slab…

 There are great reasons to slab a comic (slabbing is slang for getting a comic professionally graded and encased in an un-openable hard plastic shell from CGC, PGX, or CBCS).  We’ll do a subsequent blog talking about the merits of … Continue reading

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Storing Your Comics: Bags & Boards & Boxes….Oh, My!!

Some collectors have a lot of angst about storing their comics.  What are the right bags and boards to buy?   What about boxes?  You’ve heard about Mylar, do you really need to use it to keep your comics collection from … Continue reading

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CGC Slab-Busters – X-Men #14

I have mixed feelings about CGC.  I can understand that they have a place in the hobby.  For super-high-grade comics they’re fairly essential, it’s nice to have a 3rd part verify that something is a 9.8 instead of someone just … Continue reading

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Comics Collecting for Fun and/or Profit

In the last 6 months since stories about my collection have been circulating around the internet I get contacted by some different press/media outlet every couple of weeks that want to ask about my collection.  I’m fascinated by the emphasis … Continue reading

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