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Ahhhh, finding the grail

A 9.4 copy of Our Army at War #218. Heaven. As I continue to pursue the Bronze Age Our Army at War run, there have been a few surprises along the way. One is that - without question - this is going to a long and expensive process, as these books are proving tougher to find than I had anticipated. But the big discovery is, frankly, the simple thrill of finding certain books in certified high grade. Our Army at War #218 is a case in point. The 218 is one of the classic issues of this title. I

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Raw vs Certified... which way to go?

How do you build a better collection? After spending the past month scouring the usual sources for 9.4 CGC copies of Our Army at War, I have found about 8 and purchased 4 of them. Truthfully, I thought that there would have been more buying opportunities out there. I'm quite suprised that there aren't more slabbed 1975-1976 books on the market. Then, there are raw books purported to be in 9.4 - as we all know, few dealers grade as tighty as CGC, and since I live far from large shops and cons

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The Beginning of my Our Army at War Registry Set

War isn't Hell. Finding 9.4s is. When I started collecting war comics again seven years ago (after a nearly 20 year lay-off), I thought I'd be happy with a nearly complete, mid-grade set of bronze age books. Over time, however, and thanks largely to the advice and guidance of some very respected high grade collectors of this and other genres, I have been focussing on getting my books in higher and higher grade. I very recently made the decision to begin compiling a 9.4+ set of Our Army at War

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