George Perez

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Like all of my off to see the Wizard entries this is showing my submissions to CGC. Raw pictures, updates as I receive them, and final pictures ( well hopefully as with some of the others there were times they had to make return trips. [Which were also posted])

So when they announced they would be doing one last signing with George Perez, I knew I had to send some of my books. The problem was narrowing down which I would send. 

Here are the ones I selected to send and they are all getting the George Perez Labels as well. 

Batman #442 Double Cover !

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I am sending in Two  Millennium Edition Crisis on Infinite Earths #1 Chromium Cover  ( really fought myself between these or the original, but figured many other would go with the other and I can find one of those later) 

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A Final Crisis Legion of 3 Worlds Retailer Edition. 

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Superman Wedding Album Standard Cover DC Universe Logo Edition  that I had signed by John Byrne. 

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and Superman The Wedding Album Gold RRP Edition! ( really hope they keep this one in the bag backwards as is and he signs the back in gold to match. )20220202_165016.thumb.jpg.b7f47add2490230da1df4b9af0212d3c.jpg20220202_165030.thumb.jpg.8f9ec913825e51b55dfad8bade2203fd.jpg20220202_165053.thumb.jpg.a346e89a6235a469b6e479977f5d4fb1.jpg

And finally another Superman Wedding Album Gold RRP Edition.  This one was previously graded a CGC 9.6 . I also have the same request as the other. (Sign back in gold) 

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They were all packaged up and marked for the signings ( as you can see I also sent some Terry Austin books in as well . That will be another entry later.)

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When did your package arrive at USPS before they picked up your package?

My package was arrived on 1/28 at USPS but they haven't picked them up.  It bothers me.

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My postal acceptance reciept (when I mailed it to them ) was 1/19/21. By the tracking it arrived on 1/21/22. There were no updates until today when it showed up in the system . About an hour later I received an email and 2 minutes later was charged for the CCS . 

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I sent 2 books to CGC via UPS for George Perez’s signature on JAN 27th.

JLA/Avengers #3

Avengers/JLA #4

Interstate shipping wasn’t even necessary. It was from Jacksonville, Florida to Sarasota, Florida. I anticipated and the Manager at the local UPS agreed that the package would be delivered the next day. I didn’t expect a problem meeting CGC’s January 31st deadline.

As of today, nothing and the UPS Manager opened an “investigation” on my behalf because the last known location of the shipment was on Friday, January 28th at the UPS processing facility in Sarasota.

The local UPS Manager has been very helpful and kind but I’m sick about it. At this point, I just hope that UPS recovers the books undamaged. I’m very sad that even if UPS recovers the books, CGC will just say, “too bad it’s too late.” It’s terrible because of the unfortunate circumstances and special nature of George Perez’s in-house signing.

I suspect theft. CGC should really consider an alias name and address for receiving shipments. CGC’s name and the artist’s initials on the box are a dead give away to anyone in the know that the contents are comics for signature/grading.

I wonder if CGC will accept the books if UPS pulls a miracle and find them? If not, will CGC refund or credit my $202?

If I ever do this again, I’m driving the 3 to 4 hours to Sarasota and delivering the books myself.

The George Perez aspect is really bothering me. The news of his health was so sad, I grew up admiring his work, and I was in awe at how cool he is to say that he wanted this opportunity to connect with his fans.

Totally down today.

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On 2/3/2022 at 2:16 PM, Slade Wilson said:

I sent 2 books to CGC via UPS for George Perez’s signature on JAN 27th.

JLA/Avengers #3

Avengers/JLA #4

Interstate shipping wasn’t even necessary. It was from Jacksonville, Florida to Sarasota, Florida. I anticipated and the Manager at the local UPS agreed that the package would be delivered the next day. I didn’t expect a problem meeting CGC’s January 31st deadline.

As of today, nothing and the UPS Manager opened an “investigation” on my behalf because the last known location of the shipment was on Friday, January 28th at the UPS processing facility in Sarasota.

The local UPS Manager has been very helpful and kind but I’m sick about it. At this point, I just hope that UPS recovers the books undamaged. I’m very sad that even if UPS recovers the books, CGC will just say, “too bad it’s too late.” It’s terrible because of the unfortunate circumstances and special nature of George Perez’s in-house signing.

I suspect theft. CGC should really consider an alias name and address for receiving shipments. CGC’s name and the artist’s initials on the box are a dead give away to anyone in the know that the contents are comics for signature/grading.

I wonder if CGC will accept the books if UPS pulls a miracle and find them? If not, will CGC refund or credit my $202?

If I ever do this again, I’m driving the 3 to 4 hours to Sarasota and delivering the books myself.

The George Perez aspect is really bothering me. The news of his health was so sad, I grew up admiring his work, and I was in awe at how cool he is to say that he wanted this opportunity to connect with his fans.

Totally down today.

 

Sorry to hear this. It definitely is very unfortunate.  CGC may still accept them if they make it before the signing, but that will solely be up to their discretion. They shouldn't have to refund or credit you as they do not charge until it hits certain stages. If you opt for press then once they are checked in they charge you for the pressing.  Once it makes it back from CCS to CGC then you are charged the grading. 

Good luck!

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Thank you for your reply! Really thanks. Maybe there’s hope that UPS will find my books. I feel a little bit better knowing that there’s a chance that CGC might still accept them. I’ll raise a drink to you tonight when I’m having a few or more! 🥃

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On 2/3/2022 at 2:50 PM, Slade Wilson said:

Thank you for your reply! Really thanks. Maybe there’s hope that UPS will find my books. I feel a little bit better knowing that there’s a chance that CGC might still accept them. I’ll raise a drink to you tonight when I’m having a few or more! 🥃

You are welcome and welcome to the boards. 

Also this is actually a post inside of my journal here on the boards. Not a regular post you see in other general areas. Not that it matters to me . I am always open to more posts . I use the journal to document my submissions as well as share them with other members.  It helps me keep track of what I have sent. 

I hope they do get this sorted out for you. (Both UPS and CGC. )

Definitely enjoy the drinks and good luck!

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FYI, CGC has my books.  No thanks to USPS for failing to update the status.

I sent four cool books for George Perez (hopefully he will live longer):  New Teen Titans #1, Tales of Teen Titans #44, DC Comics Presents #61 (I am the original owner and it has 9.8 candidate) and Crisis on Infinite Earth #7 (Death of Supergirl).

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On 2/3/2022 at 4:29 PM, JollyComics said:

FYI, CGC has my books.  No thanks to USPS for failing to update the status.

I sent four cool books for George Perez (hopefully he will live longer):  New Teen Titans #1, Tales of Teen Titans #44, DC Comics Presents #61 (I am the original owner and it has 9.8 candidate) and Crisis on Infinite Earth #7 (Death of Supergirl).

Glad they do have your books  . I am sure with this signing there were even more of a flood than most, due to the circumstances.

Which has only furthered the overload they have been trying to dig out of , at the same time I am very glad they are doing this and the labels as they go to help. 

   My heart goes out to the Perez family.  

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On 2/3/2022 at 4:35 PM, onlyweaknesskryptonite said:

Glad they do have your books  . I am sure with this signing there were even more of a flood than most, due to the circumstances.

Which has only furthered the overload they have been trying to dig out of , at the same time I am very glad they are doing this and the labels as they go to help. 

   My heart goes out to the Perez family.  

Me too.  I met him at Chicago Wizard World more than ten years ago.  He signed my two books while CGC rep witnessed.  George's assistant was going to ask for $50. I had cash in my pocket and reached for it but George declined. His assistant was surprised. I told I was happy to pay him.  His reaction was his sprinkled eyes and smile. His hand gesture was "swoosh away" to me.  I walked away and looked back at him. He smiled again.  I won't forget his generous gesture and he knew I am deaf.  

I always admire his panoramic wrap arts with deep details.  He is a modern El Greco.  Don't forget that he is the most nicest person I ever met.  I pray for him and his wife.

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I had to contact customer services as on the bill they charged me for all of them to have George Perez Labels, but none of the Qualified book received them. They resolved that within a matter of minutes.

 

1st book.

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this one has Newton Rings right on Superman's crotch.

(Geez wait till the honeymoon!)

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Superman: Wedding Album #1 RRP Edition 227/250

Came back a CGC 9.2. Also has some really Bad Newton Rings all over the "S" on the cover.:wavingwhiteflag:

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This one will probably make a trip to Joey to be fixed from CCS they didn't do a good job at pressing this one, although I am considering sending it back for them to reholder on their dime for the issues before I send it in through Joey.

  ( They need to keep paying for these mistake so they hopefully will fix them.)

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Superman: Wedding Album #1 RRP Edition 202/250.

as you saw above this one was originally a CGC 9.6 and after them handling it pressing and cleaning it , came back a CGC 9.6, but now with Newton Rings down the right side of the front.:cry:

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Batman #442 Double Cover.

or so I thought... ( This one was an ebay pickup less than a week before the deadline and I rushed to get it in) 

My mistake. Unlike the Superman #1 double cover I believe CGC 100% on this one. When I look back at my Raw pictures as well as examine the graded book in hand both front edges of 1 cover are shorter then the underlying cover as well as some issues around that bottom staple. 

 got the Qualified 1st cover Married.:facepalm: (outer 9.2) interior cover 9.4

(Also has some Newton Ring streaks through Robin and up by Logo.)

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last !

 Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds #1 Retailer Incentive Edition.

this one got a CGC 9.6 . it too has some small Newton Rings, the biggest issue is that CCS doesn't look like they touched this book. I actually believe it picked up a few more NCB ticks. :facepalm:  

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On 6/30/2022 at 6:21 PM, onlyweaknesskryptonite said:

with the way both of these last in house signings have gone , I have cancelled my auto renew and will not be a paid member anymore. I will not be submitting anymore until they get this chit show together. 

They are certainly making a lot of mistakes!  Again, sorry you are experiencing all this aggravation!

This one is pretty sweet though!

On 6/30/2022 at 5:53 PM, onlyweaknesskryptonite said:

got a CGC 9.8 and the Perez Label! 

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Congrats on this one!  And this one!

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WOW!

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On 6/30/2022 at 7:12 PM, Iconic1s said:

They are certainly making a lot of mistakes!  Again, sorry you are experiencing all this aggravation!

This one is pretty sweet though!

Congrats on this one!  And this one!

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WOW!

Thank you. Really wish they would get the issues under control.  

I agree those definitely are sweet. :cloud9:

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