Adventures of Superman 500 Collector’s Edition Sealed Case

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Iconic1s

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I am pretty happy about picking this up and am now trying to decide what to do with it!  This is another item like The Beast that I acquired 'in the meantime' but that I think also deserves its own entry.

One of these had popped up on the CGC Forums, and also on eBay a couple months ago.  I can't recall exactly what that one sold for but do remember it being above what I ended up paying for this one (I think it was around a hundred dollars).  I had a little regret for not trying to get in on that one but actually thought it would have gone for even more than what it did so I didn’t bother.  That particular one also had moved with the owner seven times and was pretty worn from all of the travel, which also made it easy to pass up.

After that, I wasn't necessarily looking for one of these but then the one this entry is about popped up on eBay recently with the following description…

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I thought this description was pretty promising but I didn’t get my heart set on it... I also didn't forget about it either though.  Then, when the evening rolled around that it was ending, my Wife and I were grocery shopping at Wal-Mart.  I decided to take a look at the listing and it was at $25.00 with less than an hour left.  I decided to throw in a bid knowing I wouldn’t be able to watch it end.  My bid drove it up initially to $26.00 and I was winning!  I went about my business… checking later, it ended up there were a couple of last minute bids but I ultimately ended up winning this for $30.00 + $30.00 shipping!  Not bad for 125 books!

My thought had always been that if I ever had one of these it would be something that I kept around as a cool conversation piece… I mean, who doesn’t want a sealed case of Adventures of Superman 500 Collector’s Editions sitting around their comic room!

Anyways, now that I gaze upon this box the possibilities flood my mind… I could…

1) Do as I had planned and let this bad boy hang around and spend some time with my other collectibles and just be cool, or

2) I could open up every single one of the ever-loving books in this box and send the best 50-100 books in for something like a 9.9 pre-screen!!

I am at an impasse, in a conundrum, I have a dilemma, I am at a crossroads, it's a predicament... a quandary!!  This is not a decision I am taking lightly... I realize that once it's open it's done, no going back... maybe all the books inside stink (the box sure looks good though!), or maybe there are a bunch that are Gem Mint specimens!  What if!!

I joke because, this decision (among all other possible things to think about) is a very good problem to have, and I am grateful for that.  Anyways, here is the box causing all this consternation...  What to do, what to do? 

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Congratulations! I too watched the last two cases and had some of the same thoughts.  I ended up not bidding on either as I already have at least 1 short box full.

If it were me I would just keep it sealed. Currently with QC issues, TAT , and what a lot of other have said to be tight grading the likelihood of a 9.9 IMO would be very slim. 

Definitely a neat addition to the collection!

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On 4/21/2022 at 9:54 AM, onlyweaknesskryptonite said:

Congratulations! I too watched the last two cases and had some of the same thoughts.  I ended up not bidding on either as I already have at least 1 short box full.

If it were me I would just keep it sealed. Currently with QC issues, TAT , and what a lot of other have said to be tight grading the likelihood of a 9.9 IMO would be very slim. 

Definitely a neat addition to the collection!

Thank you!  Yes, I agree… I will be keeping it sealed.  It’s pretty cool to have around and I’m sure I’d regret opening it, not necessarily because the books may not be what I want, but just because it’s been sealed so long and I don’t want to ruin that.

Would love to have a case of Superman 75 Collector’s Editions to match it but my guess is that much fewer of those survived back then!

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On 4/21/2022 at 10:42 AM, Iconic1s said:

Thank you!  Yes, I agree… I will be keeping it sealed.  It’s pretty cool to have around and I’m sure I’d regret opening it, not necessarily because the books may not be what I want, but just because it’s been sealed so long and I don’t want to ruin that.

Would love to have a case of Superman 75 Collector’s Editions to match it but my guess is that much fewer of those survived back then!

With as many of the Superman 75 were sold you may find a case, however who knows what that would go for as I am sure someone would want to crack it submit them.  Like you were tempted with this one.  At the same time I agree that there probably are not many still intact.  

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