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pirog

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  1. Exactly Shadroch!!! That is why collectibles exist...people consume and don't think to preserve...most preservation is by chance...examples: Toys unopened still in their original box...VHS tapes still sealed and never watched...video games never opened and played with...price guides never read...comics never read...sports and old picture wax packs never opened...the list goes ON AND ON...
  2. yeah nice example...I use to send all modern comics in without the pressing option and did pretty well until something changed (about year ago) and was getting 9.2-9.4's on what i though were 9.6-9.8...I then experimented with getting all my submissions pressed and I have noticed it does in fact help and in a good number of times helps alot as in your mutant example
  3. I sent them in the day after they started to grade the VHS tapes so they likely got alot busier maybe...
  4. I got mine back pretty quickly...about 30 days from receipt of VHS tapes...
  5. seems could have happened during the slabbing of the book process after it was graded...
  6. Yep and they also put their cards in bicycle spokes to make a repetitive cardboard stuttering sound...
  7. YOWZA....Those books are incredibly nice...never seen such a pristine collection of pre 1970 books in one place...
  8. Been CONSISTENTLY sending in books on a monthly basis for 3 years now and just within the last 3-4 months grades on modern 80's and 90's books and are ON AVERAGE 0.2-0.6 lower than the previous two years...I thought it was just me but seems a few others are noticing this as well..undergrading is just as disheartening as overgrading
  9. Been CONSISTENTLY sending in books on a monthly basis for 3 years now and just within the last 3-4 months grades on modern 80's and 90's books and are ON AVERAGE 0.2-0.6 lower than the previous two years...maybe just me but seems a few others are noticing this as well..undergrading is just as disheartening as overgrading
  10. seems 9.6+ without holding it...very nice book for a newsstand
  11. Cool...thanks...aren't many nice ones out there...i.e NM and above...appreciate the link to the 2 magnus books...thank you Mr. I eat donuts on the Fly
  12. Wow...nice knowledge addition to this post...I read alot of your posts regarding valiant books and probably have tripled my knowledge regarding them so far...for sure the late bloodshots as well as other late valiant books are nice to "collect" from a scarcity standpoint...the newsstands of some of these valiant books are very tough to come by especially in nice condition (as you pointed out)...sometimes a "collectible" can be "too scarce" to reach a critical mass so more than just a handful of people can enjoy...i.e. you need a collector base to further thrive the collectibility of things...i looking forward to the bloodshot Part 2 movie hopefully coming out soon as well as others...this helps the valiant universe of characters as EVERYONE can partake and know such as Marvel and DC stuff...enjoy your evening Mr. Valiant
  13. the numbers for the Rai's 3 and 4 and harbinger 1 are right at what I remember them to be back in 1992 when they were first released....now exact numbers are ALWAYS tough but these numbers are most certainly within the BALLPARK actual number i would say...if you have a "better picture" of the reality to the numbers please share...
  14. Bloodshot late issues around 10,000 print run...factor in the newstand scarcity and you virtually have something that only a few on the planet can collect...CAPISH???
  15. @MAR1979 I think the newsstands were just printed to test or pilot the "non-comic store" market and therefore not expected to generate much revenue and they also experimented with different paper stock for SOME of the newsstands...at least this is what I have read
  16. I haven't found any graded ones of the four main valiant titles mentioned above in over a year on ebay. I have found some raw copies but are tough to find in nice condition...As a reference Spawn #1 newsstands are thought to exist in a ratio of 1:100...to make things more challenging to collect newsstands is that they are often in less condition than their direct sales counterparts....I have seen rarity newsstand valiant ratios of 1:300 to their direct sales and some of the late Bloodshot books were printed at around 10,000 copies thus presumably less than 50 newsstands of some of these late bloodshot issues exist which seems awfully low...try finding some and you will see what im talking about....wanted to see what other fellow valiant fans have encountered...I have almost all valiant books ever produced preunity and post unity in mutiple copies...(they have great stories and great art making for some high collecting quality comic books)...i didn't even know valiant had newsstand until about 6 months ago so I know these things are pretty tough to come by...
  17. Skybolt and Captainzombie very well ACCURATE thought processes...you guys understand...A+++
  18. As of about 2 months ago i have noticed grades on moderns are 0.2 (especially if it is in 9.8 zone) to 0.6 lower than in past 2 years...undergrading can hurt the industry just as much as overgrading...submitters will be much more hesitant to send in now in my opinion...once this happens the pendulum will likely swing back to a more normal accepted standard level...the power of free markets is strong...
  19. Yes been submitting for a few years and have RECENTLY noticed the average grades are IN GENERAL 0.2-0.6 lower than in the past...If it is a 9.8 give it 9.8 and let the markets dictate the price EQUILIBRIUM...under grading in my opinion will likely decrease the # of books sent in...
  20. Been CONSISTENTLY sending in books for a few years now and the grader note TYPE "finger bends" has seemed to just pop up over the last few months...also use to get higher grades but now it seems ON AVERAGE all books are 0.2 to 0.4 lower than in the past...maybe the grader moods have shifted or something or maybe it's just me