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Posts posted by Majestros

  1. On 10/19/2021 at 11:39 AM, thesink said:

    What leads you to say that you "don't see that being the case" in regards to "proper" scheduling? Ask the Eastman signers how long it took. In my opinion CGC is as good or better than any of the other private event facilitators I've worked with in terms of delay past a cut-off date. FYI - I've got a book in for a Jim Lee sketch, so I'm just as anxious to have him there also.

    I don't think you understood what I stated. 

  2. On 10/18/2021 at 11:24 AM, thesink said:

    I think that most of these signings are not scheduled like everyone thinks they are. I'd bet a lot of them are "scheduled" after the mail in date, especially the hard to schedulers like Lee so they can book the correct amount of time.

    Hoping these individuals will show up, and not properly scheduling these as a practice, would be bad business, I don't see that being the case. CGC isn't saying much on this signing events failure, screams they dropped the ball on this event, and didn't schedule it correctly or failed to handle the rescheduling in a timely manner. Mistakes happen, just be honest, so we as customers can make an informed decision on weather we would like to wait it out, or move on and get our books back.

  3. On 10/15/2021 at 12:44 PM, Monstertruck97 said:

    Sure Stan Lee has signed a million autographs (like Mickey Mantle) two million want his signature and his signature was even more in demand after his passing and prices increased. People who don't know comics knew Stan Lee and he appeared in the Marvel flicks.

    Nobody outside of die hard comic fans know who Michael Turner is and his signed books sell for a fraction. Saw a guy at a show last month sell them raw for twenty bucks. Same could be said of Dave Stevens.

    Bill Finger signatures are a grail, not Kane.

    Stan Lee is the god father of comics, no arguing that, but he was such a signature whore, you can find his signatures on DC books he had nothing to do with, and I'm good with people paying stupid money for something you can easily find 24/7 in almost every comic shop or online seller.

    Michael Turner was one of the hottest artists while he was alive, nothing hardcore about knowing who he was, since he did variant covers for both marvel, and DC, and had one of the hottest independent comic books when he left main stream comics. Long term, you will see value in the scarcity of signatures, due to his early passing.


  4. On 10/15/2021 at 2:56 PM, MARK ARNEY said:

    12 weeks on the jim lee signing. Did he even sign yet?

    Nope, and in another thread about this topic, CGC basically said they have no clue when this signing will happen, which tells me they announced this before they had a clear agreement with Jim Lee and company, and now CGC is trying to save face by not giving more facts on why this is taking so long. Good luck getting any real information, even on the website there is nothing noted it was postponed, cancelled or rescheduled. 

  5. On 10/7/2021 at 9:59 AM, revat said:

    I'm not saying they shouldn't have better communication, they should.  And when you're filling out the submission form they should definitely have something that CLEARLY states that specific date may not have been set yet, and that it can be anytime in the next X number of months.  And people should ask for those things, if they don't already exist (it may exist in the fine print, who reads that?).

    BUT if your question is "Why don't they post when the signing will be?", I'd play a bit of devil's advocate with yourself.  Because off the top of my head if  they posted it and it got delayed for any number of reasons (including that artists are not necessarily reliable about business stuff), you might end up with hundreds/thousands of people calling/emailing you about delays and reschedules and refunds, etc, instead of the 'dozens' or so now.  And it doesn't seem like they're hurting for customers, in fact they seem to be at max capacity on submissions anyway.  Why worry about losing demand in the short term when you can't keep up with demand anyways?

    There's also the question of "Why can't they schedule it farther ahead of time specifically?"  Well CGC probably won't say it, but the amount of time needed is almost certainly dependent on how many submissions there are, but CGC can't know (and therefore can't specifically schedule) until they've processed all the books, and the amount of time it takes to process all the submissions depends on how much people send in, which they can't know ahead of time.   It's a huge difference in scheduling two full days of Jim Lee's time compared to 4 hours of Robert Downey Jr.'s time compared to half an hour of Todd McFarlane's time, etc, and in some cases there's more than one creator involved, etc.  

    Clearly CGC didn't have this locked down, but decided to advertise this signing, and take our money. There is zero problems scheduling anything, you just find when Jim and company can commit 2-3 days, and you schedule it, and stay in communication with them, so that if adjustments have to be made, you can communicate them, and keep the customer base informed, and happy.

  6. On 9/15/2021 at 4:11 PM, lostboys said:

    Cool, cool.

    I'm probably leaning toward a Spidey 300 signed by McFarlane. Would a book like that be better off having only his sig? I kind of want one with him and the writer.

    Indeed it would, since he isn't signing very often, and as we know scarcity makes it more valuable. For instance, Stan Lee signed for something like 40 plus years, and had huge events all the time, hence his signature is quite common ( You will still get some who think his signature is the holy grail of signatures, but it's not), compared to someone who like Michael Turner who passed away in his prime at the young age of 35-36, or a real holy grail of signatures such as Bob Kane.