Where are the Mad Magazine collectors?
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I am constantly on the hunt for Mad 30-80 Gaines File Copies and let's just say it is slim pickings right now in the marketplace. Actually, it has been this way for the last 3 years and counting on these books. But I do love them, they are such a part of Americana.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I wish the values in OSPG was better for these books. I hope demand brings them up since there are people who do collect them on here :wishluck: .

 

I don't know if it's a storage issue or what but there are very few collectors of magazines. Mad, Vampirella, etc just don't command the value to make them slab worthy. I think if HOTFLIPS finally gets a 4 mil mylar for magazine sized slabs the market will pick up !!!! :baiting:

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I wish the values in OSPG was better for these books. I hope demand brings them up since there are people who do collect them on here :wishluck: .

 

I don't know if it's a storage issue or what but there are very few collectors of magazines. Mad, Vampirella, etc just don't command the value to make them slab worthy. I think if HOTFLIPS finally gets a 4 mil mylar for magazine sized slabs the market will pick up !!!! :baiting:

I think because CGC didn't have slabs for them till now. Next they need to do is Treasury Size and all will be right in the world :cloud9: .

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I think because CGC didn't have slabs for them till now. Next they need to do is Treasury Size and all will be right in the world

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slabbed magazines are of an unmanageable size. i have no problem with regular size magazines as they fit just fine in a magazine size box, which most comic shops tend to carry because many GA books and some SA doesn't fit in a regular box anyway. i prefer magazine boxes.

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Here's my #1, which is one of the first books I had slabbed. I purchased it as a VG/F on eBay for a song. Shows how much that site has regressed. These days, many sellers would call it NM.

 

 

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Here's my #1, which is one of the first books I had slabbed. I purchased it as a VG/F on eBay for a song. Shows how much that site has regressed. These days, many sellers would call it NM.

 

 

Mad175ow.jpg

You should send them to CGC to be re-slabbed and :wishluck: you might get a upgrade in the grade because I think all of your books are nice.
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Here's my #1, which is one of the first books I had slabbed. I purchased it as a VG/F on eBay for a song. Shows how much that site has regressed. These days, many sellers would call it NM.

 

Fantastic copy! I am sure you could get much more than a song for that now. Probably a whole iPod's worth of songs...

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Okay, so let me get the ball rolling on some of my favorite foreign Mad issues. These are from my collection. First, here are some foreign #1 copies:

 

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Starting from the upper left and going clockwise, that's the Great Britain #1, the Netherlands #1, the Turkey #1, and the Argentina #1.

 

(Just got the French #1 on eBay, and it's supposedly in the mail from Europe. Can't wait to get it!)

 

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Here are two of my favorite foreign issues in a sequence together. The one on the left is German issue #83. The one on the right is Argentina #1. (This cover concept was based on a Mad article that showed the aftermath of various Mad covers -- I can't remember which issue this was, but it fascinated me when I was a kid, and I longed to enter an alternative reality where such issues existed. Little did I know, they did in fact exist with foreign issues.)

 

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