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dav1
dav1
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7/8/2017

dav1
dav1
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dark knight returns you can find for a good price but new mutants is getting crazy also get watchmen have good one
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Plazzma
Plazzma
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7/14/2017

Plazzma
Plazzma
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Hi, looking to get back into the swing of things on collecting again myself...mainly for my young boys (7 and 10). Trying to get them into it for fun reading. As for myself, I want to get a little more into it, maybe a tad bit OCD with the grades or conditions of the books I'm getting. I'd like to gear towards newer releases (I'm a Marvel fan). By OCD, I mean I would prefer to purchase comics as in the best shape they get can be of the shelf (obviously)...do I expect a grade 10 off the shelves, no...I wish. Unless there are tips you all have I can get to getting the pick of the litter on new release days? Unless that is the rub...staff gets the good stuff, customers not so much? I don't know, I guess in regards to grades right on the the shelf/rack (if handled by staff with care), what is the usual average to expect?

Sorry, long unrealistic expectations on what to expect when wanting to get the best condition books that you are looking to get.
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nrm2492
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7/14/2017

nrm2492
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Hi Plazzma! I can empathize with you. I've been doing the majority of my purchases off of Ebay, which I think is helpful in being able to examine grades of comics, etc. (At least if there are good pictures anyway). Personally, I'm beginning to wonder if I'm worrying too much about this (meaning grades). For instance, I would love to pickup a copy of Superman/Jimmy Olson #134, however, you have to pay out the wazoo for a good graded copy. What are your thoughts?

Plazzma wrote:
Hi, looking to get back into the swing of things on collecting again myself...mainly for my young boys (7 and 10). Trying to get them into it for fun reading. As for myself, I want to get a little more into it, maybe a tad bit OCD with the grades or conditions of the books I'm getting. I'd like to gear towards newer releases (I'm a Marvel fan). By OCD, I mean I would prefer to purchase comics as in the best shape they get can be of the shelf (obviously)...do I expect a grade 10 off the shelves, no...I wish. Unless there are tips you all have I can get to getting the pick of the litter on new release days? Unless that is the rub...staff gets the good stuff, customers not so much? I don't know, I guess in regards to grades right on the the shelf/rack (if handled by staff with care), what is the usual average to expect?

Sorry, long unrealistic expectations on what to expect when wanting to get the best condition books that you are looking to get.
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Man - Bat
Man - Bat
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7/15/2017

Man - Bat
Man - Bat
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Plazzma wrote:
Hi, looking to get back into the swing of things on collecting again myself...mainly for my young boys (7 and 10). Trying to get them into it for fun reading. As for myself, I want to get a little more into it, maybe a tad bit OCD with the grades or conditions of the books I'm getting. I'd like to gear towards newer releases (I'm a Marvel fan). By OCD, I mean I would prefer to purchase comics as in the best shape they get can be of the shelf (obviously)...do I expect a grade 10 off the shelves, no...I wish. Unless there are tips you all have I can get to getting the pick of the litter on new release days? Unless that is the rub...staff gets the good stuff, customers not so much? I don't know, I guess in regards to grades right on the the shelf/rack (if handled by staff with care), what is the usual average to expect?

Sorry, long unrealistic expectations on what to expect when wanting to get the best condition books that you are looking to get.



Welcome Plazzma! Check to see if your LCS has a Membership Club or Subscription Pull List . Use Previews and your LCS will pull your Titles before they hit the shelves. My LCS has a Membership Club that I've been using for years and I always get High Grade Comics. some I've had graded and they came back 9.8 and 9.6 which is great. Good Luck and Happy Hunting!
edited by Man - Bat on 7/15/2017
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