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  • Does anyone actually own an issue?

    I don't know anyone that does, though every once and again you'll see an issue or two pop up on eBay for many hundreds or thousands of dollars. The All-American Comics appearances, too.

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    I uncle used to, but my damn aunt threw them all in a dumpster when he died.
    First and only time I've ever ripped into a family member that wasn't a brother.
    Do good. Be well. Make happy.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Thomas JPtakk View Post
      I uncle used to, but my damn aunt threw them all in a dumpster when he died.
      Are you serious? That's like throwing away a goldmine. Even if they were in shitty condition, those things are worth a mint (and could doubtless be refurbished).

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      • #4
        I know it... thats why I ripped into her. She was in shock when I told her what they could have been worth. I have never been that pissed before or since in my entire life.
        Do good. Be well. Make happy.

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        • #5
          I once saw GL #1 Graded at 8.5 at buyitnow for 4K
          that really was a good price and am lucky I didnt have 4K or I would own GL #1
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          • #6
            wow, thats cheap, they usually run around 14-30k online, from my searches for it anyway.
            Do good. Be well. Make happy.

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            • #7
              Yes I know and as I said I am damn lucky that I did not have that 4K or I may be divorced right now
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              • #8
                Yes, if you're an impulse eBayer like me, what's delaying the power bill a couple weeks for that rare 1960s one-shot?

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                • #9
                  Umm... responsible self-control maybe?
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                  • #10
                    Andrew? Responsible?

                    .... like I have any room to talk...

                    My eBay impulse is so bad, I used to bid on things I could never afford.
                    I actually had to stop looking at eBay. I rarely go there, now.
                    Do good. Be well. Make happy.

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                    • #11
                      LOL --- I had to rein myself in at first also.
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                      • #12
                        I have two issues of All-American comics, but not from GL vomue 1. Yet anyways.

                        One of these days I'm going to start buckling down on those 38 issues and spend a few years getting them.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Dave Cormier View Post
                          I have two issues of All-American comics, but not from GL vomue 1. Yet anyways.

                          One of these days I'm going to start buckling down on those 38 issues and spend a few years getting them.


                          Impressive, Mr. Cormier. Most impressive.



                          At a few thousand a pop each, I think it would realistically take the rest of my life to collect all of those comics. If they'd just get back on the "Golden Age Green Lantern Archives" wagon and put out more volumes I'll be a happy camper.

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                          • #14
                            I've got one issue of All American. Its one of my two pride & joys.
                            The other is GL V2#40 signed my Mart Nodell. Its the first reappearance of Alan in the Silver Age. Great cover of both of them. My only regret is not getting Justice League #22 signed also, but after talking with him and his wife for about an hour, I didn't feel right asking for another autograph. Especially since he wouldn't take anything for it. He said the fact that I loved the thing he created and loved himself was enough.
                            That was one of the best moments of my life was meeting the man himself and just talking to him. He was a great guy and will be missed.

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                            • #15
                              That's awesome that you got to talk to him and his wife. Everybody that's met him has said he always seemed to enjoy meeting people that liked his creation, and he enjoyed doing shows.

                              I never got to meet the man, but I do have an autographed copy of volume3 #19 that he signed (he did some interior art for that issue).

                              I've got everything from Showcase #22 to today with no holes, so there's nowhere for me to go but back to the GA material now. With ASC, AAC, Comics Cavalcade and the BAACB, there's more issues of GL than I'll ever own (I do have a copy of an All-Star Comics issue with GL in it though). So those 38 issues are what I'm going to go for. I'm not concerned about condition, just filling the holes in my collection. I'm willing to spend a couple hundred bucks each for Good condition, so it'd the the 1st 10 or so issues that'll be a real problem. Longterm goal though. I think ten years is realistic, it took me almost 20 years to get everything from the silver age up, and that was being a kid with no disposable income. I've got a few bucks now, and ebay is the greatest tool that I never had as a kid, lol.

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