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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2012 8:29 AM 
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I thought I would start a thread about my collection. I only collect GA Actions. My original goal was a run from #1 through #158. Since then, I have changed my focus up to #100, selling most of my books over 100.

I try to follow certain guidelines when I purchase a book. There will be some exceptions on expensive books. I look for books with a minimum grade of 4.0 in unrestored condition. I don't like a name written on the cover. Initials or a date stamp is fine though. I have purchased many of my books raw. In the end, they end up in a CGC slab.


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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2012 8:32 AM 
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Here's a book over #100 that I have chosen to keep for now. It's a Mile High copy I purchased slabbed from Marnin. It has a cool, GGA cover too.

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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2012 8:39 AM 
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I also decided to keep a few Christmas covers over #100. There are 3 that i'm aware of, within my focus.

I purchased this one raw from ebay. This book is super tough to find in fine condition or better.

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Here's the other one, that I purchased slabbed.

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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2012 8:49 AM 
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Here's landmark issue #100. I purchased this raw from Metropolis. It's the Crowley copy.

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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2012 8:54 AM 
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Here's a cool golf cover. I purchased this raw from ebay as a VF+ :roll: At least it has white pages.

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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2012 9:00 AM 
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I believe I purchased this one slabbed. I don't remember who, though.

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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2012 9:06 AM 
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I got this one slabbed.

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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2012 9:10 AM 
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This was purchased raw on ebay. It has a scuba cover, a hobby my wife and I share.

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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2012 9:14 AM 
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This was purchased raw.

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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2012 9:18 AM 
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I had a tough time getting this issue. It has a tree cutting cover, which is what I do for a living. I purchased an OO raw copy that burned. Then, I was able to find another raw copy, that ended up having a Detective Comics #109 interior, which was production related. I ended up getting this copy slabbed from heritage. It was the copy I needed to make my run complete from #71 through #100

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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2012 11:46 AM 
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It would be interesting to know why you chose to collect Actions. Also, why initially 1-158 and then the decision to cut down to 1-100?

Great books so far!

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It would be interesting to know why you chose to collect Actions. Also, why initially 1-158 and then the decision to cut down to 1-100?

Great books so far!

Mike
My first encounter with comics happened about 35 years ago. I was 13 years old and spent the summer working on a farm for my mom's cousin. I was in a large shed, that was open on one end. I found a box of comics that was purchased by the owner of the farm when he was a kid. These were mostly westerns from the early 50's. Most all were in poor condition. Some didn't even have covers. The ones that did though, really caught my eye. This is why I mostly collect for the cover art. Fast forward to 2002. This is the year I learned how to use the computer. My wife and I opened an ebay account. comicmike was taken so, we chose comicdonna. We started buying comics. These books were mostly westerns. She particularly liked the ones with horses on the covers. Most of these books were $15 each. She got bored with it eventually. I went on and collected nearly half of the Four color run, along with some other westerns within a few years. We were short of money due to a poor year so, I sold all of them. That next Christmas I got to choose a gift. This would have been 2004. I knew I wanted to pursue a superhero run of some kind. I was watching Actions under 100 on ebay. They seemed real popular. I spotted an Action Comics #29 CGC 4.0 I had never owned a CGC book before. My wife won the auction for me. It was a fantastic book. I was certain I wanted to pursue the Golden Age run. I own a 6.0 copy, which I will show later. I decided I would end the run with #158 because that issue is the origin of Superman retold. As I mentioned, that has changed to #100 now.


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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2012 3:50 PM 
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I purchased #93 raw. I remember packaging this book, along with a few others to drop off at CGC's brand new building. It didn't even have a sign yet. I put the package (priority box w/cardboard ect...) in the trunk, as we were driving to Florida. It was raining one day during travel. I opened up the trunk and water had been dripping on my comic package. :doh: I pulled them out, luckily they were fine. I was greeted by Steve B. and Eric. Steve left so I could go over my submission with Eric. I made arrangements to have lunch with Steve and Paul L. Here's a few pics of the CGC building and outside of the restaurant after lunch.

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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2012 3:56 PM 
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Here's the book.

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Group shot of the 3 GA Christmas covers.

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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2012 4:07 PM 
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This book was purchased slabbed 3 years ago at NYCC. To date, it's my only comic convention purchase for this run.

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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2012 4:09 PM 
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Purchased slabbed.

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Another slabbed purchase.

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Classic rainbow cover purchased raw from Ben (swapto) from Australia.

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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2012 4:17 PM 
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Purchased raw from GA Collectibles.

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Purchased slabbed.

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Purchased raw from Bill (ciorac) Last war issue.

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Purchased raw.

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Purchased slabbed.

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Purchased raw from James Payette.

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Purchased raw from Metropolis.

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This one is a New Years cover. It's a favorite of mine. Purchased raw.

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Purchased raw from swapto. 2nd app. and 1st Mxyztplk cover.

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Monkeyman wrote:
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Yep... great thread already, look forward to more. :)

I sometimes wish I had Mike's discipline in being able to focus on one title. Jumping around from niche to niche is fun for me, but his collection shows what's possible when you find your collecting passion and really stick to it.


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Monkeyman wrote:
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Yep... great thread already, look forward to more. :)

I sometimes wish I had Mike's discipline in being able to focus on one title. Jumping around from niche to niche is fun for me, but his collection shows what's possible when you find your collecting passion and really stick to it.


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