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  1. Omega Supreme-1

    Omega Supreme-1 Autobot Sentinel

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    So on random impulse, I was checking out a comic pricing digest to see what some of my books were worth. I found out today, that I have a First Edition Killing Joke which suprised me. I also have a reprint of it with the yellow stamp, which means even if I graded my 1st Edition I would have a copy to read. I also have the 4 issues of a Death in the Family in pretty good condition. I also have the trade that contains all the issues, and that's the version I usually read. So I was wondering, do you think it would be worth it to get my books graded? They would be nice display pieces and keep these rare books in great condition. I don't read them, and they just sit bagged for the time being. The way I figure it, that's a lot of value in those books and to preserve them I should get them graded. Even if I don't sell them, do you think it would be worth doing?
     
  2. drippy

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    Sure. Just don't grade something you'll eventually want to read that isn't out in TPB or that you have another copy of.

    I'm jealous of the first edition Killing Joke. I've got like the 3rd reprint...

    With Batman, I have every issue 398-649 with various pre-398 issues scattered about. Guess 650 has hit stores eh?
     
  3. McBradders

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    Which colour is the first KIlling Joke, my one has pink writing...

    *EDIT* first edition is GREEN.... BAH! DIE!
     
  4. Sol Fury

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    Green? I'd better check mine. Pretty sure that's green.
     
  5. Random Autobot

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    Killing Joke is a work of art, not a god damn trading card. Don't do anything to it...
     
  6. Omega Supreme-1

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    Random, I have another copy of it, which as I said is the yellow stamp version, as I said before. It's my business if i'd like to have it graded, and sealed in order it to be perserved in it's current condition.
     
  7. McBradders

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    Comics are... WONDERFUL. They need PRESERVING.
     
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    That's what the baggies and cardboard are for.
     
  9. KillBot

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    I my opinion, don't waste your money on CGC. Just get some mylite 2s and full backs from here: www.comicsupply.com
    They will be preserved just as well.
     
  10. drippy

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    Hmmm...anyone want to buy my NM Sandman #1 for $250? A CGC 9.8 copy is going for $300 on that site.
     
  11. drippy

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    The Mylites and backs are currently on sale. And I just picked some up. Thanks for the link.
     

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