Since we talked a lot about variants here I thought I'd mention I got my copy of the Martin Skyline and the Campbell Midtown exclusive. The Campbell cover looks great and will probably grade pretty high once I get it signed by JSC.
The Martin cover has a bit of damage right under the staple. My guy who authenticates signatures for CGC might be able to press it out, but it seems like a lot of these issues are going be tough to find in high grade.
I don't understand why Marvel didn't put them on nicer paper stock.
1,7,8, and 11.
Why should I want to make anything up? Life's bad enough as it is without trying to invent any more of it.
"First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you."
I'm missing most of pre-20 though. I have 3, 7, and 14. After that I have pretty much all the high ticket books though minus 129.
Unrelated to Spidey, but if you have Incredible Hulk 271, now is the time to unload it. I bought a VF copy for $4.00 in March, which has skyrocketed to anywhere between $30-65 on Ebay. Some are asking for much more than that. All because of Rocket Racoon. I noticed that some of the Spidey's with Ock appearances have gotten a little surge too.
My LCS was selling the variants for regular price because of the order shipment deal with Marvel, so I got the Oliver Coipel variant.
The Main Man.
Also looks like the craziness of this is dying down. I noticed regular cover issues are in the 10-15 range now. At its highest point I think it was around 22. The common variants seem to be normalizing too.
- Jason G. Carr