On Sunday, I visited an antique store in Harrisburg, Pa.
One of the attendants at the place pointed me to a box of comics, and I was surprised by the contents. All early 1970s books. All in good shape. A few Marvels. Lots of DC. A few Gold Keys too. In all, a nice collection.
I thumbed through them and found most to be in decent condition -- grading them I would put them in VF to G.
I pulled out a few I was interested in, and then the store owner came over and said I could have the whole box for $25.
Oh yeah, I bought it!
In the next few posts, I'll tell you what I got ...
More to come. This is just through the titles lettered "D."
Further, I've looked over some of these a little closer. I think many of these could do really well with a pro-grading and then entombed in plastic (what's it called again... CDC? CGC? I forget). What's so interesting is that many of these are kids titles and horror titles that usually got read to pieces. These ones have crisp spines, the white on the cover is still white. Wow, this is a good find!
"Alexn" is probably Alex Nino.
Unsure of the other.
Hope this helps.
THere's still about 30 comics to go, I would bet. Any theories as to why these are all from 1973? Maybe mom and dad owned a grocery store for a while or something.
I have to say, most of these don't appear to have ever been read -- or at the very least read once and then stored away very securely.
I sure wish there were more Supergirls, Supermans and Superman's "friends" titles, but I won't complain too much!
And that's the whole lot. I also see that most of the Disney comics are a mix of new stories and reprints, since they carry multiple copyright dates. I always listed the oldest.
Here's what amazes me: It totals out to be 114 comics, which means I got them for 21 cents each.
Any theories as to why these are all from 1973? Maybe mom and dad owned a grocery store for a while or something.
That sounds as like a fair assessment. It could be the leftovers from a picked over larger collection.