Doug: Today's conversation centers on your personal collecting triumphs and tragedies. Quite simply, when have you staged the coup of the century -- purchased or traded for some killer swag without giving up the farm. Or, and maybe this occurred when you were younger and not-so-wise, when did you just get taken? Maybe an older kid did the ol' "I'll give you these 30 (read: current) books for those three (that have the 12c price on the cover)." By the way, the latter happened to me when I was 10. But I sure got a lot of Thors!
Doug: I may have told this story before, but my biggest "victory" was the purchase of a longbox chock full of Batman-related titles -- back in the summer of 1989. Batman, Detective Comics, Batman Family, The Brave and the Bold -- you name it, it was all Batman. I bought it at a flea market for the low, low price of $30. Later, I picked out of the box and made many small sales to a co-worker who was wanting to purchase some vintage stuff to enhance his son's growing collection. I made him the deal that I would grade them, and we'd use a price guide that was three years old, to simulate what we both considered to be a fair market. Over the next few years, I sold off most of that box for literally hundreds of dollars.
Doug: So how about you -- care to share your tales of wow and woe?
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