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The Long Boxers - Hero - Not All High Grade Books Part 4
Comic Investing: Not All High Grade Books Are Created Equal – Part 4 of 4
Comic Investing: Not All High Grade Books Are Created Equal – Part 4 of 4 1024 585 Craig Coffman

Comic Investing: Not All High Grade Books Are Created Equal – Part 4 of 4 This is the end… You have made it through quite a bit of information. I am assuming you found it interesting or I am prepared for a massive flame. If you happened to miss any part, you can navigate to…

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The Long Boxers - Hero - Not All High Grade Books Part 3
Comic Investing: Not All High Grade Books Are Created Equal – Part 3 of 4
Comic Investing: Not All High Grade Books Are Created Equal – Part 3 of 4 1024 585 Craig Coffman

Comic Investing: Not All High Grade Books Are Created Equal – Part 3 of 4 Welcome to part three of the article. Hopefully you found the first half interesting and helpful. If you happened to miss either part, you can navigate to the different sections using the buttons at the bottom of this page once…

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The Long Boxers - Blog Hero - Wednesday Wall 2019-2-06
Wednesday Wall Climb – 2/06/2019
Wednesday Wall Climb – 2/06/2019 1024 585 Guy Jackson

Your Wednesday Wall Climb Favorite day of the week coming up again. It’s like having 52 birthdays a year! Let’s see what I was able to grab this week. Harley Quinn #58—Derrick Chew Variant This cover has such great colors and at first glance it looks a little busy. Once you take it all in…

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The Long Boxers - Hero - Not All High Grade Books Part 2
Comic Investing: Not All High Grade Books Are Created Equal – Part 2 of 4
Comic Investing: Not All High Grade Books Are Created Equal – Part 2 of 4 1024 585 Craig Coffman

Comic Investing: Not All High Grade Books Are Created Equal – Part 2 of 4 Welcome to part two of the article. Hopefully you found the first part interesting and helpful. If you happened to miss that part, you can navigate to the different sections using the buttons at the bottom of this page once…

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The Long Boxers - Blog Hero - Wednesday Wall 2019-1-30
Wednesday Wall Climb – 1/30/2019
Wednesday Wall Climb – 1/30/2019 1024 585 Guy Jackson

Your Wednesday Wall Climb Another Wednesday, another stack of books. I couldn’t make it to my LCS this week so Maria (my wife, The Supreme Allied Commander) was kind enough to stop by and pick up this weeks awesomeness. Batgirl #31 Cover B—Artgerm Variant I just had to have this super cool Stanley Artgerm cover.…

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The Long Boxers - Hero - Not All High Grade Books Part 1
Comic Investing: Not All High Grade Books Are Created Equal – Part 1 of 4
Comic Investing: Not All High Grade Books Are Created Equal – Part 1 of 4 1024 585 Craig Coffman

Comic Investing: Not All High Grade Books Are Created Equal – Part 1 of 4 A Does Not Equal B (Learning how to assess which comic books to invest in) Math? Eww. No one told me there would be math. Relax. There is some later, but it is pretty straight forward and not painful. Now…

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The Long Boxers - Wednesday Wall Climb Hero - 2019-1-23
Wednesday Wall Climb – 1/23/2019
Wednesday Wall Climb – 1/23/2019 1024 585 Guy Jackson

Your Wednesday Wall Climb Hello again, It feels like just last Wednesday we were here… Guardians Of The Galaxy 1—Esad Ribic 1:50 Variant I never really got into the Guardians of the Galaxy. I bought a couple of the issues in the 90s mainly because of the future Ghost Rider that was in them but…

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Wednesday Wall Climb – 1/16/2019
Wednesday Wall Climb – 1/16/2019 1024 585 Guy Jackson

Your Wednesday Wall Climb I look forward to Wednesday…the moment I leave the shop Wednesday. I am fortunate in that my LCS is a five minute drive from work and I have the ability to take an early lunch to get there the moment they unlock the doors. After conversations with the owner, employees and regulars…

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The Long Boxers - Blog Hero - Wednesday Wall Climb 2019-1-9
Wednesday Wall Climb – 1/9/2019
Wednesday Wall Climb – 1/9/2019 1024 585 Guy Jackson

Your Wednesday Wall Climb Let’s face it, Wednesdays are great days. New funny books hit the wall and dreams get created and extended. New favorites bubble up and classics (hopefully) keep chugging along. Here is a list of books purchased 1/9/2019. Young Justice #1 Putri Variant Young Justice 1 has the first appearance of Teen…

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The Long Boxers - Blog - Variant Collecting - The Vision 1
Comic Investing: Variant Covers—The Wild Wild West of Comics
Comic Investing: Variant Covers—The Wild Wild West of Comics 1024 585 Craig Coffman

Comic Investing: Variant Covers—The Wild Wild West of Comics Variant covers are a somewhat new way to market comics. The idea, as you would guess, is that you get the same book but with a different cover. If only it stopped at that statement! There are also different ratio variants. Obviously, some of these will…

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The LongBoxers - Blog Hero - Elsa Bloodstone
Marvel Comics Elsa Bloodstone – Bloodstone Issue 1
Marvel Comics Elsa Bloodstone – Bloodstone Issue 1 1024 585 Craig Coffman

Elsa Bloodstone is a lovely, and deadly, monster hunter. Bloodstone #1 a modern book which might be worth locating. While I am pretty skeptical about modern books holding much value, this book has many things going for it. Despite the obvious visual connection to the Tomb Raider franchise, Elsa Bloodstone has shed that skin and…

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TLB Investment Strategy Comparison
Comic Investing: High Grade CGC—v— Every Week Raw
Comic Investing: High Grade CGC—v— Every Week Raw 1024 585 Craig Coffman

Investing in comics is super fun and potentially lucrative, but you need to figure out your persona. Pay up for a CGC book or uncover your own raw gem? A common dilemma for collectors and investors: CGC or raw? Do you like to hold or turn and burn? Or a mix of the two? Both…

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