Below is a moving version of the above pictures.
In the meantime I have been, of course, working. I have taken up another task. I have a rather large comic book collection both from childhood and from my mid twenties when I realized that those 10 and 12 cent magazines I had boxed in the attic were worth money. For the next 10 or so years I bought them again with investing on my mind. I stopped again when a single issue cost 75 cents. It was just getting too expensive. Leap forward about 22 years and I have decided to find out just how well some these mags appreciated. Armed with a new price guide I am tearing, well perhaps tearing is not the right word. I am carefully going the the lot separating the winners from the losers. It's a huge undertaking at least in my little world. I'm not really sure how many I have. I have about half of them with me while the other half is still in that same attic at the old family home. In total there are about 5000 to 6000 books. I would like to dump off all the losers to a local comic shop in bulk for whatever I can get. The rest I will separate into lots of $10 to $100 for single issues and the rest are long runs of individual books such as Amazing Spider-Man, Fantastic Four and so on. I want to get the good books professionally graded and re-bagged for sale as a complete group at an auction. This may take a year and will cost some money but when you see prices like Fantastic Four #1 in near mint condition going for $80,000 it makes you wonder. I have that issue not in near mint condition, hey I was 9 when I got it. Still that one 10 cent investment in 1960 could bring anywhere from $2500 to $5000. Not a bad return on a 10 cent investment even with inflation.
I used to joke about this as part of my retirement portfolio. I have gone through about 800 so far. Well when all is said and done iin a year or so.
So that's what's going on at my end, so to speak. I have piles of comics around me. It's a beautiful Sunday, as was last Sunday, but today, as the kids say or maybe used to say, I'm chillin'.
I'm outta here.