Posted: 4/15/2012 11:59:08 AM |
Great time, but where's the selection of slabbed comics?
Well I'm back here at home a little cash-poor and a little comic-rich after a trundle through Wizard World Toronto Comic-Con.
My overall feedback is two-fold: 1) If you were looking for unslabbed comics it was a great time to find some really obscure stuff, and 2) If you were there to do a quick addition to your CGC collection you were pretty much out of luck.
I went into this convention looking for some early Korak and Tarzan issues. I was expecting to do the walkabout with the typical "Do you have...?" and "Nope" and then walking repeat and repeat until I got what I needed or walked away befuddled. I was amazed to find myself not only finding them repeatedly (which made for great selection), but the more obscure I thought I was asking (just out of fun), the more stuff I was finding. I'm glad to say that the CGC can be expecting to see quite a few early odd issues out of me now. So for unslabbed issues; astounding success!
But I was disappointed to see WAAAAAYYYY too few CGC issues that weren't overpriced 9.6+ rated first appearances. What happened to all the boxes of issues that were a great find at these conventions? At the end of the day I could only find one dealer in the place that had a box of reasonably priced items to look through and they only had about 60 of them that were not signature series. Honestly I'd have to say I feel sorry for the poor saps that would have been duped into dumping multiples way over value simply due to lack of selection and a desire to buy. I mean really, Marvel Premiere #15 for $500? Is the CGC market in Canada that small or was it just minimally represented here? I'm not sure but it was a little disappointing.
Was it a good time? Yes. Did I get some key issues that I am going to get slabbed anyway? Yes. Would I have liked to see more CGC selection? Heck yes. Perhaps next year we can hope to see some focus on this one when the even is being planned.
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