art adams-signed xmen cover and a couple modest yet high-grade bronze-age books (trek issue is #50). but my fave is that i had brian stelfreeze sign my copy of bp #1 which had arrived from midtown comics with an unlisted, surprise signature by ta-nahisi coates on the cover. potentially the only copy of that issue which is artist and writer signed?
I have that issue of Black Magic. Kind of a classic. That story “head of the family” has been printed elsewhere several times. People are pushing Bronze Age horror as the next big thing, which I hope to be true as I have been collecting Bronze Age horror for years and said on several podcasts that it is underrated.
i tend to buy high grade gk superhero/scifi titles whenever i see them, which is rarely. always on the lookout but i’ve found that even mid-high grade copies of solar, magnus, etc, are hard to come by.
Certainly respect that opinion!
I do agree that I think it sets sort of a strange precedent.
The same goes with the “Bobby Blue” collection.
Neither of the collections are technically “pedigrees” yet they are essentially being treated that way.
I also struggle with how involved Matt Nelson and CGC are with the owners, collections, process.
In my opinion the (any) grading company should have zero involvement with the collections/owners/process, selected books aside from…give us your $$$$ and we will grade them. That’s it… nothing more.
Yes…these two collections were incredible…but we all know there are likely many more unearthed collections out there.