You ever go through your own long and short boxes only to find that golden ticket comic you totally didn’t realize you had?
Well today while going through a bunch of boxes that I hadn’t gone through in quite some time I found these 3 golden ticket books, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle… Didn’t even recall I had these in my possession as I only found Issue #59 when Jennika got hot to sell (which I found another issue #59 as well, first cover pre-turtle appearance).
I didn’t just have the first regular cover but also the RI and Blank Sketch of TMNT #51:
I got all of these at cover price. For a while at my local shop, nobody was picking up TMNT and I’d normally find the RI covers sitting on the shelf a week after release, either the subscriber didn’t like or never picked up so they set out for all.
All 3 are in perfect shape. I don’t slab books but I plan to sell these and 9.8 books fetch way more than the raw copies currently for these.
Post your “Forgotten” books here when you find them. Seems like a fun topic to keep going for your own finds in your own long/short boxes.
I was in the market for a Detective 880 for about a year…was thinking of pulling the trigger.
I thought I had already gone through my Detective stack and confirmed I didn’t have it…I took a hiatus from comics right around the time of new 52 started.
Went through the stack another day and found a group of comics sharing an oversized bag…front was detective 778 or so…the back was detective 881 (last issue).
I’m like, “no way I have it…”
But sure enough…I pulled the issues out and here it was. Crammed in between them. Could not believe it as I have no recollection of buying it or any of the jock covers.
It looks great…but the back has some “scratches” or something odd…guessing its from manufacturing. Otherwise I’d say it’s a 9.6…maybe a 9.2 with the scratches.
It’s one of those books I’ll never part with unless desperate or dead. So I haven’t slabbed it, but I should for insurance purposes in case my collection is destroyed or lost for some reasons.
I’ll post a picture later.
I really like that TMNT #52 RI cover for a long term hold. I got a beautiful copy myself right before Jennika caught that initial heat a while back.
tec880 is an all time classic. It may just be my favourite cover of all time.
Now that I have all my comics in an online database, I rarely have a forgotten moment. But … closest I get is when I see an issue that is hot over the last 24 hours. I usually check it out.
Found this in my miscellaneous junk books section when I dug my books out of storage after a long hiatus.
It’s a second print, which in late 80s and early 90s meant it’s totally worthless. It’s not a 9.8, but maybe a 9.0+. Might slab it just because it’s such a good cover, and I bought it in a three pack at a store a long, long time ago.
Mine too. But I had to pay for a 9.6. Classic cover that will slowly rise in price over the years. Its art
I got creative when I bought my copy at a convention a few years ago and I technically got paid to take my copy home with me (the spoils of comic speculation). I recently had it pressed and graded.
Missed on the Tec 880 when it came out. Some day will pick one up, but just hate to pay the price on a cover buy. Great find.
Typically I know what I have, but finding it isn’t always easy.
I have found a few I didn’t remember I had that I bought in the 90s, but typically nothing overly significant.
I did find a Sentry 1 in a longbox, I knew I had it, but didn’t realize I hadn’t already pulled it to put in a mylar.
I just found a FCBD One Punch Man that I had no idea I owned. Has a few spine ticks, but nothing serious. Pays to clean up around here haha
This is a timely topic for me, as I just started trying to organize the books I bought 20-30 years ago with the books I’ve been buying over the past 4 years.
Surprises so far:
Deadpool #1 (1997 ongoing) - I have NO memory of buying this. I was tapering down what I bought at the time, especially Marvel-wise, so I’m guessing the power of McGuinness compelled me.
Batman #189 - I knew I had a small handful of Silver Age Batman/Detective books I bought in the '90s, but didn’t specifically remember having this Scarecrow appearance. It’s probably around a 4.0 but still a cool rediscovery.
I’ve been rebagging my collection after ignoring it for the past 5 or 6 years and found a Batman 608 2nd print. I forgot about it because a coworker’s husband gave me a bunch of comics years ago when he was cleaning out his collection, including the entire Hush storyline, some early Jim Lee UXM and a UXM 266.