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#4205149 - 08/17/10 02:07 PM Re: Where are the Mad Magazine collectors? [Re: keldog]
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I think because CGC didn't have slabs for them till now. Next they need to do is Treasury Size and all will be right in the world
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slabbed magazines are of an unmanageable size. i have no problem with regular size magazines as they fit just fine in a magazine size box, which most comic shops tend to carry because many GA books and some SA doesn't fit in a regular box anyway. i prefer magazine boxes.

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#4243652 - 09/05/10 10:24 PM Re: Where are the Mad Magazine collectors? [Re: the blob]
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Here's my #1, which is one of the first books I had slabbed. I purchased it as a VG/F on eBay for a song. Shows how much that site has regressed. These days, many sellers would call it NM.



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#4246980 - 09/07/10 04:03 PM Re: Where are the Mad Magazine collectors? [Re: SilverRich]
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A few more pics for my fellow Mad brethren...








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#4246997 - 09/07/10 04:09 PM Re: Where are the Mad Magazine collectors? [Re: SilverRich]
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I almost forgot my favorite of the bunch. The pics aren't great, but this one looks much better in hand and I think the grade is kinda tight. \(shrug\)



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#4247325 - 09/07/10 07:44 PM Re: Where are the Mad Magazine collectors? [Re: SilverRich]
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 Originally Posted By: SilverRich

Here's my #1, which is one of the first books I had slabbed. I purchased it as a VG/F on eBay for a song. Shows how much that site has regressed. These days, many sellers would call it NM.


You should send them to CGC to be re-slabbed and you might get a upgrade in the grade because I think all of your books are nice.
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#4248043 - 09/08/10 12:41 AM Re: Where are the Mad Magazine collectors? [Re: SilverRich]
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 Originally Posted By: SilverRich

Here's my #1, which is one of the first books I had slabbed. I purchased it as a VG/F on eBay for a song. Shows how much that site has regressed. These days, many sellers would call it NM.


Fantastic copy! I am sure you could get much more than a song for that now. Probably a whole iPod's worth of songs...

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#4248046 - 09/08/10 12:43 AM Re: Where are the Mad Magazine collectors? [Re: SilverRich]
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 Originally Posted By: SilverRich

A few more pics for my fellow Mad brethren...


Day-um! The first five Mad comics, all in nice grade!

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#4252380 - 09/09/10 11:44 PM Re: Where are the Mad Magazine collectors? [Re: Doohickamabob]
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Okay, so let me get the ball rolling on some of my favorite foreign Mad issues. These are from my collection. First, here are some foreign #1 copies:



Starting from the upper left and going clockwise, that's the Great Britain #1, the Netherlands #1, the Turkey #1, and the Argentina #1.

(Just got the French #1 on eBay, and it's supposedly in the mail from Europe. Can't wait to get it!)

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#4252393 - 09/09/10 11:50 PM Re: Where are the Mad Magazine collectors? [Re: Doohickamabob]
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Here are two of my favorite foreign issues in a sequence together. The one on the left is German issue #83. The one on the right is Argentina #1. (This cover concept was based on a Mad article that showed the aftermath of various Mad covers -- I can't remember which issue this was, but it fascinated me when I was a kid, and I longed to enter an alternative reality where such issues existed. Little did I know, they did in fact exist with foreign issues.)



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#4252396 - 09/09/10 11:52 PM Re: Where are the Mad Magazine collectors? [Re: Doohickamabob]
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Here's one of my all-time favorite foreign issues. The cover art is absolutely disgusting and disturbing, and that's why I love it. This is Swedish Mad issue #44.





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