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Metropolis and their grading Options
SpidermanGeek
Posted: Monday, August 09, 2010 7:53:15 AM

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Update on good old FGG from August 6th.

"Brian Maton" wrote:
HI GANG!

IT FEELS LIKE...STARTING OVER

I'm actually starting over with my collection, and starting to enjoy comics again.
I had lost everything I liked about comics from trying to be a dealer, to grading my
comics, to looking at them as money rather than as something I enjoy reading.
So now, I am at the bare bottom of my collection, as I once was, and am doing it
the way I enjoy, not how someone else says it should be or for the money. Now
it's like it was when I was a kid, just for reading.. but I still have to have top notch
condition comics. I just refuse to grade them.
Yes, I bought my mylites, and my mylars. My collection will now be purely mint
copies that look great in those sleeves. No more CGC, PGX, or whatever. I don't
trust some idiot to grade a comic. Why is his opinion better than mine? I'm
wasting $30.00 (more or less) a pop on their opinion, rather then buying high
grade copies for my collection. And, by the way, the comics look MUCH BETTER
in a mylar than a stupid CGC case any day.
I broke out all my comics and will buy comics online and also at shows that
are CGC or PGX, but when I get home, they are being set free and I will put them
in mylar. Also, no more reading copies for me. Why waste the money. I will read
my high-grade copies (I've been collecting for 44 years, so I think I can hold a
comic without damaging it). Yes folks, enough is enough. I'm not selling my
comics anymore, so what I have is mine and my knowledge of grading is just as
good or better than CGC. I wish more people would feel like this and let's see an
end to the comic grading scam.
I was one of the first people who had a comic graded by CGC. It was 2000 and
I thought that it was a really interesting idea. It is.. the restoration check is good.
But, hey... I'm not losing that. Because, I am going to pop the stuff out of the
container, evaluate it myself, then grade it accordingly. I am truly starting over
with my collection and I am really enjoying my comic collection again.. finally.


Well holy crap... imagine that!



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I haz a Blog
comicscastle
Posted: Monday, August 09, 2010 8:39:40 AM

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Posts: 15,180
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SpidermanGeek wrote:
Update on good old FGG from August 6th.

"Brian Maton" wrote:
HI GANG!

IT FEELS LIKE...STARTING OVER

I'm actually starting over with my collection, and starting to enjoy comics again.
I had lost everything I liked about comics from trying to be a dealer, to grading my
comics, to looking at them as money rather than as something I enjoy reading.
So now, I am at the bare bottom of my collection, as I once was, and am doing it
the way I enjoy, not how someone else says it should be or for the money. Now
it's like it was when I was a kid, just for reading.. but I still have to have top notch
condition comics. I just refuse to grade them.
Yes, I bought my mylites, and my mylars. My collection will now be purely mint
copies that look great in those sleeves. No more CGC, PGX, or whatever. I don't
trust some idiot to grade a comic. Why is his opinion better than mine? I'm
wasting $30.00 (more or less) a pop on their opinion, rather then buying high
grade copies for my collection. And, by the way, the comics look MUCH BETTER
in a mylar than a stupid CGC case any day.
I broke out all my comics and will buy comics online and also at shows that
are CGC or PGX, but when I get home, they are being set free and I will put them
in mylar. Also, no more reading copies for me. Why waste the money. I will read
my high-grade copies (I've been collecting for 44 years, so I think I can hold a
comic without damaging it). Yes folks, enough is enough. I'm not selling my
comics anymore, so what I have is mine and my knowledge of grading is just as
good or better than CGC. I wish more people would feel like this and let's see an
end to the comic grading scam.
I was one of the first people who had a comic graded by CGC. It was 2000 and
I thought that it was a really interesting idea. It is.. the restoration check is good.
But, hey... I'm not losing that. Because, I am going to pop the stuff out of the
container, evaluate it myself, then grade it accordingly. I am truly starting over
with my collection and I am really enjoying my comic collection again.. finally.


Well holy crap... imagine that!
Just think of all the time and money he could have saved if he had listened to us in the first place. With all the money he could have saved he might be a millionaire by now.



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HeroComics
Posted: Monday, August 09, 2010 6:59:27 PM

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I've been away for a while... sorry I missed this but...

...if you are bad you should be forced to READ THIS THREAD!!!

It's the GOLD that HURTS!!!
patn2008
Posted: Monday, August 09, 2010 8:28:32 PM

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dunleavy75
Posted: Monday, August 09, 2010 8:47:58 PM

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All I can say is... Laughing Laughing Laughing





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SwiftMann
Posted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 7:34:04 AM

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patn2008 wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WplcigI9SHo


Freakin' gold!

"Words have meaning." - my wife
padreglcc
Posted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 11:02:51 AM

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Location: Bangor, Michigan
SwiftMann wrote:
patn2008 wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WplcigI9SHo


Freakin' gold!


I love the video's caption: "Brian Maton, comic expert..."

“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” ~ Bryant H. McGill

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Mick77
Posted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 12:29:21 PM

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epic



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scotteaves
Posted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 10:48:44 PM

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Mick77 wrote:
epic


Yeah, epic FAIL!

HeroComics
Posted: Wednesday, September 01, 2010 8:38:39 AM

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scotteaves wrote:
Mick77 wrote:
epic


Yeah, epic FAIL!


LOL... Brian is my favorite Elseworlds character...
En_Sabah_Nur
Posted: Wednesday, September 01, 2010 1:28:26 PM

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Location: FL
Wow...

This thread has been fantastic, utterly hilarious.

This Brian Maton guy... what is there to say?

What a colossal loser. D'oh

isalazar
Posted: Wednesday, September 01, 2010 9:25:28 PM

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SpidermanGeek wrote:
Update on good old FGG from August 6th.

"Brian Maton" wrote:
HI GANG!

IT FEELS LIKE...STARTING OVER

I'm actually starting over with my collection, and starting to enjoy comics again.
I had lost everything I liked about comics from trying to be a dealer, to grading my
comics, to looking at them as money rather than as something I enjoy reading.
So now, I am at the bare bottom of my collection, as I once was, and am doing it
the way I enjoy, not how someone else says it should be or for the money. Now
it's like it was when I was a kid, just for reading.. but I still have to have top notch
condition comics. I just refuse to grade them.
Yes, I bought my mylites, and my mylars. My collection will now be purely mint
copies that look great in those sleeves. No more CGC, PGX, or whatever. I don't
trust some idiot to grade a comic. Why is his opinion better than mine? I'm
wasting $30.00 (more or less) a pop on their opinion, rather then buying high
grade copies for my collection. And, by the way, the comics look MUCH BETTER
in a mylar than a stupid CGC case any day.
I broke out all my comics and will buy comics online and also at shows that
are CGC or PGX, but when I get home, they are being set free and I will put them
in mylar. Also, no more reading copies for me. Why waste the money. I will read
my high-grade copies (I've been collecting for 44 years, so I think I can hold a
comic without damaging it). Yes folks, enough is enough. I'm not selling my
comics anymore, so what I have is mine and my knowledge of grading is just as
good or better than CGC. I wish more people would feel like this and let's see an
end to the comic grading scam.
I was one of the first people who had a comic graded by CGC. It was 2000 and
I thought that it was a really interesting idea. It is.. the restoration check is good.
But, hey... I'm not losing that. Because, I am going to pop the stuff out of the
container, evaluate it myself, then grade it accordingly. I am truly starting over
with my collection and I am really enjoying my comic collection again.. finally.


Well holy crap... imagine that!


My thoughts exactly. Comics are meant to be read, given away if you don't want them and keep what you value. My hands to you Applause Applause Applause



jasonrvs
Posted: Wednesday, September 01, 2010 10:21:14 PM

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tb4020
Posted: Thursday, September 02, 2010 2:17:58 AM

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Tune in next week as expert Brian teaches us how to buy comics from a LCS........Loser
cleafus
Posted: Friday, December 31, 2010 10:40:38 AM

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Location: Right behind you.......
I just read through some of this again, with a big grin on my face. Some all-time classic stuff!

Every day above ground is a good day.


dunleavy75
Posted: Friday, December 31, 2010 11:52:09 AM

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+1 FGG





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Mick77
Posted: Thursday, January 13, 2011 1:13:50 PM

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This really helped out my day so far. When things are looking bleak, always just re-read this thread and it will brighten your day.



My Uncle George Pierce 02/22/2012

Spread the word on Parkinson's Disease, help to find a cure!
!
dunleavy75
Posted: Thursday, January 13, 2011 8:17:20 PM

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Mick77 wrote:
This really helped out my day so far. When things are looking bleak, always just re-read this thread and it will brighten your day.


They should use this thread at call centers for people on the edge. It could brighten anyones day. Laughing





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Nerdgasm_Comics
Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 5:43:28 AM

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Lame it appears that FGG has closed his Youtube account and has taken most of his website down. You can still find some funny little tidbits of his by searching Brian Maton, he uses Brian is Da Bomb as a pretty common tag.

"Get your Nerd ON!"




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WBCollectibles
Posted: Friday, July 08, 2011 5:59:52 PM

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OK so im prob. late and wrong but i just wanted to say 2 things

1. I noticed after the link was posted funnygreengoblin hasnt posted again

and

2.the site is down i was wondering if anyone had a copy of the article i would really like to read it and possibly make a cool mill.Nerd

actually i am interested in reading it


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