Collecting Marvel Comic Books

| June 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

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First off, let me talk about the differences between collecting comic books today compared to, say, 15 years ago. I live in a smaller city, with a population of 220,000 people. When I was a kid, I had to take any nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollar bills I was lucky enough to possess and head over to the nearest pharmacy or variety store to buy a couple of books that caught my eye, a flashy cover more important than continuity, back then. I of course got older and discovered the wonders of Public Transit, and I would make a monthly run downtown to a magazine store to buy the titles I was now steadily collecting.

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Needless to say, if a book I was into was sold out, then I was hard pressed to find a copy elsewhere, and had to go without for a month most often. I then got my own car, and was able to hit the local comic book shops with whatever cash I wasn’t spending on gas and girls. At any given time, there were no more than 3 comic book stores open in my city, let alone thriving. So there isn’t as much selection in my city where comic specialty stores were concerned, and there’s never been a local comic convention.

Filling in holes in my runs and picking up back issues was tough. And now... well, now there’s eBay, among other online resources. I’ve been a member of eBay since 1999 and currently have a Feedback score of 212, with a sparkling 100% approval rating, most of those purchases are comic related, and eBay remains a valuable resource for me as a hard-core comic book collector.

There hasn’t been anything that I haven’t been able to find on eBay at one time or another. Quite simply, I almost don’t remember life before eBay where being a collector is concerned.

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