Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 29)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Signed comics, big pulls, character collectors, non-rookie Rookie Cards, mainstream media card coverage & more.

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Graded vintage concert posters are big business — but may not be as pricey as you might think (gallery)

Vintage concert posters can be big, big business with iconic artists’ psychedelic promotions of the 1960s a particular focus for many.

CGC, which is known for grading comic books, also grades concert posters, handbills and postcards, helping collectors weed out bad examples of posters and helps show the elite pieces on a 10-point scale.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 5)

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The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Big pulls in cards, big grades in comics, WWE’s female stars and “My first Blowout Mailday.”

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Heritage comic book auction includes several six-figure gems

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Update: The book above sold for $358,500, which is a new record.

The newest Heritage Auctions comic book sale going on now includes some downright super books in CGC slabs.

How super? Six-figure super for three books with plenty of time remaining before they close.

The leader so far is one of three CGC 4.5 copies of Superman No. 1 in existence. There are just three copies of the 1939 book that have graded a CGC 6 and only two CGC 8s exist. Earlier this year, a CGC 4.0 sold for $299,000. Those are the kind of numbers that matter for such an iconic issue for an iconic star — and Heritage hasn’t sold a CGC 5 or higher since 2007.

The number that matters most here? You know … the price?

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Rare copy of Superman’s debut hits market via Heritage Auctions

Action-Comics-1-supermanSan Diego Comic-con will undoubtedly generate some buzz for fans and collectors when it kicks off this week, but Heritage Auctions has some big books on the auction block that could spark some discussions, too.

One of them is a copy of Action Comics No. 1.  

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