Pedigree Comics Obtains The 3rd Best Known CGC Graded Silver Age Marvel Collection

Posted: 1/21/2006

Pedigree Comics, Inc.'s President Doug Schmell has announced that his internet based company has just completed negotiations on a major consignment agreement that will bring what is considered to be the third best known CGC certified Silver Age Marvel collection in the country to Pedigree Comics, Inc.!!

It is an incredible collection of one individual that is now over 13 years in the making and consists of near-full Silver Age runs of all the major early 1960's Marvel titles including Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers, Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Incredible Hulk, Journey Into Mystery, Strange Tales, Tales of Suspense, Tales to Astonish and X-Men, as well as a complete run of Silver Surfers and some individual issues from the 1960's (Iron Man #1, Doctor Strange #169, Captain America #100, Captain America #101, Nick Fury #1, Sub-Mariner #1, Iron Man and Sub-Mariner #1, Thor #126, Sgt. Fury #13, Sgt. Fury Annual #1) and early 1970's (Conan the Barbarian #1, Marvel Spotlight #2, Marvel Spotlight #5, Incredible Hulk #181, Ghost Rider #1, Tomb of Dracula #1, Giant-Size X-Men #1, Amazing Adventures #1 and Amazing Adventures #11).

The collection consists of 464 CGC graded books, 95% of which are CGC’d at 9.4 or better with 25% being in 9.6 or 9.8 certified condition!! In addition, 30% of the collection is pedigreed, with nationally recognized names such as Massachusetts, Oakland, Northland, White Mountain, Pacific Coast, Boston, Diamond Run, Green River, Mile High II, Winnipeg, Western Penn., Bethlehem Circle 8, Golden State, Slobodian and Edenwald represented. The collector would only buy what he considered Near Mint quality comic books and stressed page quality above other determining factors; thus almost every book in the collection (except for 3 or so that have cream to off-white pages) has off-white or better page quality. Most every one of the 464 comics was the best possible copy he could locate at the time of purchase and he would strive to upgrade issues over time to get to his coveted 9.4/Near-Mint threshold. In effect, most of the books are tied as the highest or second highest CGC certified copies. In addition, since the first and second best SA Marvel collections are doubted to be becoming available for many years, this will likely be the greatest individual ammassment of high grade early Marvels ever brought to market.

If interested, any prospective buyer may call or email Pedigree Comics’ Doug Schmell with his or her want-list or specific book(s) of interest. Any book may be purchased before the official listing of the individual runs on the website, which will commence on Wednesday, January 25th with the listing of the Avengers run (issues 1-20). Please check the website periodically for further announcements of the date(s) and time(s) of the future listings. All inquiries, questions, comments and want-lists should be directed to Doug Schmell at (561) 422-1120 (office) or (561) 596-9111 (cell) or

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