wallstreetrebel

Total Comic Registry Points: 4,765,604 Rank: 1
 


wallstreetrebel's Bio
Little did I know when I was spending a dollar to buy 8 comics a month at the local drug store in Oxford MS that they would ever be commanding the prices now seen on internet auctions. In fact, we use to laugh about the kid down the street who would pay us $5 for back issues he missed. I had all the Marvel keys as a kid, but my mother decided that her Home and Gardens were more worthy of keeping than my comics when I left for college. We still have a few hundred originals, but most are simply readers after being stored in the basement for too many years.

I started collecting seriously again about 20 years ago and now share the collection with my son, who is also a comic fanatic. It's a great father/son hobby, if a little on the expensive side.

We currently live in Atlanta GA, although I spent many years in NY, which was when I adopted the wallstreetrebel name, primarily because I was a southerner living in Manhattan and had an apartment downtown before moving uptown. I should probably change it since it is no longer applicable, but many people know me more by that moniker than my actual name. Our primary focus has been nine Marvel and three DC runs, most of which are still works in progress.

2016: I wrote the edited profile above a number of years ago and I’m happy to say that, after many years of collecting, we have completed a number of sets, including Flash (105-350) , GL (1-89), FF (1-102), TOS (39-99), TTA (27, 35-101), Avengers (1-100), JIM (83-125) and X-Men (1-66). We have also slowly upgraded the bulk of our collection. When we first started we were buying 6.0s and up, then 8.0s and up, then 9.0s and up and finally, 9.4s and up, except for early books with low census counts. I am sure that is a familiar story with many here.

We are still always upgrading when the opportunity arises and the price is right. But we have basically been at a standstill on ASM, where we have the most registry points, vacillating between wanting to finish it and selling those books to buy a few upgrades elsewhere. We spent most of the last year or so upgrading our two primary DC runs and we are now shifting back to fill a few Marvel slots.

2019: My life has now come full cycle, as I have moved back to Oxford MS, after reaching mandatory retirement age, and my son is a student at Ole Miss, my alma mater. Unlike so many friends my age who I have made on the registry, I am still actively collecting, although with much less money. I have found that to be one of many ironies of life, I now have more time to focus on our collections, but much less money to buy books. Consequently, we have to make choices now and are selling about as much as we are buying, mostly to fund new purchases.

I had planned this year to scan all my books, but never got around to buying a scanner. I hope by next year to do that, so that other collectors can see our collections. There are still many holes and restored keys, it is far from perfect, but it does represent a lifetime of collecting. I am sure there are much better collections out there that have never been registered here.

In the last couple of years, we have begun collections in Atom, Aquaman, Hawkman, Metal Men and Wonder Woman. They are all very much works in progress, but we have found collecting new books to be more rewarding than focusing on upgrades, which has just gotten too expensive to keep doing.

I have gotten to be friends with many fellow collectors through this board over the last few years. We sometimes talk comics, but we also discuss life issues. I am very grateful for those friendships.

Our collecting focus going forward is primarily the new collections we have started and perhaps adding a couple of more. We still remain on the fence on ASM. It may well be my favorite book, but they are both pricey and relatively abundant, so we generally opt to buy books that are both rarer and less expensive.

Happy collecting to all and please drop us a line if you are interested in selling any books we collect.



    

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A

Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Amazing Adventures #1-#10 (1970) Unnamed set - 123571 110840 8
Amazing Spider-Man #1-#100 A few dups 7973153295
Amazing Spider-Man #1-#100 Mary Jane's a 9.8 Spidey is probably my favorite (...) 10092618954 6
Aquaman (1962) WSR’s Aquamans A starter set for sure, but it (...) 335227660 2
Aquaman (1962) & Showcase #30-#33 Unnamed set - 130409 112925 10
Aquaman (1962) & Showcase #30-#33 WSR’s Aquaman Starter Set We have long owned Showcase 30 (...) 385641961 1
Atom #1-#45 WSR’s Atom Starter Set Just started this one in 2018, (...) 469545430
Avengers #1-#100 Avengers Outcasts 666671283 10
Avengers #1-#100 Not Emma Peel's Gang I still own a couple of Avenge (...) 100100205740 1
Avengers #1-#100 Unnamed set - 61737 662618 106
Avengers #1-#250 Early Avengers 10037202215 1

B

Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Brave and the Bold #1-#200 More Odd Lots We have started buying a few o (...) 261218843

C

Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Captain America #100-#454 Not worth a name 10630

D

Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Daredevil #1-#157 A Not So Courageous Set 321931612 14
Daredevil #1-#157 I Wear My Sunglasses At Night This is a set we would like to (...) 15394140739
Daredevil #1-#80 Early DDs 7897108705 2
DC 80 Page Giant Giant Flash 161712815
Detective Comics #301-#400 Unnamed set - 131053 221900 27

F

Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Fantastic Four (Complete) Captain Tripps' Outcasts A few scattered issues Tripps (...) 13419698612 1
Fantastic Four (Complete with Variants) Trey's Heroes 12012660993 1
Fantastic Four (Complete with Variants) Unnamed set - 50924 868210407 2
Fantastic Four Lee-Kirby #1-#102 WSR’s Fantastics FF was probably the first book (...) 109100686012 1
Flash #105-#350 A few extras and dups 10410
Flash #105-#350 Flash Also Rans A few nice dups, but not a com (...) 10742153200
Flash #105-#350 Flash Rejects 311235832
Flash #105-#350 Sheldon's Envy The greatest Flash collection (...) 251100396687 1

G

Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Ghost Rider (1973) 20 cents 111800 34
Green Lantern (1960) #1-#89 GL Alternates 677562437
Green Lantern (1960) #1-#89 Leonard's Lantern We recently unobscured most of (...) 89100182018 1
Green Lantern (1960) Complete Early Leonard's 562751282
Green Lantern (1960) Complete Ryan Reynolds' Nemesis This is our GLs with the three (...) 9244201513 1
Green Lantern (1960) #76-#89 Later Lanterns 1410030560 1

H

Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Hawkman (1964) WSR’s Hawkman Starter Set A few books we own, but nothin (...) 216128703

I

Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Iron Man #1-#100 A COUPLE OF AFTERTHOUGHTS 22868

J

Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Journey Into Mystery Just Thor 4434292900 1
Journey Into Mystery #83-#125 A few more dups 357946675
Journey Into Mystery #83-#125 Norsk Gods Rock One of the toughest sets to fi (...) 44100299720 2
Justice League of America #1-#100 Big Bang Boys Club 828292178
Justice League of America #1-#100 Big Bang Rejects 474746241
Justice League of America (complete) Big Bang Boys 833184583

M

Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Metal Men Odd Lots I always liked Metal Men as a (...) 284626607 2

R

Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Rawhide Kid Round Em Up A starter set of a book I coll (...) 1595729 2

S

Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Showcase #1-#104 A Few Asteroids 1716176286 1
Showcase #1-#64 Early Debuts Working on just the superhero (...) 1421167546 1
Showcase #22-#24 Showcase Lanterns 310021750 1
Spectre (1967) WSR’s Spectre Starter Set 135613860 1
Strange Tales #101-#188 Just the FF 333752699
Superman #1-#423 Flashing BY 302000

T

Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Tales of Suspense #39-#99 Downey's Meal Ticket 61100245433 1
Tales of Suspense #39-#99 Early Prototypes 315058297
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