timfinz

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timfinz's Bio
So I decided it was time to write a bio.

A long time ago, in a town far, far away...

Well actually it was more like this...

Growing up in the 60's and 70's my mainstay of entertainment was reading and collecting comic books. My true passion was Richie Rich and anything else that was science-fiction related was my next passion.

During our childhood my bothers and sisters and I would go to the local book exchange with my dad to trade in our "previously read comic books" for "new previously read comic books" -well they were new to us. I however found it more and more difficult to part with my Richie Rich books. The collector in me had emerged.

Working several part-time jobs soon solved my dilemma of having to trade my books in each week. I would simply keep them and pay for the new ones.

Eventually I learned that I could buy the books "new" off the shelf at our local comic book store. True collecting of Richie Rich comic books began at this time, the early 70's. It was also at this time that Richie really began expanding with many new titles - Fortunes, Riches, Money World, Bankbooks, Jackpots, just to name a few.

Then in early 1977 it happened - Star Wars, truly the greatest sci-fi adventure of all time. Still have my original purchased "reader copy" of the first issue which would still grade at least 9.0 today!

So now there were two passions that consumed me and what you may ask is the connection between the two? Well it's a question I asked myself many times. The answer - both have unlimited fantasy. Richie with his unlimited funds and imagination and Star Wars with it's unlimited imagination and adventure.
That's what keeps my interest peaked today.

Though it's been over 30 years since the original release of Star Wars and almost 60 years since the first debut of Richie Rich, I still enjoy both!
And to add to the excitement Richie Rich has just begun being published again by Ape Entertainment. How cool for me!

And so my adventures in comic book collecting continues....



    

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A

Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Archer & Armstrong Archer & Armstrong (1992) CGC 1335 23

B

Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Bloodshot (Valiant) Bloodshot (1993) CGC 1148 25

E

Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Eternal Warrior Eternal Warrior (1992) CGC 1132 31

M

Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Magnus Robot Fighter (Valiant) Magnus Robot Fighter (Valiant 1991) CGC 33180 28

R

Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Rai Rai (1992) CGC 37217 23
Richie Rich 1st Issues (1953-1993) Richie Rich 1st Issues (1953-1992) CGC 10192470 4
Richie Rich (1960) Richie Rich (1960) CGC 822815545 6
Richie Rich & Gloria Richie Rich & Gloria (1977) CGC 1460 3
Richie Rich & His Girlfriends Richie Rich & His Girlfriends (1979) CGC 1680 3
Richie Rich & Jackie Jokers Richie Rich Jackie Jokers (1973) CGC 12250 2
Richie Rich Bank Book (1972) Richie Rich Bank Book (1972) CGC 610444 3
Richie Rich Cash (1974) Richie Rich Cash (1974) CGC 12110 4
Richie Rich Diamonds Richie Rich Diamonds (1972) CGC 35896 3
Richie Rich Dollars and Cents (1963) Richie Rich Dollars & Cents (1963) CGC 43398965 3
Richie Rich Dollars and Cents (1963) RRD&C2 651380 9
Richie Rich Fortunes (1971) Richie Rich Fortunes (1971) CGC 1219801 3
Richie Rich Gems Richie Rich Gems (1974) CGC 24352 3
Richie Rich Gold & Silver Richie Rich Gold & Silver (1975) CGC 24200 3
Richie Rich Jackpots Richie Rich Jackpots (1972) CGC 23565 4
Richie Rich Millions (1961) Richie Rich Millions (1961) CGC 373210895 2
Richie Rich Millions (1961) RRM2 13113085 6
Richie Rich Money World Richie Rich Money World (1972) CGC 11150 4
Richie Rich Profits (1974) Richie Rich Profits (1974) CGC 36496 3
Richie Rich Riches (1972) Richie Rich Riches (1972) CGC 23500 3
Richie Rich Success Stories (1964) Richie Rich Success Stories (1964) CGC 38367650 4
Richie Rich Success Stories (1964) RRSS2 21620 6
Richie Rich Vaults of Mystery Richie Rich Vault of Mystery (1974) CGC 24220 3
Richie Rich Zillionz Richie Rich Zillionz (1976) CGC 515204 4

S

Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Shadowman Volume 1 Shadowman (1992) CGC 1224 32
Solar, Man of the Atom Solar, Man of the Atom (1991) CGC 2364 40
Star Wars (Marvel) #1-#107 Star Wars (1977) CGC 16144216 31
Star Wars (Marvel) #1-#107 SW2 10300 157
Star Wars (Marvel) #1-#107 SW3 101000 101
Star Wars: Dark Empire Star Wars: Dark Empire (1991) CGC 25240 15
Super Richie Super Richie (1975) CGC 15150 3

V

Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Valiant Pre-Unity Valiant Pre-Unity (1991) CGC 23160 86
Valiant Unity (1992) Valiant Unity (1992) CGC 312420 22
Valiant Variants Valiant Variants (1991) CGC 37450 38

X

Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
X-O Manowar X-O Manowar (1992) CGC 22115 34









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