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This weekend was the 4th annual New York Comic Con (NYCC).
I have been going to the NY Comic Con ever since it began four years ago. Before the NY Comic Con, I had been to several small conventions in the area over the years. When the NY Comic Con was started, I wasn’t planning on going because I figured the admission would be a bit expensive and I had a one year old boy at home. However, I discovered that since I’m a librarian, I could sign up as a “professional” and get in for free! Unfortunately, this year professionals didn’t get in for free and we had to pay a small admission price. However, we had our own separate entrance onto the convention floor and I got in just as things opened up.
Since I started going to the NYCC, my main concern besides seeing if I can get some cheap comics was getting my books graded by CGC. Over the past few years, I’ve gotten the following books from my collection graded “Incredible Hulk” #181, “Ultimate Spider-man” #1, and “Uncanny X-Men # 139. Getting your books graded by CGC can be expensive. It’s about $16 a book plus insurance and shipping. I decided this year would be different. I decided to get a few books graded, but this time, I decided to get them signed and graded.