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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:00:40 am 
Especially "dude." And "balls." Those terms work in the tech industry.
Especially "dude." And "balls." Those terms work in the tech industry.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:02:12 am 
Especially "dude." And "balls." Those terms work in the tech industry.
Especially "dude." And "balls." Those terms work in the tech industry.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:02:44 am 
Especially "dude." And "balls." Those terms work in the tech industry.
Especially "dude." And "balls." Those terms work in the tech industry.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:07:41 am 
Especially "dude." And "balls." Those terms work in the tech industry.
Especially "dude." And "balls." Those terms work in the tech industry.
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I like the Valiant logo on the packaging. The books inside are bagged and boarded. Certainly not rare books for sure, but I’ve never seen the packaging. Any others?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:00:47 am 
The admin around here must be getting old and soft.
The admin around here must be getting old and soft.
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I haven't seen that one before. It says "Beckett & Associates" but that is unrelated to Beckett Media (Sportscard Price Guides, Grading, etc.), because Beckett isn't from Michigan. Probably a purposeful use of someone's own name, like McDowell's in "Coming To America". :lol:

Still, even if it's completely homemade in a garage in Michigan, it's pretty cool since we haven't seen it before... and it beats a lot of the "signed with COA" books that were being put out at about the same time by local comic shops. :thumb:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:18:45 pm 
I bought my first comics at Kwik-E-Mart
I bought my first comics at Kwik-E-Mart
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No, I haven't seen this before. Agree that it is not related to Beckett the baseball price guide. However the office is available for rent for only $800 per month. At $9.95 per pack, you only have to sell 80 packs a month to break even. :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:38:59 pm 
Especially "dude." And "balls." Those terms work in the tech industry.
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Hilarious. Maybe it was some dealer who needed to push through excess stock. I think I paid $10 for this, which was exactly what it cost 25 years ago!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:50:29 pm 
Wanna see an unpublished Shadowman page?
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I haven't seen this as well

It's funny that the three highest printed Valiant books would be put together at some point to get rid of :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:48:32 pm 
Mmm, I was drooling over Cooshie tonight.
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nycjadie wrote:
Hilarious. Maybe it was some dealer who needed to push through excess stock.


I agree. This is some LCS home-brewed package.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:28:12 am 
Especially "dude." And "balls." Those terms work in the tech industry.
Especially "dude." And "balls." Those terms work in the tech industry.
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I don't know. It's printed with silver ink, fancy packaging, and has a UPC symbol, which needs to be applied for. Maybe a magazine distributor?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:14:43 pm 
The admin around here must be getting old and soft.
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nycjadie wrote:
I don't know. It's printed with silver ink, fancy packaging, and has a UPC symbol, which needs to be applied for. Maybe a magazine distributor?

Yes, I would bet it's similar to the other companies that were repackaging comics in the 1980s and 1990s. Since they were asking for $9.95 instead of 89cents, they probably figured they could cover the cost of silver foil.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:45:50 pm 
Mmm, I was drooling over Cooshie tonight.
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nycjadie wrote:
I don't know. It's printed with silver ink, fancy packaging, and has a UPC symbol, which needs to be applied for. Maybe a magazine distributor?


Hmm, good point.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:06:23 pm 
I'm just glad it was pretty good, long and drawn out. (that's what she said.)
I'm just glad it was pretty good, long and drawn out. (that's what she said.)

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Maybe it’s a prototype and therefor worth one meeeeluon dollars!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:02:09 am 
Is it Dee-no or Die-no? Dunno.
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A quick Google search lists Beckett and Associates as a small retailer/importer located in MI that is no longer in business. So while it's unlikely the LCS put this together, it was probably a regional distributor that resold unused stock to department stores, discount chains and pharmacies. These types of businesses were extremely common in the 70s, 80s, and 90s.

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Beckett and Associates is located at the address 740 N Rochester Rd in Clawson, Michigan 48017. They can be contacted via phone at (248) 680-7200 for pricing, hours and directions.

Beckett and Associates has an annual sales volume of 0 - 500K. .For more information contact Jeff Beckett, or go to http://www.beckettassociates.com

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Phone: (248) 680-7200

Website: http://www.beckettassociates.com
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Employee Size: 1 To 4

Exact Employee Count: 3

Exact Sales Volume: 60000

Location Type: Single Location

Sales Volume: 0 - 500K
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