About TSGS Promotions

First of all, I would like to sincerely thank you for coming to my perfectly, imperfect website.  I realize that your time is valuable and that you have chosen to spend some of it here.  THANK YOU. 

You’ll notice that the pics of the slabs look absolutely ridiculous.  I used my Samsung phone to take some of the pictures.  Then , I used a $600 scanner that I bought to take some of the pictures.  Now, I am using an app, PhotoScan.  That seems to do a better job, but there are still some issues.  I have asked around about the scanner/software, and I cannot get an answer. Apparently, there are very few of these scanners available in today’s market, so it is some sort of secret within the industry.  If anyone would like to share it with me, please feel free to let me know.  As an FYI, if you are fortunate enough to land one of these fantastic slabs for yourself, rest assured, you will not see my reflection, the picture on the wall behind me, nor the phone camera that I used when you receive the book at your home.  So, I thank you in advance for patiently putting up with the imperfections.  However, the rest of the website rocks.

 

I stated collecting books as a hobby back when I was a kid, in the 80’s.  The Flash, Avengers, Batman, X-Men, and Spider-Man were stacked in different piles in my bedroom closet.  These are the days before anyone thought of bagging and boarding their collections.  The stacks got so high that they started to resemble the leaning tower of Pisa, so, that is when they had to go elsewhere along with my Star Wars figures that had been opened and played with numerous amounts of times.  I understood.  I was starting to take an interest in girls, so these things were losing interest with me.

Fast forward to the mid 2000’s and I happened to pass by a rack of books that featured the series “Justice” which was drawn by the absolutely phenomenal Alex Ross.  I had never seen such realistic drawings before on comic book covers.  That was it.  I was hooked again.  From then on, every Wednesday, I found myself at House of Heroes at noon.

Let’s jump to 2016, when buying the books on eBay lead to opportunities to have private signings with Stan Lee.  CGC referred to me a couple of facilitators with only one replying back to me.  So, I had my fast private signing with Stan in Cincinnati in September.  I was absolutely blown away by the energy at the Con and it only propelled me to learn more about the industry.  I also was able to sit with the fantastic Neal Adams and his wife, for about eight hours for one of the days.  He had about 60 books of mine to sign or sketch/sign so I made myself at home with them at their booth.  I also met Rob Liefeld and spent a little time with him.  I always remind him of that when I had the chance to see him again after that.  By the by, I had approximately 50 books signed by Stan at that show.  It was starting to be a very expensive hobby/investment.

In 2017, I was buying Walking Dead items from the Comic Monster on eBay, and I just happened to have him recommended to me by CGC as another facilitator for some more Stan Lee signings at MegaCon.  We met Stan before the show, and it was just so surreal.  When you meet someone in those circumstances, someone who had done so much for an industry, and so many other positive things for others, it does have some life-changes effects…even if you don’t realize it at the time.

Three months later, Justin called me about an opportunity to have the back-room signings for the Justice League cast at the Ace Universes Comic Con in Long Island.  It would cost me six figures, but the opportunity to have exclusive rights to the JLA cast was exciting in itself.  Not many people have the capital, nor the trust, to finance something like this, so I consider myself very fortunate.  That signing went very well, met the cast members in the back-rooms, and had a blast.  Two months later, I find myself in a similar situation in Phoenix, with Stan Lee, Chris Evans, Tom Holland, Anthony Mackie, and Sebastian Stan.  Can’t make this stuff up.  Now, I have over 2,700 graded books and 35,000 raw books.

You may have noticed that the books do not include any prices.  They aren’t for sale….yet.  I will be offering these at some point in time, but for now, they are just here on this website to be appreciated. 

Feel free to browse the Gallery site, and thank you very much for taking the time to visit.