Update: I stopped by the store after work, and found out that the rat bastard that perpetrated the crime had been caught, and the owner of the store was one his way to claim all of his books that had been taken.
Beach and Ball is my long time comic store. I’ve been going to this place for at least 15 years. They’ve gone under ownership change a few times, but each succession has been nice. The current staff are among the nicest people I’ve had the pleasure to talk to. And the renovations to the store have been phenomenal. Sadly, some rat bastard swine thought their stuff was too nice and broke in last night and made off with thousands of dollars in books and left considerable property damage behind. Since I can’t stand thieves and the stuff taken was pretty specific, I’m relating everyone Beach and Ball’s facebook post about what went down. If see any of this stuff, call Anaheim PD.
We had a break-in at Beach Ball Comics in Anaheim CA last night, a smash and grab of 11 high-end books from our display case. They smashed the front door and the display case, which probably took less than 3 minutes.
PLEASE BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE FOLLOWING BOOKS:
Amazing Spider-Man #1 (1963) – Approx VG
Amazing Spider-Man #1 (1963) – Approx F- (some restoration) SIGNED by Stan Lee on title page
Amazing Spider-Man #2 (1963) – Approx F
Avengers #4 CGC 4.0 (though thieves sometimes crack the cases on these)
Batman #4 – CGC 1.0 SS SIGNED by Jerry Robinson (cover) in black marker – ROUGH book, but valuable.
Giant-Size X-Men #1 – high grade (8.5 or better)
Green Lantern #76 – PGX 5.0
House of Secrets #92 – high grade – first Swamp Thing
Incredible Hulk #102 – high grade
Incredible Hulk #181 – very high grade – stamp intact.
Superman #33 (Golden Age) – some restoration – SIGNED by Shuster (cover) and Siegel (title page), both in ballpoint pen
Anaheim PD has been out, and will be receiving a copy of this list shortly as well. Some of these books are very distinctive (signatures, condition flaws I would recognize), so please contact the police and/or me if you see any of these books come through your store. My cell number is 714-349-9069. Thanks, Thomas