I have a problem that I'm hoping you can help me with. I just came across your Mad Cover Site and truly enjoy it.
My problem is this. I have a fairly large collection of Mad magazines and books. Included in the book list is an excellent copy of the Incredibly Expensive Mad (with all extras still attached) a copy of Mad Forever, a copy of Mad For Keeps (both in excellent condition except for the covers), several pocket books, and an assortment of other books that aren't that rare (Good Days and Mad, Here's Mad in Your Eye, Mad About the 60s and books like that).
I also have around a couple of hundred magazines and annuals/specials that are in fair to excellent shape. The earliest ones are #7 and #9. Plus a bunch from the 60's and 70's and then lots more until I stopped reading mad in the 90's.
So, what's my problem? Well, I really should sell them because, as much as I enjoy occasionally looking at them and showing them to others, I guess that I could really use the money I would get if I sold them. However, if I sold them, I wouldn't have them. Hence, I'm trying to figure out if I want to sell them or not. As the avid Mad fan that you are, surely you can understand my conundrum.
I really love them, but don't read them often enough. I would like to see them in the hands of someone that would love them and take care of them. But then I would miss them. As you can see, I'm adrift in a sea of confusion.
I'm hoping that you could lend me a bit of wisdom through your thoughts on this problem.
Thanks for your time and the great site.