Renowned collector Doug Schmell (aka Captain Tripps) has finally launched his high grade website, Pedigree Comics. Some great stuff to drool over, but unfortunately out of the grasp of the average collector. Given most of the prices, slabbed books like these are for the affluent only -- or at the very least for those that don't mind maxing out their credit cards. It still amazes me that there are enough wealthy comic book collectors to drive and sustain the high-end slabbed book market. Twenty years ago, who woulda thought comic books would evolve into a rich man's hobby?