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CBCS Message Board - Terms of Use SteveRicketts 1 1 yearSteveRicketts (4231): CBCS Message Board Terms of Use Last Updated: December 15, 2015 The CBCS discussion forum and message board [the “Forum” or “CBCS Message Board”] accessible through the cbcscomics.com Web site [the “Site”] [collectively the “Forum Services”] is brought to you by Comic Book Certification Service, LLC [“CBCS,” “we,” “our,” or “Company”]. In addition to any other Terms of Use and/or Terms and Conditions...
Average grade of title-less comics! bige31 9 5 daysCopperAgeKids (913): I kinda/highly doubt it would be an "INCOMPLETE" designation, on the label. The book, aassuming the back cover is as sharp as the rest of the front cover, looks to be in the Fine range. My guess is it would fetch a 1.0. Boy Commandos is a notoriously poor/slow seller, the grading fee would be a deal breaker. However, lower grade GA books by S & K , do sell around Overstreet in raw GD 2.0 and under. It is at least a $30 book...
Glue? RRO 4 2 monthsCopperAgeKids (913): If staples have been cleaned or replaced, that will land you a Restored grade. Same with adding glue to a books' spine, or anywhere else. Best case scenario is you get a "Conserved" notation on a blue label.
Rat Chew keefriffhards 19 3 monthsX51 (2536): Hulk is my favorite character, so I'm pleased to own any copy. I tell people it's the best low grade copy that money could buy. :)
Get your popcorn ready... infinityG Jump to first page42Jump to last page 3 monthsTowmater (3157): @JWKyle @poka Oh, didn't know. Thanks for the info.
Marvel Legacy Issue Number Guide JLS_Comics 14 3 monthsDarthLego (20467): https://youtu.be/lL2ZwXj1tXM
Chris Claremont Zombie_Head 13 3 monthsJustThatGuy (463): no. he just talks a lot. just be careful of some of the things you say though, he'll go off. he caught himself from getting angry because i brought up something that people were doing( killing his legacy) to his creations.
Welcome to the CBCS Forum! SteveRicketts Jump to first page530Jump to last page 4 monthsrec1978 (49): Hello All, I am new to the CBCS boards, but I have been around the block a little while (EBay for 16 years and CGC Chat Boards (same user id) for 4 years). If you see anything in my EBay store http://stores.ebay.com/ronnieeinnor/) that you like, please feel free to shoot me a PM! Cheers, Ron As a side note: I am sending my first book, for CBCS Submission, today! http://forum.cbcscomics.com/cached/e16a012bce850a3edf41d7413c2cc455.jpg ...
Restored 6.0 or Unrestored 3.0? Thanatos Jump to first page47Jump to last page 4 monthsDarthLego (20467): I was unaware that @SteveRicketts does resto removal. Is this fact or fiction?
Question on cleaning and comic restoration bige31 5 4 monthsbige31 (37): So is that something that is easy for someone to do and is it relatively inexpensive?
What does CBCS "Conserved" Label mean? kaptainmyke 7 5 monthsdielinfinite (5251): So this is from CGC but I'd imagine it would more or less apply to CBCS as well: The Quality/Quantity metrics they reference are as follows:
grading question burntboy 16 5 monthsDarthLego (20467): Oh, so the book is already restored? In that case it would grade out as a restored copy and the grade as to the actual appearance and not be called an incomplete book.
Recommendation needed for restoration Pete 9 5 monthsDLAComics (40): was thinking the same thing myself. too easy of a fix.
Batman Adventures #12 Newstand Edition kaptainmyke Jump to first page42Jump to last page 6 monthsDocBrown (13552): Whoever gives in first and offers it will get that increased business.
Got a Comic Back Tonite X-Men #58 ThorneArt 6 6 monthsNuffsaid111 (382): Oh that's very unfortunate. I was on another thread where someone indirectly was stating missing pages should get qualified and graded as if the missing page was not a defect to be counted in the grade number. I disagreed. 5.0 with those signatures is excellent.
Elseworlds 80 page - Issue with Ripples?? nikki666666 13 6 monthsCFP_Comics (2341): This can be eliminated or greatly reduced. I have worked on 4-5 copies of this book in the past and had excellent results.
Grading Videos KingNampa 9 7 monthsSpiderTim (178): Wouldn't we all? lol. That will surely NEVER happen! lol
Will pressing improve this grade? KingNampa 6 7 monthsCopperAgeKids (913): The feathering on the spine is production related, in this book it looks particularly pronounced so the book gets downgraded.....probably not by as much as you may think, though. I have yet to see a single copy of Preacher 1, Sandman 1 and Infinity Gauntlet 1 in CBCS 9.8 or CGC 9.8, that did NOT have some degree of feathering. Hard to say without a FC and BC scan but based on only the notes provided and the (not very illuminating) pic, a CPR...
Centerfold Reinforced jrs 9 7 monthsjrs (1195): @IronMan, thanks much for the insight. My curiosity arose because of those label notations.
Restored books grading grid. OGJackster 8 8 monthsshrewbeer (7054): No ideas are bad ideas, especially when it creates good constructive dialogue! I know the CBCS crew watch our conversations (hi guys 👋🏻) and the more we talk the more they know what we (the consumers) are looking for. Unfortunately you're right, sometimes the dialogue is not constructive (but its wayy better here than the other side of the street) http://forum.cbcscomics.com/cached/74693748a86dd5394aade528134c6c7c.jpg
Informative Site jrs 30 8 monthsStudley_Dudley (1780): I have a friend with a nice griddle, but I'll be damned if he's going to press my expensive pancakes no matter how good he thinks he is. He can knock out moderns pretty easily, but he hasn't had enough practice on SA, GA books to be my "go-to guy".
Examples of "Dry Cleaning" Drogio 16 8 monthsDarthLego (20467): http://forum.cbcscomics.com/cached/1375fc460f77193a37bd4ea6a91606ab.jpg
Pressing Candidate? opinions please ThorneArt 9 8 monthsThorneArt (259): Thanks, I really appreciate the opinions folks. Exactly the kind of info I was looking for. :)
Restoration Checking Tools--Black Light? Despain 29 8 monthsJWKyle (3217): If I suspect a book colored touched. I usually go in this order Bleed through , Light the area up good and check at different angles, Black UV Flashlight and last I inspect the book with my loupe. One thing I recommend if you never seen color touch is take a garbage book with a black cover and color touch it yourself with a black marker and maybe with acrylic paint if you have some laying around. Look at what the color touch looks like and...
How to Value Restored Comics??? QuaBrot 11 9 monthsjrs (1195): I think it's generally wise to defer to the market price, however you would like to determine that. Although ebay prices often seem to reflect market euphoria when a movie hits or some other development occurs involving a particular character, at the very least it reflects the price someone is willing to pay for a given book. For restored books, I have sometimes seen very little difference in purchase price as compared to Overstreet pricing. ...
1973 Ghost Rider 1 - coverless ZosoRocks 3 9 monthsshrewbeer (7054): Not really a high enough value book to have slabbed or be worth much. Great reader copy for a set though! If you got it in a goodwill bin, I'm sure its worth more than you paid; nice find 👌🏻
Removing rust stains on paper? shrewbeer 29 9 monthsAndyRexia (1855): Ok thank you
How much would a press really help? bythegram 8 9 monthswillieCPA4646 (19): From the people I know who have had lots more books graded that I have, the consensus seems to be that pressing may move the grade up somewhat. The three books I did submit to CBCS I did not get pressed. One books was signed and that comic was a special case. The other two books were graded NM to NM+ by the dealers I purchased them from (both reputable dealers, and before CGC and CBCS grading). One comic was from the Winnipeg Collection, one...
Join a Web Call Dec 8 w/ E. Gerber President keysnruns 8 9 monthsjrs (1195): Thanks.
Coverless comics Odins_Raven Jump to first page31Jump to last page 10 monthsshrewbeer (7054): That book brings back bad memories. Had my kids with me at the CS and so of course im distracted; I saw a good looking copy for $40. Happily paid for it and a few small toys for the little ones, got home and noticed the "marvel spotlight" at the top. REPRINT 😡🔫.
Where to get size guide (check trimming)? QuaBrot 4 11 monthsPovRow (535): Basically the centerfold should stick out a little more and, as you approach the first/last page (this is when the book is folded normally) gradually stick out less. It forms a > shape when looked at edgewise from the top or bottom. Just get a newspaper and you will see it easily. Some books have the illusion of being trimmed because more art is cut off on the right edge or the top or bottom. This can be caused by mis-wrapping where the...
Newsstand marks on older books jmh722 11 1 yearesaravo (6130): If you look at the CBCS grading guidelines, a comic in Fine/Very Fine condition can have one fairly obvious defect if the rest of the book is okay. So it's entirely possible that the books could at least grade at 7.0. If you can obtain them at the cost of a lower grade than that, like a 5.0 or 6.0, it should be worth it.
I finally got burnt - ASM #17 trim/restore Darkga 26 1 yearDarthLego (20467): I would leave it slabbed to lessen the chances of the next buyer getting burned. If the seller cracks it, that's on them.
Grafting/replacement of MVS jmh722 6 1 yearjmh722 (19): @Maverick: Can't post pics since it's at the buyer's house. The other page is definitely the same color though. Staples look fine though. That's what's so confounding. @Darkga: Thanks for the offer, but I'm looking for a high-grade raw That being said, if anybody needs to relieve theirself of a high-grade IH 181 raw, let's discuss. Thanks guys.
Is this Comic Restored? poka 29 1 yearpoka (2542): No noticeable difference
Added staples? adgbiking Jump to first page39Jump to last page 1 yearIronMan (1180): It is confusing. Trying to clarify, what CGC is saying is that new staple holes were created by an amateur reinserting new staples and making additional holes in the process. Which is fairly easy to do if you haven't given any thought to how to keep all the interior wraps lined up. The staple being reinserted will tilt, slide and move about, creating new staple holes in the interior wraps. OR using non comic book staples as replacements for the...
Can pressing be used on metallic covers? SilverAgeFan 8 1 yearSilverAgeFan (391): @D84, Thanks a bunch! I'll zip an email off to Mike and see what he says. I honestly could find no other defects. Nothing on the spine, all four corners are cut and crisp, the opening side pages are all even in straight. Nothing on the inside or the back cover either. I believe that if the wrinkle in the corner can be pressed out it has a strong possibility of a 9.9 grade! Thanks everyone! If I have it pressed and then graded I'll update on...
blunted gloss question jmh722 Jump to first page32Jump to last page 1 yearCCD (73): @jmh722
Went to LCS, saw a brand new CGC case, OIL! kaptainmyke 9 1 yearVillageIdiot (1033): No, they have not. Want to see a plethora of mine without such?
Restoration Question, Married back cover comicsmv 5 1 yearBrianGreensnips (2017): Yeah, I can't get enough of it. Lol.
Rose City Comic Con! Gabriel85301 2 1 yearVaComicsGuy (1864): Gabriel, Sent you a PM
Comic Books with detached covers? kaptainmyke 15 1 yearkaptainmyke (9874): my goal is to get all red labels on everything I've had signed by him. I am getting all my Conway signed Spider-mans signed by Stan. However I need to pay for some of this stuff so I am getting some key books signed to sell since I have no desire to keep them. New Mutants #98 signed by Liefeld and now Stan Lee, old Journey Into Mystery comics signed by Stan Lee such as first Magneto and vs Hulk, etc...A solid 8.5 JIM 83 GRR signed by...
Being taught to grade comics. jwalker0094 17 1 yearResurrection (637): There are two types of people who grade comics. Those who can, and those who can't. The ones who can wanted to learn and spent time learning. My best suggestion is attend conventions, talk to reputable dealers, and of course send books to be graded. Write down your estimated grade, and defects you spot to determine your grade and compare to what grade you get and graders notes. CGC and CBCS grading is the industry standard now, so I suggest...
So sorry! SteveBorock Jump to first page49Jump to last page 1 yearbird (4): Glad to hear that you are feeling better Steve! Take care and be well! - Sean W
Dry-cleaning and pressing infinityG Jump to first page51Jump to last page 1 yearSqeggs (214): Given that people seem to have been buying up apparently undergraded old label books for a long while now, I actually have the opposite reaction when I see a higher-dollar old label book up for auction: What's wrong with it? :)
Micro chamber paper Quicksilver 14 1 yearNico (16): Ask Pete from heroes haven, he has cracked a ton of slabs, from All companies.
Can books ripple with age? jmh722 9 1 yearCFP_Comics (2341): Depends on the level of humidity. Could be slight ripples along the top and bottom edges, all the way to a wavy distorted book. Having worked on many copies NYX #3 it is one of those books that had issues right off the press.
CBCS process JeyNyce 12 1 yearJazzyJeffie (148): Oh, let me check my CBCS Slabs. Thanks for sharing the observation.
Urgent: PGM Giant Size X-Men 1, restoration? WCollecbales 14 1 yearOldbsturgeon (142): when you get it back, update the thread for sure!
CBCS Grading of Restored Comics jedijohnson 19 1 yearKenWorthing (457): I'm soooo looking forward to sending in this one. Lovingly coloured in by some kid in Indonesia, God knows how long ago! :D I've only ever seen a pic of another one .. no colouring, but .. chewed by rodents, methinks. This is mine .. http://www.kenworthing.com/Kapten_Amerika__Indonesia__nn2.jpg I've thought (briefly) about getting the colour removed, but I'm more concerned with having the book documented now.
How To Detect Restoration PovRow 17 1 yearPovRow (535): I am using "Restoration" here in a broad sense: i.e. a process or technique designed to return the book closer to, or mke it appear closer to, its original condition. I hope that is apparent. There has yet to be an industry-wide standard as to what exactly comprises restoration. CBCS and CGC have their definitions. But those are just that: their definitions. To say something is or is not restoration is an on-going issue. Back in...
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