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CBCS Message Board - Terms of Use SteveRicketts 1 2 yearsSteveRicketts (4993): 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 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...
Help With Grading Batman 227 Drogio 14 3 daysDrogio (1675): Apparently someone wanted this bad. $267....I can get a yellow label signed by mr. Adams (4.0) for $200... Pass. Thanks for everyone's input.
Trying my hand at grading - how'd I do? powerfist23 9 4 daysconditionfreak (7147): Yea, like I said. Plus or minus. "ish". 7.0/8.0 All the same. Ballpark. All just a best guess situation. Given the grading history of the OP. As a buyer. Pictures are what counts when dealing with someone who does not have a history of grading prowess. I do appreciate a sellers best guess, but I would expect that to be just ballpark at best. The problem is: fear of leaving something on the table. I get that. I just...
Grade help please! 00slim 25 14 days00slim (2959): You certainly did, @earthshaker01. You're the man.
Grade Question powerfist23 21 21 daysSquack (79): If the tatooz are removed from the ASM 238, which is probably why the extra staple was added, then the book might be considered incomplete (not necessarily the graders, but by the collectors). If tatooz were added to the book, then it is already restored (much like marrying a cover to another copy). The damage is done, and removing the staple will not help.
Need Help: Sketch Cover Grading Question HammitChris 12 22 daysHammitChris (16): There is no bleed thru on the spine or cover.
Rusty staple (And migration) affect on grade QuaBrot 8 26 daysdoog (286): 8.5 is probably the best you can hope for, but, roll them bones if you can! Then let us know. Had a 9.4 but I sold it, I personally like the 199 cover better for my wall.
Replaced Staples on a Comic Drahcir 2 2 monthspoka (3859): removing staples would be noted with normal blue label with a note conserved or staples replaced
To Slab or not to Slab? Hmmm... CEPubDude 13 2 monthsDrogio (1675): If you know their authentic and are just keeping them for display, they have options that will not only be less, but you can customize your label and reopen them whenever you want.
What grade do you guys estimate? 1nOnly 12 2 monthsDeadpoolica (784): 8.5/9.0
what color is this shoe? kaptainmyke 11 2 monthsDrogio (1675): This thread reminded me if this TNG episode.
Ace Comic Con (Glendale Arizona) Gabriel85301 11 2 monthscomic_book_man (952): @Gabriel85301 I was going to go with my brother in law, but the signature prices are wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy to high. :oops:
Double book (not double cover but full book) ComxDlr 6 2 monthsHomer (421): If a comic is produced with two covers and one of the covers is missing, its incomplete as it could of been gently torn out and discarded. You do not have to bend the staples to remove an inner cover. If a standard comic book with a single cover, ends up with multiple covers its considered a double cover. They do check to see that the multiple cover is original to the comic with staple placement and staple conditions.
Grading Help on an ASM 61 Drahcir 12 2 monthsdoog (286): The fun of sending books in is seeing how close your guess is. 7.0
Preacher:personalized signature Daddygetalong 11 2 monthsDaddygetalong (7): I picked mine up at a flea market below cover price and already signed. Not sure what the value may be. I would like to sell it. I may turn it in to be graded and have the signature verified. You all have been very inciteful. Thank you very much for all the information.
Grade estimate? Underdog #1 on e-bay 00slim Jump to first page46Jump to last page 2 months00slim (2959): Totally agree & I'll definitely pay it forward. $1100 for a 9.6? Yikes!
Would I be making a mistake? harmonicaman 10 2 monthsKingNampa (4405): @harmonicaman Could you post some pictures up here?
WD 100 Red Foil on Comic Book Men - Question cjbehr948 10 2 monthsjimmylinguini (391): It was CGC 9.8 double signed.
CGC says "GOOD MORTY" is 1st appearance now. kaptainmyke Jump to first page498Jump to last page 3 monthsshrewbeer (9097): Sorry I dont see the aggressive language, you may be taking things a bit too personal. I just dont see the point of the same "they are all likely real" argument over and over again. Nobody has shown any pixelation or printing quality difference between the two slipcases, nor the cover insert yet; only that certain pieces are either there or not (feet, UV text). My point is, the argument that they are real based on printing quality...
How Would This Affect Grade - Bindery Tear peterscomics 5 3 monthsDocBrown (15328): Assuming the book is a 9.8 otherwise, as you say, that's a 9.6 type flaw. 9.4 or lower is much too harsh for that.
How Would This Affect Grade MarcJ 12 3 monthsSquack (79): It also depends on how far those color breaks go on the back cover. It would be hard to assign a grade without seeing the adjacent back cover.
House of Secrets 92 - printing defect? jeranimal 9 3 monthskaptainmyke (12205): to me it looks like the book took some moisture at some point and those could be the "lifting" of ink spots being stuck to another comic. I see gloss loss in this most recent zoom, too?
CBCS Test SuperSaiyanBlue Jump to first page43Jump to last page 3 monthsCopperAgeKids (1429): Thanks, but you may be giving me a bit too much credit. Either way, there are only so many tools that can used, to accurately grade a book. CBCS and CGC have flatbed black light scanners, for instance. That, and a high end loupe, is all that can be used to grade a book. In conjunction with a second grader,who grades the book indepentently, neither of the two graders knows how the other grader called the book. So you have 2 well...
The Future of Comic Grading CaptainCanuck Jump to first page33Jump to last page 3 monthsdet_tobor (652): You might be able to get your wish very easily...years ago some people started the process of selling full runs of some titles on DVD. That might happen with downloads even faster.
Waited 17 Wks for 14 Books, Sides Not Sealed brigand80 30 4 monthsshrewbeer (9097): Just want to add that PETG and PET are completely different chemical compounds, not even close to one another. The inner well, PETG, can breathe. Not enough for you to notice if you tried breathing through it, but enough that the chemical off-gassing doesnt build up inside the well. Good point. If only. It's not restoration, its conservation. People should be far more accepting of the latter, rather it should be celebrated on GA...
Corner damage hockeymonkey605 6 4 monthsadampasz (31): If the rest of the book is flawless, maybe an 8.5.
House of Secrets 92 Cover Only Magellan Jump to first page55Jump to last page 4 monthsMagellan (97): @shrewbeer Very true!
Help with grading.... cbj102 8 4 monthsVaComicsGuy (2092): Cool books.
Average grade of title-less comics! bige31 9 4 monthsCopperAgeKids (1429): 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...
ebay buyer accuses me of switching labels! kaptainmyke Jump to first page383Jump to last page 4 monthsRexMuff (940): Completely agree
Modern Speculation - Minimum Grade? tonnage71 13 5 monthsdrchaos (6844):
BATMAN: Dark Nights Metal #1 printing defects myxzeus70 10 5 monthsZosoRocks (1261): RIGHT ON! Thanks DL!
Witness needed for Edmonton and Saskatoon Millvilleresident 3 5 monthsMillvilleresident (208): Still nobody? Sad face for me.
Some help grading Mickee92 Jump to first page37Jump to last page 5 monthsBigRedOne1944 (1615): Its a learning experience Mickee, and you have already taken the first step in the right direction. Keep up the good work! John
Grader Notes Question ?? mattness 8 5 monthsHomer (421): The inner well was scratched before the book was holdered. It's just a piece of raw material.
Can pressing save this key? cbj102 17 5 monthsDrogio (1675): I've been trying to squire a "reading" copy of this book off ebay for nearly a year. Even the worst condition books go over $20. But you can get a slabbed 9.6 for $100 if you hit it right. Weird one, this issue is. I recommend getting what you can on eBay and pick up a 9.2 to 9.4 slab or a nice raw copy for less than $50 but you may have to be patient for the right opportunity.
Is this worth pressing/grading? cbj102 13 5 monthsSavage_Spawn (1300): 100% agree. I sent in 11 comics to CBCS for slabbin. 7 for value reasons. 4 will be worthless value wise, but priceless personal wize.....
What issue is this? harmonicaman 20 5 monthsFoghorn_Sam (2356): Of course that one of the issues the GDB provides no detailed information.
Question for first time submitting Dylan455 10 5 monthsgibbey (1): Okay, thank you. Like I said, I'm guessing this is just part of the process, but it just worries me that there's no update at all. I hope I didn't screw it all up. haha
Toronto Fan Expo Grading Process johnctan 17 5 monthsDarkga (2434): Authorized Witness to the signature of a comic.
Grade or not? VictorCreed 18 6 monthsKingNampa (4405): @Atakmunky7 lol, yes you bring up a good point. I'm worried about my CBCS slabs getting scratched over time. Can someone create a slab to protect my CBCS' slab? Also can someone also grade that slab around my CBCS slab for its eye appeal and add a sticker to it?
TOD #13 1st Blade is there hope for this book Johnnyonthespot 21 6 monthsJohnnyonthespot (328): Yeah
Tales From The Crypt 33 Grading Question vabchgent 14 6 monthsDarthLego (20485): Well that seals it, sounds like it was a printing error crease.
PSA: Invalid CBCS ID Numbers DarthLego 7 6 monthsDarthLego (20485): I found two in my stash of eBay buys, Jake got them both fixed. Who are these people getting books graded and not checking their dashboard notes to even notice their invoices not getting closed? Us "normal" people are hitting F5 until the grades pop up after shipping.
Help With My TMNT #1 (3rd Print) 00slim 23 6 monthsCopperAgeKids (1429): It's pretty much a $30 book, in that grade. I'd say scan the FC and BC in, , disclose the defect (3rd print partially erased) put a BIN of $30 + $10 Priority Shipping and it'll sell.
That hurt. =( KingNampa Jump to first page58Jump to last page 6 monthsDarthLego (20485): Instead we just discuss actual pancakes.
Lets see if I burst i to flames.... Mickee92 26 6 monthsPre_Coder (2662): We'll soon see what Marvel has in store.
Please Grade my RICK & MORTY #1 ROILAND 1:50 kaptainmyke Jump to first page47Jump to last page 6 monthsDarthLego (20485): I personally don't think they over print RIs by that much, they get the orders in from the stores prior to printing. My theory is they probably print to the nearest 100 to cover to orders. Of course there isn't any way to prove either way unless the publishers come out with the data.
Grading Self Published Comic Books kaptainmyke 1 6 monthskaptainmyke (12205): Will CBCS still grade self published fan comics or are they required to have the ART label? Bee Jay Hawn and I co-submitted this commission peice I had her do on a blank sketch variant to her self published TMNT fan comic. I'd prefer a grading instead of a ART label. Thank you I sent...
Charging Hanknova22 3 6 monthsMef (1894): I will say that it took billing a couple of extra days do get mine through. BUT Mine was a con submission and I wanted orders combined, so if yours was a con sub too this could be the issue. If you sub at a con, they are automatically marked as 'received' but they don't charge you til they get them shipped back to the office as far as my experience has been.
Seller claims VF+ 00slim Jump to first page44Jump to last page 6 months00slim (2959): Not looking good. The guy anticipates up to an $800 price for it. Despite the fact a 9.4 sold on 12/18/16 for $501.
Sticky stuff ;) Mickee92 16 6 monthskaptainmyke (12205):
What are these worth? Mickee92 10 6 monthskaptainmyke (12205): Steppenwolf? Never heard of her.
Grade opinion J_Walker Jump to first page32Jump to last page 6 months00slim (2959): Go ahead & close it. If he backs out, you have his e-mail negotiating a partial refund. E-bay can see that e-mail & will side with you if he backs out. Granted all messages are through e-bay. For future reference, only escalate a case within e-bay's system if the seller refuses to work it out (return, partial refund, etc).
Grade Opinion Wanted - Fantastic Four #52 Darkga 28 6 monthskeefriffhards (415): If this was a Comic Grading pool I would say 5.0 to 6.0... probably not make me popular and I still am learning so all I have is a gut feeling...
What grade would you give ASM 30? QuaBrot 20 6 monthsthecollector1 (4): The real question you have to ask is are you slabbing for future sale or just to confirm the grade. If so, i would have one of top dealers in your area grade it out. if its not a 9.2 or better there's no value in slabbing to confirm it.
Whats the steps... Mickee92 6 7 monthspoka (3859): @Mickee92 - I have sent you a pm.
Foxing vs. Staining - what do you think? Tedsaid 19 7 monthsKingNampa (4405): Don't you wish you had the Eye of Agamotto? Buy a really crappy single page from an Action Comics #1 or a Graded .5 Amazing Fantasy #15 and then use the EYE to bring it back to 9.8. Muhahaha...
Armorines #0 Gold - worth pressing? ZosoRocks 6 7 monthsCopperAgeKids (1429): This is the sort of book I would rebag into a Mylite2 abd a Full Back, and file into my $10 convention stock boxes. Or I'd put it up on eBay at $14.99 + $5 shipping. Easier to just make it into a $10 book, and people like pulling out signed gold variants out of my boxes at shows. I'n guessing you paid just under $20, shipped. Not a bad deal but pressing, grading and signature verification fees would make reselling the book a wash out, at...
Weird Colors with black light AMS 301 vabchgent 1 7 monthsvabchgent (487): What do we think the grade would be on a ASM 301. With lack of better words and under black light. Some light green shows up on the cover. Don't think its restoration and can only be seen under black light. Does not penetrate cover, Shows on cover but not on inside cover. No smell so not bleach-peroxide-lighter fluid or urine. Keep in mind the cover is totally white,could it just be reflection of the white cover-more glossy in some areas and not...
eBay Grab Bag Experiences? KingNampa 11 7 monthskaptainmyke (12205): Reminds me of the "SUPER 8" lots from Dynamic Forces. Bunch of $5 comics and a $30 graded cgc 9.8 of a comic no one cares about. Waste of time/money/space/energy.
So annoyed with myself! Mickee92 21 7 monthsFoghorn_Sam (2356): Yes, I have damaged a few books with this stiff mylar with a flap. I quit using it and cut it open it to make it easier to remove a book if I receive it that way.
Overstreet Guide Arrived keefriffhards 7 7 monthsDrWatson (5497): PGX doesn't make mistakes. They defraud.
printer defect ams #361 Zieggy1975 5 7 monthsDarthLego (20485): clickable text
Marvel Legacy Issue Number Guide JLS_Comics 14 7 monthsDarthLego (20485):
Grading Help - to sign or not to sign Themaxx35 14 7 monthsThemaxx35 (1708): Me at the moment:
CBCS Forum Grading Guess Scores shrewbeer 22 7 monthsDarthLego (20485): Only counts when the book is already slabbed right?
AW's going to Boston Con? Gabriel85301 1 7 monthsGabriel85301 (664): Let me know what AWs out there are headed to Boston Con! I got a couple sigs I'd love to get on my books and sent in for grading. Thank you.
BREAKING: Ron Howard set to direct Han Solo kaptainmyke 14 7 monthsDrWatson (5497): I prefer magic nose goblins.
What is a crease worth? imagejock 11 7 monthsBrianGreensnips (2323): @imagejock Yeah in the 9.0+ range. Definetely better than a 7.5.
J. Scott Campbell Signed Books. Open or not? imagejock 22 7 monthskaptainmyke (12205): Called it!
I went to half priced books today kaptainmyke Jump to first page68Jump to last page 7 monthskaptainmyke (12205): It's a 9.6 newsstand edition copy of Amazing Spider-man #400. It has the die cut embossed cover, and it features the death of Aunt May, somewhat a minor key issue. Even mint they go for just $20 so one dollar sounds like a deal to me
star wars vol 2 7a 7th printing mattbanks Jump to first page38Jump to last page 7 monthsDarthLego (20485): Ben Affleck is perfect for Bruce Wayne. He has all the right character traits.
Another Rick and Morty #1 Spine Wear Edition Thanatos Jump to first page57Jump to last page 8 monthsTowmater (3565): I used to say that about Walking Dead #1.
Welcome to the CBCS Forum! SteveRicketts Jump to first page530Jump to last page 8 monthsrec1978 (55): 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 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! ...
Dentedteeth #1. Savage_Spawn 6 8 monthsSavage_Spawn (1300): I'll be in a very nice motel, but they don't have valet parking... not that im a valet perking type personality anyvaays...
Help with grade 3.0, 4.0, better? 00slim 26 8 months00slim (2959): @BrianGreensnips I purchased it in person & didnt really notice the darker spot. It shows a little more now, in the slab.
SOLVED: opened SS#4 not missing page 31 kaptainmyke 24 8 monthsIsz_A (16): Did you just lose the yellow label too? oops say it was verified sig.....label looked yellow.
Adding a missing page kaptainmyke 21 8 monthsDarthLego (20485): @SteveRicketts Facts: Steve could press that guy a six pack.
What does this mean? ComicE2 24 8 monthsdielinfinite (5950): I kinda do this with duplicate books and 9.8s already. If I submit two copies of a book and one comes back a 9.8 and one a 9.6 or 9.4, I'm pretty okay with selling the 9.8 and keeping the slightly lower grade for myself
Encapsulate If Fail - CBCS Signature VSP flikhype 12 8 monthsflikhype (7): Thanks Steve.
Humberto Ramos flikhype 7 8 monthsSirtoddington (1012): the date you have to put in would be the date the signer had done the signature. I usually send mine to Trinity & get the date from them on their signing & put that in the signing date then print that form off & ship it with my books.
Where to Submit for Worldwide Collectors flikhype 7 8 monthsflikhype (7): Thank you all for the friendly advices. Really appreciate it. thank you again.
POLL: 1948 BLUE BEETLE 54, CGC 3.0 kaptainmyke Jump to first page36Jump to last page 8 monthskaptainmyke (12205):
What does CBCS "Conserved" Label mean? kaptainmyke 7 8 monthsdielinfinite (5950): 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:
How Do You Identify a 9.8? Drogio Jump to first page44Jump to last page 8 monthsbennyb86 (214): IMHO its kinda of a game of roulette between the 9.6 and 9.8. One big thing to look for is ANY spine or staple defects and also look to see all the corners are sharp and square and have no "grab" or "bump" marks
grading question burntboy 16 8 monthsDarthLego (20485): 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.
Please grade Peter Laird's file copy TMNT #1 kaptainmyke 26 9 monthskaptainmyke (12205): Looks like Jim Lawson and Michael Dooney. Nice. Love Lawson's loose style and the contrasting Dooney's tight style.
What Grade Would You Assign? Drogio 7 9 monthsCrunkpostit (58): Yeah, kinda hard to tell without it in front of me. I even have a loop. Anyhoo, if it doesnt break color, it should press and all the little elves will do a happy dance.
Please grade this Batman Adventures 12 kaptainmyke Jump to first page90Jump to last page 9 monthskaptainmyke (12205): I love this new label btw. Don't ever change, brah. (DECB)
Rick and Morty #1 - Grade Advice Thanatos 8 9 monthsCopperAgeKids (1429): Glad to help. I would certainly have the book pressed, before it is slabbed. If you decide to sell it, which I'd certainly suggest doing, as hot books like this book....pretty much invariably (and steeply) drop in value. The price point between a 9.4/9.6 and a 9.0/9.2 is very signifigant. Stay safe over there, brother.
How would this Spidey grade out? Savage_Spawn 9 9 monthsHomer (421): Around a VF, book is way to common and inexpensive to get pressed. Move on to finding a copy that is not damaged if you want to get it certified.
Amazing Spider-man #194 newsie mark jeweler kaptainmyke 5 9 monthskaptainmyke (12205): I can get it pressed after I get it signed with a yellow label, too!
How do you look up invoice numbers from 3rd? kaptainmyke 6 9 monthskaptainmyke (12205): Ok I got them in received status imo
CBCS Staff Immortal? KingNampa 3 9 monthsDarthLego (20485): Although considering the power of the two Steve' never know.
Autograph with COA Jklugh 5 9 monthsJklugh (7): Thank you for the help guys. Much appreciated
Batman Adventures #12 Newstand Edition kaptainmyke Jump to first page42Jump to last page 10 monthsDocBrown (15328): Whoever gives in first and offers it will get that increased business.
Weird printing error? MichelleErika 4 10 monthsMichelleErika (1): Thank you!
Please grade my TALES FROM THE CRYPT #24 martymann 26 10 monthsmartymann (10852): Any better? Marty Mann
Will CBCS grade X-O Manowar 1:500 metalcover JLS_Comics 12 10 monthsBigRig (1909): So on site grading only? Im only joking..
"Sun" Shadows on Comics QuaBrot 6 10 monthsCFP_Comics (2488): They can be caused by dust or oxidation from the sun. In some instances, the sun can cause the edges to become brittle which would greatly impact the grade. In most cases they are done on a sliding scale, the greater the shadow and brittleness, the greater the impact on the overall grade. There is no way to say it is half a grade hit or one full grade, etc.
Overhang?? Do Not Encapsulate? KingNampa 29 10 monthsFoghorn_Sam (2356): There we go, the raw grade service has found its niche market.
How badly will binder holes effect the grade HarRes Jump to first page67Jump to last page 10 monthszosocane (499): Agree with CAK. And the date stamp/ink stamp doesn't affect the grade in that condition.
Grading Videos KingNampa 9 11 monthsSpiderTim (286): Wouldn't we all? lol. That will surely NEVER happen! lol
Finding a comics worth, to slab or not. FootNote 12 11 monthsBrianGreensnips (2323): @FootNote One more important thing. It is ALL about condition. Unless it is a real Key then the condition may not be as critical especially looking for books in the wild.
Help grading this plz (and to slab or not?) shrewbeer 13 11 monthsesaravo (7612): @shrewbeer - there's a 5.5 graded copy of this in this weekends Heritage Auctions. You might want to look at the scans of that copy and see what the winning bid goes for.
What should I get graded? daywalker 19 11 monthsdrchaos (6844): Thanks, Except for the Aquaman and the X-Men 46 they were all books that I bought between 1984 and 1994.
Verified Signature jibaro 5 11 monthsSpiderTim (286): You get charged per book and per signature my friend.
Can't find variant edition Jellybeanbaked420 3 11 monthsDarthLego (20485): It will only suggest to pre-fill books which other people have already submitted. If what you want doesn't pop up just write it in like Darkga said.
New to grading and i could use some help Brucewayne0483 13 11 monthsBrianGreensnips (2323): Welcome aboard. If you have the extra funds, I like what @JWKyle says about giving it a try. Do not be disappointed though if the grades come back lower than you were hoping. My first batch that I sent out to CBCS was pretty cool to get back and they look awesome. I sent books that I thought were really clean books and I was supprised not to see one of them come back at 9.8 So it has been an intersting education here on the forum about...
Restored books grading grid. OGJackster 8 11 monthsshrewbeer (9097): 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)
Advice on Tape KingNampa 12 11 monthsKingNampa (4405): Hi. Ya true their website lists 8 months for minor restoration work must have a long waitlist. But in my case the tape was minor and I'm a regular customer so he gave me a fast pass. LOL. If this is your first time sending something to Hero Restoration I wouldn't expect to get the anything faster than the 8 months listed on his website. But I highly recommend Hero Restoration they do great work.
Rusty Staples. BrandonR 11 11 monthsBLBcomics (865): The rust is eating the comic book paper. It is that simple. Rusty staples are simply reader copies with almost zero investment potential as the rust molds continue their mission.
Archer & Armstrong #0 Grade It. 1forchrist 4 1 yeardrchaos (6844): My guess would be between a 9.2 and a 9.6 depending on what side of the bed the grader wakes up on. Between a 9.2, 9.4, and a 9.6 I think a 9.6 would be possible but the least likley.
Batman 181 BrandonR 10 1 yearJLS_Comics (3535): I think you could press that up to a 5.5/6
Grading question huskershawn69 19 1 yeardrchaos (6844): I think these are the keys to buying raw books on ebay: 1. Ignore the pictures / description 2. Always buy from someone who says either "I am not a professional grader" or "CGC it!" 3. Never worry about negative feedback, everyone deserves a chance for a fresh start 4. Always pay by check or money order instead of using Paypal
Iron Man #1 Question. BrandonR 10 1 yearZosoRocks (1261): Here is the CGC take on it, began in 2013. I'm sure CBCS has a similar stance. Currently, CGC’s stance on tape allows for its presence to fix a detached cover, a tear or to re-attach a piece of the comic. This would still allow the book to receive a Universal Label and even a possible grade increase from what the book...
Will CBCS do on-site grading at Phoenix Con? Kaleljll 9 1 yearKaleljll (376): Cool, thanks for the info everyone. See you there!!
Changing ART labels to Graded? DarthLego 18 1 yearRyanHicks (769): As long as you ship it in uncracked with the original yellow ART label and submit it as a normal graded book (not a reholder), then CBCS will grade the book and retain the yellow label. The book can still be cracked by a CBCS AW and resubmitted for grade and it will retain the yellow label as long as the AW does everything correctly.
How Much Does This Defect Reduces Grade? Drogio 5 1 yearDrogio (1675): Seeing as how I had the same comic (different copy) come back as a 9.0 for a defect I had to hold up to the light at a 90 degree angle (and then keep pitching and rolling it around at slight angles until I spotted the ever-so-slight impression in the cover) I'm sure a reputable grader will notice this one...What I'm hearing is 9.4 at best for this one...which means most likely a 9.2 if they find ANYTHING else...
Pressing Candidate? opinions please ThorneArt 9 1 yearThorneArt (310): Thanks, I really appreciate the opinions folks. Exactly the kind of info I was looking for. :)
Usually high grade on a rack purchased comic kaptainmyke 8 1 yearshrewbeer (9097): Seems to me 9.6 is the "new" NM. But then again I could have had it wrong all these years in the first place...
2017 Albuquerque Comic Con - Jan 13-15th ZosoRocks 4 1 yearZosoRocks (1261): Thanks coat! I can be so blind sometimes. :O)
Grading opinion - bindery tears? Themaxx35 1 1 yearThemaxx35 (1708): Are these considered bindery tears? This book is otherwise beautiful, but these small tears are kinda consistent on the top corner. If they are bindery tears how much would they normally affect grade? Thanks!
Jessica Cruz (Green Lantern) Appearance jbarnes020889 Jump to first page62Jump to last page 1 yearZuul (7): Unless I'm mistaken, there is precedence set for fists being considered a cameo. Both Venom and Doomsday had "cameo" appearances as a fist.
Raw vs. Graded therealtimmyp 7 1 yearesaravo (7612): Don't forget that the slab certifies not only the book's condition as in its grade, but also if the book has been conserved or restored, and if a signature (or several) are legit. Once you purchase it, you can remove it from the slab if you want, or leave it be. But you will have the piece of mind knowing that the book hasn't been restored and/or that the signature(s) is/are real.
Help: Need Notes for Graphic Fantasy #1 Despain 22 1 yearDespain (1225): @SteveRicketts Thanks, Steve! Very helpful information. And Merry Christmas to you. I appreciate it.
Grading Training; Color breaks Themaxx35 14 1 yearThe_Curmudgeon (1357): That actually is a proper grade for that book. The nature of the foil just tends to highlight the flaws. Those same defects on say Uncanny X-Men 281 would barely be noticed unless you had the book in your hands. P.S. That second one is making me turgid.
Coverless comics Odins_Raven Jump to first page31Jump to last page 1 yearshrewbeer (9097): 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 😡🔫.
Worth Submitting? Fantastic Four #25 tonnage71 7 1 yearDeadpoolica (784): 5.5/6.0
Grading Help Needed: Fantastic Four #20 & 23 tonnage71 10 1 yearDeadpoolica (784): I'd say around 5.0 on both
Reholder CGC Books lobovike 7 1 yearDrWatson (5497): The cgc will charge you a reholder fee. If you send it to CBCS, they will charge you a grading fee. They can't reholder something that wasn't graded by them in the first place.
PUH-leeeeease grade my FF 48 - pretty please ivegotneatstuff 10 1 yearFoghorn_Sam (2356): 7.0-7.5
New help grading this New Mutants 98 BigRig Jump to first page32Jump to last page 1 yearTowmater (3565): :beer:
STEVE DITKO Happy 89th Birth Day !! BLBcomics 1 1 yearBLBcomics (865): Happy Birth Day #89 to Steve Ditko born Nov 3 1927 in Johnstown PA. Congrats on one more trip around the sun, sir! You have lived your life as you see one should. Maybe one day I will also get back to Library of Congress to take in the original art to your first Spider-Man story from Amazing Fantasy #15 like my friend Steve Geppi got to do today. You made some most amazing comics in the history of out medium. Here is one of my absolute...
Graded Twilight Zone #84 - Priced Fairly? tonnage71 10 1 yearBLBcomics (865): And just for the public record it was my then right hand man employee Mark Stichman who figured out which issue of Twilight Zone has the "first" Frank Miller professional comic book work. Frank told us Twilight Zone but was so embarrassed by it he would not tell us which issue number. We had made up a free 4 page brochure for all who came thru that week end which also contained a very complete check list of ALL Frank Miller comics work...
How do you grade comics with loose pieces? kaptainmyke 20 1 yearkaptainmyke (12205): What's interesting to me is the prices of ASM jacked up tremendously from last years guides to this year. So, that 1.5 grade last year was worth around $1500 but this year shot up to $3500. This book will continue to go up in value so the 1.5 grade doesn't bother me much. Intrinsically being unrestored and complete is evident. When I bought the book, it was alleged as a 2.5 but when it changed hands the book literally was so fragile it...
I vote to abolish grades 9.2, 9.4, 9.6, 9.8 Darkga Jump to first page38Jump to last page 1 yearJWKyle (3292): It could have worked out a little different :D
Please grade my: Marvel Premiere 15 WCollecbales 8 1 yearBrianGreensnips (2323): I agree with @poka. The photo quality is just not there to properly grade it. I would also want to see the interior page quality.
Will CBCS grade these mini comics for me? kaptainmyke 14 1 yearSirtoddington (1012): I posted a photo of an ashcan they graded for me in KC above. That should have answered the question on if they could or not. ;)
Newsstand marks on older books jmh722 11 1 yearesaravo (7612): 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.
Getting hardcovers graded reggieb 12 1 yearOxbladder (874): Well, I think CPG does about as well as they can with prices. It is impossible to stay on top of hundreds and thousands of prices when you simply cannot track every sale out there. I just don't think you will find any guide as completely accurate. CPG is about the only one I know that offers both of what you want. I don't think it work very well (or at all) with mobile devices. So I have heard. Doesn't ComicBase or whatever it is called how do...
Would love grading opinion on this X-Men #1 ivegotneatstuff 18 1 yearDeadpoolica (784): you're right
Stan Lee. Rose City Comicon. Photos are UP kaptainmyke Jump to first page40Jump to last page 1 yearkaptainmyke (12205): what about the left and right brah
Walking dead #1 Cynthiana ky variant BigRig Jump to first page33Jump to last page 1 yearBigRig (1909): Submitted these books today so we will see what they grade when I get them back. Both asp tony Moore and vsp Robert Kirkman. Will come back as a red label. 12 weeks in counting.
Please help me grade a Giant-Size X-Men #1 Darkga 13 1 yeartherandyrobbins (43): You can get a 9.2 max at CGC with a 1/4 tear. That one would most likely get an 8.0/8.5.
Please help me grade this Hulk 181 ivegotneatstuff Jump to first page41Jump to last page 1 yearivegotneatstuff (31): Hmm I have yet to see one of those "certifications" .. Maybe you should apply for a job at CBCS :)
Please Grade My: Silver Surfer #4 WCollecbales 14 1 yearOdins_Raven (946): I venture to guess anywhere from a 5.0-6.5
Boston Comic Con Misterj1o 4 1 yearThemaxx35 (1708): Mine popped up at the end of the last week.
Bent Staples, Thick Books, and Grades AznBane 8 1 yearAznBane (70): @Studley_Dudley That's really helpful and makes me more comfortable buying the book. Thank!
Please Grade My: Marvel Premier 15 WCollecbales 11 1 yearsvgcomics181 (160): this is what a 8.0 looks like with Mark Jeweler intact
Spine color breaks and 9.8's jmh722 23 1 yearRam_Jam (31): The Overstreet Grading Guide postulates that a 9.8 has the minimum of one small problem and a maximum of two small problems (page 127 of the second edition)
PAGE TEARS/CUTS slq955 11 1 yearDarthLego (20485): I think if the book grades at 7.5 or higher, that's a fair price. If it's less than a 7.5 I think it's overpriced. Without pictures it's hard to say, we don't know what the rest of the book's condition is besides the triangle cut.
blunted gloss question jmh722 Jump to first page32Jump to last page 1 yearCCD (73): @jmh722
How long do orders stay in your cart? kaptainmyke 1 1 yearkaptainmyke (12205): I'd like at least 30 days imo
Dynamic Forces Signed Books Red or Yellow? kaptainmyke 4 1 yearkaptainmyke (12205): Thanks. Just needed verification.
1 comic, 2 individuals, different convention Gabriel85301 5 1 yearDarthLego (20485): There's also the 2-day turnaround option, you could do for the first sig, but that would be pricey.
Gold Key File Copies & Slabbing Thoughts tonnage71 10 1 yearCCD (73): File copies aren't pedigrees.
Another Pressing Question dburghard 23 1 yearCFP_Comics (2488): And I can review the ones he does not want pressed. Just in case.
Went to LCS, saw a brand new CGC case, OIL! kaptainmyke 9 1 yearVillageIdiot (1321): No, they have not. Want to see a plethora of mine without such?
I acquired a 9.8 CGC book...with wrong label kaptainmyke 25 1 yearDarthLego (20485): @kaptainmyke yep, you submit it just the same as if it was a raw book. P.S. Let me know when that thing comes back to you. (Unless it comes back with rivets, lol)
Restoration Question, Married back cover comicsmv 5 1 yearBrianGreensnips (2323): Yeah, I can't get enough of it. Lol.
How much will this reduce book grade? ibrcn 12 1 yearibrcn (1): Thanks for the insight. All things being equal if this is the only thing wrong with this book and all else is perfect, what grade will it get? I understand that other flaws on other books will decide the outcome of the grade. I will make that determination according to each book. I'm just not how much these flaws effect grade especially the fold crease since it's basically production error. Cheers.
Just found these. What info can you tell me? kaptainmyke 5 1 yearJeremy_K (799): pm me if your selling the Spiderman comic don't know what its worth but i like it.
Can a Printer Crease be on a Near Mint book? TruckJohnson Jump to first page40Jump to last page 1 yearDocBrown (15328): If printer's creases can't be on NM books, there isn't a NM copy of Cap #241, Direct market version, that exists. The entire print run of the Direct version has printer's creases, to varying degrees, in the bottom left quadrant of the front cover. If you find a Direct copy without one, you have found a very, very rare beast. And it's not the only book with this problem. I don't have any problem with printer's creases, because I know what...
Reholder Question DarthLego 8 1 yearMR_SigS (4204): I think in a simple reholder without damage situation, they won't reinspect unless you pay them for the service. If they were to see damage that may affect the existing grade, I'd guess they'd contact you with options.
Can someone identify this original page? kaptainmyke Jump to first page42Jump to last page 2 yearskaptainmyke (12205): @DarthLego He won't budge at $1500 for a Albedo #2 first printing 9.4 graded. I told him I have $1000 calling his name should he change his mind before 9/1. Oh well. I refuse to pay more for convenience and rarity. I have mint carded original Usagi TMNT toys and his original work on TMNT in #47, Donatello Pinup, and Turtle Soup.
Shopping Cart broken, cannot order! HELP kaptainmyke 26 2 yearsStelbert_Stylton (1090): This is a modern-centric viewpoint too. If you use Rapid you make up the difference with 11 books, with Quickstream you break even with 16 books, etc.
CBCS Label errors (PLS consider correcting) JazzyJeffie Jump to first page32Jump to last page 2 yearsMR_SigS (4204): lol Yeah, I didn't see the issue numbers. I thought you were asking for the label to say, "1st Appearance of The All New Iron-Man".:oops:
Help identify and value pre-war train comics kaptainmyke 11 2 yearsDarthLego (20485): Both of those railroads are listed on
Can I submit my TMNT 1984 comics to CBCS? kaptainmyke 5 2 yearsDarthLego (20485): The max size is 7 & 5/8ths x 10 & 1/2 inches. (7.625 x 10.5) and 0.24 is max thickness.
Comic Books with detached covers? kaptainmyke 15 2 yearskaptainmyke (12205): 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...
Help choosing between two books dielinfinite 27 2 yearssamediarchon (94): This looks like a nice copy. Good choice!
CBCS Paperwork Gabriel85301 4 2 yearsGabriel85301 (664): The awesome thing about submitting books at a Con and them doing this, is you can have $ to spend at the con..
Submission of comics scbeachbum 7 2 yearsscbeachbum (4): Nope. Not me. Must be somebody else. I'm not on that forum.
CBCS 9.8 Graded Subscription Service jerry3204 21 2 yearsMuaythaiguy (91): I just wanted to know if you recieve my order and if there are some updates
Neal Adams Signature Sticker? thebeardedbat 23 2 yearsspaulus (250): Batman2001 comments will be addressed. Any AW who does not identify themselves as a witness is not acting as a witness. Each and every signature that is being witnessed, the witness has to identify themselves as a CBCS witness. If an AW does not identify themselves, their status as an AW will be revoked, and all of their books in the grading pipeline will not be eligible for a yellow label.
VSP Question thebeardedbat 5 2 yearsthebeardedbat (1): Thanks for the help!
Being taught to grade comics. jwalker0094 17 2 yearsResurrection (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...
San Francisco comic con Comic_guys 5 2 yearsPovRow (535): Sometimes the absence of a listing doesn't mean it won't happen. So I thought it would be good to get a CBCS confirmation. If they have truly decided to not go I think it is a shame, since it is the first major con in San Francisco since Wondercon moved away. I'm starting to get abandonment issues.
Certified Yellowmask 1 2 yearsYellowmask (1): Growing up in the 60's, I'm a big silver age fan. Is their any groups that discuss the comics, movies and tv of that time. I've also been curious on how you learn to certifie comics. In coin collecting their are classes you can take in order to certifie coins but I never heard of this in the comic industry. Over the years I've been close or right on the money when having my books certified but I would love to know more. Some people try to sell...
GPA for CBCS? jmh722 Jump to first page32Jump to last page 2 yearsStelbert_Stylton (1090): ValiantMan's site :thumbsup:
Need some advice on these signature books VaComicsGuy 7 2 yearsSpiderTim (286): I would VSP the Stan Lee signatures and any major creator. I personally will VSP a Detective Comics Laughing Fish that came signed by Marshall Rogers, hope it is his true signature.
So sorry! SteveBorock Jump to first page49Jump to last page 2 yearsbird (4): Glad to hear that you are feeling better Steve! Take care and be well! - Sean W
Grade Screening jbarnes020889 5 2 yearsdielinfinite (5950): From the wording it seems you'd need 70% of the books that were screened to pass, not 70% of your order, so the latter of your two situations
Comics released in a bag Jayzer 2 2 yearsEmporiu_Purgatorio (10): They are removed, my friend. They will also degrade the book over time. But they need to be able to look through entire book to grade it. :-) I've seen those who keep them bagged, those who don't, those who buy one of each, and myself, I keep the bag, but place it behind the backing board. Entire original package together, comic out for inspection/reading/grading.
Can somebody help me please? Wolverine 10 2 yearsWolverine (1507): Thanks Curmudgeon, great info. Just wish our dollar was doing better.
Some Grading Help on my JLA #1! James 5 2 yearsJames (79): Thanks - I was thinking a 2.5 to 3 on a good day.
Spare a grade and an expert eye Jonathan84 7 2 yearsJonathan84 (4):
What grade? Mad 3 1953 First Printing Marc_1 10 2 yearsCFP_Comics (2488): 5.5 looks about right.
Canadian experiences and information please TheChizzle 8 2 yearsTheChizzle (4): Great responses, thanks you fellow collectors! Much appreciated.
CBCS Memberships Mathyus_42 12 2 yearsMathyus_42 (316): When you pack your books for shipping make sure to include a note with them saying what coupons you want to use and on what book. You would do the the same with the fast pass as well.
CBCS grading & restoration panels at Cons... SteveBorock Jump to first page35Jump to last page 2 yearsCopperAgeKids (1429): Agreed on what Dick said here.I have a lot of respect for CBCS and I think these forum issues will be sorted out, in due time.I understand a smooth running forum has a couple snags, in the beginning. I think vross promiting a thread like this over on Facebook would help get this in motion, if that has not already been done.The downside to that would be ...well, dealing with Facebook posters.hah. I would definitely go in for this, at pretty...
Can you spare a grade? jayslo 12 2 yearsTombofdracula50 (64): 5.0-5.5
PGM Amazing Spider-Man #121 Treco 9 2 yearsPre_Coder (2662): From what I can tell in the pics, looks like a solid 8.5 to me as well.
PGM Captain Marvel #50 (1945) WCollecbales 5 2 yearsWCollecbales (139): Thanks for your help! :)
PGM Amazing Spider-man 25 WCollecbales 7 2 yearsPre_Coder (2662): Good decision! Price on the book + pressing + slabbing + shipping/insurance both ways (especially where you're located),... I don't think this particular copy is worth it. I suggest holding out for a nicer copy already slabbed.
PGM GIANT SIZE X-MEN 1 WCollecbales Jump to first page43Jump to last page 2 yearsDrWatson (5497): To borrow a modified line from Ricky Gervais, "It's not as rubbish as it used to be."
Urgent: PGM Giant Size X-Men 1, restoration? WCollecbales 14 2 yearsOldbsturgeon (142): when you get it back, update the thread for sure!
Grading Help needed Jonathan84 13 2 yearsesaravo (7612): I have an ASM #21 in really nice shape that I am debating on sending in for grading. I think it would grade out at around a 9.2 (or even higher?), but it has a 1/2" tear in the cover at the bottom left corner that arches up to the purple box in the area between the "Who" and "Marvel" (it stops just before the color change). How much would that defect knock this book down in grade? ...
Professional Restoration Evangelon 1 2 yearsEvangelon (187): Does CBCS have a partnership with anyone who specializes in Restoration Similar to CGC/CCS?
PGM Hawkman #1 JohnnyStorm 9 2 yearsJohnnyStorm (1): Thanks!
Question about non color touch color on a bo Oldbsturgeon 4 2 yearsPovRow (535): Yes, for something like this where it is random paint splatter, I imagine CBCS would appropriately downgrade but not put it under the Restored umbrella.