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Grading Help Needed

Help grading this plz (and to slab or not?)2242

COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
Just got this back from press. I wont be keeping this book, as its not quite as high of a grade as I thought it could be. The problem I have is whether or not to slab and sell, or just sell raw. I'm not very good in determining grades 7.5 -4.0, I think if its under 5 there's no point slabbing,so am very interested in other's opinions here.

Also, a shout out to CFP comics for doing a great job pressing this book! There were severe bends throughout the book and it was previously pressed badly by an amateur.

CBCS Slab cost: $81 shipped

Recent sales data:
Raw:
$620 Very nice looking book (nm) but a 3" tear on the centerfold
$426 nice book few spine tics but filthy with rusty staples and needs press badly
$358 several spine tics, some pressable bends 1/2" spine split
$302 beautiful book with few spine tics white pages but a 1" vertical tear in the bottom middle of the book that goes all the way through each page

Slab:
9.0 $3,585
7.0 $896
6.0 $795
6.0 $525
4.5 $207
4.0$255
2.5 $149








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Collector QuaBrot private msg quote post Address this user
It's around 6.0, maybe better (looking at it on my phone) but those stains might hold it back a bit . . .
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Collector OrbitCityComics private msg quote post Address this user
I'd say a 5, but I'd slab it.
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Collector JCage private msg quote post Address this user
I'd say 6.5 cgc and 6.0 Cbcs
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Collector slq955 private msg quote post Address this user
That's one of the nicest copies I've seen of this book.
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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by slq955
That's one of the nicest copies I've seen of this book.

Thanks. I was hoping for 7+ and would have kept it then, but I just dont see it breaking 6.5. Maybe I'm wrong though. Or maybe its a 4.0 lol IDK
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Collector QuaBrot private msg quote post Address this user
It doesn't have creases on the cover and the spine looks decent, so it's definitely better than 4.0+, but since I can't play with it in my grubby little paws I can't readily see any other issues (fingerprints, loss of gloss, almost color breaks, etc). If I saw it online I'd bid on it as if it were 6.0 and hope for better
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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
No fingerprints, very glossy, color breaks only on the back of the spine where it is white
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COLLECTOR DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
What I'd do is send it in with a 5.0 grade screen and select Raw Grade if it fails screen.
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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
Not a bat idea, but if it goes lower than 5 it'll toe the line at $250. Not sure how tight they will be on that.

Probably the best plan at this point though 🍺
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Collector BrianGreensnips private msg quote post Address this user
I like @DarthLego idea. That is still a nice book and desirable. I sold one raw that was beat to hell for $150 a year ago.
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COLLECTOR DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
I'd set the screen to whatever grade breaks $250 just to be safe.
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Collector esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
@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.
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