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Urgent: PGM Giant Size X-Men 1, restoration?247

Collector WCollecbales private msg quote post Address this user
Hi guys,
So I just got that Giant X-Men 1 and I'm pretty disappointed. Firstly, I'm not sure wether the pictures are accurate, secondly there appears to be two staples on the last page that go all the way through to the second page.
Was this done by the printer? Is this considered restoration? How does it affect the grade?
An updated grade with info on the staples would be awesome. I need to know ASAP so I can get my money back! I'm pretty pissed as this was a Holy Grail for me. And news, good or bad would be great.
Thanks in advance.





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Collector Nico private msg quote post Address this user
That's how the book was made.
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Collector WCollecbales private msg quote post Address this user
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That's how the book was made.

Really, I thought it had a glued spine? Or are the staples an extra measure? Thanks so much... exactly what I wanted to hear! I have never owned a giant size so I had no idea.
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Collector Nico private msg quote post Address this user
Pages Are glued, and stapled.thats why It's so Hard to press.
All the thick books Are like That from That Timearea. So No worries
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Collector WCollecbales private msg quote post Address this user
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So No worries

Thank Thor! Do you have any idea about the grade? I want to make 100% sure the description is accurate before I send it off to be graded
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Collector Nico private msg quote post Address this user
Im on my Phone, so very Hard to tell.
But it looks really Nice. I would defently slab it.

On the phone, that hides a lot of errors, it looks 8-9 area.

But again. Can't grade from pics on my Phone, as I cant see wear, and small creases etc.
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COLLECTOR conditionfreak private msg quote post Address this user
Not very good pics, so it is hard to tell. But I would give it a 9.0 or 9.2.

If you had a scanner instead of a phone pic, it would help. Phone pics of comic books generally suck.
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Collector WCollecbales private msg quote post Address this user
@conditionfreak
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If you had a scanner instead of a phone pic, it would help. Phone pics of comic books generally suck.[/quote

Ok, here's some high res scans, to big to upload so I put them here
The shadowing in the front and back cover is not actually on the comic. I left the comic in the mylar cause I don't wanna damage it.
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COLLECTOR conditionfreak private msg quote post Address this user
In my opinion, assuming the interior is as nice as the covers. I would give it a grade of 9.2 Possibly a 9.4 and possibly a 9.0

But 9.2 looks spot on.

However, I would return it for a refund, regardless of what grade the seller gave it. Why you may ask. Well because that book was obviously made with a glaring defect. It was manufactured upside down. Just look at the photobucket pics. (just kidding) It is a very nice looking book. If the price was right and the seller was in the range of 9.2 with his or her grading. Keep it. Just make sure you go through it, count the pages, and look for any missing pieces (coupons cut out etc.)

Keep it.
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Collector Despain private msg quote post Address this user
@WCollecbales yeah those square bound books have staples. I bought a Marvel Super-Heroes #13 vol. 1 a few years ago and learned about it from the seller. Looks like you scored a nice Giant Size X-Men #1. Congrats!
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Collector WCollecbales private msg quote post Address this user
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But 9.2 looks spot on.

A 9.2?!?!? Wow, I bought it thinking it was a 7.0! Thanks for the help, much appreciated
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Collector Nico private msg quote post Address this user
Defently not a 7.
My 8 in my 8-9 guess was conservative.
My hero for hire has a few minor tears, and That got an 8.
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Collector WCollecbales private msg quote post Address this user
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Defently not a 7.
WOW, I'm gonna get this graded ASAP!
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Collector Oldbsturgeon private msg quote post Address this user
when you get it back, update the thread for sure!
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