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Collector keefriffhards private msg quote post Address this user
This comic for sale on Comic Link in an auction has 'foxing'.. I read in my Overstreet Guide that this is mold... I would prefer my comics not to have mold or rat chew (as previously mentioned)... also I would prefer them to cost under $400... none of this seems to apply here... the one that is a 6.0 seems a bit nicer, but maybe it would be good to sell your car first...

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Collector keefriffhards private msg quote post Address this user
A 3.0 one in 2003 could be had for around $400... ok... regrets ...a 1.5 one in 2003 was $150 (YES< ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY)
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COLLECTOR DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
@keefriffhards I don't know what you read, but Foxing has nothing to do with mold whatsoever. Foxing is the browning of the paper over time due to the chemicals in the pulp reacting with the environment.
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Collector keefriffhards private msg quote post Address this user
Wiki says it doesn't affect the integrity of the paper... BUT... "The causes of foxing are not well understood. One theory is that foxing is caused by a fungal growth on the paper. Another theory is that foxing is caused by the effect on certain papers of the oxidation of iron, copper, or other substances in the pulp or rag from which the paper was made. It is possible that multiple factors are involved. High humidity may contribute to foxing."
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COLLECTOR DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
I guarantee it is not a fungal infection.

#TrustDarth
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Collector KingNampa private msg quote post Address this user
I heard if you pee on the foxing areas on the comic, the pee will make it go away. Try it please.
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COLLECTOR DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by KingNampa
I heard if you pee on the foxing areas on the comic, the pee will make it go away. Try it please.


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Collector keefriffhards private msg quote post Address this user
I have tried the peeing and it didn't work, so I also used some windex and light abrading but now I fear the 10.0 book grade might have been affected...
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Collector keefriffhards private msg quote post Address this user
I am glad it is not mold or fungus... I want my books to not keep degrading once slabbed (well, as little as possible)... I also (as you know) hate brittle pages and pieces that then fall off in the bottom of the slab.
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Collector KingNampa private msg quote post Address this user
@keefriffhards Aww sorry bro, it was Jelly Fish Stings, not Foxing. My bad.
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