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Grading Help Needed

Can pressing save this key?4027

Collector cbj102 private msg quote post Address this user
Yeah I'm back with the same question but a different book - you guys were really helpful in my last post so I'm taking a shot and see what yall have to say about my copy of Silver Surfer #44.....








It looks like it was marked by a highlighter marker in the UPC box? Maybe this can be cleaned? Also it's hard to tell by the pic but it looks like it was in half a little, there is a faint line that goes from the edge to the tip Drax's cape just below SS's elbow. I was hoping to slab it but it needs pressing and I would at least like to get a 6 out of it.
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COLLECTOR DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
Press it, I can see that bend in the book. You'll be stuck with the marker ink though.
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
it's possible to get that marker out actually
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Collector cbj102 private msg quote post Address this user
@kaptainmyke how??????
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Collector DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
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You'll be stuck with the marker ink though.

And the blue million color breaking creases along the spine.
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Collector BrianGreensnips private msg quote post Address this user
@cbj102 Sorry, but I would recommend passing up on this book too.
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Collector jrs private msg quote post Address this user
Out of curiosity, what makes this a key? The glove? Not up to speed on this and might have the issue, which is why I ask.
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Collector comic_book_man private msg quote post Address this user
@cbj102

Would pressing/cleaning improve this books appearance?
Slightly.

Would it improve the comics grade?
Potentially, but not by much if any. The grade is mid-grade at best.

You may be able to get the 6 out of it, but we would need to see more high resolution photos including the inside and full back cover.

Good luck!
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Collector KingNampa private msg quote post Address this user
Key? I think you can get a NM copy of this book for.like $20. Why not just buy another?
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Collector Logan510 private msg quote post Address this user
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Key? I think you can get a NM copy of this book for.like $20. Why not just buy another?


High grade copies of this are going for more than $20 right now. If you have any you'd like to sell for $20 each I'll take them all
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COLLECTOR CFP_Comics private msg quote post Address this user
If the marker can be removed the existing defects post pressing would still keep this book in a low enough range, that you are better of taking that money and investing it into a better copy. Sure, there are things that can be improved, but pressing, in this case, is not a magic wand.
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Collector KingNampa private msg quote post Address this user
Like 3 months ago got a bunch of raw copies of these for few bucks. I guess I'll hold it and see what happens to the price.
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Collector Logan510 private msg quote post Address this user
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Like 3 months ago got a bunch of raw copies of these for few bucks. I guess I'll hold it and see what happens to the price.


Check out GPA, you might want to get them slabbed ASAP if they're nice enough.
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COLLECTOR DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
Seemed like the OP is hoping for a 6.0 after pressing and cleaning, if that's what makes him happy he should go for it. Sometimes value doesn't have to be motive #1 for slabbing a book.
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Collector Logan510 private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by DarthLego
Seemed like the OP is hoping for a 6.0 after pressing and cleaning, if that's what makes him happy he should go for it. Sometimes value doesn't have to be motive #1 for slabbing a book.


Why not just put it in a nice Mylar 2 and a Fullback then?
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Collector Drogio private msg quote post Address this user
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.
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