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CBCS Message Board - Terms of Use SteveRicketts 1 2 yearsSteveRicketts (6748): CBCS Message Board Terms of Use Created: December 15, 2015 Last update: March 30, 2018 The CBCS discussion forum and message board [the “Forum” or “CBCS Message Board”] accessible through the cbcscomics.com 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...
Membership Darthwheels 4 3 daysdielinfinite (7723): You are not charged when you check out on the website. You will be charged once the books are received an in-processed. Unfortunately, as @KYoung_1974 pointed out, the CBCS site isn’t as full-featured as it could/should be so membership coupons aren’t tracked or applied in a convenient way. Your best bet would be to send an email to customer service (customerservice@cbcscomics.com), including your name, the invoice number and telling them...
What grade would you give this ASM 15 KaseyArt 11 5 dayskaptainmyke (18355): CBCS: 1.5 CGC: 2.0 PGX: 2.5
Will CBCS grade this mega rare Wu-Tang book? kaptainmyke 11 9 days00slim (4801): What a cool book. 1 of 50? Very cool. Looking at it, I could see the ornate cut of the outer edges to the cardstock being damaged pretty easily.
What's the best suggestion for keeping 9.8 after a remark Lundon44 19 10 daysLundon44 (34): So after almost 10 days, multiple emails and probably 20+ calls trying to get someone on the phone I finally received an email response today. Because the ASM #800 was submitted on the 2-Day tier with a 2-Day turnaround time I've been advised it was already graded and ready to ship. I asked if they could confirm the grade. They said it got 9.8 so the pressing would be a waste. I guess I got lucky from the sounds of it!
Please grade and advise on my Iron Man 1 Joosh Jump to first page75Jump to last page 15 daysCrunkpostit (130): It may not get a 3. But who knows. I have a 1st app of phoenix that is in horrible shape. It is what it is but not everyone has it. Of course I wish it was in mint shape, but its not, I'm just happy to have a copy. A good cleaning and pressing will do it wonders!
Should I slab these books? Italcia 11 18 daysKingNampa (6388): Yes
Amazing spiderman 361 grade please Flip1987 4 1 monthKalistyles (7): Yeah. Definitely tough to tell by the photo.
Please grade my Hulk 181 Good Sirs pt 2 kaptainmyke 11 1 monthstanley_1883 (100): This makes me so curious regarding the one I have. The spine and edges are a lot cleaner but I have a crease that may or may not press out on the cover, and another defect the size of half a fingernail that won’t.
The 2-day connundrum atrembley 10 1 monthBigRedOne1944 (2926): Mostly for what others have already said. My personal view, and I know many will disagree.... 1- Im NEVER in a hurry, enough to pay the ridiculous premiums for ANY of the so called "Expedient" services, (Fast pass, 2-Day, quickstream etc), all are nothing more than marketing ploys designed to extract more money from the customer, and more often than not those fees are more than the book itself is worth. 2- I don't believe the book...
Should i press and slab? Its a foil cover Jonnyredwood 3 1 monthJonnyredwood (1): Yeah, I might have to take the hit. That little ding at the bottom is the only thing I can find wrong...bummer
Need Some Help: Selling a Huge Collection Norbi 19 2 monthsNorbi (19): Some other books from the collection, hope you like them ... https://forum.cbcscomics.com/cached/2e16bf8bc336b649e7275dda12f5ed42.jpg https://forum.cbcscomics.com/cached/5a91a26f741aedbd37f827f887979f0e.jpg https://forum.cbcscomics.com/cached/827d975821444538619a9e7deb18699f.jpg https://forum.cbcscomics.com/cached/5feaf3f577aa753f97caad25b081f24e.jpg https://forum.cbcscomics.com/cached/0e9a737c98bb7cb7a3bb35a487db58d7.jpg...
Question about grading. AzarathComics 2 2 monthsSteverogers11 (1141): Don't think it affects it. Could be wrong 🤷‍♂️
Hulk 181 Grading Help Please stanley1883 12 2 monthsMR_SigS (7558): The spine on my 7.0 doesn't look as nice as yours, so I'd say 7.5
ASM# 299 Grade ZZXMAN 7 2 monthsDoc_Cop (376): 7.5 or 8.0 with a press. there plenty of these out there in better shape you could land at reasonable price. Books a good investment, just not this book. nuff said
Rusty Staples & Migration = Grade? 00slim 12 2 months00slim (4801): @Redshade Will do. 👍🏼
Condition vc Encapsulation stanley1883 9 2 monthsBroker1 (127): Well said!
Batman 136 grading help please Joosh 26 2 monthsJoosh (475): It’s still in the bag! Ha, you thought you got me. 😉
Gold Label Haunt #1G and Image United #1M signed question(s) ReaderMJ 5 2 monthsReaderMJ (1): Thanks for the input, I appreciate it. I am curious whether the 32/100 affects the book.
1st Appearance of RIOT? Venom: LP #4 or #5? kaptainmyke 15 2 monthskaptainmyke (18355): why doesn't venom meet spider-man? why doesn't venom have the spider on his chest because of it? so lame.
How much of an impact will pressing have on my comic? mattmurdock 15 2 monthsCaptainCanuck (1612): @Drogio Word is that only 1% of Image Comics distribution in this era were newsstand edition.
Just picked up ASM 252, grading help please Joosh 19 2 monthsDrogio (3637): That's fine, but the blue dot is irrelevant.
How much will this affect the grade? mattmurdock 5 2 monthsmattmurdock (1): That's good to know, I thought it would be more serious given it's a modern book.
Help Grading This TOS 64 00slim 4 2 months00slim (4801): I figured 8.0 was safe. If I get anything above 8.0, I’ll be real happy. I sold a CGC 8.5 a few years ago & decided to replace it.
How bad did i hurt this key FF 48 BeRealBro 23 3 monthsbrysb (175): Yeah, I NEVER use resealable bags and I NEVER open a taped up bag without ALWAYS removing the tape first. I learned that lesson years ago when I ruined an old early 60's copy of Batman when the tape stuck to and ripped off part of the front cover!! HORRIFIC at the time! :(
Hulk 181 - Advice Needed cjbehr948 11 3 monthscjbehr948 (157): Thanks for the feedback, everyone!
Grading Opinion XMen 94 Please stanley1883 3 3 monthskaptainmyke (18355): 4.5
Editing/Canceling an Order robo_beardo 4 3 monthsdielinfinite (7723): Yeah, unfortunately I’ve heard the same thing from others. it might be due to the current move from Florida to Texas. Fortunately, there isn’t much of a rush for you to mail in your books after you’ve submitted an order online.
Should I grade no Tattooz ASM 238? xkonk 11 4 monthsDrogio (3637): I e heard of people doing this...and that's why when I bought mine I bought it already graded by cbcs. Not taking a chance on it coming back "tampered. But I have a 5.0/6.0 raw copy without the tattoos and have considered buying a FF 252 just to have a set to go with it.
Hulk #1 Cut Coupon. What Grade? serling1978 Jump to first page38Jump to last page 4 monthsCopperAgeKids (3712): You can request, when subbing a book like this, that it be given a Universal grade or a Qualified grade. Either way, the label will note that a coupon from a non story page has been cut out.
Best option for Grading?? fivestar 10 4 monthsfivestar (55): Well, sounds like the consensus is not to bother with grading. I'll just find another book for Stan to sign and either sell this one or keep it around to admire (the rest of the cover really is in great shape otherwise) Thanks for all the feedback!
Please Grade Me - Superman #76 Darkga 23 4 monthsDocBrown (16882): There you go. Nailed it.
Do Archie Comics have 3 staples? Effects Gr? kaptainmyke 5 4 monthskaptainmyke (18355): I sent you an invoice for my A-Tax but you never paid me.
grading questions drchaos 13 4 monthsdrchaos (9586): The first book is a comic from the late 60s or early 70s. The second book is a magazine from the 1960s.
What grade would this go to? Randomdoge 3 4 monthsRandomdoge (10): Yea i was gonna submit it and add a pressing to help it out some more. The small cut its very small the first pic i zoomed in quite a bit the only ways to see it is if you're looking really close into it or touch it a bit and by touch i mean you'll feel a small bump
What grade? daywalker 10 4 monthsCopperAgeKids (3712): Agreed on those grades, based from what I can see. The 50 is a $100-$150 book in that grade. Around $200 or so in a 4.0 slab, IIRC. The other 2 books are worth about $60-$75, between the two of them. Offer the seller $175 for all 3 books. At $500 stickered on the 50, he is out of his head or is just looking for a sucker.
Which comics to submit Randomdoge 25 4 monthsRandomdoge (10): @doog yea i really dog skottie youngs art i also have the one shot of her well two of em i was thinking on that one being graded but i feel theres no Point for that one
Grading help please stanley1883 4 4 monthsdoog (1504): That’s a grail. Worth improving as much as you can
Grading help for ASM 129 peterscomics 16 4 monthsCopperAgeKids (3712): 6.0/6.5. That would be from either CBCS or CGC.
Grading help needed xmg88x 10 4 monthsxmg88x (4): Hmm in my opinion 7.5 is too low?
Grade me please QuaBrot 9 5 monthskaptainmyke (18355): 7.0
My comic seems overgraded slabberbag 27 5 monthsTedsaid (1570): Yeah, that's what happened to my copy of ASM 121 ... it had a production tear in the back pretty much exactly like the OP. (But not the two in the front.) I thought it would be a 9.4, since it was a printer pull and in the back, but it came back 9.2. Very bummed (since the difference is, what, $500-$600?) Otherwise, it's a beauty of a book.
AF 15 Opinion Please ozonetv Jump to first page52Jump to last page 5 monthsX51 (8395): I get periodic requests from people wanting to buy mine, but it's not for sale.
Grading and signature verification help Newbie 3 5 monthsBronte (484): Not sure if this is an option for you, but if the book is for personal collection and you dont get a satisfactory answer to whether they have the signature on file, why not wait a few months and check back? The book will survive a few months in a typical comic bag.....
Grading help/should I press Enelson Jump to first page43Jump to last page 5 monthsEnelson (406): @CopperAgeKids called it. Shipped today, I fast passed, because I'm impatient. Got a grade bump from 9.0-9.4. My first pressing experience has been worth it!
Proper Comic Classification Help! Sornom 11 5 monthsGanaSoth (607): @kaptainmyke Why the ? I was showing him the differences in the two comics and the one he has is limited to 3000 copies.
Spine tear/bindery tear/spine wear hockeymonkey605 7 5 monthsZosoRocks (1693): Corner wear....automatic drop in grade to 9.0 or less.
New with CBCS - Issues with CGC GanaSoth Jump to first page52Jump to last page 5 monthsGanaSoth (607): @dpiercy The picture you circled here shows the inner well with the tray that holds the comic in place. This what all the CGC books should have inside the slabs but don't. In the pictures I provided for example; just shows poor execution on CGCs slabbing methods... https://forum.cbcscomics.com/cached/7d328696b832e05011a7530cb7c66f4f.jpg[/quote] This is my CGC comic with no inner well tray... You can call it an inner well, but to me its...
Color Breaking Lines MarcJ 28 5 monthsRedshade (1078): Ok MarcJ let's assume that the rest of the comic is 9.6. My (highly subjective) thoughts on the matter are that I would grade it as a 6.0. That long colour breaking crease adds up to a lot of smaller creases and/or spine ticks that would preclude a comic from being graded any higher.
Grading Help Green Lantern Enelson 6 6 monthsesaravo (13618): @Enelson - Always look at this for reference: https://www.cbcscomics.com/grades
What kind of hit on grade would this be QuaBrot 6 6 monthsdoog (1504): Might seem unfair, but my experience with both companies is that golden age books take less of a hit on this than silver and newer. Less of a hit on pretty much everything, so maybe 1 grade.
(PGM) 1969 DC WONDER WOMAN #180 Triple Cover kaptainmyke 12 6 monthsCLT (37): @OGJackster Thanks...My sis got me that Jedi Bumble years ago for Christmas...press his hand and he plays the Star Wars theme.
Marvel Spotlight 8 Grade Me Please anthonybischoff 1 6 monthsanthonybischoff (118): Hello Guys Please grade my Marvel Spotlight 8s and let me know if they would benefit from a clean and press. 1. https://forum.cbcscomics.com/cached/cad14224ad59a64753e791bc5005016e.jpg https://forum.cbcscomics.com/cached/2c0bf604a8dd2387bf24a0a85c4f9971.jpg 2. https://forum.cbcscomics.com/cached/086c7ef38539b6b12b8705c74536fed2.jpg https://forum.cbcscomics.com/cached/ce87fcb1ce26e25cfd3d00addb40353d.jpg 3. ...
Marvel Spotlight 6 Grade Me Please anthonybischoff 13 6 monthsanthonybischoff (118): Any of these qualify for a clean and press to improve the grade.
Misprinted Comic BeauMershon Jump to first page34Jump to last page 6 monthsScorpion (562): hard to find are the ones with a Quintuple Covers on them, and yes there are very rare. i would one day like to own a key issue with more than 3 covers. not mine also there have been comics with 5 covers. https://forum.cbcscomics.com/cached/3e3fba40ccde50e1f17fd62a9f153c5d.jpg
Grade my Nick Fury #6x2- one to be signed? KatKomics 13 6 monthsKatKomics (2749): I think I'm tapped for Steranko books to get signed - going to cost a small fortune that weekend. Fury 6 and 7 (maybe 2 of each) Captain America 111, Blade Runner, possibly Green Hornet #1(Now comics 1980/90's) and one print from the 1973 ACBA portfolio Those and 2 or 3 Neal Adams books and possibly an original piece of art from Steranko are pretty much going to do my budget for the year
Worth getting signature verified/graded? Popeye 25 6 monthskaptainmyke (18355): shut up! i didn't know i took the poster out as a kid
Please mark comics as shipped for notes kaptainmyke 8 6 monthskaptainmyke (18355): Yaas.
Lessons Learned Mail Call xkonk 29 7 monthsBrianGreensnips (4057): @xkonk Thanks for sharing your experience. Nice books.
1971 DC Comics HOUSE OF SECRETS 92 kaptainmyke Jump to first page95Jump to last page 7 monthsDavid_Kent (565): How do you feel about Jodie Whitaker Dr Watson!
Grading Help Needed - Amazing Spiderman 122 WCollecbales 16 7 monthsCFP_Comics (2728): What does the inside of the back cover look like? Hopefully most of the staining is just on the surface of the outside part of the cover. IMO this book has not been pressed based on the many pressable defects still present.
Help me with my next CBCS order esaravo Jump to first page46Jump to last page 7 monthsWatcher (2449): :) Deal! I saw the home page appointment section, but nothing set up that far out so I need to wait. Do you know if they do tours or am i just passing off my books?
Give Me A Grade X-Men 101 Khumbu 12 7 monthsCopperAgeKids (3712): Nah, that is a production crease on the BC. It'll have a negligible impact on the grade, if any at all. There is also a smaller production crease on the FC, right under Cyclop's eye.But that also won't effect the grade.
Grading Question QuaBrot 20 7 monthsQuaBrot (901): @CopperAgeKids wow - great memory! Yes, that was me. I haven't sent anything in for grading (or pressing) since then - I keep buying and don't have the money to press/grade. Built up a nice pile of books for Joe and the 3rd party graders!
Label Critique ozonetv Jump to first page37Jump to last page 7 monthsDJC_II (1006): I hope they fired the designer who came up with that, and their boss that approved it
Help with Grade - Giant Size Defenders hockeymonkey605 11 7 monthsjrs (1861): You could get a better copy for a lower price than pressing and grading would cost.
Question about Grading Drahcir 5 7 monthsIronMan (2623): My guesstimate to the OP's question would be 2.0-3.0
Help Grading my Iron Fist #14 Drahcir 12 7 monthsSavage_Spawn (1765): 7
Raw Black venom lethal protector EngineJoe 22 8 monthskaptainmyke (18355): Wait for the movie
Detached Centerfold hockeymonkey605 6 8 monthsSteveRicketts (6748): Woah. The first thing I thought of when I read the topic was some playmate who was questioning her life choices.
CGC Green Label to CBCS Blue Label c2t2merch Jump to first page43Jump to last page 8 monthsDrogio (3637): Don't you just want to crack that open so you can hold it in your hands (very gently)? If you're selling it, sure...slab it....you'll get the most out of it. But this book should be held and admired page by page. How many people on this earth get to hold that issue?
Yvonne Craig Signed Comic Detached Cover HammitChris 8 8 monthsCopperAgeKids (3712): Highest grade would be a 4.0. It would probably grade out around a 3.0.
Marvel Spotlight 11 should I press & clean anthonybischoff 12 8 monthsFoghorn_Sam (3712): Yep, those stains will not come out with a cleaning and regardless of how nice the rest of the book is, with those stains, it's probably topped out at 8.5.
eBay sellers you LIKE xkonk 9 8 monthsKingNampa (6388): Have not had any issues with deals on these forums, classy people, everyone one of you. :beer: -OoSlim -ConditionFreak -Poka -KaptainMyke -DarthLego -TDog13 -eee91 -Jeremy_K -CFP_Comics -RRO -DrWatson
Detecting Resto - UVA vs. Black Light Drogio 9 8 monthsDrogio (3637): I'm thinking of this light. clickable text
Selling Comics on eBay: Grading GAC 10 8 monthsCopperAgeKids (3712): Nah, don't under grade. That's leaving money on the table. Just grade correctly, you look better if you simply grade accurately. Beyond that, supply front and back cover scans and offer free returns. I have yet to have a buyer ask me for a return, with this approach, nor have I received any neutral or negative feedback.
Grade my x men 19 please anthonybischoff 12 8 monthsZosoRocks (1693): If you really like to be critical, add in corners, defects, and really just about anything. Then divide total by # of categories. You'll get a ballpark. Because when you do send one in for grading, they will be doing the same critical look. It's all subjective. :O)
Grade my fantastic four 45 please anthonybischoff 6 8 monthskaptainmyke (18355): 4.5
Grade me please x men 11 anthonybischoff 8 8 monthsRedshade (1078): Worth grading? No. Worth collecting/reading/saving? Yes.
Grade on fantastic four 20 anthonybischoff 4 8 monthsPre_Coder (5248): Mylites2/Fullback is your best option.
Fantastic four 46 grade me please anthonybischoff 4 8 monthsRedshade (1078): I don't agree with this comment at all. Fill as many pages as you want. Show as many comics you want. We are always interested in seeing a fellow collector's comics. Don't listen to some of the "hard guy" posers here, we are mostly friendly blokes. This comic, I personally wouldn't think that pressing would enhance the appearance. It's a mid grade comic but is a minor key. Personally if it were my comic it would just about go into my...
Help With Grading Batman 227 Drogio 14 8 monthsDrogio (3637): 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 8 monthsconditionfreak (11254): 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 9 months00slim (4801): You certainly did, @earthshaker01. You're the man.
Grade Question powerfist23 21 9 monthsSquack (289): 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 9 monthsHammitChris (268): There is no bleed thru on the spine or cover.
Rusty staple (And migration) affect on grade QuaBrot 8 9 monthsdoog (1504): 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 10 monthspoka (8278): 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 10 monthsDrogio (3637): Www.comicskin.com. 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 10 monthsDeadpoolica (814): 8.5/9.0
what color is this shoe? kaptainmyke 11 10 monthsDrogio (3637): https://forum.cbcscomics.com/cached/9c356eb048b879a3fa9c657961e0b9f0.jpg This thread reminded me if this TNG episode.
Ace Comic Con (Glendale Arizona) Gabriel85301 11 10 monthscomic_book_man (985): @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 10 monthsHomer (901): 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 10 monthsdoog (1504): The fun of sending books in is seeing how close your guess is. 7.0
Preacher:personalized signature Daddygetalong 11 10 monthsDaddygetalong (16): 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 11 months00slim (4801): Totally agree & I'll definitely pay it forward. $1100 for a 9.6? Yikes!
Would I be making a mistake? harmonicaman 10 11 monthsKingNampa (6388): @harmonicaman Could you post some pictures up here?
WD 100 Red Foil on Comic Book Men - Question cjbehr948 10 11 months1243782365 (442): It was CGC 9.8 double signed.
CGC says "GOOD MORTY" is 1st appearance now. kaptainmyke Jump to first page498Jump to last page 11 monthsshrewbeer (12151): 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 11 monthsDocBrown (16882): 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 11 monthsSquack (289): 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 11 monthskaptainmyke (18355): 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 1 yearCopperAgeKids (3712): 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 1 yeardet_tobor (805): 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 1 yearshrewbeer (12151): 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 1 yearadampasz (34): 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 1 yearMagellan (112): @shrewbeer Very true!
Help with grading.... cbj102 8 1 yearVaComicsGuy (3100): Cool books.
Average grade of title-less comics! bige31 9 1 yearCopperAgeKids (3712): 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 1 yearRexMuff (1177): Completely agree
Modern Speculation - Minimum Grade? tonnage71 13 1 yeardrchaos (9586): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKBRtdp2e98
BATMAN: Dark Nights Metal #1 printing defects myxzeus70 10 1 yearZosoRocks (1693): RIGHT ON! Thanks DL!
Witness needed for Edmonton and Saskatoon Millvilleresident 3 1 yearMillvilleresident (208): Still nobody? Sad face for me.
Some help grading Mickee92 Jump to first page37Jump to last page 1 yearBigRedOne1944 (2926): 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 1 yearHomer (901): 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 1 yearDrogio (3637): 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 1 yearSavage_Spawn (1765): 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 1 yearFoghorn_Sam (3712): Of course that one of the issues the GDB provides no detailed information.
Question for first time submitting Dylan455 10 1 yeargibbey (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 1 yearDarkga (4165): Authorized Witness to the signature of a comic.
Grade or not? VictorCreed 18 1 yearKingNampa (6388): @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? https://forum.cbcscomics.com/cached/f4ba70c25dd7147f206cb96452e60d32.jpg
TOD #13 1st Blade is there hope for this book Johnnyonthespot 21 1 yearJohnnyonthespot (328): Yeah
Tales From The Crypt 33 Grading Question vabchgent 14 1 yearDarthLego (20491): Well that seals it, sounds like it was a printing error crease.
PSA: Invalid CBCS ID Numbers DarthLego 7 1 yearDarthLego (20491): 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 1 yearCopperAgeKids (3712): 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 1 yearDarthLego (20491): Instead we just discuss actual pancakes. http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9spxwtcpZ1qbepx8o1_500.gif
Lets see if I burst i to flames.... Mickee92 26 1 yearPre_Coder (5248): 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 1 yearDarthLego (20491): 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 1 yearkaptainmyke (18355): 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 https://forum.cbcscomics.com/cached/91bd148fbe239e6c61f063bba37c0c84.jpg https://forum.cbcscomics.com/cached/3c5a8fdbf0288d1e9efead6da68af323.jpg I...
Charging Hanknova22 3 1 yearMef (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 1 year00slim (4801): 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 1 yearkaptainmyke (18355): https://forum.cbcscomics.com/cached/0551382b053a0f3f45e509abd34e5961.jpg
What are these worth? Mickee92 10 1 yearkaptainmyke (18355): Steppenwolf? Never heard of her.
Grade opinion J_Walker Jump to first page32Jump to last page 1 year00slim (4801): 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 1 yearkeefriffhards (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 1 yearthecollector1 (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 1 yearpoka (8278): @Mickee92 - I have sent you a pm.
Foxing vs. Staining - what do you think? Tedsaid 19 1 yearKingNampa (6388): 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... https://forum.cbcscomics.com/cached/fecbb94773ffcdab3a80d04fc7f5f507.jpg
Armorines #0 Gold - worth pressing? ZosoRocks 6 1 yearCopperAgeKids (3712): 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 1 yearvabchgent (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 1 yearkaptainmyke (18355): 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 1 yearFoghorn_Sam (3712): 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 1 yearDrWatson (6766): PGX doesn't make mistakes. They defraud.
printer defect ams #361 Zieggy1975 5 1 yearDarthLego (20491): clickable text
Marvel Legacy Issue Number Guide JLS_Comics 14 1 yearDarthLego (20491): https://youtu.be/lL2ZwXj1tXM
Grading Help - to sign or not to sign Themaxx35 14 1 yearThemaxx35 (2038): Me at the moment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fG9xzaFvz6s
CBCS Forum Grading Guess Scores shrewbeer 22 1 yearDarthLego (20491): Only counts when the book is already slabbed right?
AW's going to Boston Con? Gabriel85301 1 1 yearGabriel85301 (1054): 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 1 yearDrWatson (6766): I prefer magic nose goblins.
What is a crease worth? imagejock 11 1 yearBrianGreensnips (4057): @imagejock Yeah in the 9.0+ range. Definetely better than a 7.5.
J. Scott Campbell Signed Books. Open or not? imagejock 22 1 yearkaptainmyke (18355): Called it!
I went to half priced books today kaptainmyke Jump to first page68Jump to last page 1 yearkaptainmyke (18355): 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 1 yearDarthLego (20491): 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 1 yearTowmater (3565): I used to say that about Walking Dead #1.
Welcome to the CBCS Forum! SteveRicketts Jump to first page530Jump to last page 1 yearrec1978 (64): 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 http://stores.ebay.com/ronnieeinnor/) 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! https://forum.cbcscomics.com/cached/e16a012bce850a3edf41d7413c2cc455.jpg ...
Dentedteeth #1. Savage_Spawn 6 1 yearSavage_Spawn (1765): 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 1 year00slim (4801): @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 1 yearIsz_A (19): Did you just lose the yellow label too? oops say it was verified sig.....label looked yellow.
Adding a missing page kaptainmyke 21 1 yearDarthLego (20491): @SteveRicketts Facts: Steve could press that guy a six pack.
What does this mean? ComicE2 24 1 yeardielinfinite (7723): 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 1 yearflikhype (7): Thanks Steve.
Humberto Ramos flikhype 7 1 yearSirtoddington (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 1 yearflikhype (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 1 yearkaptainmyke (18355): https://forum.cbcscomics.com/cached/0ba738869eda06bdeec3034e60c697fd.png
What does CBCS "Conserved" Label mean? kaptainmyke 7 1 yeardielinfinite (7723): 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 1 yearbennyb86 (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 1 yearDarthLego (20491): 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 1 yearkaptainmyke (18355): 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 1 yearCrunkpostit (130): 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 1 yearkaptainmyke (18355): I love this new label btw. Don't ever change, brah. (DECB)
Rick and Morty #1 - Grade Advice Thanatos 8 1 yearCopperAgeKids (3712): 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 1 yearHomer (901): 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 1 yearkaptainmyke (18355): 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 1 yearkaptainmyke (18355): Ok I got them in received status imo
CBCS Staff Immortal? KingNampa 3 1 yearDarthLego (20491): Although considering the power of the two Steve's...you never know.
Autograph with COA Jklugh 5 1 yearJklugh (19): Thank you for the help guys. Much appreciated
Batman Adventures #12 Newstand Edition kaptainmyke Jump to first page42Jump to last page 1 yearDocBrown (16882): Whoever gives in first and offers it will get that increased business.
Weird printing error? MichelleErika 4 1 yearMichelleErika (1): Thank you!
Please grade my TALES FROM THE CRYPT #24 martymann 26 1 yearmartymann (15871): Any better? Marty Mann
Will CBCS grade X-O Manowar 1:500 metalcover JLS_Comics 12 1 yearBigRig (1981): So on site grading only? Im only joking..
"Sun" Shadows on Comics QuaBrot 6 1 yearCFP_Comics (2728): 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 2 yearsFoghorn_Sam (3712): 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 2 yearszosocane (556): Agree with CAK. And the date stamp/ink stamp doesn't affect the grade in that condition.
Grading Videos KingNampa 9 2 yearsSpiderTim (541): Wouldn't we all? lol. That will surely NEVER happen! lol
Finding a comics worth, to slab or not. FootNote 12 2 yearsBrianGreensnips (4057): @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 2 yearsesaravo (13618): @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 2 yearsdrchaos (9586): 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 2 yearsSpiderTim (541): You get charged per book and per signature my friend.
Can't find variant edition Jellybeanbaked420 3 2 yearsDarthLego (20491): 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 2 yearsBrianGreensnips (4057): 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 2 yearsshrewbeer (12151): 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) https://forum.cbcscomics.com/cached/74693748a86dd5394aade528134c6c7c.jpg
Advice on Tape KingNampa 12 2 yearsKingNampa (6388): 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 2 yearsBLBcomics (1138): 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 2 yearsdrchaos (9586): 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 2 yearsJLS_Comics (4684): I think you could press that up to a 5.5/6
Grading question huskershawn69 19 2 yearsdrchaos (9586): 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 2 yearsZosoRocks (1693): Here is the CGC take on it, began in 2013. I'm sure CBCS has a similar stance. https://www.cgccomics.com/news/viewarticle.aspx?IDArticle=3327&cgc-modifies-stance-on-grading-submissions-with-tape 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 2 yearsKaleljll (406): Cool, thanks for the info everyone. See you there!!
Changing ART labels to Graded? DarthLego 18 2 yearsRyanHicks (1609): 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 2 yearsDrogio (3637): 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 2 yearsThorneArt (502): 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 2 yearsshrewbeer (12151): 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 2 yearsZosoRocks (1693): Thanks coat! I can be so blind sometimes. :O)
Grading opinion - bindery tears? Themaxx35 1 2 yearsThemaxx35 (2038): 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! https://forum.cbcscomics.com/cached/3b50522e8c8f80b8c4b692b869d86fc8.jpg https://forum.cbcscomics.com/cached/a82381b1b58b0164a58a7eb6899c37cb.jpg
Jessica Cruz (Green Lantern) Appearance jbarnes020889 Jump to first page62Jump to last page 2 yearsZuul (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 2 yearsesaravo (13618): 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 2 yearsDespain (1462): @SteveRicketts Thanks, Steve! Very helpful information. And Merry Christmas to you. I appreciate it.
Grading Training; Color breaks Themaxx35 14 2 yearsThe_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 2 yearsshrewbeer (12151): 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 2 yearsDeadpoolica (814): 5.5/6.0
Grading Help Needed: Fantastic Four #20 & 23 tonnage71 10 2 yearsDeadpoolica (814): I'd say around 5.0 on both
Reholder CGC Books lobovike 7 2 yearsDrWatson (6766): 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 2 yearsFoghorn_Sam (3712): 7.0-7.5
New help grading this New Mutants 98 BigRig Jump to first page32Jump to last page 2 yearsTowmater (3565): :beer:
STEVE DITKO Happy 89th Birth Day !! BLBcomics 1 2 yearsBLBcomics (1138): 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 2 yearsBLBcomics (1138): 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 2 yearskaptainmyke (18355): 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 2 yearsJWKyle (3295): It could have worked out a little different :D http://comicgrader.com/#newsflash
Please grade my: Marvel Premiere 15 WCollecbales 8 2 yearsBrianGreensnips (4057): 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 2 yearsSirtoddington (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 2 yearsesaravo (13618): 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 2 yearsOxbladder (943): 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 2 yearsDeadpoolica (814): you're right
Stan Lee. Rose City Comicon. Photos are UP kaptainmyke Jump to first page40Jump to last page 2 yearskaptainmyke (18355): what about the left and right brah
Walking dead #1 Cynthiana ky variant BigRig Jump to first page33Jump to last page 2 yearsBigRig (1981): 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 2 yearstherandyrobbins (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 2 yearsivegotneatstuff (31): Hmm I have yet to see one of those "certifications" .. Maybe you should apply for a job at CBCS :) https://forum.cbcscomics.com/cached/feaf7a2125efe1c1e88ca25a8b0defbd.jpg
Please Grade My: Silver Surfer #4 WCollecbales 14 2 yearsOdins_Raven (2014): I venture to guess anywhere from a 5.0-6.5
Boston Comic Con Misterj1o 4 2 yearsThemaxx35 (2038): Mine popped up at the end of the last week.
Bent Staples, Thick Books, and Grades AznBane 8 2 yearsAznBane (70): @Studley_Dudley That's really helpful and makes me more comfortable buying the book. Thank!
Please Grade My: Marvel Premier 15 WCollecbales 11 2 yearssvgcomics181 (160): this is what a 8.0 looks like with Mark Jeweler intact https://forum.cbcscomics.com/cached/0aaffcd460aba6eb5c6c4cbeb10cfdb2.jpg
Spine color breaks and 9.8's jmh722 23 2 yearsRam_Jam (34): 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 2 yearsDarthLego (20491): 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 2 yearsCCD (73): @jmh722
How long do orders stay in your cart? kaptainmyke 1 2 yearskaptainmyke (18355): I'd like at least 30 days imo
Dynamic Forces Signed Books Red or Yellow? kaptainmyke 4 2 yearskaptainmyke (18355): Thanks. Just needed verification.
1 comic, 2 individuals, different convention Gabriel85301 5 2 yearsDarthLego (20491): 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 2 yearsCCD (73): File copies aren't pedigrees.
Another Pressing Question dburghard 23 2 yearsCFP_Comics (2728): 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 2 yearsVillageIdiot (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 2 yearsDarthLego (20491): @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 2 yearsBrianGreensnips (4057): Yeah, I can't get enough of it. Lol.
How much will this reduce book grade? ibrcn 12 2 yearsibrcn (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 2 yearsJeremy_K (835): 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 2 yearsDocBrown (16882): 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 2 yearsMR_SigS (7558): 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 (18355): @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 (7558): 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 (20491): Both of those railroads are listed on ComicsPriceGuide.com
Can I submit my TMNT 1984 comics to CBCS? kaptainmyke 5 2 yearsDarthLego (20491): 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 (18355): 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 (1054): 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 (298): 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 (661): 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 (541): 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 (7723): 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 (1747): Thanks Curmudgeon, great info. Just wish our dollar was doing better.
Some Grading Help on my JLA #1! James 5 2 yearsJames (82): 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): https://forum.cbcscomics.com/cached/2be967c8a1ed0096ff5826aaaf59b46d.jpg https://forum.cbcscomics.com/cached/9b9c7e05f3aa3a718164902755edf751.jpg
What grade? Mad 3 1953 First Printing Marc_1 10 2 yearsCFP_Comics (2728): 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 (3712): 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 (5248): 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 (154): Thanks for your help! :)
PGM Amazing Spider-man 25 WCollecbales 7 2 yearsPre_Coder (5248): 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 (6766): 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 (13618): 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.
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