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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
I’d love to see people’s before and after pressing results. Raws are fine but I think people are especially interested in seeing grade changes

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Collector Pre_Coder private msg quote post Address this user
@dielinfinite Great thread concept!
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Beaten by boat oars Studley_Dudley private msg quote post Address this user



Originally pressed by CCS, and regraded by CGC as a 9.4, but the new slab caused waves. Cracked, and repressed by CFP. Regraded by CBCS as a 9.4



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Collector Terry88 private msg quote post Address this user
Did that first ASM 129 undergo a page color change after pressing???

PS: LOVE the thread.
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
@Terry88 If you mean the off-white/white thing then yes the labels did change but I doubt it has anything to do with the pressing. It was originally graded off-white/white so it was already borderline. My guess is that the later graders decided it fell more on the white than the off-white side
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Collector AndyRexia private msg quote post Address this user
I apologize in advance for not having a very good "before" picture. It's the only picture I have of it before it was sent to CBCS. My example is an ASM 252. Cgc graded it a 9.2 without pressing.



CBCS gave it an 8.5 AFTER pressing. I guess the silver lining here is the page quality increased. Go figure.
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
@AndyRexia Did you submit it to CGC yourself? I’d be curious to see how their grader’s notes compare to CBCS’
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Originally Posted by Terry88
Did that first ASM 129 undergo a page color change after pressing???

PS: LOVE the thread.

It was off white to white by both CGC & CBCS
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
@Studley_Dudley I think he was referring to mine which was originally graded “Off-White/White” but was graded “white” when it was resubmitted
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@AndyRexia Did you submit it to CGC yourself? I’d be curious to see how their grader’s notes compare to CBCS’

Yes I did. How can I look it up without the CGC cert #? The picture is to blurry and I'm not seeing anything under "My submissions" on the CGC page. My account lapsed a long time ago.
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@dielinfinite I believe that you are right as well. My bad.
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
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@AndyRexia Did you submit it to CGC yourself? I’d be curious to see how their grader’s notes compare to CBCS’

Yes I did. How can I look it up without the CGC cert #? The picture is to blurry and I'm not seeing anything under "My submissions" on the CGC page. My account lapsed a long time ago.
I actually have no idea. I’ve only ever submitted 2 books directly to CGC and that was a convention six years ago, and those don’t even have grader’s notes available for purchasing
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Collector andy49 private msg quote post Address this user
bought mad 38 and 41 for 92 dollars, don't have good pictures, I figured they were 7.0's and a pressing would bump them up to an 8.0, sent to cfp for pressing and then cgc for grading (because cbcs doesn't currently slab magazines), and were returned as 9.4 and 9.6

a pleasant surprise, to say the least
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Collector AndyRexia private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by dielinfinite
@AndyRexia Did you submit it to CGC yourself? I’d be curious to see how their grader’s notes compare to CBCS’

Yes I did. How can I look it up without the CGC cert #? The picture is to blurry and I'm not seeing anything under "My submissions" on the CGC page. My account lapsed a long time ago.
I actually have no idea. I’ve only ever submitted 2 books directly to CGC and that was a convention six years ago, and those don’t even have grader’s notes available for purchasing

I managed to dig up another photo of the book and got the CGC cert # off of it. Unfortunately no notes.

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Collector DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
Courtesy of CFP Comics:

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Collector Pre_Coder private msg quote post Address this user
@DrWatson Must have been several subtle defects (back cover/interior). FC appears identical to me. Maybe small creases or buckles aren't showing in the pics.
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COLLECTOR CFP_Comics private msg quote post Address this user
Can anyone share here?
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
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Can anyone share here?
go for it
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@DrWatson Must have been several subtle defects (back cover/interior). FC appears identical to me. Maybe small creases or buckles aren't showing in the pics.

There was a bunch of wrinkles. It didn't present well at all. CFP fixed that.
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Can anyone share here?
go for it


*popcorn*

I already know this will be good.
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Collector DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
Here is the back cover to the Flash 105:

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Collector Jabberwookie private msg quote post Address this user
I'm loving this thread.

I'm considering getting some of mine pressed, but I'm curious the criteria everyone uses.

Does it always change the grade? And are older books (bronze and Silver) likely to get the best results (higher grades) from it?

I'm pretty new to the slabbing and grading world, so I just try to absorb as much as I can and use it, but I look now, and think I probably should have pressed a couple.
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Collector Terry88 private msg quote post Address this user
Are these being cleaned AND pressed by the other pressers? This is a lot of fun!
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Collector xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
@Jabberwookie Press 'em all, let the graders sort it out.

I sort of do that; I've been sending all my stuff with press screen. If Mr. Pancakes thinks the grade will go up, they get pressed.

Fun fact: My paraphrase is from some real old-school evil Catholic Church stuff https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caedite_eos._Novit_enim_Dominus_qui_sunt_eius.
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by Jabberwookie
I'm loving this thread.

I'm considering getting some of mine pressed, but I'm curious the criteria everyone uses.

Does it always change the grade? And are older books (bronze and Silver) likely to get the best results (higher grades) from it?

I'm pretty new to the slabbing and grading world, so I just try to absorb as much as I can and use it, but I look now, and think I probably should have pressed a couple.
It’s probably best not to think about it as press = grade bump.

A press addresses certain issues, mainly crinkles, bends, and creases but if those issues also break the color, the press will flatten the crease but the color break will remain and still count against the grade. Most pressers will also dry clean a book which can help clean up surface dirt and such but nothing that has gotten into the fibers of the paper like stains.

A book’s grade is decided by its accumulation of flaws. Books, especially older ones, may have issues beyond just the flaws that pressing can fix, like the aforementioned stains so even if pressing does its job, other issues can remain that prevent the book from grading higher.

For example, my ASM 129. It was pressed and it definitely presents better after the clean and press (especially the back cover) but the grade did not increase








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Joined The Club Steverogers11 private msg quote post Address this user
Same for me. DD came back same grade but does look better
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