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Newly acquired - any help on potential grade?10216

Collector Paint_Monk private msg quote post Address this user
Finally got around to looking at this. It's very clean, although some slight indents that can easily come out through pressing. A couple of small creases on spine. Only the lower right corner looks like it could be a problem, but the paper doesn't have a "color breaking crease" and I'm thinking it could be fixed through pressing, as it's more lightly creased over than folded.

Thoughts on grade? Should I bother submitting? Thanks for any insight. Staples are tight and pages are white.





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Collector BrianGreensnips private msg quote post Address this user
I am going to go with a 7.5-8.0 range.
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Collector Paint_Monk private msg quote post Address this user
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I am going to go with a 7.5-8.0 range.


Is that with or without pressing, or do you think pressing would make a difference?
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
@Paint_Monk The book looks fairly clean and flat as it is. It has a few color-breaking spine ticks and some corners look chipped or blunt which pressing wouldn't help.
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Collector Paint_Monk private msg quote post Address this user
Thanks, guys, for the insight. It's a reader copy then, shucks!
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Collector MutantMania private msg quote post Address this user
@Paint_Monk even an 8.0 is selling for decent money though.
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Collector GanaSoth private msg quote post Address this user
Nice looking comic. Back cover is clean. Spine ticks breaking color from top to bottom, but three, two smaller and one bigger ticks in the red ink area really show because of the contrast of colors. The chipping really hurts the grade, especially a younger book where chipping is scarce (unlike the 1960s comics). A cleaning might help on the front cover, top right side in the white area; above the R (in Thor) and below it. Also under the .60cent price, there is a line going down into the white that could be cleaned up as well. After a cleaning it could possibly be an 8.0 but as is, 7.0 to 7.5 range.
Just my opinion.
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Collector xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
There's been a lot of speculation on it recently. Could still be ~$100.
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Collector BigRedOne1944 private msg quote post Address this user
Im not a fan of all the restoration that is allowed with books these days.
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Collector moodswing private msg quote post Address this user
8.0
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Collector BrianGreensnips private msg quote post Address this user
An 8.0 has about $100 value like @xkonk stated. Might still be worth pressing and grading. It is a pretty hot book.
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Collector KYoung_1974 private msg quote post Address this user
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An 8.0 has about $100 value like @xkonk stated. Might still be worth pressing and grading. It is a pretty hot book.


No offense, but this advice always bugs me and I have to ask "why?". Say he got the book for $20. You're going to spend around $50 to ship it both ways, have it pressed, and then graded. So you have $70 invested in a book that's worth $100 or a $30 profit.


To me you take the hit on the raw grade, ask $85 for it and you have doubled your profit from the scenario above without all the waiting and initial outlay of cash. To each his own, but I just can't see getting a book I bought to flip pressed and graded for that little profit.
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Collector Darkseid_of_town private msg quote post Address this user
I think you clean it up best you can without investing into it again..then flip it for what it brings and call it a day
There are a few things you can do that wouldnt hurt the book, and honestly there is zero wrong with this book that requires restoration....i.e trimming, pieces added, bleaching or staple replacement.
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Collector gotham44 private msg quote post Address this user
i think an 8.0 just from the color breaking. Looks nice though
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Collector GAC private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by BrianGreensnips
An 8.0 has about $100 value like @xkonk stated. Might still be worth pressing and grading. It is a pretty hot book.


No offense, but this advice always bugs me and I have to ask "why?". Say he got the book for $20. You're going to spend around $50 to ship it both ways, have it pressed, and then graded. So you have $70 invested in a book that's worth $100 or a $30 profit.


To me you take the hit on the raw grade, ask $85 for it and you have doubled your profit from the scenario above without all the waiting and initial outlay of cash. To each his own, but I just can't see getting a book I bought to flip pressed and graded for that little profit.


To his defence he did say "might still be worth it...."
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Collector KYoung_1974 private msg quote post Address this user
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To his defence he did say "might still be worth it...."


He did. And that comment wasn't just aimed at him and I wasn't trying to be insulting or anything. I've seen others give that same advice as well. It just doesn't make sense to me. I was hoping someone could point out what I was missing.
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Collector GanaSoth private msg quote post Address this user
@KYoung_1974 everyone sees things differently. (As another wise/fellow comic collector said in a previous thread. - @Pre_Coder)

Maybe $30 profit to him is worth it. To me, it would be more than enough. I can see where you're coming from too though. To some, the $30 doesn't justify all the time you are going to put into it to make the $30 profit. Why not just add a higher price too it and sell as is, right? Either way is a great way, just depends on the time he's willing to invest I suppose.

Or maybe, if he can clean & press it himself, (or attempt it by learning from @KaptainMyke's comic book pressing guide, which is really very informative) it would bring him the highest yield of profit. But then we start to drift back into into the same scenario of time = money. If that's the case, maybe he will take up cleaning & pressing as a new side hobby thus turning the time = money into a profit and not a hindrance of negative effect as in previous paragraph.
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Collector KYoung_1974 private msg quote post Address this user
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@KYoung_1974 everyone sees things differently. (As another wise/fellow comic collector said in a previous thread. - @Pre_Coder)

Maybe $30 profit to him is worth it. To me, it would be more than enough. I can see where you're coming from too though. To some, the $30 doesn't justify all the time you are going to put into it to make the $30 profit. Why not just add a higher price too it and sell as is, right? Either way is a great way, just depends on the time he's willing to invest I suppose.

Or maybe, if he can clean & press it himself, (or attempt it by learning from @KaptainMyke's comic book pressing guide, which is really very informative) it would bring him the highest yield of profit. But then we start to drift back into into the same scenario of time = money. If that's the case, maybe he will take up cleaning & pressing as a new side hobby thus turning the time = money into a profit and not a hindrance of negative effect as in previous paragraph.

Fair enough. Thanks for providing another perspective over my strictly business approach.
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