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Fantastic Four #3 How do Rust Staples Impact Grade & Value?10791

Collector RLR private msg quote post Address this user
I have a Fantastic Four with rusty staple(s). Assuming that all staples are rusty but the comic is, otherwise, in VG condition, how much would such a defect impact the grade or value?
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Moderator Jesse_O private msg quote post Address this user
@RLR I am not positive where rusty staples would land a book. My guess would be good (3.0) at the very highest, but I am not a grader, nor do I play one on tv.
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Collector TimBildhauser private msg quote post Address this user
Depends on the amount of rust, whether or not it transfers to the interior pages and to what degree. At VG it's not a big impact on the grade.
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Collector RLR private msg quote post Address this user
I believe the rust hasn’t transferred to the pages, though I did not have a chance to evaluate closely. I will try to photograph & scan once we are past the holidays.

If staples could be replaced with period staples, would that be an advantage or disadvantage in valuation?
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Collector Darkseid_of_town private msg quote post Address this user
Replacing the staples will drawn you a conserved on your grade....
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Collector NoNoNoNoNoYes private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jesse_O
@RLR I am not positive where rusty staples would land a book. My guess would be good (3.0) at the very highest, but I am not a grader, nor do I play one on tv.

Isn't the grade of Good a 2.0?
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Collector Darkseid_of_town private msg quote post Address this user
2.0 good
3.0 gooder
10.0 doesn't get no no gooder


https://www.mycomicshop.com/help/grading
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Collector RLR private msg quote post Address this user
@Darkseid_of_town Isn't it more like 9.8 doesn't get no gooder? ;-)
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Collector Darkseid_of_town private msg quote post Address this user
no...you can get a 10.0 as well, but good luck finding a book that clean...they also do 9.9 as well

Make note of the chart I posted above, it does allow for 9.9 and 10.0
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