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CBCS Pressing SteveRicketts private msg quote post Address this user
I thought I'd expand on Borock's ongoing thread with a thread of my own. From time to time I'll show examples of books on my own desk, some of which will be more horrible than others, and I'll complete it with follow up photos of them when they are LEAVING my desk.

Thanks go out to B-Rock for the inspiration.

Let the games...BEGIN!
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It was a one trick pony show but always hilarious. GAC private msg quote post Address this user
....this will be a great thread!!! I really like before and after pics!
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I'll kick it off with this Journey Into Mystery 83 that has seen better days. The main issue is an ugly spine roll. It just needs a little love to make it look a few years younger.














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Here it is when it left my desk. It got a little detail and a new set of tires to breathe some life back into it. I think it turned out nicely. The bonus on this book was that the dark stain on the top left of the book ended up directly on the spine. That had no effect on the grade, but it sure made it look nicer.














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Collector Pocketrevoltech private msg quote post Address this user
Following this thread. You're a wizard. That doesn't even seem like the same book!

Can't wait to see more.
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Collector doozerdoo1 private msg quote post Address this user
ImPRESSive, Most ImPRESSive!!
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Collector xvipah private msg quote post Address this user
Wow
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Collector Kang private msg quote post Address this user
wow! looks great. nice job!
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Collector tonnage71 private msg quote post Address this user
Follow!
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Here's a book that had some serious moisture rippling. Only one photo, so I'll put the before and after in the same post.





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Jack straw sborock private msg quote post Address this user
Cool tread, Steve!
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Have I told you about the time I dropped off 3,000 comics at SDCC? Scifinator private msg quote post Address this user
Amazing! @SteveRicketts If you ever find the before pic of my hockey stick Marvel Fanfare #1 in your archives from early 2019, I will supply the after pic.

🥂 and thanks again.
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Originally Posted by Scifinator
Amazing! @SteveRicketts If you ever find the before pic of my hockey stick Marvel Fanfare #1 in your archives from early 2019, I will supply the after pic.

🥂 and thanks again.


I may have one of yours, but I'd have to through a lot of old pictures to find it. I also have before and afters of another hockey stick that might have been worse than yours. It was literally 90°. 😆
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Collector the420bandito private msg quote post Address this user
so does spine roll fixing help the grade?

I had a 4.0 with terrible spine roll. I had it pressed out - looks great - came back 4.0.
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Originally Posted by the420bandito
so does spine roll fixing help the grade?

I had a 4.0 with terrible spine roll. I had it pressed out - looks great - came back 4.0.


I'm sure there are situations where it may not improve the actual grade. It's not an automatic grade bump in lower grades, but it does make books present better.
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one more for today.

Spidey 129 that has seen better days. Mainly dirty, a small spine roll, and a lot of surface denting.

















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And then, the magic happened...

















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Suck it up, buttercup!! KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
this is great.....maybe I'll have to find some books in dire need to see if they make the cut!!
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Collector Kang private msg quote post Address this user
amazing work!
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Collector Huntergreene2 private msg quote post Address this user
The back of that ASM looks like it got some serious cleaning too.
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Collector xvipah private msg quote post Address this user
Nice!
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Cover, 8 pages before the staples, 8 pages after, back cover. MrNotSoNice private msg quote post Address this user
Wow @SteveRicketts! What a great thread. So cool to see your skills in action. Schools me about what I might expect from pressing. Splendid workmanship sir!
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Collector Triplecdad private msg quote post Address this user
This was needed on the forum. Great to see your work. I have several books with you now so glad to read this topic.
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Forum Mascot ComicNinja0215 private msg quote post Address this user
Borock-Ricketts 2024!!!!
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Collector Ginosdad private msg quote post Address this user
This is what needs to be shown when people ask "Should I press and clean?" Amazing work! Can't wait until 2022 when I get my books back that I sent in 2021!
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@Ginosdad He does do a nice job! Cheers Steve!
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@SteveRicketts Amazing!!!! uh, pun intended...
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Originally Posted by GAC
....this will be a great thread!!! I really like before and after pics!


This definitely will be! much needed.
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Here are a few before/after pictures I prepared for a pressing flier for the current convention season...
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Small spine roll and bends were the major problem with this book...





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