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I showed my wife and she was so happy for me she started to cry. Batman66 private msg quote post Address this user




just looking for your opinion of which copy you would prefer to have in your collection, the top copy is what I currently have, it presents better but the massive water stain primarily on the back. Both copies have little to no marvel chipping, which is amazing. The top copy has better page quality but then again, massive water stains. I'm happy to own either copy but torn on which copy. Thanks in advance for your opinion
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Collector Cassidy666 private msg quote post Address this user
If I had to make a choice for a copy of an important key comic that was within my means and all things being equal, particularly price range, I would pick the one that presents better. This means I would choose the one that has less damage in the front compared to the back.

The first one you have looks really good barring some of that water damage in the left top corner. The second looks like it was exposed to the sun and faded a bit overall, but that could be the lighting.

It really depends on what aspects are most important to you. Good luck with your choice!
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If I could, I would. I swear. DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
I would ditch the water stained copy.
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My Chihuahua is watching me in case I do something cool. ICConquest private msg quote post Address this user
Agree with Dr Watson. Keep the second copy and get rid of the water stained one.
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No rust here... Nearmint67 private msg quote post Address this user
The 2nd copy is the keeper. Water stained copy would have to go.
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I'm waiting.... (tapping fingers).
Splotches is gettin old!
Nuffsaid111 private msg quote post Address this user
Ditch the water stained.
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I live in RI and Rhode Islanders eat chili with beans. esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
Keep the second one. I don’t like water stains.
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Collector andy49 private msg quote post Address this user
same, 2nd copy preferred
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I blame the forum gremlins. figment private msg quote post Address this user
As much as I can't stand the label I agree with the consensus. Keep the second one, that water stain has got to go!
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Apparently, I am easily annoyed. Rbolton private msg quote post Address this user
One more on the wagon, keep the second copy.
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You do know that the new guy brings the donuts, right? DWeeB1967 private msg quote post Address this user
Agreed with everyone else. I'd pick the copy without the water stain.
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"There, their, they're." GAC private msg quote post Address this user
Definitely keep the 2nd copy.....sell the water stained copy.
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would be nice to have a snugger fit. Sigur_Ros private msg quote post Address this user
Unless you had a personal attachment, I don't know why you'd choose the first one.
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I showed my wife and she was so happy for me she started to cry. Batman66 private msg quote post Address this user
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Unless you had a personal attachment, I don't know why you'd choose the first one.
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IMO the first copy presents so much better than the second copy. Would rather have the damage on the back cover
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would be nice to have a snugger fit. Sigur_Ros private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by Sigur_Ros
Unless you had a personal attachment, I don't know why you'd choose the first one.
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IMO the first copy presents so much better than the second copy. Would rather have the damage on the back cover

Understood. I guess I just have the opposite opinion. Because of that upper left quarter mostly.
And it's probably the lighting but the color on the 2nd copy is nice.
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Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
Seems like the preference of the majority so far is to prefer normal "wear" over "damage". I agree with the group, I would prefer the second copy. Probably because the water damage is not completely contained to the back, it shows on the upper left cover of the front as well.
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If I could, I would. I swear. DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by Sigur_Ros
Unless you had a personal attachment, I don't know why you'd choose the first one.
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IMO the first copy presents so much better than the second copy. Would rather have the damage on the back cover

Yeah, that mold just makes everything else pop, lol.
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Collector lawguy1977 private msg quote post Address this user
While I agree the first one presents better with the front, I would keep the second copy.
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
If money isn't an issue, I've always been a fan of multiple copies of books. While it isnt always feasible, it seems like you have the books and time, just keep them both and call it a day. Let your heirs figure out what they like best.
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Not trying to be an ass since February 12, 2020. HulkSmash private msg quote post Address this user
I’d opt the 2nd. I’d rather have the writing on the cover than water stains. Maybe it’s the lighting, but #2 looks to present better to me. Could be newtons looking like stains on the front of #1
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If I could, I would. I swear. DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
@HulkSmash Yeah, I'm not understanding how the water stained one presents better than the second one.

The signature on the second one adds a sense of nostalgia. The moisture damage on the first one just adds a sense of nastiness and allergies.
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" . " Davethebrave private msg quote post Address this user
#1 has superior color saturation

Unfortunately it also experienced water saturation…

I’d keep #2. The mold on #1 (black on back cover) is pretty extensive and you can see the water stains on the left side of the front cover (top and bottom).

To me this is a really easy choice.
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Collector Spaceguy private msg quote post Address this user
Don't Buy Either One!!!

They are both pretty 'fugly' Who needs a little hole in Spidey's abs? in even the nicer copy!

There are 282 other copies in CGC 3.0 and another 33 CBCS 3.0 Unless owning a copy of Amazing Fantasy
is a dying wish, there are superior copies and probably several for sale very soon. Most recently, April 29 sold for $25,200

Prices are going down in 3.0 according to GPA.

A slightly higher priced 3.5 copy would present much better. There are 253 CGC copies in 3.5 and another
19 CBCS. Lots available and prices are also declining in 3.5. Most
recent sale was $29,900 Feb 20. If you can wait a bit, a 3.5 may be for sale that fits your budget.

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I showed my wife and she was so happy for me she started to cry. Batman66 private msg quote post Address this user
@Spaceguy I own both already, I have about 16k in the first copy, I have it listed to sell on instagram
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I don't want to brag, but cashiers are always checking me out. power_struggle55 private msg quote post Address this user
even if it wasn't the massive stain on 1st. Id have picked 2nd for the custom label...1000 times more for the stain
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" . " Davethebrave private msg quote post Address this user
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even if it wasn't the massive stain on 1st. Id have picked 2nd for the custom label...1000 times more for the stain


You would have picked an AF15 based on a custom label?

Shirley you jest?






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would be nice to have a snugger fit. Sigur_Ros private msg quote post Address this user
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Id have picked 2nd for the custom label..


Uh...
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would be nice to have a snugger fit. Sigur_Ros private msg quote post Address this user
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@Spaceguy I own both already, I have about 16k in the first copy, I have it listed to sell on instagram

I saw the sale post on IG.
Is that your account or a consignment account?
Just curious.

They have a cover for sale also.
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Collector BrianGreensnips private msg quote post Address this user
I would keep the 2nd copy.
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I showed my wife and she was so happy for me she started to cry. Batman66 private msg quote post Address this user
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@Spaceguy I own both already, I have about 16k in the first copy, I have it listed to sell on instagram

I saw the sale post on IG.
Is that your account or a consignment account?
Just curious.

They have a cover for sale also.
consignment page. On instagram my page is @krazy4comics. Let me know if you start following me
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