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Collector Hexigore private msg quote post Address this user
Why does it seem like the 9.4 grade does not recieve much love? There seems to be a steep drop off in value between the 9.6 to the 9.4. And sometimes the value of the 9.2 is equal to or higher than the 9.4. Maybe I am just misinterpreting the market. Just curious I am missing something. Thanks for any input.

Apologies if this has been addressed before.
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If I could, I would. I swear. DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
Which ahe bracket are you refering to? I love a good Silver Age 9.4.
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Collector StraightArrow private msg quote post Address this user
Man, idk. I feel like you can't see any difference at that grade level. I'd be super happy with a 9.4.
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Collector andy49 private msg quote post Address this user
a 9.4 is meaningful outside of modern, imo
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I picture a tie that looks like a deer wiener. HeinzDad private msg quote post Address this user
9.4’s tend to be good pressing candidates. There’s meat on the bone if one is gluttonous.
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I picture a tie that looks like a deer wiener. HeinzDad private msg quote post Address this user
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I'd like to say I still turned out alright, but that would be a lie. flanders private msg quote post Address this user
@HeinzDad does that mean @DrWatson controls those quotes? It's always been a big mystery.
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Collector TheShocker private msg quote post Address this user
I think it depends on the grading notes. A 9.4 could possibly begraded that way due to uncorrectable issues like a color breaking spine tick 🤔 soo that's where it will stay at. A 9.2 might have correct able issues thay can bump em to a 9.6 and maybe even a 9.8.
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If I could, I would. I swear. DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
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@HeinzDad does that mean @DrWatson controls those quotes? It's always been a big mystery.

It does not.
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Collector Hexigore private msg quote post Address this user
I’ve just had problems reconciling the discrepancies in values on eBay. Maybe it is combination of what Andy49 and TheShocker are saying. The age of the book and the correctable defects may be the variables contributing to the discrepancies in values.

🤷‍♂️
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I'm waiting.... (tapping fingers).
Splotches is gettin old!
Nuffsaid111 private msg quote post Address this user
On silver and bronze, 9.4 to me, is golden
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No rust here... Nearmint67 private msg quote post Address this user
There are many books I would do a happy dance over a 9.4....
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Collector andy49 private msg quote post Address this user
you've got to look at the book and determine for yourself if you think the book matches the grade
there a lot of books I wouldn't buy based on book appearance vs assigned grade
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Collector Hexigore private msg quote post Address this user
@andy49 that’s understandable. “Buy the book, not the grade”. 👍
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If I could, I would. I swear. DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
@Hexigore It has been my experience that 9.2 is often the more overlooked grade.
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Collector Travis private msg quote post Address this user
9.0-9.6 overlooked by the 9.8 or nothing crowd. I guess you could say all grades lower than 9.8 are over looked by the 9.8 crowd
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Please continue to ignore anything I post. southerncross private msg quote post Address this user
To me it depends on the age.
This is my opinion on run books non keys.

Golden age 8.0 up
Silver age 9.2 up
Bronze age 9.4 up
Copper age 9.6 up (Newsies) direct 9.8 up
Modern age 9.8 up
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If I could, I would. I swear. DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
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9.0-9.6 overlooked by the 9.8 or nothing crowd. I guess you could say all grades lower than 9.8 are over looked by the 9.8 crowd

That's for the modern, variant cover, and graded titty book collectors.
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Collector Hexigore private msg quote post Address this user
@southerncross I like your scale…puts things in perspective and provides some nice guidance.
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I like bean sprouts. James42 private msg quote post Address this user
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Travis
9.0-9.6 overlooked by the 9.8 or nothing crowd. I guess you could say all grades lower than 9.8 are over looked by the 9.8 crowd

That's for the modern, variant cover, and graded titty book collectors.


Speaking as a graded titty collector, I embrace grades below 9.8, simply because them boobies get cheap compared to the 9.8 versions.
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If I could, I would. I swear. DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
@James42 Nothing like cheap thrills, eh?
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I like bean sprouts. James42 private msg quote post Address this user
@DrWatson Considering the books have no "real" value, the cover art is the only attraction, and even a 8.5 can present well: cheap smut is the best smut.
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"There, their, they're." GAC private msg quote post Address this user
It's all about presentation to me.

There are great looking 8.0/8.5s as well....when the price of a book of a given grade deviates so greatly from the grade just below it, that's an indication to me the price is inflated for that grade. I'll buy the book with grade just below.
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I'd like to say I still turned out alright, but that would be a lie. flanders private msg quote post Address this user
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There are great looking 8.0/8.5s as well


And 7.0s..


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"There, their, they're." GAC private msg quote post Address this user
@flanders Indeed!!! very nice 7.0s!
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If I could, I would. I swear. DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
I'm a firm believer in by the book, not the grade, but I'm also a bit of a grade snob.

I don't like going below an 8.5 on Silver Age books (preferably 9.0/9.2), 9.4/9.6 on Bronze, and 9.8 on Copper and newer.

I can partially lay the blame on OCD.
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No rust here... Nearmint67 private msg quote post Address this user
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I'm a firm believer in by the book, not the grade, but I'm also a bit of a grade snob.

I don't like going below an 8.5 on Silver Age books (preferably 9.0/9.2), 9.4/9.6 on Bronze, and 9.8 on Copper and newer.

I can partially lay the blame on OCD.


You are not wrong. I really only like NM, hence my user name. Being this way has costs. Higher grade copies cost more. And being unwilling to buy lower grade books makes it tougher to find some books I want. Oh well..... The books I have are sweet......
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I'm waiting.... (tapping fingers).
Splotches is gettin old!
Nuffsaid111 private msg quote post Address this user
@flanders That's a really really nice looking book. Grader Notes say a Stain in middle and other smaller stains on front cover?

Here's my thought. If a tree falls in the woods; does it make a sound if nothing alive hears it?
If there's a stain that can only be seen by electron microscope, is it a stain to the bare human eye?


Kinda kidding but damn that Nick Fury book looks good and I certainly can't see any stains from that picture. That's for sure.
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I'd like to say I still turned out alright, but that would be a lie. flanders private msg quote post Address this user
@Nuffsaid111 thanks, I certainly won't try to find those stains. It looks good how it's displayed.
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Keep your $6.87 bro... not even saving tax with that. Cli4dR3D0g private msg quote post Address this user
I walk past all the 9.2's to buy the 9.0 lingering in the back of the room a drink.
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