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Grading Help Needed

Seller claims VF+3510

Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
I've been looking for this book in higher grade for a while. The seller claims Very Fine +, which seems about right, but I'd love some additional input.





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Collector Drogio private msg quote post Address this user
Do they offer returns? Looks nice, maybe take a chance and buy it? Keep it if it's up to you vf standards.
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Collector esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
Looks lice a clean, decent copy. If the price is right...
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COLLECTOR drchaos private msg quote post Address this user
It could use a press but looks great otherwise.
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
I'm gonna press & slab it if I go for it. Does it look like an 8.5 without press?
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Collector Despain private msg quote post Address this user
Snag it and bag it.
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by Drogio
Do they offer returns? Looks nice, maybe take a chance and buy it? Keep it if it's up to you vf standards.


Just checked, "no returns". Hmmmm.
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Collector Ny85 private msg quote post Address this user
Looks like a nice copy
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Collector andy49 private msg quote post Address this user
looks like the indent on the back cover was the reason the seller listed as vf+, which is how I would describe it if this was my book and I was selling it

make a request to return the book if not satisfied, and if he agrees, then buy it
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COLLECTOR drchaos private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by 00slim
I'm gonna press & slab it if I go for it. Does it look like an 8.5 without press?


Looks better than 8.5
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Collector Thanatos private msg quote post Address this user
Oooooh that is really pretty Can't see if there are any spine ticks but all the defects are visible seem to be pressable
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COLLECTOR DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
Are you really hesitating on that beautiful book?
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Collector andy49 private msg quote post Address this user
appears safe to buy but I would still negotiate a right to return
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Collector Thanatos private msg quote post Address this user
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Are you really hesitating on that beautiful book?


After seeing the restored Fantastic Four #52 ebay fiasco, I'd hesitate on a raw copy of anything right about now especially if there was no returns.

But I agree, if the price is right @00slim...definitely bid on it.
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
@DarthLego it's an auction, sadly.

Have to see where the price goes from here.
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
Ok. Tried to drop the hint for my wife to get me this book for my Anniversary present. She basically said she has a cooler item picked out.


Hmmmmm. Looks like I'll be putting this one on a credit card if I win it. Shhhhhh! This is between us, guys!
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Collector Drogio private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by 00slim
Ok. Tried to drop the hint for my wife to get me this book for my Anniversary present. She basically said she has a cooler item picked out.


Hmmmmm. Looks like I'll be putting this one on a credit card if I win it. Shhhhhh! This is between us, guys!


Been ther, done that. rare that I do, though.

It has eBay money back gaurentee too...not that it would cover you for the time it would take before learning it was restored. But at lest that would cover you from a grading perspective.
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Collector Thanatos private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by 00slim
Ok. Tried to drop the hint for my wife to get me this book for my Anniversary present. She basically said she has a cooler item picked out.


Hmmmmm. Looks like I'll be putting this one on a credit card if I win it. Shhhhhh! This is between us, guys!



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COLLECTOR JWKyle private msg quote post Address this user
If it's on your hit list take a couple of swings at it. The book looks nice and the first man-thing is a plus. I'm curious, think I'll track it to see what it finishes out at. Me personally I like Astonishing Tales 12 better. I guess I'm not really a magazine guy.
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Collector CopperAgeKids private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by 00slim
@DarthLego it's an auction, sadly.

Have to see where the price goes from here.


It'a a book that goes pretty high, and has for a long time i.e. Overstreet is waaaay off on it. Even raw copies, across all grades.

A buddy of mine got $175 or so, for a raw FN+, that didn't have much in the way of pressable defects.IOW, it was a straight up 6.5 with no potential to press out past a 7.0.

My advice is to bid high, because this copy will likely grade in the NM range, after a press.
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
Sniped in a $300 bid & lost. ☹️
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Collector vabchgent private msg quote post Address this user
@00slim It happens , good luck on the next one and pay by credit card if not as described Ebay will try and fix it, if not fall back on the credit card company, Ebay does not want to deal with that.
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
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Sniped in a $300 bid & lost. ☹️




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Collector vabchgent private msg quote post Address this user
@MrMeeSeeks Oh no the MeeSeeks is starting to lose it, he's been out too long.
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Collector Thanatos private msg quote post Address this user
@00slim sorry brother, anytime I lose like that I tell myself that the winner's max bid was at least $100 more than I was willing to pay and even if you had bid $350 you will still would have lost it.

You'll find one
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COLLECTOR DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
@00slim what if you got sniped by your own wife?
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Collector Thanatos private msg quote post Address this user
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@00slim what if you got sniped by your own wife?


She wasn't supposed to know about this one...but we all know that wives know EVERYTHING.
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Collector Gd4901 private msg quote post Address this user
I have been killed lately on eBay. Seems I barely ever win. My sympathies!
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
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@00slim what if you got sniped by your own wife?


This would be hysterical. It crossed my mind.
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COLLECTOR JWKyle private msg quote post Address this user
If you were happy with your final bid and it didn't get it for you just means this was not the copy for you. One will show up and you will get your copy if you keep going for it.
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