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but theres no staple at all at the bottom? and the pic he offered looks like the top staple is already detached from cover. He had to know it wasn't a 6.0 . I would not have assumed the staples were detached from pic (even though I couldn't see any staples ) if he listed as a 6.0. Glad he took it back.


Yeah, no bottom staple at all. It isn't completely obvious (at least to me, I guess) from the picture that the top staple is detached. I thought it was just roughed up around the staple.
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@xkonk - Looking at the original ebay posting, he says: "cover detached; bottom staple." He should have said "the cover is detached and the bottom staple is missing!" In any event, that should not be anyone's idea of a 6.0. Never take anything for granted on ebay. If you are interested in a book that doesn't have a back cover scan (or sometimes an interior view for page quality) - ask for one. If the seller doesn't provide one, then no sale. And I always assume the grade will be at least 1.0 lower than the quoted grade, unless it is a seller that I know and trust (and even those overgrade, but I know by how much).
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Think the highest grade with detached cover is 4.0 but could be wrong.
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@xkonk - Looking at the original ebay posting, he says: "cover detached; bottom staple."


Yep, you're totally right. I glossed right over that. I wouldn't have bothered bidding if I had noticed. I got caught up a bit because Steranko should be at a con in the area this year and I wanted something for him to sign. I hear he's great to talk with.
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Think the highest grade with detached cover is 4.0 but could be wrong.


That's what a quick google search told me as well.
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Do you mind posting up the eBay item #?

I'm curious to see how he could ever have graded a book with a detached cover as a 6.0. That would surprise me, his grading was dead on, IME.


Here's the eBay link clickable text, and here's the picture I took when I got the comic. I guess it's possible that it came loose during shipping - my four comics were sent in a USPS priority envelope between cardboard, no padding or anything - but I have to imagine that the cover wasn't hanging on by much when he sent it if that's the case.




In the link you posted, the top staple does look like it is pretty loose. And it appears to have no lower staple at all.

I'd say a 6.0 would be right, ignoring the lack of a lower staple.

It should have been graded as a :

FN 6.0 Qualified Grade*

*Bottom staple is absent.


There is a chance the lower staple popped out during production but I'd have to have the book in hand to say if that lower staple pop is a production defect.That should have been clarified better, either way.

His description noted something about the cover being detached, but there is a typo so it is unclear.

I would have asked what he meant before I bid real money on that book.

That said, with how he packed your books, it is not a surprise that the cover of that book popped off during shipping.

It is amazing that he used the cardboard sandwich method on a book like that.Uneven pressure applied to sandwiched books during shipping, which is very easy to do, can cause spine ticks or worse, in this case...

This is one of the reasons why I request a total including bubblewrapped & boxed shipping with extra boards,offering to pay extra, whenever I buy books thru the mail.

This is also the reason why it takes me dawn near 15 minutes just to pack up a single book or two.

If you dropped $60+ on that one book, never mind the 3 other books you bought, the idea of slapping a $60 book between 2 sheets of cardboard with shipping tape inside of a envelope is nonsensical.

My only guess is that the seller has a new helper, who handles packing and shipping. But then again, I wouldn't trust someone whom I was not sure did not understand how to properly handle books to pack my sales up for shipping.
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@xkonk - Looking at the original ebay posting, he says: "cover detached; bottom staple."


Yep, you're totally right. I glossed right over that. I wouldn't have bothered bidding if I had noticed. I got caught up a bit because Steranko should be at a con in the area this year and I wanted something for him to sign. I hear he's great to talk with.

xkink ~ If you get the chance to meet Jim Steranko: do it! You will have no chance to escape his love of talking to people, he is a showman and loves the various genres he has been involved in over his varied and stellar career.
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