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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
So I'm working on a Daredevil 1-10 run and I'm currently looking at 2 different copies of DD #3 and I was hoping you guys could help me out.

Copy 1 seems to have fewer creases and tears on the cover but copy 2 seems to have retained it's color better. Do you guys think the accumulation of damage on copy 2 hurt the grade more than the aging of copy 1?

Copy 1 is what I'm leaning towards since I think the cover looks to be in better condition despite being duller than copy 2 and has the added benefit of being a bin listing that's cheaper than copy 2 (but not by much at this point), which I'd have to fight for at auction for a few more hours.

Copy 1





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Collector molcott private msg quote post Address this user
get both
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Collector KrellEducator private msg quote post Address this user
How do the binding edges look? The first one appears to be stronger.
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Beaten by boat oars Studley_Dudley private msg quote post Address this user
My plan would be to buy both then sell the one you don't want.
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Beaten by boat oars Studley_Dudley private msg quote post Address this user
Probably the first copy. The huge cover crease on the 2nd one would be a no-go for me.
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Collector KrellEducator private msg quote post Address this user
What are they asking for the issues?
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Collector Mr_adam_R private msg quote post Address this user
Copy #1. Better condition. Whats the price difference between the two?
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TRA LA LA esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
No-brainer - get copy #1.
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
@Mr_adam_R Right now it's only like $5 difference which is why I'm a bit unsure and thought I'd bring the question to the board. The cheaper book, Copy 1, is a BIN, so I can get it and be done with it, while the other is an auction for another 6 hours so it has the potential to go up a little bit more.

@Studley_Dudley Thanks. The crease isn't necessarily a dealbreaker for me but given the chance I'd prefer it without the crease. I just really wasn't sure how the accumulation of defects of the second copy stacked up against the aging on the first.


Thanks guys! I'm just gonna pull the trigger on copy 1!
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Collector stophmaster private msg quote post Address this user
I was gonna say #1, but looks like you made that choice already! Congrats!
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
Thanks guys! My gut was pushing me towards copy 1 but since I'm still developing my eye for grading I was looking for other opinions just to make sure.
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Collector BrianGreensnips private msg quote post Address this user
I would agree with SD. That crease kills the eye appeal. I would accept the soiling of copy# 1 over the crease od #2. The back also looked cleaner on #1.
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COLLECTOR DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
I'd go with 1 too. Even though the cover is faded more, it actually gives it more character, and it doesn't have a big color breaking crease like 2 does.
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Collector Jeffreykli private msg quote post Address this user
You made a good choice with option #1. The long color breaking crease as well as the tear on the back cover of #2 makes it much less desirable in my opinion.
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Collector AndyRexia private msg quote post Address this user
I find myself constantly jealous of your books ;-). Congrats on your choice. That's a good dilemma to have.
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Collector Despain private msg quote post Address this user
Copy 1 has a bit more oxidation on the back cover. Something I would like to know is if there's any rust on the staples.
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Collector Oxbladder private msg quote post Address this user
I would also like to mention that copy 1 may not be quite as yellow as it appears. It is a scanned image and as such can over-express the colouring of the paper. At the same time some photos can make some books brighter than they actually are. I would lean to copy one myself. It looks structurally more sound even if it has more staining/foxing.
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COLLECTOR Towmater private msg quote post Address this user
If either are in a new CGC holder I'd pick the other one.
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
So the auction for copy 2 just ended.

I ended up paying about $65 after shipping for copy 1. Copy 2 just closed at about $90 after shipping so I'm happy with my choice.

@Despain I'll be sure to pay extra attention to the staples once I get the book

@Oxbladder That would be a nice surprise! All part of the adventure of buying comics!
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Collector Oxbladder private msg quote post Address this user
Sounds like you got the better deal. I hope you will let us know all about the book when it arrives
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
@Oxbladder I'll be sure to post it in the "New to Your Collection" thread! Though I've kind of felt bad about monopolizing it the past few days lol
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
I just got the book today! I'm very happy with it! The photos do lessen the aging on the cover a bit but it still looks good. Staples look great and the page quality isn't great but I think I did really good for the price.





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COLLECTOR DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
Good looking comic right there.
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COLLECTOR conditionfreak private msg quote post Address this user
1
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Collector Absolute_Zero private msg quote post Address this user
Great pickup there
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Collector Oxbladder private msg quote post Address this user
Nice pick-up indeed!
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Collector samediarchon private msg quote post Address this user
This looks like a nice copy. Good choice!
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