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Please Grade Me - Superman #766234

Collector Darkga private msg quote post Address this user
On today's episode of please grade me...

Superman #76 (1952) - 1st Batman/Superman team-up

This was such a beautiful book with such potential BUT has what looks like moisture stains and a monster crease on the back cover. Give it to me straight, what do you think it would grade?












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Collector GanaSoth private msg quote post Address this user
My guess from looking at the pictures is its an 6.5 to 7.0
I could be wrong, wont be the first time.
Beautiful Book ! Thanks for sharing !
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Collector CopperAgeKids private msg quote post Address this user
6.5/7.0.

Pressing would raise it to a solid 8.0, from what I can see.
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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
6.5-7.0 with a press

If the crease doesnt come out without breaking color 5.0

Hard to say what the graders will do to you on those stains 😑
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Collector zosocane private msg quote post Address this user
Assuming the moisture stain is on an inside page on not on either cover, I will say 7.0. Fortunately, the bc crease does not appear to break color. A press will get you to 8.0 land. That's a very glossy book!
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Collector Homer private msg quote post Address this user
That crease is a dealer breaker, maybe tops at a 6.0 depending on the severity of the stains.
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Collector doog private msg quote post Address this user
Improve the crease; 7.5, otherwise 6.5
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Collector Darkga private msg quote post Address this user
I'm leaning toward 5.0 as it sits. You have convinced me to press it though if only to make it look better.
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Collector doog private msg quote post Address this user
Golden age gets better grades than newer, I have benefited from that time and again. Silver, you would be correct.
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Collector MR_SigS private msg quote post Address this user
Looks like Lois is about to be sandwiched by The World's Finest.
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Collector rejaak private msg quote post Address this user
ohhh snap!
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Collector michaelekrupp private msg quote post Address this user
Suh-weet book! The page tanning is the biggest problem. Should grade out in the 5.5 to 6 range.
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Collector Tedsaid private msg quote post Address this user
I'd say an 8.0 if you can press out that crease. It's a pretty book. I'm not convinced those are moisture stains, though. Could just be just dirt stains from fingers, 50 years ago? Anyway, they seem pretty minor. The cover is fantastic. A little worried about the top staple, but it's probably fine.
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Collector Darkga private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by MR_SigS
Looks like Lois is about to be sandwiched by The World's Finest.


Now that you have said that, I can't unsee it...
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Collector CopperAgeKids private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tedsaid
I'd say an 8.0 if you can press out that crease. It's a pretty book. I'm not convinced those are moisture stains, though. Could just be just dirt stains from fingers, 50 years ago? Anyway, they seem pretty minor. The cover is fantastic. A little worried about the top staple, but it's probably fine.


There is definitely water staining and some rippling on the R orner of the front cover, I didn't see that earlier.

The interior staining is not dirt based.

This book def would benefit from a press, greatly.

8.0 w/pressing may be pushing it, but not put of the question.

5.5/6.0 as is w/the rippling, fold etc.
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
5.0

press it to a 6.5
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Collector Darkga private msg quote post Address this user
Thanks for the input guys! It's off to be pressed, and I'll update you all once I get it back from grading.
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Collector Darkga private msg quote post Address this user
I subbed it across the street to maximize the selling market in light of biased buyers, and after a press the results are in. The back cover crease although pressed out was still detectable, and that discoloration in the top right of the front was indeed a stain. So close to a high grade, but off to the chopping block it goes.




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Collector X51 private msg quote post Address this user
Very important book. Superman died in the previous issue.
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COLLECTOR conditionfreak private msg quote post Address this user
Wow. Apparently I am way out of the ballpark on this one. I would give it a 4.0/4.5 as is.
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Collector michaelekrupp private msg quote post Address this user
If I remember right my call was 5.5 or 6 if the pages were white.
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Collector 3JJr private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkga
I subbed it across the street to maximize the selling market in light of biased buyers, and after a press the results are in. The back cover crease although pressed out was still detectable, and that discoloration in the top right of the front was indeed a stain. So close to a high grade, but off to the chopping block it goes.






Whenever there's a tide mark, a clearly delineated borderline surrounding an area, you can consider it a stain or water damaged area, and the grade will be impacted appropriately by and relatively to the severity of it.
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Collector DocBrown private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by Homer
That crease is a dealer breaker, maybe tops at a 6.0 depending on the severity of the stains.


There you go. Nailed it.
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