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Grading help for ASM 1296310

Collector peterscomics private msg quote post Address this user
I was lucky enough to recently purchase a large 2-3k book collection ($800 total) from a guy that works in a storage facility. The original owner died, the son inherited something he didn’t care about at all, and gave the entire lot to the storage employee who also didn’t know anything about comics and just wanted them gone. At any rate, I found an ASM 129 among a ton of other gold and I need help grading this.

In the second photo I’ve highlighted the defects in green which are:
8.5” crease down the left edge
1.25” crease top right’ish
1” crease bottom right
A printer crease with color loss
A couple of small abrasions; one near Punisher’s left elbow and one in Spidey’s left tricep.

Page quality is white/off white with a light exposure shadow throughout the book. (All of the books were exposed to soot and some were more affected than others)

I didn’t include the back cover because nothing on it would lower the grade from what I see on the front. It’s pretty clean.

All in all it’s a beautiful looking book because the creases are light and not very noticeable at all when looked at head on. I’ve got an idea of what I think the grade range is but I’ll hold off posting.











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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
That's a tough one. I'm thinking 5.0 with that 8.5" creaseline and the other conditional issues on top of that.
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Collector peterscomics private msg quote post Address this user
It is a bit tough I think. It would be one of the nicest 5.0’s I’d ever seen then
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Collector doog private msg quote post Address this user
6.5. Have to send it to press though
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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by doog
6.5. Have to send it to press though


Yep, a press will get rid of the crease indentation at least. I’m in the FN camp as well.
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Collector peterscomics private msg quote post Address this user
It’s already been pressed lightly once. I’m not sure another, more aggressive press, is going to improve the actual grade as all of those creases are there because the fibers are damaged in some way.

I had this between 5.5-6.5
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Collector KingNampa private msg quote post Address this user
My estimate on your return grade:

-CBCS 6.0
-CGC 6.5
-PGX 7.5
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
-CBCS 5.0
-CGC 6.0
-PGX 8.0
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Collector peterscomics private msg quote post Address this user
I’m half assuming the proposed PGX grades are a joke? They’ve gotten much tighter recently from what I’ve see
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Collector dpiercy private msg quote post Address this user
Don’t even talk about PGX; they are a f*cking joke.
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
i keep telling my airquotes friends but they keep using them
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Collector KingNampa private msg quote post Address this user
PGX is useful for flipping books for a quick profit. They overgrade a bit.
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Collector BrianGreensnips private msg quote post Address this user
6.0 to 6.5 nice book.
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Collector 50AE_DE private msg quote post Address this user
The cut on the book looks a little weird. How does the size of the book compare to other books?
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Collector BrianGreensnips private msg quote post Address this user
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The cut on the book looks a little weird. How does the size of the book compare to other books?
I think it might be his camera angle.
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Collector CopperAgeKids private msg quote post Address this user
6.0/6.5.

That would be from either CBCS or CGC.
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