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Please grade and advise on my Iron Man 16894

Collector Joosh private msg quote post Address this user
I picked this up at a local comic expo yesterday. I’m thrilled to finally own a copy. This one is rough but all in one piece and nothing missing. The price was right so I pulled the trigger.

What’s the current grade?
Can the spine roll be fixed?
Should it be fixed?

Thanks everyone!


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Collector andy49 private msg quote post Address this user
2.0, keep the spine roll
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Collector Deesnutz private msg quote post Address this user
I’d fix the spine roll and press it. May not bring it up a bunch but would benefit visually.
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Collector Zevgoli private msg quote post Address this user
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I’d fix the spine roll and press it. May not bring it up a bunch but would benefit visually.


Ditto
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Collector Zevgoli private msg quote post Address this user
Grade 2.0
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Collector KingNampa private msg quote post Address this user
How much did you pay for this? Even the staples are rusted. Pretty Ugly
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
how many pages are detached from the centerfold and staples?

1.0-1.5 Fair

frayed edges, creasing, corner creases, abraded corners, soiling, staining, bad spine roll, pages creamy, numerous stress lines, water staining on back.

I would not press it. It would barely fix the wavy bends and waves on front cover. Cleaning would help, but the stress lines and very fragile spine makes me wary

I hope you paid less than $150
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Collector X51 private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by kaptainmyke
how many pages are detached from the centerfold and staples?

1.0-1.5 Fair

frayed edges, creasing, corner creases, abraded corners, soiling, staining, bad spine roll, pages creamy, numerous stress lines, water staining on back.

I would not press it. It would barely fix the wavy bends and waves on front cover. Cleaning would help, but the stress lines and very fragile spine makes me wary

I hope you paid less than $150


I'm thinking more along the lines of what you said.
I definitely wouldn't put more money into it.
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Collector KingNampa private msg quote post Address this user
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how many pages are detached from the centerfold and staples?

1.0-1.5 Fair

frayed edges, creasing, corner creases, abraded corners, soiling, staining, bad spine roll, pages creamy, numerous stress lines, water staining on back.

I would not press it. It would barely fix the wavy bends and waves on front cover. Cleaning would help, but the stress lines and very fragile spine makes me wary

I hope you paid less than $150


I wouldn't buy this at all. Hypothetically, If I was forced to make an offer my max would be $50
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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
Yeah Id give it a 1.5, that thing is beat.

I would press it, but it would be a long slow process, and just to make it present a little better.
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COLLECTOR conditionfreak private msg quote post Address this user
Enjoy it as it is, for what it is. A copy of Iron Man #1.

It is NOT an investment.

Maybe some day you will be able to trade it for something not so sought after, but in better condition.

I'm guessing (hoping), you paid around fifty bucks for it. Maybe a little more.

I once paid $600.00 for something worth about $50.00

Spur of the moment Ebay buy with the clock running out. Totally my fault.
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Collector Joosh private msg quote post Address this user
Excellent feedback everybody, thanks!
CaptainMyke, all pages are still attached, pages not brittle.

I paid $180 but it was part of a raw book package deal including a 0.5 complete & attached X men 12, 2.0 X men 22, Batman 136 mid-grade, 1.8 Justice League of America 8, and 3.0 Daredevil 28.

The Batman 136 I may start a new post with. It’s a great looking book and a cool Joker cover. It’s my 1st silver age Batman.
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Collector KingNampa private msg quote post Address this user
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Excellent feedback everybody, thanks!
CaptainMyke, all pages are still attached, pages not brittle.

I paid $180 but it was part of a raw book package deal including a 0.5 complete & attached X men 12, 2.0 X men 22, Batman 136 mid-grade, 1.8 Justice League of America 8, and 3.0 Daredevil 28.

The Batman 136 I may start a new post with. It’s a great looking book and a cool Joker cover. It’s my 1st silver age Batman.


Hey Joosh just wondering why you buy low grade books? Is it just for the joy to own? Investment wise it's a bad decision.
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Collector Joosh private msg quote post Address this user
I never claimed it was for investment.
Sorry I bought bad books I guess? 🤷‍♂️
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Collector Logan510 private msg quote post Address this user
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I never claimed it was for investment.
Sorry I bought bad books I guess? 🤷‍♂️


You're posting the books and asking for opinions.

I just find it amusing that you appear to be wearing gloves handling this book.
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
I wear latex gloves. Fight me.
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Collector JustThatGuy private msg quote post Address this user
Your money, your book, your liking. Everyone else is irrelevant and secondary on how they think the book should be.
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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
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I wear latex gloves. Fight me.


🤣👌🏻
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Collector Logan510 private msg quote post Address this user
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I wear latex gloves. Fight me.


Even when you're handling a beater like that?
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Collector KingNampa private msg quote post Address this user
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I never claimed it was for investment.
Sorry I bought bad books I guess? 🤷‍♂️


Oh just curious. No offense meant. If it’s nice to have that sort of thing congrats.
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Collector Joosh private msg quote post Address this user
I usually wear gloves, especially on an old beater comic. The things it might have contacted/contracted... And for the record, my gloves are latex free.

No offense taken, didn’t mean to come off that way. I appreciate the opinions I asked for; doesn’t mean I like all of them.
If I want to buy comics for investment I’ll stock up on mid-grade Super-Pro #1’s, obviously.
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Collector BrianGreensnips private msg quote post Address this user
@Joosh Did you go to the Great Lakes show near St.Clair Shores? I was busy but was wondering if there was another show that I was not aware of.
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Collector Joosh private msg quote post Address this user
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@Joosh Did you go to the Great Lakes show near St.Clair Shores? I was busy but was wondering if there was another show that I was not aware of.


Yep that's the one. Great Lakes Comic Expo. Very small venue but jam packed with boxes and boxes of books.
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Collector BrianGreensnips private msg quote post Address this user
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@Joosh Did you go to the Great Lakes show near St.Clair Shores? I was busy but was wondering if there was another show that I was not aware of.


Yep that's the one. Great Lakes Comic Expo. Very small venue but jam packed with boxes and boxes of books.
I am glad to hear that they had lots of books. I have set up at that show before but it is a hike for me.
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Collector Deesnutz private msg quote post Address this user
Where are you guys from? I’m in commerce township. Any hidden gem shops still around?
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Collector Joosh private msg quote post Address this user
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Where are you guys from? I’m in commerce township. Any hidden gem shops still around?


I'm in Farmington. There's no hidden gems I've found. I primarily find my back issues at the local comic con/expos put on by Great Lakes. I really like the February Great Lakes Comic Con, it's the biggest show they do.
CBCS sets up there along with artists (had Steranko this year) so I make my annual submissions to save on shipping.
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Collector Deesnutz private msg quote post Address this user
Ya, I’d like to find a better shop then comic city. They don’t even have bags and boards😕
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Joined The Club Steverogers11 private msg quote post Address this user
Nothing wrong with what u bought if u enjoy them
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Collector GAC private msg quote post Address this user
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Excellent feedback everybody, thanks!
CaptainMyke, all pages are still attached, pages not brittle.

I paid $180 but it was part of a raw book package deal including a 0.5 complete & attached X men 12, 2.0 X men 22, Batman 136 mid-grade, 1.8 Justice League of America 8, and 3.0 Daredevil 28.

The Batman 136 I may start a new post with. It’s a great looking book and a cool Joker cover. It’s my 1st silver age Batman.


Hey Joosh just wondering why you buy low grade books? Is it just for the joy to own? Investment wise it's a bad decision.


low grade books can certainly be for investment purposes.
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