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Please grade and advise on my Iron Man 16894

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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Nothing wrong with what u bought if u enjoy them
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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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Collector BigRedOne1944 private msg quote post Address this user
About as ugly as a book can get. I would definitely not put another penny into it.

I have to agree with what others have stated, That there is really no investment value in that book.

$25 would be my top offer and only if I had a buyer at $50 (or $180?)

Sorry to be so critical, I just think it was a Very bad purchase at that price.
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Get it pressed by someone who has had years of experience. I use CFP Comics. It may not improve the grade, but it will certainly improve the appearance.

Plus, I have made considerable money from buying and selling low grade key books. There's no shame in low grade keys. You have a considerably larger market.
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Collector jrs private msg quote post Address this user
It is a cool book to own, dare I say in any condition.
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Where are you guys from? I’m in commerce township. Any hidden gem shops still around?
I am in Milford. I like Comic City for their huge new book selection. You might want to take a ride to Howell. There is a store called BC Comics. They had 3 other locations and condensed all 3 stores into 1 store. They have a really nice back selection.I would say about 100 long boxes of older books.Have you ever been to Time Travelers in Berkley? If you have not, it would be worth the drive. The owner is a cooky guy with a ton of stuff. I used to work over that way and would go there frequently. I have found some really nice Bronze age books there on numerous occasions.
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Get it pressed by someone who has had years of experience. I use CFP Comics. It may not improve the grade, but it will certainly improve the appearance.

Plus, I have made considerable money from buying and selling low grade key books. There's no shame in low grade keys. You have a considerably larger market.


Exactly!!!!!!
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Collector Paulbg2000 private msg quote post Address this user
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Batman 136 graded in mid-range (4.5-5.5) would probably be worth about $150-$180...so everything else in the lot you picked up is just gravy. So essentially, the Iron Man 1 and the other nice titles were throw ins....

Either way, Iron Man 1 is a cool book...and regardless of condition, you own a copy of it. Enjoy.
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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.


That's what I did. Bunch of low grade key books. Sold them bought AF 15 low grade with that
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Collector Joosh private msg quote post Address this user
SteveRogers11, That’s a good plan to get a grail book. My problem is I have a hard time selling anything that isn’t a duplicate in my pc. I like them all.

I’ll put up pics of my Batman 136 later, would like to know what the experts think it graded at. I’m new to silver age Batman but I’m really digging the cover art.

I’m going to contact CFP about seeing if he sees a challenge in making the best of my Iron Man 1.
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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.
Let's see the Batman 136.
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COLLECTOR CFP_Comics private msg quote post Address this user
Lots wrong...but lots that would improve.
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Collector jrs private msg quote post Address this user
As long as it doesn't fall apart, it would be an improvement. Curious to see what a press would do.
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TRA LA LA esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
@Joosh - If you like low-grade Number 1’s, this copy might be right up your alley.


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Collector VaComicsGuy private msg quote post Address this user
It has some defects but it's still a cool book.
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COLLECTOR CFP_Comics 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.

He could have purple skin. Ever think of it that way.
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As long as it doesn't fall apart, it would be an improvement. Curious to see what a press would do.


I wonder how brittle the pages are? If they are supple, I've seen some amazing transformations. I'm a gambler. Were it mine I'd make it a keeper and get it as fully restored as possible.
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Collector doog private msg quote post Address this user
Be a fun pressing project. That book is in demand more than I ever thought possible. And since you won’t sell anything, you checked another off the list. I never upgrade myself. Too many books I do not own
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Will have pictures of the before and after tomorrow night.
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Collector Joosh private msg quote post Address this user
Lol I expected another 5 months. Forgot who I sent it to. 🤣
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Referencing the turnaround at CBCS. Just playin, be cool.
I’ve got books at CBCS from February, but I knew what I was getting into.
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Lol I expected another 5 months. Forgot who I sent it to. 🤣



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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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