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Grade this ASM #3008445

Collector ZZXMAN private msg quote post Address this user
Hi everyone, last week I bought this beautiful copy of ASM 300.
In your opinion, in what grade is it?












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Collector Frontier2Xterra private msg quote post Address this user
Hard to say without seeing back. I see slight spine roll, spine ticks. Bottom left corner dinged. I'd roughly say 8.0
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Collector ZZXMAN private msg quote post Address this user
the back cover has some spine ticks and fingerprints
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Collector dameki private msg quote post Address this user
Looks about the same condition as mine and mine got a 7.0 even after press.
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Collector dameki private msg quote post Address this user
Here are the notes from mine.

spine stress breaks color
back cover surface wear
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Collector ZZXMAN private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by dameki
Looks about the same condition as mine and mine got a 7.0 even after press.



In my opinion it's a 7.0 or a 7.5
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Collector BrianGreensnips private msg quote post Address this user
@ZZXMAN You should also show the interior page quality and the staples on the inside at the centerfold.
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Collector Frontier2Xterra private msg quote post Address this user
@ZZXMAN Now seeing the back and the spine ticks carrying to back, I'd agree.
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Collector ZZXMAN private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrianGreensnips
@ZZXMAN You should also show the interior page quality and the staples on the inside at the centerfold.





The centerfold is attached
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Collector dameki private msg quote post Address this user
I'm in search of a good possible 9.8 copy myself. Only reason I got this first one was because the seller I bought it from off ebay was selling ASM 252 with it.
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Collector ZZXMAN private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by dameki
I'm in search of a good possible 9.8 copy myself. Only reason I got this first one was because the seller I bought it from off ebay was selling ASM 252 with it.


wow, good luck in your search.
I also have an asm 252, but in 7.5 grade.
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Collector ZZXMAN private msg quote post Address this user
By the way, does the comic has color touch above the left eye of spidey?

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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
Yep, that looks like color touch. In my opinion, I would avoid this book if you are looking to purchase. But, if it's your copy that you've had forever and ever, I'd say it's a 5.0-6.0 restored with amateur level restoration color touch and due to the 16 spine ticks I counted along black spine
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
Here's my 9.2 and it's got 4 spine ticks and a tiny bottom spine split for comparison





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Collector NoahSult private msg quote post Address this user
I feel very fortunate mine graded a 9.6 with the black spine and back cover
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Collector ZZXMAN private msg quote post Address this user
The seller says that the comic is not color touched. I'm hesitating if it's or not. I have examined it with a flashlight and with ultraviolet light and I am not sure. Could be fingerprints because the comic is full of these, or it's evident that it's color touched?

in the left of the spidey head, it looks like it could also have color touch.






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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
i think those are fangerprints
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Collector ZZXMAN private msg quote post Address this user
So, what's in the head of Spidey do you think is touch color?
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TRA LA LA esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
@ZZXMAN - I could be wrong, but I don’t think there’s any color touch to Spidey’s head. There is no bleed through on the inside cover, and I can see a faint eyebrow shadow on my slabbed copy (no Newton rings/oil slick on mine, Mike, but it’s only a 9.0).


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Collector ZZXMAN private msg quote post Address this user
Ok, thanks for your opinion.
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Collector Stantheman private msg quote post Address this user
looks like a 7.0, if you send it to PGX it'll be a 9.8
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Collector Drogio private msg quote post Address this user
Finger prints, no touch.

But the prints probably keep it less than 8.0...maybe cleaning would help, but prints are usually there to stay.
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