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Thinking of cracking and pressing, worth it?8594

Collector Enelson private msg quote post Address this user
Wondering if i would see improvement if I cracked and pressed this book




What say you all?
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Collector Chino24 private msg quote post Address this user
I dunno. Based on the grader's notes I'm not sure it would help any. It can't fix the foxing nor the color breaks.
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Collector KYoung_1974 private msg quote post Address this user
Would a dry clean fix the foxing?
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Collector Enelson private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by Chino24
I dunno. Based on the grader's notes I'm not sure it would help any. It can't fix the foxing nor the color breaks.
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Originally Posted by KYoung_1974
Would a dry clean fix the foxing?


I was wondering about the foxing myself
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Collector Chino24 private msg quote post Address this user
@KYoung_1974 I don't believe a dry clean can fix foxing. It's like a stain. Once it's there it can't really be undone, to my knowledge.
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Collector KYoung_1974 private msg quote post Address this user
Yeah, in that case, I don't think a clean and pressing would make a difference. It won't help a color breaking crease...
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Collector Batman66 private msg quote post Address this user
I wouldn't risk it, I have 8.5's that look better. You might go through all the expense and come back lower grade
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Collector MezComics private msg quote post Address this user
I would keep it as is.
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Collector Stantheman private msg quote post Address this user
keep as is
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Collector Enelson private msg quote post Address this user
Thanks everyone
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I wouldn't risk it, I have 8.5's that look better. You might go through all the expense and come back lower grade
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Originally Posted by MezComics
I would keep it as is.
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Originally Posted by Stantheman
keep as is


And that's why a second, third, fourth, fifth opinion is sometimes needed
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Collector GAC private msg quote post Address this user
My understanding is that foxing is the acid found in the paper oxidizing or revealing itself. Foxing can not be cleaned.

Great book by the way!
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
I would leave this book in the case as is.
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COLLECTOR drchaos private msg quote post Address this user
It is always possible that you could get a grade bump.

The biggest problem, the foxing will not get fixed by pressing.

The press won't fix those color breaks either.
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Collector DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
Pressing won't fix anything listed in your grader's notes.
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Collector comic_book_man private msg quote post Address this user
@Enelson



If it ONLY had the few light spine ticks/very slight corner blunting, and the back was pressed out - I think you could get a 9.2 on this.
The foxing is very light on the back cover, and the pages are White.
BUT, the main thing for me is that corner fold at the bottom right.


(If that is in fact, what I am seeing? Hard to tell from photos!)

I'd skip the press, but when in doubt have CBCS Press Screen it.
Often times @SteveRicketts said he can tell just through looking in the case(without cracking) if a press will help or not.

Cool book!
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Collector etapi65 private msg quote post Address this user
Going to take this as a financial question. First, foxing and color breaks won't be fixed so chances of getting a higher grade seem remote. If you could get a higher grade, 9.2 at the most.

Right now on ebay the lowest listed 9.0 buy it now is $175. The lowest listed buy it now at a 9.2 is $225.00. That's a $50 change in value (no idea what the free bids are going for, likely less).
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