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beautiful Book.
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Awesome Book!
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Steve walk us through grading-what is the first thing you do, how do you check resto etc do you ever get baffled. Are there certain books you're sick of seeing. Stuff like that.
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That's just an incredible copy. Colors and blacks look so rich and deep. Congrats, and have fun.
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Steve!
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What an amazing book!
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The only thing that I really miss in the emoticons is an applause icon. It would get a lot of use here.
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Amazing book. Restored? The cover is so crisp.


No resto.....
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Steve walk us through grading-what is the first thing you do, how do you check resto etc do you ever get baffled. Are there certain books you're sick of seeing. Stuff like that.


Well.... The first thing I do is check my pre-graders notes, as that speeds up the process of finalizing. I do not check their grades until I pick the grade I think it should be. If we are all in agreement on the grade, I hit the grade button and it goes to encapsulation. If, say, I pick the grade of 7.0 and one of the pre-graders is at 6.5 and the other is at 7.0, I pick 7.0. If my pre-graders are at a different grade than I am, I will pass the book to another grader. If that grader chooses the same grade I did, that's the grade I give it. If not, I will re-evaluate my grade and change it or not.

I check for restoration even after it has already been checked, as sometimes I find 1 or 2 things that have been missed.

As to being "baffled", yes, that happens. I once held a book in grading for two weeks because it "felt" funky. Looked at it everyday and finally found out what was wrong with it. A very sneaky resto job. That said, it is very rare that that would happen. Today I found a slight trim on a book that took me 10 minutes to figure out if I was correct or not.

Hope that helps answer your question
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Another amazing comic I got the privilege to grade that you almost never see in nice shape. It's also a book I never owned as a high grade collector.

The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog #11 with cover and art by the great Gil Kane. Fantastic atom bomb & dinosaur cover. I hope you all enjoy seeing this rare book as much as I did grading it!

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Awesome. I need a new gig
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5.5!
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Steve walk us through grading-what is the first thing you do, how do you check resto etc do you ever get baffled. Are there certain books you're sick of seeing. Stuff like that.


Well.... The first thing I do is check my pre-graders notes, as that speeds up the process of finalizing. I do not check their grades until I pick the grade I think it should be. If we are all in agreement on the grade, I hit the grade button and it goes to encapsulation. If, say, I pick the grade of 7.0 and one of the pre-graders is at 6.5 and the other is at 7.0, I pick 7.0. If my pre-graders are at a different grade than I am, I will pass the book to another grader. If that grader chooses the same grade I did, that's the grade I give it. If not, I will re-evaluate my grade and change it or not.

I check for restoration even after it has already been checked, as sometimes I find 1 or 2 things that have been missed.

As to being "baffled", yes, that happens. I once held a book in grading for two weeks because it "felt" funky. Looked at it everyday and finally found out what was wrong with it. A very sneaky resto job. That said, it is very rare that that would happen. Today I found a slight trim on a book that took me 10 minutes to figure out if I was correct or not.

Hope that helps answer your question

yes and thx-I love reading stuff like that.
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Another amazing comic I got the privilege to grade that you almost never see in nice shape. It's also a book I never owned as a high grade collector.

The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog #11 with cover and art by the great Gil Kane. Fantastic atom bomb & dinosaur cover. I hope you all enjoy seeing this rare book as much as I did grading it!

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Another amazing comic I got the privilege to grade that you almost never see in nice shape. It's also a book I never owned as a high grade collector.

The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog #11 with cover and art by the great Gil Kane. Fantastic atom bomb & dinosaur cover. I hope you all enjoy seeing this rare book as much as I did grading it!



IMO, this is THE Silver Age DC cover. Our Heroes, armed with nothing but radiation goggles, face the twin threats of nuclear explosion and Tyrannosaur, while Rex gallops in from stage left to save the day! The only POSSIBLE thing that might improve it would be a gigantic ape approaching from the left side!
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Two great comics I had the privilege to grade today!
Marvel Mystery #12 (Recil Macon copy) and Marvel Mystery #19. Nice high grade copies! I hope you enjoy seeing these as much as I did!

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SO sweet! I love MMC and their covers. The colors just pop on those copies.
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Steve walk us through grading-what is the first thing you do, how do you check resto etc do you ever get baffled. Are there certain books you're sick of seeing. Stuff like that.


Well.... The first thing I do is check my pre-graders notes, as that speeds up the process of finalizing. I do not check their grades until I pick the grade I think it should be. If we are all in agreement on the grade, I hit the grade button and it goes to encapsulation. If, say, I pick the grade of 7.0 and one of the pre-graders is at 6.5 and the other is at 7.0, I pick 7.0. If my pre-graders are at a different grade than I am, I will pass the book to another grader. If that grader chooses the same grade I did, that's the grade I give it. If not, I will re-evaluate my grade and change it or not.

I check for restoration even after it has already been checked, as sometimes I find 1 or 2 things that have been missed.

As to being "baffled", yes, that happens. I once held a book in grading for two weeks because it "felt" funky. Looked at it everyday and finally found out what was wrong with it. A very sneaky resto job. That said, it is very rare that that would happen. Today I found a slight trim on a book that took me 10 minutes to figure out if I was correct or not.

Hope that helps answer your question


I absolutely love this open response. Steve, you rock bro.
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Steve walk us through grading-what is the first thing you do, how do you check resto etc do you ever get baffled. Are there certain books you're sick of seeing. Stuff like that.


Well.... The first thing I do is check my pre-graders notes, as that speeds up the process of finalizing. I do not check their grades until I pick the grade I think it should be. If we are all in agreement on the grade, I hit the grade button and it goes to encapsulation. If, say, I pick the grade of 7.0 and one of the pre-graders is at 6.5 and the other is at 7.0, I pick 7.0. If my pre-graders are at a different grade than I am, I will pass the book to another grader. If that grader chooses the same grade I did, that's the grade I give it. If not, I will re-evaluate my grade and change it or not.

I check for restoration even after it has already been checked, as sometimes I find 1 or 2 things that have been missed.

As to being "baffled", yes, that happens. I once held a book in grading for two weeks because it "felt" funky. Looked at it everyday and finally found out what was wrong with it. A very sneaky resto job. That said, it is very rare that that would happen. Today I found a slight trim on a book that took me 10 minutes to figure out if I was correct or not.

Hope that helps answer your question


I absolutely love this open response. Steve, you rock bro.


Thanks!
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Another amazing comic I had the privilege of grading!

Supersnipe Vol.1 #9. Not high grade, but also very hard to find in nice shape. A crazy Hitler cover by George Marcoux and very coveted by collectors.

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Gotta love Supersnipe
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