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Help with grading X-Men 101 & Marvel Super~Heroes 139190

Collector sportshort private msg quote post Address this user
I would appreciate any help i can get with grading these. X-Men 101 is exactly what you see, I bought it for cover price when I was in Junior High at the local drug store. Back then there was no such thing as bag & board, just a drawer to stuff the book into. Marvel Super-Heroes 13 I bought because i am a fan of this version of Captain Marvel and I got it at half off, so it was 7 dollars instead of 14 about 3 years ago at a Con. I put the comics cost me because i always want to know what type of deal others got. Thanks for the help I really appreciate it.








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Collector MR_SigS private msg quote post Address this user
As is (going from photos) I'd day 7.0/7.5 and 4.0/4.5
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Collector sportshort private msg quote post Address this user
So far, So good. I am surprised about the x-men since i didn't really take care of my books that well but even when i was young i considered myself a collector.
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Collector poka private msg quote post Address this user
@sportshort Def press them if you are considering getting them graded
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Collector southerncross private msg quote post Address this user
7.0 and a 4.0
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Collector sportshort private msg quote post Address this user
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@sportshort Def press them if you are considering getting them graded


Do you think it would make a dramatic difference in both books? or in one more so than the other? I don't think i would mind doing that except for the fact that it could take 6 month or more (if i am to believe what others experience). There doesn't seem to be any effort made by CBCS to try and make that portion a priority. do you, or anyone, know where i can send them to be pressed and cleaned, for a reasonable fee, and get them returned quickly?
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@sportshort Def press them if you are considering getting them graded


Do you think it would make a dramatic difference in both books? or in one more so than the other? I don't think i would mind doing that except for the fact that it could take 6 month or more (if i am to believe what others experience). There doesn't seem to be any effort made by CBCS to try and make that portion a priority. do you, or anyone, know where i can send them to be pressed and cleaned, for a reasonable fee, and get them returned quickly?


Would not say dramatically improve but the corner of the 101 should get fixed and with press and clean the presentation of the captain marvel would improve.

There are lots of pressers other than CBCS. Personally I predominantly use CFP, but there are lots of good pressers out there. I am sure other forum members have their own preferred pressers
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Collector Darkseid_of_town private msg quote post Address this user
I would say you aren't asking the right question @ pressing vs...cleaning....these books have filthy back covers, which means lots of dust shadows, oils and hidden dirt on the front as well. While a press would help with some of the bends and corners, you would be miles ahead pressing and cleaning just to get them cleaned
While some of what is showing on those white back covers will not come out, a lot of it should...and would go far in improving the appearances of both books...just my 3 and a half cents
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I would say you aren't asking the right question @ pressing vs...cleaning....these books have filthy back covers, which means lots of dust shadows, oils and hidden dirt on the front as well. While a press would help with some of the bends and corners, you would be miles ahead pressing and cleaning just to get them cleaned
While some of what is showing on those white back covers will not come out, a lot of it should...and would go far in improving the appearances of both books...just my 3 and a half cents


Agree but if your presser does not offer press and clean as one service - find another
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Collector no1lufcfan private msg quote post Address this user
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Agree but if your presser does not offer press and clean as one service - find another


Interesting I thought with all pressing this would automatically included a clean as well

Shows you how much I know
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I would say you aren't asking the right question @ pressing vs...cleaning....these books have filthy back covers, which means lots of dust shadows, oils and hidden dirt on the front as well. While a press would help with some of the bends and corners, you would be miles ahead pressing and cleaning just to get them cleaned
While some of what is showing on those white back covers will not come out, a lot of it should...and would go far in improving the appearances of both books...just my 3 and a half cents


Agree but if your presser does not offer press and clean as one service - find another


does CFP do press and clean? do you know what they charge??
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Collector poka private msg quote post Address this user
@sportshort this is their website. I believe there are a few people in this forum who also offer press / cleaning services

https://cfpcomics.com/services/

Depends which service you use but regular press includes dry cleaning. Note TAT is approx 2 months


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Collector brysb private msg quote post Address this user
I was thinking 6.0 for X-Men #101.
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Collector sportshort private msg quote post Address this user
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@sportshort this is their website. I believe there are a few people in this forum who also offer press / cleaning services

https://cfpcomics.com/services/

Depends which service you use but regular press includes dry cleaning. Note TAT is approx 2 months




Will check it out
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