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Rejected too tall/wide??9679

Collector merlinflex private msg quote post Address this user
So one of my recent submissions was rejected when another one of the exact same era, Golden, was done. What gives? Did I make a mistake switching from CGC to CBCS? I don't think CGC would reject it. Thoughts anyone?
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Collector Batman79 private msg quote post Address this user
To the right of the issue, the comic is not aligned to the cover as it naturally should. Simply wouldnt fit in a case. Press it and send it back in and the book should be fine.
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Collector merlinflex private msg quote post Address this user
You mean resubmitt and add pressing or I should do the pressing (If so, how)? TIA!
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Collector Batman79 private msg quote post Address this user
Yes, You can resubmit with a pressing done. The book needs pressed and re-aligned as it naturally was to fit in a holder. Still a beautiful book! The re-alignment will definitely help it!
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Collector merlinflex private msg quote post Address this user
Ok, so I will resubmitt and include pressing to be done this time. Got it thanks!
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Collector Batman79 private msg quote post Address this user
Welcome to the forums by the way!!!
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
@merlinflex Be aware that Golden Age books weren’t necessarily an exact standard size and dimensions can vary from one book to another despite being from the same era.

CBCS can encapsulate books up to 7.625" x 10.5" and .24" thick. The rejected book looks nearly 8” wide in your photo. As @Batman79 mentioned a press will fix the alignment which MIGHT correct the width to within CBCS’ allowable dimensions but there is still the chance that the book may just simply be too wide to fit in CBCS’ holder
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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
Yep, looks like a good press should fix it. Can’t say for certain unless you post a pic of the side profile. Properly aligned the profile edge of pages on the outside is usually a “>” on these books, the middle of the > being the center wrap.

If its just a miscut mess then you’re sol.
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Collector merlinflex private msg quote post Address this user
Thans, adding photos of all sides for review and opinions.



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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
I don't know....I was never too tall or wide...might be why I was never really rejected
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Thick Skinned OGJackster private msg quote post Address this user
That looks like a much-loved book. Don't forget to do a page count to make sure they are all there.

Pages: 68

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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
@merlinflex send for press. Looks like you could save a solid 1/4-3/8” off the width once aligned and tightened.

Send pictures to your presser before sending it though, some pressers will not work on books of that age/condition. Personally those are my favorites to work on. Newer stuff is so boring.

Jackster Is spot on as well. 16 interior wraps, 32 pages each side of the staples, plus cover.
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Collector X51 private msg quote post Address this user
It looks like it's getting brittle. I would not want to suggest pressing it.
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Collector merlinflex private msg quote post Address this user
Yes, it is defenintly getting brittle, can tell once I took out of bag. So maybe it cannot be pressed? Then I might need alternative just to preserve it and keep from getting damaged.
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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by X51
It looks like it's getting brittle. I would not want to suggest pressing it.
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Originally Posted by merlinflex
Yes, it is defenintly getting brittle, can tell once I took out of bag. So maybe it cannot be pressed? Then I might need alternative just to preserve it and keep from getting damaged.


Unless its brittle to the point of literally falling apart, it can still be pressed and be better for it in the long run.
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
Press screen it?
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